In Australia (as in many parts of the world) backpackers have some great alternatives to the same old camping accommodations. These new luxury camping spots, known as glamping (glamour camping) can be a great options for when you save up for a special treat for certain locations. In Australia, glamping is available in some really amazing locations where a comfortable bed under the stars is just what every backpacker dreams about. Here are five bucket list glamping spots to seek out in Australia.

So hire a four wheel drive vehicle from Budget Trucks Australia  and you can get to each location on your own time without having to worry about tour bus schedules. Budget Trucks offers a wide range of vehicles that help get you to some of the most remote and rugged regions of Australia.

Longitude 131°

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Longitude 131° Photo Credit: Longitude131.com.au

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Longitude 131° Photo Credit: Longitude131.com.au

Longitude 131° is the luxury campsite accommodations at Uluru, one of the top tourist destinations in Australia. Uluru is located in the Northern Territory near the centre of the continent. Not only is this the largest monolith rock in the world. It is also an Australian landmark and very important to Aboriginal culture and history. A trip to Uluru usually includes hiking tours of the caves and Aboriginal rock art in the area plus bushwalks to the rock structures called Kata Tjuta and other destinations in Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Staying here longer than just a few hours or for a day tour allows you to see the beautiful monolith in different lighting and see how it changes with the sunrise and the sunset.

The luxurious tents are eco-friendly yet comfortable with organic linens on the king size beds, elevated tent floors, plus a library with a great collection of books, maps, historical literature, and Aboriginal and geographical artefacts. Longitude 131° is also known for deliciously fresh prepared meals at the Dune House Restaurant and Dreaming Stories told around the campfire at night. Book your stay ahead of time as there are only 15 of these high end eco-friendly tents.

Pebble Point

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Pebble Point Tents Photo Credit: PebblePoint.com.au

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12 Apostles Photo Credit: PebblePoint.com.au

For backpackers taking the walking trek along the Great Ocean Road known as the Great Ocean Walk, treat yourself to some glamping in the luxury bush retreat called Pebble Point.

It is located close to the Twelve Apostles, a popular tourist attraction on the coast where some magnificent structures have been formed by wind and sea erosion.

The Great Ocean Walk is located along the southern coast of Victoria west of Melbourne. The Pebble Point retreat is located in the coastal village of Princetown. Besides being close to the Twelve Apostles, Pebble Point is within walking distance of 3 national parks, secluded beaches, and more picturesque and dramatic coastal cliffs.

Spicers Canopy

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Spicers Canopy Photo Credit: SpicersRetreats.com

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View from Lake Moogerah Picnic Site Photo Credit: Wikipedia

If you are hiking through Main Range National Park and traversing the Scenic Rim, taking a break at Spicers Canopy Retreat is one of the best ways to make a holiday out of the adventure.

The luxury amenities at this glamping spot feature king size beds, hardwood floors, window flaps that you can keep closed or open up to take in the scenic views of the Scenic Rim. The Scenic Rim is located in Queensland; all of the peaks you see here: Mount Mitchell, Spicers Peak, and Mount Cordeaux were all once active volcanoes. Spicers Canopy Retreat is on Spicers Peak which is also a working Australian cattle station.

The retreat does its part in preserving the natural landscapes of this land, being very careful not to disrupt the balance of this fragile and gorgeous environment.

Karijini EcoRetreat

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Karijini  EcoRetreat Photo Credit: karijiniecoretreat.com.au

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Karijini Eco Retreat is located in Karijini National Park which is in northern Western Australia just inland from Exmouth on the coast. Exmouth is known for being the spot in Australia where you can swim with whale sharks during their migration season from July through November. When you head inland to see the sights in the national park, you are in for some of the most picturesque sights from Mother Nature like Dales Gorge, Oxer Lookout, Weano Gorge, and Hamersley Gorge.

A stay at the Karijini Eco Retreat means you can be comfortable knowing that the lodge and your stay there will have very little impact on the environment. It is owned by the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation which is one of the founding members of Ecolodges of Australia. A portion of the fees you pay to stay will help with the conservation efforts of Karijini National Park.

All facilities there run on solar panels and rechargeable lanterns. Karijini Eco Retreat operates with a gray water treatment facility and uses recycled or reusable materials. In addition to all that, the eco-tents are semi-permanent so they can be moved if it will help minimise the impact on the environment.

Bamurru Plains

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Bamurru Plains Tent Accommodations Photo Credit: BamurruPlains.com

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Bamurru Plains Tent Accommodations Photo Credit: BamurruPlains.com

The Bamurru Plains accommodations feature 10 comfortable safari bungalows with plush beds, large ensuite bathrooms, and high pressured showers.

This retreat is situated right in the Mary River floodplains of Kakadu National Park, Australia’s largest national park located at the Top End of the Northern Territory. Kakadu is warm and tropical all year round, it is even warm and humid during winter, which coincides with the dry season and is the best time to stay here and explore the remote wilderness.

Go on airboat tours, fishing, hiking, and riverboat cruises. Kakadu celebrates the rich Aboriginal heritage of this land and so does this eco-resort at Bamurru Plains. The eco-friendly resort runs on 75% solar power, so it leaves very little carbon footprint of its existence here.

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