'Glamping' because camping is overrated
There’s a worldwide trend taking over and its called Glamping. For those of you who haven’t heard of it the word means ‘glamorous camping’ and involves sleeping under the stars without foregoing all our usual comforts.
Urban Dictionary defines ‘glamping’ as: “glamorous camping. Satisfying your craving for the outdoors and your penchant for a good meal, nice glass of wine, and a comfortable bed”. If Urban Dictionary has added it into its vocab, then it is definitely here to stay!
Everyone either wants to go camping, has a partner or friend that does, or feels like they should. Glamping is the ultimate way to camp for those of us who want to experience the unique beauty of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, without sacrificing things such as our comfort of sleep or the use of a shower. No longer is sleeping on a tent floor the preferred way to go. Glamping is the ultimate excuse to connect with your surroundings without roughing it at the end of the day.
Take in the serenity of the bush, rock climb in the Grampians, hike in the Blue Mountains, or take in the beauty of Ayers Rock, either way when you return you can wash off the dirt and sweat. Relax in an air-conditioned room during summer or by the heater in winter, the world is your oyster.
Best places to glamp
Australia is home to some of the best camping grounds in the world with the options of inner bushland, seaside escape or mountain forests.
Tanja Lagoon Camp, NSW
Located 5 ½ hours from Sydney, you will find yourself at the Lagoon side tents. The tents feature adjoining ensuites as well as a kitchenette. Kayak on the nearby lagoon during the day and spend the nights in the safari-style tents.
Nightfall wilderness camp, QLD
Located in the Lamington National Park Rainforest, QLD, are the private tents of the Nightfall campsite. In a huge tent like matter, the floor is made up of floorboards and features a king sized bed, rotating fireplace and panoramic views of your surroundings!
Longitude 131, Uluru
Ever dreamed of waking up to the view of Ayers Rock? The tents at Longitude 131 are elevated with a floor to ceiling window in order to get the best possible views. Featuring a luxurious ensuite bathroom, king sized bed and wifi, you will wish you lived there! Walk the red sands of Uluru…
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Located in the heart of Hobart, the Hotel Grand Chancellor is in the prime location for all conferencing and event needs. Not one to be outshone, its name says it all; the hotel truly is ‘grand’ in both looks and facilities. Overlooking the Constitution Dock the hotel is easily accessible from any direction you may be coming from with it being only a 20-minute drive from the airport. The Hotel Grand Chancellor is home to one of the most premier conferencing centres in Tasmania, the Hobart Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read the full feature on Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart here.
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel Hobart
Hobart's multi-award winning Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel Hobart has built a reputation among meetings and business travellers as one of Australia's most welcoming and relaxing inner-city hotel and conference venues. Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, the property is centrally located within a stone’s throw of the city centre, a block from Hobart’s waterfront and directly opposite the Federation Concert hall and Convention Centre. The conference and accommodation facilities are both award-winning in their own right. Read the full feature here.
Known as the only Australian state that is not connected to the mainland, Tasmania is a unique island with a repertoire of options available. With only two ways to get to the island, your options are limited, however the Spirit of Tasmania runs both day and night and takes around 9-11 hours to reach Devonport. Watch the sun set over Port Melbourne, soak up rays during the day and grab a drink at the bar, the sail is undeniably a relaxing way to start your journey. And if sailing isn’t your thing, the flight only takes around an hour and fifteen minutes to reach Hobart.
Read on for more information about this unique destination!
This year has already been off to a bang with many famils completed and many more to come! Our next stop is Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff on the 19th June and shortly after that we have Peppers the Sands Torquay on the 14th August. At the same time we will still be booking all of your conferencing needs, it will be busy around here!
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An Insiders guide to...
With the new year rolling in, a new newsletter segment was sure to follow. We here at BRA have convinced the experts of their trades to let us, and you, in on their secrets. Over the next few newsletters we will feature interviews with professionals in the conferencing and events industry. To kick things off we have been lucky enough to chat with the crew at Yoke Designs, a creative agency working across design, digital, brand and media. From website designing to app building, Yoke is one of the best in the business. Read the full interview here.
Blog - The Benefits of Exercise during Winter
As winter starts to set in and the 6am wake up suddenly doesn’t seem so appealing, we tend to spend more time on the couch or at our desk chair than we do at the gym. No stranger to the power of the snooze button, it is often hard to justify why it is better for you to get up in the cold than stay in your warm bed for that extra hour of sleep.
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Book review by Katarina Cobain
What a lovely to book to read, so different to anything else I have recently read. The entire book is set on this one summer evening at an Italian restaurant where two people share a chance encounter. Centered on a woman and a gentleman who is old enough to be the woman’s father, she offers him a seat at her table when the wind scatters his table and everything on it. Maybe because they know they will never see each other again, the honesty and frank discussion takes on many different topics such as love, relationships and life in general. Irena, the woman in the story, is dating an older man and is keen to know Stephen, the gentleman’s perspective. The two talk about love, desire, lust and what it all means. The book is beautifully constructed in the way it describes their food, wine, and the origin in which their conversation takes place. Every now and then the waiter interrupts their conversation allowing for these descriptions to seamlessly enter the novel. The book makes you feel like a fly on the wall, witnessing a truly special moment between two strangers who are brought together for one evening.
The book is written by an Australian author, David Brooks, who has been working on the novel for seven years. The book is a collection of his notes and musings on a number of different topics, told through the conversation of these two characters. Brooks has found a beautiful way to voice these thoughts and bring two people in very different places in their lives to do it. I read the book pretty much in one sitting and enjoyed it immensely. I wish I came up with an idea like this!