Are you considering a Tasmania glamping getaway for your next holiday or weekend away?
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know how much we absolutely love exploring Tasmania, and glamping! Both experiences feature heavily on our Ultimate Australia Bucket List!
Glamping is the perfect way to combine an outdoor adventure with luxury accommodation, and Tasmania is the perfect place to do it! This stunning island state is home to world-class lodge-to-lodge hikes, amazing Airbnb stays, and a multitude of quaint tiny houses. But we think glamping in Tasmania is one of the best experiences you can have, even if you’re not the outdoorsy type.
There actually aren’t too many places to go glamping in Tasmania. probably because of the chilly weather. But we’ve found four great spots where you can curl up next to the fire with a blanket and glass of cold climate Tasmanian wine. What better way to spend a romantic weekend in Tassie!
The Tasmania glamping spots listed in this article are located in the Tamar Valley, Huon Valley, Bay of Fires, and Scamander.
Whether you’re planning a honeymoon in Tasmania, a road trip along the east coast, a wine-tasting jaunt in the Tamar Valley, or tackling some amazing Tasmanian hikes, these glamping spots offer some quintessential Tasmanian adventure experiences!
Here are 4 of the best spots to go glamping in Tasmania!
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Top Places to go Glamping in Tasmania
While there are so many amazing luxury retreats in Tasmania (ones with four walls), Tasmania is well known for its pristine wilderness which makes it the perfect place to get outdoors. Here is our pick of the top 4 places to go glamping in Tasmania:
- Bay of Fires Bush Retreat
- Truffle Lodge
- Scamander Sanctuary
- Wingtons Glamping
#1 | Bay of Fires Bush Retreat
Photo courtesy of Bay of Fires Bush Retreat
For the quintessential Aussie bush camp experience, the Bay of Fires Bush Retreat one of the most unique glamping spots on the east coast of Tasmania. It’s the perfect place for a romantic couples getaway or weekend trip with a small group of friends.
The rustic retreat-style glamping accommodation is set in natural bushland about 2 minutes’ drive from Binalong Bay. Lodging styles includes luxury bell tents, communal bunk house accommodation and luxury cabins. The shared bathroom facilities are rustic but stylish.
Spend your days exploring to beautiful white sand beaches, orange boulders and turquoise waters around the stunning Bay of Fires region. The area offers some great day tours including mountain bike riding, 4WD tours, boat tours, kayaking and scuba diving. The Bay of Fires Bush Retreat is also a popular stay for hikers wishing to tackle the iconic Bay of fires walk.
The food at the Bay of Fires Bush Retreat is an experience in itself. The Tasmanian Produce Platter (dinner) or Bush Retreat Breakfast boards come with a selection of gourmet local produce, charcuterie, and rustic sourdough cheese toasties. Yum! Just don’t forget to pre-order – they are popular!
A minimalist-designed commercial kitchen set in a tin shed with all the mod cons is available for those wanting to cook their own meals. Or there is also a selection of prepared house-made meals available for you to heat and serve.
This Bay of Fires glamping experience is one that can be experienced year-round, as it’s one of the few places that offers winter glamping in Tasmania. Cosy up around the open fire pits with your loved one with a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate, before retreating to a heated bell tent with electric blankets for a snug slumber.
- Location: Binalong Bay
- How Much: Check latest prices
#2 | Truffle Lodge
Photo courtesy of Truffle Lodge
Situated on the beautiful Derwent River in the lush Huon Valley, Truffle Lodge is one of the most picturesque places to go glamping in Tasmania. And the best part, it’s only 30 minutes’ drive from Hobart.
Arabian styled luxurious safari tents offer an under-canvas experience that rivals a 5 star hotel. You’ll find everything you need from a private ensuite bathroom with rain shower and hair dryer (that’s right ladies, no need to BYO), a bar fridge, hammock and even an ironing board! These tents even have heaters to stave off the winter chill.
There is plenty of things to do near Truffle Lodge. From full day excursions to shorter nearby activities, the staff at are more than happy to help you to arrange the perfect day trip. Visit the famous Russell Falls, go hiking in Mount Field National Park, or hit the trails at Maydena Dirt Bike Track.
Fancy yourself a bit of a foodie? Why not throw in a line at the Salmon Ponds, hit up the local wineries or distilleries, try a cooking class at the Agrarian Kitchen or find some gourmet local produce and head down to the Derwent River for a picnic.
After a day of activities, curl up by the fire at ‘The Lodge’, a communal space overlooking the river. Here guests can mingle, play board games or just relax and read a book on the day beds. The dining room is a communal affair, serving up simple rustic comfort food for breakfast and dinner with a daily set menu and selection of Tasmanian beers and wine.
This quintessential ‘Aussie bush camp’ is a popular romantic getaway amongst locals and mainlanders. Offering the perfect luxury Tasmanian lodge experience, Truffle Lodge is one Huon Valley glamping experience you won’t want to miss!
- Location: Huon Valley
- How Much: Check latest prices
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#3 | Scamander Sanctuary
Photo courtesy of Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park
Scamander Sanctuary is a beautiful holiday park located right on the beach at Scamander, making it the perfect place to go glamping while road tripping along Tasmania’s beautiful east coast.
