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NSW's South Coast Glamping Retreat Is Popping Back Up for Spring

Glamping specialists Flash Camp are heading back to Shoalhaven's Coolendel reserve.
By Marissa Ciampi
September 03, 2018
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NSW's South Coast Glamping Retreat Is Popping Back Up for Spring

Glamping specialists Flash Camp are heading back to Shoalhaven's Coolendel reserve.
By Marissa Ciampi
September 03, 2018
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Spring is here, long weekends are approaching and the summer holidays are closer than ever. So, everyone's starting to look for a ticket out of the city — whether that be for a couple of nights, or for a well-deserved extended break. If enjoying scenic nature sights in comfort sounds like your idea of bliss, you're in luck: Flash Camp has just announced it'll be hosting another pop-up glamping site within Shoalhaven's Coolendel private reserve.

It's Flash Camp's third stint on the site, after enjoying the location's charms twice in 2017. This time, it's sticking around not only through the Christmas and New Year period, but until Monday, June 10 (the Queen's Birthday long weekend). If you can't make the 2.5-hour drive down the South Coast from Sydney (or thirty minutes from Nowra) this year, start planning next year's Easter vacation or sneaky weekender.

The remote location is an easy trip to achieve a true bush experience — well, kind of. As to be expected, the tents look quite luxe. The bell-shaped, premium 'Flash Tents' come with a king-sized mattress, covered in plush bedding and perched on timber pallets. The tents also feature solar lighting, table and chairs, Biology toiletries, a hand-woven Armadillo & Co rug and individual campfire braziers. Guests also have access to the existing Coolendel amenities, including hot showers and barbecue facilities, as well as a communal Flash Camp tent with seating, fairy lights and a campfire.

This year, for the first time, Flash Camp has opened up a second camp just for group bookings — with six bell tents decked out with all the luxuries — so if you're looking for ideas for that upcoming milestone birthday, this might be a good option.

The glamping site is located within Coolendel's 52 hectares of bushland along the Shoalhaven River. Nature lovers will be keen on this secluded grassy park, which is an ideal location for spotting wombats, goannas, wallabies and native birds. Apart from nature watching and bushwalking, guests can also try a spot of canoeing, biking and fishing.

Rates start from $179 per couple, per night, depending on day of the week and holidays. Rates for the new group-specific site start at $1440 for 12 people, which is $120 a head. Food is not provided, though, so campers should make sure to pack the esky full for the duration of the trip.

Flash Camp Glamping will pop up at Coolendel from Friday, August 31, until Monday, June 10. To book, visit the Flash Camp website. For more glamping options, check out our list for the ten best glamping spots near Sydney.

By Marissa Ciampi and Sarah Ward.

Published on September 03, 2018 by Marissa Ciampi

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