Located in the Australian state of Victoria, Daylesford is known for its relaxing spa retreats, award-winning restaurants and vibrant art scene. Daylesford has a wealth of natural mineral springs, so there are many day spas where you can indulge in a relaxing massage. A stroll down the town’s main street will reveal all sorts of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Look out for the chic Convent Gallery, where you can satisfy your artistic tastes with sculptures, fine art and beautiful jewellery. Now that your appetite has been whetted, why not find a place to stay that makes you feel closer to nature? Take your time scrolling through this list of the best glamping spots near Daylesford, Australia, and find the right place for you.
1. Classic Dome at Russo Estate (from USD 125)
There are nine Luxury Domes at Russo Estate, comprising seven Classic Domes and two Honeymoon Domes. This Classic Dome promises a fantastic night’s rest with its orthopaedic queen-size bed. Air conditioning and heating are also available to ensure you stay comfortable regardless of the weather. You’ll also have an en suite bathroom with towels, slippers and toiletries provided.
Pop over to the restaurant nearby for lunch or dinner from Wednesday to Sunday. And if you’d like to spot wildlife like kangaroos or rabbits, use the tent’s alarm clock to help you wake up early enough to catch sight of them right from your bed.
Classic Dome Glamping #4 - (Not Front View)Diggers Rest, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:i love the view over the landscape right from our bedRead more reviews
Host:had the most amazing birthday weekend lovely place to stay all staffs are super friendly too
2. Skyview Bubbletent (from USD 258)
With its clear roof, sleeping in this bubble tent is just like sleeping outdoors, albeit with a shelter over your head. Located on a private farm, Skyview Bubbletent will be exclusively yours. Besides sleeping here, you can also do your own cooking as there’s a gas barbecue and pizza oven. A bar fridge allows you to keep your food and drinks cool and fresh. Enjoy a hot shower in the outdoor cubicle, with towels and robes provided.
You’ll be treated to a light breakfast and snacks upon arrival. You can even order meals as Wi-Fi is available here. Do note that Skyview Bubbletent is for adults only and, since it sleeps two, would be ideal for a romantic getaway in the Australian bush.
Skyview Bubbletent - Glamping Under the Stars!Eganstown, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:an amazing experience bed was super comfy
Host:our host richard was nice and welcoming and bubble tent is definitely unforgettable experienceRead more reviews
Location:such a cute place only 1perfect location loved feeding the alpacasgreat stay and great location very private toothis location and what it offers was everything we needed to switch off and relaxa slice of luxe in beautiful location
3. Taloumbi (from USD 143)
At this property, you’ll be hosted by Jonathan and his wife Jennifer, who live on-site at this property called Taloumbi. Their house, which is less than 50 m (164 ft) away from this 5 m (16 ft) bell tent, is where you’ll find the private bathroom that you can use. There’s also a swimming pool where you can take a dip in the summer and a barbecue area with views of the nearby valley.
Inside the tent, you’ll find all the essentials for a good night’s rest along with some extras such as Wi-Fi and an electric blanket. You can store snacks in the mini-fridge or make your own coffee or tea. Breakfast, comprising vegetarian or vegan dishes, can be delivered to your tent.
Glamping in the Macedon RangesNew Gisborne, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:jonathan and jennifer were absolutely terrific hosts included breakfast and biscuits were tastythe breakfast that was included was superb and a nice touchbreakfast was stunning and getting to eat it alongside some baby kangaroos was the best treatthe kangaroos they have on their property and adorable and the breakfast they prepare for you deliciouswe had a beautiful 3 course meal as well as a yummy hot breakfast
Cleanliness:the tent was cosy clean and comfortablethe tent was clean and cosy with almost everything we neededthe bell tent was clean warm and stocked full of goodieswe also had access to a clean and fully accessed private bathroom
Host:genuinely lovely hosts in a great environmentthe hosts were super inviting and friendly they always tried to accommodate our every needthe scenery is really beautiful and the hosts were friendly and accomodatingthe breakfast was awesome and the property even had kangaroos that the hosts took care ofjon and jen are very friendly and helped us with everything we neededRead more reviews
Location:great place to get away from the hustle and bustlereally recommend this placethe morning walk with the roos was a special touch
4. BIG4 Castlemaine's Safari Tents (from USD 261)
If you’re travelling with children, you’ll love these tents. They have a separate corner with two single mattresses as well as an extra trundle bed and a camp bed suitable for children under the age of 12. The tents come with a bathroom and have split-system heating and cooling so you can stay here in any season. Do note that smoking, pets and parties or events are not allowed here.
The tents also have a private wooden deck with a freestanding claw-foot bath, which is perfect to enjoy a bubble bath while taking in the views of the surrounding trees and Castlemaine Botanical Gardens beyond.
Luxury Safari TentsCastlemaine, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:stunning forest views excellent facilities; but they didn’t provide bottle waterthe beds were super comfy and the kids loved staying in their little nook
Cleanliness:very clean cozy and warm placevery nice and clean placeit is also very clean and tidythe cleanliness of the place upon arrival was fantastic awellthe tent is amazing it is also very clean and tidy
Host:claire was a great hostRead more reviews
Location:great location fun activities for kidsgood location slightly pricey great experience regardlessnice and close to all the main areas good market/food across the roadbeautiful accommodation perfect to relax and an easy walk to good foodjust one thing is it will be much better place in summer
5. Great getaway at Blackwood (from USD 189)
Whether you’re on your own or with a significant other, you’ll be assured of privacy and seclusion as there are only six bell tents here. Each 5 m (16.4 ft) tent has its own name, such as this one, which is called Blackwood. Overlooking a pond, Blackwood faces north so you won’t have to wake up with the sun in your face.
