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You Can Now Glamp in a Vineyard in Regional Victoria

Spend your next weekender sipping top-notch wines on an outdoor lounge on your own private deck, all less than two hours outside of Melbourne.
By Jasmine Crittenden
November 28, 2017
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You Can Now Glamp in a Vineyard in Regional Victoria

Spend your next weekender sipping top-notch wines on an outdoor lounge on your own private deck, all less than two hours outside of Melbourne.
By Jasmine Crittenden
November 28, 2017
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These days, it seems you can glamp anywhere your comfort-loving heart desires — from Taronga Zoo to Cockatoo Island to right next door to a fine dining restaurant. Now, the possibilities have been extended even further, with the introduction of fancy-pants tents smack-bang in the middle of lush vineyards at Balgownie Estate, Bendigo, Victoria.

That's right, you can spend your next weekender sipping top-notch wines on an outdoor lounge on your own private deck, soaking up sunset-flooded rural views — all safe in the knowledge that a linen-covered, queen-sized bed is just a stumble away. The tents, of which there are 15, are also set up with rugs, lighting, furnishings, aircon, tea-and-coffee making gear and bar fridges. One even has its own hot tub.

There are three types on offer. The Bell Tent offers room for two, the Bell Tent Twin can accommodate four and the Luxury Safari Tent comes with a few glamorous extras, including an indoor couch, a four-poster queen-sized bed and a kitchenette.

Also on the property is Balgownie Estate's restaurant, open for brekkie, lunch and dinner. And, if you can be bothered moving, downtown Bendigo is home to bars, cafes, restaurants and art galleries galore. Or, you can time your stay with the next Grapest wine-tasting fun run, which will take place on the winery's grounds.

Balgownie Estate glamping will open for visitors from 1 February 2018. Bookings are available now via www.balgownieestatebendigo.com.

Published on November 28, 2017 by Jasmine Crittenden

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