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5 reasons why a luxury glamping trip should be on your bucket list

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When you’re planning your next escape, be sure to consider a luxury glamping trip.

‘Glamping’ – a combination of 'glamour' and 'camping' – gives you all the freedom of a nature trip but with the comfort and style you’d expect from a luxe hotel, all while connecting with wildlife, with the land, and with the fresh air that could only come from being in the great outdoors.

Brilliant Travels’ glamping trips are designed with the best destinations and experiences in mind to give you the travel experience you’ve always dreamed of and deserve.

Here are five reasons why a luxury glamping trip should be right at the top of your bucket list.

Glamping in style on Kangaroo Island

1. You can truly embrace the outdoors

A holiday that gets you outside as much as possible means you’re guaranteed to relax. Fresh air, natural light and warm, comfy accommodations will all see to that.

Being in nature improves your wellbeing – it lowers your blood pressure, reduces your stress levels, strengthens your immune system and improves your mood.

Add those benefits to your usual holiday relaxation mode and the good life is a certainty.

2. You can live the island life

A luxury tent set in native bushland by the sea is surely the best way to experience island life.

That’s exactly what you get on a glamping trip to Kangaroo Island. The gentle lapping of the waters of Hog Bay will lull you to sleep, and with a bit of luck the squawking gulls will wake you in time to watch the sun rise from your tent’s private deck.

Or if you’re more interested in ‘glamour’ than ‘camping’, try a stay at the Ville Resort-Casino in Townsville. It overlooks Magnetic Island and is right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, making it a snorkeller’s paradise.

Explore secluded bays on Rottnest Island

3. You can keep things eco and friendly  

An eco-tent is a temporary home that rests lightly on the earth, so by its nature glamping helps you holiday in luxury while remaining friendly to the environment.

For instance, you can indulge in a premium glamping stay on Rottnest Island and meet the incredibly cute quokkas with minimal impact.

Explore the island by bicycle, swim and snorkel in the secluded bays or simply laze by the pool under the stars as you enjoy the glamping luxury.

4. You can indulge in food and wine experiences

Everyone knows food tastes better al fresco, so whether you opt for a tent stay or a luxury room with a balcony or deck, get ready to make dining a highlight of your trip.

Pick a holiday with a food and wine experience included and you’ll really be on to a winning escape.

Note to self: the perfect place for a foodie adventure is Tassie, especially farm-gate heaven Bruny Island. Explore its stunning walking trails before settling in to enjoy the delicious food and wine for which the island is becoming known. Think fresh local seafood, freshly shucked oysters, premium wines and cider, and so much more.

Delicious local cheeses on Tasmania's Bruny Island

5. Connect with wildlife

By its very nature, a glamping holiday will put nature front and centre in a way few other accommodation options ever could.

Imagine peeking out of your Kangaroo Island Eco-Luxury tent at dawn or dusk to see kangaroos and wallabies lounging about in your ‘yard’.

For an even higher-end experience, take a romantic retreat on K’gari (Fraser Island), where you can admire the island’s creatures great and small on an interactive wildlife experience with the Kingfisher Bay Resort Rangers.

For more information on great luxury glamping experiences, visit the Brilliant Travels website.

K'gari is home to an abundance of wildlife, including dingoes – but don't get too close!