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A Pop-Up Glamping Hotel Is Coming to a Sydney Island

With a pop-up restaurant from Three Blue Ducks. This is a real thing.
By Shannon Connellan
September 19, 2016
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A Pop-Up Glamping Hotel Is Coming to a Sydney Island

With a pop-up restaurant from Three Blue Ducks. This is a real thing.
By Shannon Connellan
September 19, 2016
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UPDATE NOVEMBER 28, 2016: Sydney's pop-up glamping hotel has been postponed until 2017. New dates will be released soon. 

Glamping on an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour — it's one of the most decadent 'outdoorsy' things you can do (it's kinda, sorta camping, sure). Cockatoo Island has been doing this for years, but rival island Clark is taking things up a notch. Aussie company Flash Camp are setting up on Sydney's Clark Island, turning it into a temporary pop-up tent hotel. Best bit? They're also bringing a pop-up restaurant from Three Blue Ducks.

No less than 22 specially-designed canvas tents will take over the island from November 19 to December 6, flanked by a pop-up version of Three Blue Ducks. Considering Clark Island has one of the best panoramic views in the harbour (Wine Island should know), this is some next-level, highly opulent, 100 percent Instagrammable pop-up biznatch. It's a pretty damn exxy $420 per person to stay, so prepare to break open that piggy bank.

Who are Flash Camp? They're an Australian business specialising in temporary accommodation — glamping tents in particular. You might know them from their fancy, fancy tents at Splendour in the Grass (y'know, the ones that look drier and more plush than your own soggy palace with its own 'lake views').

Now, let's break down the 'hotel'. Each tent coming to Clark Island five metres in diameter and somehow fit in comfy single and king size beds, quality bed linen, bamboo furniture, solar lighting, Armadillo & Co rugs, Biology Skin toiletries and more. There'll also be a communal lounge and dining area, bathroom facilities and the best feature of all: YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY WATER. Invite someone you actually like.

Three Blue Ducks are yet to reveal their hotel menu. "There's something really exciting about cooking a large cut of meat or freshly caught fish and inviting guests to interact and be part of that experience," says Three Blue Ducks co-owner and head chef Mark LaBrooy, who we assume will not be actually catching fish from Sydney Harbour to cook onsite. But then again...

Flash Camp will pop-up on Clark Island from November 19 to December 6. Rates start at $420 per person, per night including breakfast, dinner and boat transfers. To book visit Flash Camp's website.

Image: Elise Hassey.

Published on September 19, 2016 by Shannon Connellan

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