Bath and hand towels are provided, and you’ll also have your own bar fridge to store your refreshments. But you’ll need to share the barbecue area, sink and showers with the other guests. You’ll need to check in using a keypad, so do look out for the relevant details in both your inbox and junk email folders.
Top guest reviewsRead more reviews
Location:there is a great walking track close by cooking facilities amazing bathroom/shower
6. Cosy Tents - Daylesford (from USD 141)
You’ll get a continental breakfast every morning at this tented camp, which also offers a barbecue area on-site. You’ll share the bathroom and the well-stocked kitchen with other guests. Your tent has its own living area with comfortable seats and a fireplace, but Internet access is not available. Heating is provided, and you’ll be shown how to use the heater after you’ve checked in.
Children and pets are not allowed, which is great if you’re planning an intimate getaway with a loved one.
Cosy Tents - Daylesford
Address: 6 Kanga Road, Yandoit, AU-VIC
Parking Free parking Hiking BBQ facilities Shared kitchen Parking on site Private parking Board games/puzzles
7. Luxury glamping in bell tent (from USD 218)
This cosy bell tent is located in Hepburn Shire, only an hour’s drive from Melbourne. In addition to the tent, you’ll also have access to a vintage van called Bronte, which houses the kitchen and dining area. A private en suite bathroom with hot water completes the range of facilities here.
The tent is on private property owned by host Rachael and her family, who are happy to help with anything you may need. You’ll be surrounded by 13 ac (5.3 ha) of Australian bush, so there’s no noisy traffic to distract from the peaceful ambience.
Sisters inTentz - Glamping for 4 in Hepburn ShireDrummond North, Victoria, Australia
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Amenities & Room:beds were really comfy and warm
Cleanliness:the camp was spacious and ensuite very clean with good quality toiletries
Host:amazing hosts and an amazing placethe host rachael is lovely and accommodatingrachel is a generous host and we loved our night glampinga beautiful accomadation with great hostsrachael is an amazing host and so kindRead more reviews
Location:a lovely place to relax and unwind close to daylesford (25 minute drive)beautiful place not so far from melbournenice place to get away from city for holidaysmany thanks for rachael to offer us a wonderful place for our stay it’s such a unique glamping experiencewe absolutely loved this place
8. Castlemaine Gardens Luxury Glamping (from USD 159)
Savour the lush green views of Castlemaine Botanical Gardens and Nature Reserve from this bell tent, which is located in BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park. In addition to private parking, you’ll also get free Wi-Fi, towels and bed linen to make your stay even more comfortable. The property has a lounge, garden and terrace for use by all guests so you can mingle with your fellow glampers.
Your tent comes with a large wooden deck where you can enjoy your morning or evening cuppa and feel the caress of the gentle breeze while listening to birdsong.
Castlemaine Gardens Luxury Glamping
Address: 1 Doran Avenue
Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Free parking Internet services
9. Goldfield Glamping (from USD 212)
You can relax with a cup of coffee or tea which you can make in your own tent at Goldfield Glamping, which is located in Clydesdale. You’ll get free private parking, a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries to make your stay as wonderful as possible at this adults-only site.
Dining options are aplenty at Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, which are about 20 km (12.4 mi) away. Or you could visit Newstead, which is just 10 km (6 mi) away, for a pub meal.
Address: 134 Wilsons Lane
Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests Free parking Hiking BBQ facilities
10. Forest retreat near Castlemaine
You’ll have this bell tent all to yourself. Set within Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, it’s perfect for nature bathing as it’s surrounded by a forest. There are many walking trails to explore during the day and you could have a barbecue at night at the fire pit using the equipment provided. Do remember to extinguish all fires with water before you leave.
You can rough it out in style as this tent has its own composting toilet and a shower cubicle with warm water. You’ll even be greeted with fresh goodies upon arrival. Pets are allowed here. However, you’re expected to clean up after you’ve used kitchen items and any areas you may have dirtied.
Forest retreat CastlemaineCampbells Creek, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:amazing setup feeling comfortable but also very connected with natureoutdoor heated shower was very welcome on a chilly morningevery aspect of comfortable camping is covered multiple lounging space and fully equipped kitchen spacewell stocked kitchen great accomodation magical setting and everything you need for a great weekend
Cleanliness:it had everything we needed and everything was clean
Host:the hosts were friendly and helpful and we never had any problemsRead more reviews
Location:absolutely amazing location to get away and exploregreat location that was secluded but not too far away from townamazing secluded bush location - wonderful experience & very close to townthe location is beautiful and very secludedit's a short drive to castlemaine for anything you need and there are some lovely walks nearby
Escape the hustle of city life at Daylesford
Located about an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Daylesford is one of Australia’s most popular tourism regions. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a weekend, you’ll find delicious cuisines and nature-based activities wherever you go. So take a break and enjoy a glamping adventure in beautiful Daylesford.
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