If the thought of sleeping outdoors fills you with dread you are not alone. Thankfully the old days of cheap tents with no room to move around in are gone, as manufacturers have come to realise that comfort is just as important as connecting with nature.
To this end, tents now come with luxurious interiors, waterproof and windproof material and plenty of room to stand up.
The best glamping tents add a touch of luxury to the outdoors, so if you want to try camping but like the finer things in life, check out our nine luxurious glamping tents:
Dream House Heavy Duty Glamping Tent Safari Tent – from $169.00
This is a huge bell tent that is large enough to fit a queen-sized bed and two twin-sized ones. The diameter is just over 13 feet with a top height of 98”. There is a hole in the fabric for a stove and the cotton canvas material is waterproof thanks to the 3000mm PU coating and taped seams. You get a heavy-duty groundsheet that is integral to the tent which is zipped all the way so when it gets hot in the summer you can unzip it and let in some breeze.
Wenzel Kodiak Tent – 9 Person – $177.90
A great bargain option here that comes with 2 rooms and perfect for a family of four. There are two bay windows, a polyethylene floor that is very durable, straight walls which give extra space, and two picture windows. It comes with a screened roof for extra visibility and can sleep nine thanks to the size, which measures 14ft by 14ft with a ceiling height of just over seven foot.
Kampa Hayling 6 Air Pro – $800.00
Customers say that this is a really easy tent to set up, despite the look of it. What we love about it is that there is loads of living space, something you’ll appreciate if the weather is rubbish, and there are lots of windows so you can see outdoors. There is also an integrated canopy that provides shelter when it is wet and shade when it’s hot, and it comes with a sewn-in groundsheet. There is a stable door so you can it half open to let in some air and there’s even an organiser in the front of the tent for your belongings.
Outdoor Single Tunnel Inflatable Bubble Tent Family Camping Backyard Transparent – $900.00
This is one of the most unusual and eye-catching glamping tents and it is another huge tent that is heavy-weight and very durable, thanks to the structure and the material. You can fit a bed and a side table inside so there is plenty of room and customers who have purchased state that is remains lovely and warm once the sun has gone down. Standing room once you get through the tunnel and great views of the surrounding area.
Snow Peak Tortue Shelter Light Tent – $1249.95
It is the versatility of this tent that caught our attention which makes it one of our favourite glamping tents. It is large enough for four people but you can configure it in loads of different ways, thanks to the multiple entry options. The canvas is UV-coated and inside there are two large rooms, one for sleeping the other for eating or as a chill-out room. You get everything you need to set this tent up, including the pegs, inner tent, frame and carry bag.
Stout Bell Tent – from: 1093.75 – $1456.25
This tent comes with a groundsheet you can remove, so that when the temperature rises you can take it out for extra ventilation. For colder days there is a stove jack (hole in the canvas for the smoke pipe of the stove) which is covered with a flap when not in use. Made from durable material that will last and not be affected by the elements. There is also a door and four windows.
Cabela’s Ultimate Alaknak™ 13ft x 27ft Luxury Glamping Tent – $1500.00
The makers of this tent state that it is probably bigger than a studio apartment, and that’s what makes this tent so luxurious. It might look like a tent you’d find in an army barracks, but don’t let looks deceive you. It is super-sturdy with a heavyweight material that is waterproof 13 by 27 feet. It has ten poles to fix the tent to the ground and a huge awning at the front that you can use for storage or just hanging out. It sleeps up to 11 people and can accommodate a wood-burning stove. Loads of fold down shelves, storage pouches etc for your personal belongings.
16ft Lotus Belle Outback Tent – $2,400.00
These tents are perfect for warmer climates as they feature bigger roof vents which allow more air inside. It comes with mesh screens to keep out bugs and the windows and door have a protected canvas covering. Absolutely enormous inside, it measures 18 feet at its widest point, so big you can fit in three queen-sized beds or 6 twins.
Echo 2200 Luxury Camping Tent – $4995.00
You get three separate rooms with this tent that measures 17ft by 27ft with a height of ten foot. It is mounted on a wooden platform which gives it extra stability, and the canvas is military grade, rip-stop, waterproof and fire retardant. It has a built-in chimney port and is designed to take internal heating appliances. The special zippers inside mean that you can have one large rom or three smaller ones. There is also plumbing available so you can fit a shower, bathroom or kitchen into the third room.