Simple Pleasures Camping Co. is returning to the grounds of Oberon's Mayfield Garden for its next luxurious eco-friendly camping retreat. After popping up in March this year, Glamping in the Garden will return this spring, from September 21 through November 17, to one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens.
Located three hours' west of Sydney's CBD, the gardens are seriously impressive and include an 80-metre waterfall, a walled kitchen garden and a six-acre water garden — plus a bluestone chapel, aviary and rose garden. Bookings include passes to explore the sprawling 160-acre gardens, with exclusive nighttime access for glamping guests. There's plenty to do apart from moseying around, including romantic canoe rides, interactive garden mazes, tours and workshops, with Spring Festival also on during October.
The intimate campsite will include only 15 two-person tents, situated next to the picturesque obelisk pond. The bell-shaped tents are fitted with queen mattresses, lavish rugs, bedside tables and solar lighting. The experience also comes complete with towels, an outdoor table and chairs to sit at, lanterns and torches, along with on-site bathrooms and showers, which are exclusive to the glamping area.
Bookings also include a 'paddock and garden-to-plate' barbecue menu for two, with 80 percent of the produce sourced on-site and 20 percent handpicked from local suppliers. The cook-it-yourself menu includes steaks, marinated chicken, a fresh vegetable platter and vegan salad, with all cookware provided and communal barbecues and alfresco dining area available on the campground.
Bookings for Glamping in the Garden are now open. Each tent costs $325 per night and includes accommodation and dinner for two, with family packages also available. If you're looking for more glamping options, check out our ten favourite glamping spots near Sydney.