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Escape to this luxe pop-up glamping site south of Sydney

For a nature-filled getaway with all the perks of a hotel stay

Divya Venkataraman

With the sunny season drawing closer, luxury pop-up camping company Flash Camp is unzipping its grand tent doors for another season of glamping at Coolendel on the Shoalhaven River, just three hours from Sydney. After a difficult few months as a result of the bushfire season and recent lockdown restrictions, the South Coast destination is keen to welcome visitors back to its lush, natural surrounds from today, August 17. 

Couples and groups of up to four can book out one of twelve tents across two camping sites, each in a rustic bushland setting and kitted out with plush bedding, solar lighting and luxury amenities. While away days fishing, canoeing and bike riding around the region, and settle in to the communal lounge area by the campfire under a canopy of fairy lights by evening – not to mention the real-life stars that’ll be visible from this secluded spot. You'll need to bring your own food and drink – you're camping, after all – but all other bedding, lighting and crockery is provided. 

"Following the bushfires, we were fortunate enough to see substantial rain across the region, which has led to the bushland starting to rejuvenate and come back to life, so everything is beautiful, green and lush,” said general manager Ben Hutchings in a press release. Flash Camp also has strict hygiene and safety measures in place, with bookings capped to allow for distance between guests and plenty of open space and fresh air to frolic in. 

Each bell tent starts at $180 for two people, with additional costs for more guests ($70 per adult per night and $35 per child). Book online now

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