Guess what? The holidays are around the corner and in a few weeks, hopefully you will be sitting back and relaxing. If you are looking at ways to spend the long break, Linda Prescott shares some Weekend Camping Getaways you could enjoy without leaving the country.

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Weekend Camping Getaways: Mount Barney Lodge Country Retreat.

Whether you’re an adventure seeker or just looking for somewhere to relax, Mount Barney Lodge Country Retreat is perfect. It’s a great camping spot near Brisbane and is easily accessible. Mount Barney Lodge is in the Scenic Rim at the foot of Mount Barney. You can take advantage of the many hikes in the area which are beautiful, or you can swim in the creek which passes right through the campsite. There are also nearby waterholes you could explore. While you’re there, why not check out the towns and villages nearby that offer several wineries, cafes and farm gates? At night, pop open a bottle of wine and enjoy a nice long chat with the company you enjoy.
Location: 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney
Distance from Brisbane CBD: 120 km / Around 75 minute drive


Safari Tents

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Weekend Camping Getaways: Nightfall Safari Tent.

Not far from Brisbane is the Scenic Rim’s picture-postcard countryside. There, you will find Nightfall, a glamping accommodation that nestles beside the cool clear rapids of Christmas Creek, not far from where the water flows cleanly from the ‘wilderness end’ of Lamington National Park. Apart from the countless hiking opportunities available, Lamington National Park is close to the historic Stinson Wreck site. When you’re not busy exploring the expansive views to Byron Bay from Point Lookout, enjoy the complimentary Australian sparkling wine and gourmet platter by the awesome folks at Nightfall.
Location: Lamington National Park, Queensland
Phone: (07) 5544 8070
Distance from Brisbane CBD: 105 km / Around 1 hour’s drive


Bubble Tents

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Weekend Camping Getaways: Bubble Tent Australia.

Ever wanted to live in your own bubble? Bubble tent Australia is an off-grid pop-up glamping tent situated on a secluded part of a 1000+ acre working farm. This requires a fair bit of driving, about 10 hours from Brisbane, if you love road trips. Once you’re there, you’ll find yourself enjoying a wood-fired bath while taking in the pristine sunset views as the curtain of darkness is gently pulled up across the valley. Then wake up to the first glow of sunrise gently in the morning. This is definitely a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience. The tent also comes with climate control inside, where you can make it whatever season you want at the touch of a button.
Location: Between Mudgee and Lithgow. Exact location will be revealed during booking process.
Read: QLD – NSW borders open.


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