If you’re tired of setting up camp after a long drive and aren’t keen on creepy crawlers in your sleeping bag, you should try Glamping. Check out the top spots on the Sunshine Coast.
Nestled on the banks of the Maroochy River in Diddillibah, just under two hours drive from Brisbane, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Rivershore Resort sets new standards. A safari tent fit-out with a king-size bed, kitchenette, bathroom, and TV. Sounds better then a pop-up tent. There is a Weber BBQ on the outdoor deck of every glamping tent, so no sharing the communal kitchen. There are several pools at the resort next to a mini golf circuit and a giant trampoline. It’s an ideal base to explore the beaches, hinterland and all the attractions of the Sunshine Coast.
The problem with beach camping is the sand: it goes everywhere. When you get home afterwards all your gear needs to be cleaned thoroughly. Not if you would stay at Rainbow Beach Ultimate Camping along Inskip Road in Rainbow Beach though, 250km north of Brisbane. They offer fully equipped beachfront campsites overlooking Fraser Island, what more can you ask for? Whether you come alone or with a group of 20, they can accommodate you in fully kitted out set-ups with double beds, separate dining and kitchen areas and plenty of room to set around for a good time. Plus they’re eco-friendly and just around the corner from the coloured sands of Carlo Sandblow and Double Island Point, which makes Rainbow Beach Ultimate Camping a perfect place to stay overnight before or after a day out with the 4X4XMORE Club.
Dog-friendly? Beachfront? Remote? Pitch Luxury Camping in Noosa ticks all those boxes. Their luxurious five-metre tent is fitted out with all the creature comforts you’d like plus a long list of optional extras like firewood, private toilets and showers, separate pop-up kitchen and dining tents. Perhaps a bit over the top, but you can even order a private chef or butler service. They cater to weddings, corporate events, hens nights, kids parties, family groups, romantic getaways and weekend escapes. No reason not to take the 2 hour drive to Noosa for.
Ok, this one is not really on the Sunshine Coast, but if you’re in for a road trip a bit further up north and don’t mind driving 500km to the historical town of Seventeen Seventy you need to spend at least one night at Agnes Water Beach Holiday. They have absolute beachfront on offer from their safari tents, where you can fall asleep to the sound of waves hitting the beach – just steps away. The two options – Treetop or Breakers – are both equipped with private ensuites, flat-screen televisions (which you won’t use) and the latter even with air-conditioning. With them taking care of the essentials like linen you only have to pack the essential and can travel light for a beach holiday of dreams.
Make sure that before you head out on your glamping road trip, you visit your local Motorama service centre and make sure your vehicle is in perfect condition. Not interested in glamping and just want to go off-road? Join us for our 4X4XMORE camping weekend to Gordon Country!
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