11 Best Glamping South Australia Stays

11 Best Glamping South Australia Stays

South Australia isn’t always at the top of tourist trail itineraries, but the modest state is chock-full of varied landscapes and hidden treasures. Glamping South Australia is the perfect way to explore some of the unique features of the area, from world-class wine regions, unspoiled beaches, beautiful national parks and charming country towns.

Enjoy the immersive atmosphere of camping without the hassle of setting up and carrying bulky items with a South Australian glamping experience…

Location: South Australia | Flinders Ranges | Barossa Valley | Clare Valley
Type of Accommodation: Glamping and Yurts


1. Wilpena Pound Resort – Flinders Ranges

Safari Tents in the Park:

The only accommodation option available inside the amazing Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Pound offers resort rooms, camping and glamping South Australia.

Fifteen ‘Safari Tents’ can sleep two or four people, and feature adjustable walls and windows to let the breeze flow in when it’s pleasant.

After an exciting day of sightseeing in the national park you can relax in the pool, grab a bite at the restaurant/bar, or simply sit on the deck by your fire pit and gaze at the stars.

If you go adventuring along some of the spectacular hiking trails, you might be glad to collapse on your luxurious king bed at the end of the day.

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2. Kangaroo Island Seafront Deluxe Bell Tent – Penneshaw

Luxury at the Beach:

This South Australian glamping option is a 45min scenic ferry ride from the mainland on beautiful Kangaroo Island.

Seafront offers up three glamping options:

  • Eco Glamping Tents are large, luxurious, adults-only walled tents with glass front windows, allowing magnificent views over Hog Bay.
  • Family Bell Tents have a queen bed and two singles, perfect for families to hang out and play games on the 2.5m deck.
  • Luxury Bell Tents are great for two people, with 5m of cosy space around a heavenly king-sized bed. 

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3. Glamping at September Beach, Lincoln National Park – Port Lincoln

Glamping for Couples, Families and Friends:

Enjoy the secluded natural splendour of Lincoln National Park, located 40km from Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula. This glamping South Australia site has two options named after local native birdlife:

The Fairy Wren site is perfect for groups or families, with two tents sleeping up to eight guests. You’re only meters away from stairs down to the white-sand beach whenever you fancy a swim or some fishing.

The Sea Eagle site has a single tent that can sleep up to four people, perched a bit further up the hillside for extra privacy and excellent views.

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4. Star Track Domes – Yankalilla

Truly Unique!

Up on the hills of the lovely 35-acre property of Allusion Wines sits our next glamping South Australia option. There are two domes to choose from, called Milky Way and Southern Cross, named for the constellations you can see at night through the clear roof windows.

Take in sweeping views of the peaceful countryside and nearby Normanville Beach from your outdoor deck chairs, or from your queen bed through the large front windows.

Solar powered USB points keep you charged up, and a BBQ and fire pit can keep you cosy on cool nights.

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5. Hex Bubbles – Coonawarra

Bubbles and Vineyards:

You’ve seen dome tents, but have you tried bubble tents? This unique South Australian glamping option is a bit different since the durable clear plastic design allows 360-degree views of starry skies, while maintaining complete internal climate control.

Changing coloured lights create a fun atmosphere out by the vineyards, and when you want some privacy you can simply pull across the built-in curtains. There’s even a little en-suite set inside so you don’t have to leave the tent! 

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6. Big4 West Beach Parks – West Beach

Safari Fun:

These permanent stretched canvas tents give you all the comforts of a cabin with the feel of a safari camping tent. High roofs with a double bed and bunk beds means there’s plenty of space for the whole family, and you can choose to zip or unzip your walls to let the breeze flow in when it suits.

A verandah with outdoor table and chairs provides the perfect spot for a game of cards, in between enjoying all the facilities of the park like the pool, pedal carts, splash zone, games room, mini golf course and more. 

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7. Bukirk Glamping & Tiny Houses – Clare Valley

Adults-Only:

The lovely wine region of the Clare Valley is renowned for its world-class Riesling – there’s even a pretty bike path called the “Riesling Trail” that’ll take you between some of the best wineries. A vineyard tour is also a great way to visit the wineries in the region.

Enjoy a kid-free getaway at this glamping South Australia spot, which has five romantic tents named after different breeds of chicken (“Bukirk” is named for chook noises!) Each tent has a luxurious bed, private en-suite and deck to enjoy a peaceful morning coffee.

Wineries nearby: Kilikanoon Cellar Door, Taylors Wines, Shut the Gate Wines, Jim Barry Wines, Mitchell Wines (also has alfresco dining)

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8. Boongarrie Luxury Tent, Flaxman Valley – Barossa Valley

Boongarrie Luxury Tent Glamping South Australia

Glamping and Shiraz:

Speaking of world-class wine regions, you can’t go past the infamous Barossa Valley. Rolling hills and majestic red gums will greet you from the deck of this secluded South Australian glamping retreat, along with the resident horses, sheep and wildlife of the rural property.

Sit under fairy lights by a crackling campfire while sharing a bottle of award-winning Shiraz from nearby wineries. At Boongarrie Luxury Tent a luxurious separate ensuite with rain shower and claw-foot bath will keep you refreshed and ready for more fun Barossa activities like bike tours, foodie trails and distillery tastings.  

Travel Tip: Find places to eat at Eden Valley or Angaston, Wine Tasting at Poonawatta, Hikes at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park

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9. Discovery Parks Barossa Valley

Privacy and Pool:

The Deluxe Safari Tents with vineyard views are adults-only and sleep two. You have your own private en-suite (so no running to the distant loo at night!)

The glamping area is separated from the rest of the park by gum trees and you have a pool and spa just for glampers. Each tent is a spacious 23 square metres with a large queen-size bed, indoor comfy seating, deck and outdoor dining. A cool communal fire pit area is a nice touch.

For winetasting you’re near: Underground Barossa, Chateau Tanunda, Turkey Flat Vineyards

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10. Pine Country Caravan Park and Glamping – Mount Gambier

Limestone Coast Adventures:

Just a short walk from the amazing geological feature of Blue Lake, you’ll find friendly Pine Country Caravan Park and Glamping.

The glamping options at this small park are affordable, modern and stylish with a queen-size bed for two adults. You have full use of the park’s facilities with shared bathrooms, kitchens, and BBQs. For pet owners the camp has one pet-friendly cabin.

Pine Country Glamping is a perfect base to explore the Limestone Coast. The Blue Lake displays it’s cobalt blue colours between (approx) November and February. Don’t miss the Umpherston Sinkhole – the Sunken Garden.

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11. Flinder’s Bush Retreats – Hawker

Secluded:

Flinder’s Bush Retreats offer an amazing outback experience on a working cattle farm. The Safari Tent is set in an amazing secluded gorge where you’re eco and off-grid with solar power and a composting toilet.

The insulated tent includes luxurious bedding, a kitchenette and en-suite so you’re all set for a nature glamping experience in the outback. Watch out for local wildlife, including kangaroos and emus.

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