Yes, Glamping may sound like the travel equivalent of Mansplaining (i.e. an urban term to mock masculinity), but it really isn't. Our connection with nature here in Singapore is limited to taking a hike, but couple of hours away, you have the entire Outback for a completely unique camping experience.
Ignore the fact that the three spheres are named after zodiac constellations and just marvel at their transparent view of the star lit night sky. In the daytime, you get to overlook the vast Capertree Valley. There's even a wood-fired outdoor hot tub, and your very own herb garden to prune from. Thankfully, the bathroom while spherical, is not transparent.
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Turon Gates Country Resort
One for the nature lovers, this tranquil bushland property is outlined with a clear water creek, misty valleys and native wildlife. The roomy tent space has a heated floor and a raised deck to admire the Blue Mountain region in full. The location is also a stone's throw away from an exploration of Jenolan Caves and a sumptuous meal at the many Mudgee eateries and wineries.
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This bushland camping is not only cosy, it's sustainable as well. The canvas tents south of Sapphire Coast are planted among calming Eucalyptus and houses a five-star hotel-quality amenities. Who said you can't fit a bathtub in a tent? Chill by the beach, head for dinner on a tree-top restaurant, then meander back to your refuge for a well-deserved rest.
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Don't let the island's historic past as a former convict penal establishment scare you. Besides front and centre views of the iconic Sydney harbour, you'll arrive to pre-erected tents with toiletries, bedding, and access to hot showers. There's also a communal camp kitchen with BBQ areas, fridges, microwaves and almost everything you would have back home.
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Roar and Snore Taronga Zoo
Go beyond a general visit to the zoo by extending it to an overnight stay that involves an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and a night time safari. It's gourmet feasts under the stars and up close experiences with native animals. Wake up the next day to a lion's roar, or the rivalled view of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
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