31 August, 2011

Sydney under canvas

Glamorous camping (or glamping as it has become known) is a relatively new phenomenon; and for those who are fed up with sodden clothes and pitching tents, it means you no longer have to rough it to enjoy the outdoor life. That said, you perhaps wouldn't expect a glamping location in Sydney, just ten kilometres from the famous Harbour Bridge! Nestled within the 700 hectare Lane Cove National park, Tandara (meaning 'here we camp') is in an enchanting location, and it's safe to say there's nothing else quite like it in Sydney.

Photos courtesy of www.lcrtp.com.au/tandara-sydney

Officially opened in January 2011; it was built to offer something a bit different, and as you can see by the photos, it has certainly achieved that! It's designed for two people and, unlike any tent you may have stayed in before - it has a king size bed, wi-fi, and a flat screen TV!

Photos courtesy of www.lcrtp.com.au/tandara-sydney

Tandara has a BBQ kitchen and dinner hampers can be provided, but if you don't feel like cooking yourself, it can be arranged for a chef to come in and cook for you - well, who wouldn't want to make the most of these surroundings?

Photos courtesy of www.lcrtp.com.au/tandara-sydney

Tandara is perched on the western side of the Lane Cove River Valley, and is in a very private setting. It faces East so the deck gets the morning sun, but the accommodation area is shaded by the bush and trees. The downside to camping for many is the toilets, but take a look at the photo below - a tent with a full size bath, and shower with dual controls to enable two people to shower at the same time? Very, very cool!

Photos courtesy of www.lcrtp.com.au/tandara-sydney

Tandara is unique, and has quality finishings you would expect in a five star hotel. The secluded location offers an 'under the stars' camping experience, but with a whole lot of class thrown in too. If you're spending some time in Sydney, you could treat yourself to a night or two here - it would certainly be a unique experience. If you don't fancy the more traditional holiday under canvas, then maybe this is for you!

For more information on Tandara, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow...can hardly believe a tent could look so cool. Now this must be camping at its best. Well done again Mandy.
    Margaret, Edinburgh