Only a short drive from the iconic Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park, Scamander Sanctuary offers a taste of the outdoors in true comfort and style with a range of accommodation options to choose from.
From self-contained cabins, powered and unpowered camps sites, eco safari tents and luxury glamping bell tents, there’s something for everyone at this Scamander accommodation hotspot. There’s even a caravan park for those looking for a place to park their own a home on wheels!
Their eco safari tents and glamping bell tents are beautifully styled and have all the luxury mod cons a luxury glamper could want (TV, fridge, microwave, coffee pod machine, kettle etc.). Each tent has a private deck, fire pit and beach umbrella. They even have heating and electric blankets to keep you warm in winter and air-conditioning to cool down in summer.
The area surrounding Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park offers several great things to do during your stay including penguin watching, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, or simply soaking up some rays on the beach.
This beautiful Scamander glamping spot is very popular amongst couples seeking a romantic getaway in Tasmania. There’s something very romantic falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.
- Location: Scamander
- How Much: Check latest prices
#4 | Wingtons Glamping
Photo courtesy of Wingtons Glamping
If you’re looking for Tamar Valley accommodation with a unique twist, then look no further than Wingtons Glamping – a beautifully appointed luxury safari camp set on the shores of the magnificent Tamar River.
This rural Tasmanian glamping experience offers vintage style encampments designed to capture the essence of a Grand Tour in the 1930s. Luxury safari tents are styled with Persian carpets, claw foot bathtubs, vintage steamer trunks and Egyptian cotton bath robes.
Located just 45 minutes’ drive from Launceston, Wingtons is the perfect base for a day of hopping around the Tamar Valley wineries. There are also kayaks available for guest use if you want to paddle out on the Tamar River.
Wingtons Glamping is a self-catered experience. Each tent is equipped with a BBQ, Esky, plates, cutlery, and utensils. Supplies can be picked up from the grocer in nearby Beaconsfield. But the Tamar Valley is home to an abundance of local food producers, micro-breweries, vineyards, and distilleries. Create your own local food platter to enjoy while gazing out over the Tamar Valley.
Wingtons caters to guest during all seasons. Featuring a wood heater, warm doonas and hot water bottles to keep you cosy when the chill sets in, and a fan to keep you cool during those ‘hot’ Tassie summers.
- Location: Tamar Valley
- How Much: Check latest prices
Plan the Perfect Glamping Tasmania Experience
Is this your first Tasmania glamping experience? Here are a few expert tips to prepare yourself for the outdoors and make the most of your trip:
- Pack clothes for all types of weather. It can turn cold very quickly in Tasmania and it pays to bring a raincoat just in case. Sunscreen and bug spray are also a must.
- Bring a torch. While many of these sites have lighting available, you are still sleeping in a tent. It pays to have a small hand-held torch handy for those times you need to find something in the dark.
- Glamping tents usually come fully equipped with comfortable bedding, lighting, bathroom facilities, and power sockets – some even have air-conditioning or heating! However, it pays to check the facilities before you leave home and bring anything else you think you might need. A portable phone charger is always handy to have just in case.
- Be sure to check if your glamping spot offers meals or cooking facilities. If not, you might need to bring self-catering items – portable BBQ, gas, Esky, food, cutlery, pots and plates, etc.
- Leave your heels at home – that’s right ladies, there is just no place for these at a glamping site. Keep in mind that some powered sites might not have enough juice to power hairdryers or straighteners either.
- Glamping in Tasmania is not as cheap as one would think. Some glamping sites can cost as much as (if not more than) a nice hotel in the city. Just remember it’s the experience you are paying for, not the four walls.
- Don’t forget marshmallows to toast over the fire (obvs). Or better yet, bring chocolate coated biscuits as well and make S’mores!
Top 10 Things to do in Tasmania
While we think a Tasmania glamping experience should be high on your to-do list, here are 10 other great things you must not miss when visiting the Apple Isle:
- Hire a car and take a road trip along the beautiful east coast
- Trek up mountains and around alpine lakes at Cradle Mountain National Park
- Hop around the fabulous wineries and cellar doors in the Tamar Valley
- Explore the weird and wacky exhibitions at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
- Catch the chairlift across Cataract Gorge and hike up to the old hydro power station
- Go hiking to Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach at Freycinet National Park
- Explore the wildlife and fabulous foodie finds around Bruny Island
- Take a cruise on Gordon Dam (or repel down the dam wall)
- Eat your way around the Salamanca Markets in Hobart
- Ride the West Coast Wilderness Railway
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Ready to Book Your Tasmania Glamping Experience?
We have absolutely fallen in love with glamping. We love getting into the great outdoors but still with the creature comforts of a luxury hotel. And there is no better place to go glamping than in Tasmania!
We hope this list of amazing glamping spots has helped you to find somewhere unique to stay on your next trip to Tasmania. If you’re continuing your trip around Tassie, why not check out these other Tasmania travel guides below for more inspiration.
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