Glamping in the South West of Western Australia was a wonderful way to connect as a family and get out and experience nature! But.. let us say, the idea of going glamping during the middle of winter was a little challenging! With expected overnight temperatures around 5 degrees Celsius we were apprehensive that it would be cold and uncomfortable!
We shouldn’t have worried; from the time we arrived we were wholly impressed with the camp setup from WA Wilderness at Fonty’s Pool Caravan Park; also the site for the annual Truffle Kerfuffle. We were there to enjoy a weekend of fabulous food from the south west and of course… do some truffle hunting!
By definition Glamping is “Glamorous Camping”; and this experience met all our expectations ! Large Black Wolf tents with a double bed and two single beds for the kids greeted us! The beds were made up with a lot of blankets and fresh towels beautifully rolled on the beds gave it a hotel like feeling.
The kids were charmed by little hot water bottles and kids camp chairs! These touches certainly made the experience catered to their size!
Going camping is about being outside in the great outdoors! We spent much time outside, during the day and night, which in itself is a nice change from being at home in winter. The nights were particularly special; rugged up in beanies, jackets and gloves, we were able to see our frosty breath and we gazed up at the expanse of stars set out above us, including the fascinating Milky Way. If you are like us and not too sure of your constellations, WA Wilderness provided a star chart which was handy!
A complimentary bottle of red greeted us on arrival, but didn’t cause the same levels of excitement as a bag of marshmallows. We got a little bonfire going in a safe fire ring, and the kids were in camping heaven, toasting marshmallows. With their faces shiny red and full of happy anticipation, this is the kind of experience that takes you back to your own childhood. By doing this camping experience, hope we are also are creating those special moments that our kids will remember for a lifetime.
Is Glamping for you?
Without a doubt Glamping is a great first step for people who would like to get more in touch with the environment but aren’t sure about a full camping experience themselves. You don’t have to put in the muscle work of setting up the tent, it’s all there, you just arrive and its set up like a hotel room. Therefore, by glamping, you get the exhilaration of sitting outside your tent by a gorgeous multicolour fire, and enjoy the bite of fresh morning air when you walk out of the tent after awaking. A very special way to be under the stars and in the fresh air; with many of the creature comforts of home.
Glamping in the WA Wilderness; for more info>> https://www.wawilderness.com.au/
We were Glamping in order to visit the the Truffle Kerfuffle; for more info>> http://www.trufflekerfuffle.com.au/
More information to visit the Truffle Kerfuffle with Kids
Disclosure: We received a sponsored stay from WA Wilderness Glamping & the Truffle Kerfuffle, but we were not compensated in any way to write this post. All travel and associated travel costs (meals) were paid for us and all opinions, as always, are our own.