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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Mount Hotham's New Eco-Glamping Experience Lets You Sleep Under the Stars in a Suspended Tent

Mattresses, cosy sleeping bags and stunning mountain sunrises all included.
By Libby Curran
January 18, 2021
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By Libby Curran
January 18, 2021
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After a year spent getting very familiar with our own homes, it's safe to say we're all craving a bit of wow-factor from any future holiday escapes. And there's plenty of that to be found at Victoria's new alpine eco-glamping site, which has launched on the slopes of Mt Hotham, around 4.5 hours northeast of Melbourne.

The latest offering from award-winning tourism operator Alpine Nature Experience, the new accommodation set-up features a series of comfy treetop tents, suspended above the ground. Here, you can sleep in luxury beneath the starry skies and wake to stunning sunrise vistas over the mountain. There are tents to fit two people (from $189 a night), as well as a family-friendly option with space for three, or for two adults and a couple of children (from $289 a night).

Or, you can splash out a little extra for an indulgent stay in the two-person Premium Vista Tent, overlooking one of Mt Hotham's most impressive lookouts and featuring its own private outdoor bath ($289 a night). Each tent comes kitted out with cosy sleeping bags and insulated mattresses, as well as a phone charger and head torches. And yes, there's ample phone reception up here, in case you're a little wary about unplugging completely.

In addition to the unique sleeping situation and premium views, eco-village guests can enjoy cooked breakfasts, activities ranging from hiking to bike rides, an assortment of outdoor games, a fully licensed bar offering and woodfired feasts for dinner. What's more, it's sustainably built and entirely off-grid, so you can rest easy knowing your getaway is being easy on the planet. All supplies are taken in and out by foot to minimise impact, plus Alpine Nature Experience is a member of global environmental initiative, 1% for the Planet.

Find Alpine Nature Experience's Summer Eco-Village on Great Alpine Road, Hotham Heights. It's now open Thursday to Sunday — book your stay here.

Images: Kate Hanton

Published on January 18, 2021 by Libby Curran

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