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Flash Camp Is the New Glamping Startup Making Straddie Getaways Fancier

King beds, communal cafe, fresh towels. Now this is camping.
By Sarah Ward
February 16, 2016
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Flash Camp Is the New Glamping Startup Making Straddie Getaways Fancier

King beds, communal cafe, fresh towels. Now this is camping.
By Sarah Ward
February 16, 2016
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Going camping on Stradbroke Island is a south-east Queensland tradition — but even if you've hitched a tent on the land mass' sandy shores more times than you can remember, we're guessing your sleeping under the stars experience wasn't like this. Meet Flash Camp, the glamping outfit making one of the easiest forms of holidaying a whole lot fancier. After successes at Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass and Victoria's Winton Wetlands, they're now bringing the concept to Straddie.

In the spirit of all good pop-up events, it's a limited-time-only affair, so block out March 23 to April 10 in your diary. That's when you can hop on the ferry across Moreton Bay, grab the shuttle to the scenic Adams Beach and spend your Easter in waterside luxury — but Flash Camps hopes to extend the concept and host more frequent, seasonal events.

If you still can't get images of uncomfortable sleeping bags, buzzing insects and burnt marshmallows out of your head — i.e. the bad bits of camping we've all endured — then let us walk you through the Flash Camp experience. You'll sleep on a single or king bed in a five-metre tent, hangout in the communal cafe, and enjoy the simple pleasures of solar lamps, fresh towels and clean, sheltered bathrooms and showers. They don't call it glamorous camping for no reason.

Flash Camp's next Straddie season runs from March 23 to April 10. For more information, visit their website.

Published on February 16, 2016 by Sarah Ward

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