Outback Queensland’s best glamping getaways

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Rangelands Outback Camp is the newest addition to Outback Queensland’s luxury stays, so we thought we’d share some of Outback Queensland’s best glamping getaways.

La Nina rains have breathed vibrant life into the rolling red plains, and Outback Queensland is ready for Aussie travellers to experience the beauty of this flourishing ecosystem. Travel in your four-wheel drive or in style, the roads are sealed throughout, and travellers can visit destinations with ease and in most vehicles.

It’s time to soak in a luxury outback bath, experience the country hospitality and witness the epic winter sunsets – Outback Queensland is ready for you.

Rangelands Outback Camp

A glamping retreat in the middle of the outback with epic sunsets, Rangelands Outback Camp boasts an exclusive six-tent camp for an intimate luxury experience like no other. Each supersize tent has a king-size bed (or king singles) with top designer comforts, air conditioning and feature touches of the local landscape’s heritage. The camp, located atop an escarpment on Rangelands Station, allows visitors to experience life on a working cattle property, 10km north of Winton, in true comfort and style.

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Gilberton Outback Retreat

Unplug, unwind and detox at the Gilberton Outback Retreat – a five-star luxury retreat located on a working cattle station in the heart of the outback. Immerse yourself in station life or settle in for an off-the-grid experience – the choice is yours! With no phone, internet or TV, the Gilberton Outback Retreat allows you to truly escape and relax. Gilberton is one of Australia’s hidden gems, with secret international celebs flocking to the retreat for some rest and recuperation – a first-class wellness experience for the bucket list.

Undara Railway Carriage Accommodation

The turn of the century Queensland railway carriages at Undara Eco-Lodge offer visitors a unique chance to return to yesteryear – even if just for a short while. Exuding the elegance and charm of a bygone era, the railway carriages offer the comforts necessary for a guilt-free eco-friendly experience. And in Undara Volcanic National Park, you’ll find natural geological wonders aplenty, from rolling savannah plains to ancient lava tubes and volcanic craters.

Mitchell Grass Retreat

Mitchell Grass Retreat boasts an authentic outback experience, blending all the creature comforts of home with luxury glamping tents that are a haven for those wishing to escape, rest, reconnect and explore the outback. Surrounded by vast grasslands and visiting sheep and cattle from nearby properties, guests are also welcome to visit local properties to hear firsthand about living on the land. Mitchell Grass Retreat encourages guests to engage in a technology detox, immerse themselves in nature and spend quality time together as the golden red sunsets transform into deep blue hues.

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Saltbush Retreat

Dust off the day’s adventures with sunset canapes and a relaxing soak at Saltbush Retreat’s exclusive outdoor bath terrace. Saltbush Retreat is a luxury base, perfect for your outback holiday. The retreat is located within walking distance of Longreach’s hero attractions, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Indulge in a luxury package for two, including two nights’ accommodation, breakfast baskets, barbecue and salad pack, pantry essentials, pamper pack and cheese and antipasto hamper and bottle of wine to perfectly complement your outback bath experience. It’s the ultimate romantic getaway.

The Staging Post

Taking inspiration from the pioneer era and stagecoach journeys, The Staging Post provides boutique heritage-themed accommodation for those who love and appreciate a rustic-luxe style. Situated in the heart of Longreach, The Staging Post will truly immerse guests in a unique outback experience with their lovingly crafted quirks that create an unforgettable sense of place. The Staging Post invites guests to relax and enjoy the comforts of home, boasting rustic-luxe ensuites and unique rain-shower features, free wifi and air-conditioned rooms, so guests are refreshed for their next outback experience.

Read: Outback Queensland travel guide launched

Julia Creek Caravan Park

Award-winning Bush Dinner nights on a winter’s evening are just one of the tailored outback experiences you’ll indulge in at Julia Creek Caravan Park. Julia Creek boasts six artesian bathhouses to help you unwind after a long day of travelling. Each bath house has two huge claw-footed tubs and the views of an outback sunset are unparalleled. You can bring your own nibbles and wine, or order a cheese platter at reception. Julia Creek is an unmissable destination.

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Written by YourLifeChoices Writers

YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.

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