Generally, things that look incredible on Instagram underwhelm in real life. But like the moon, fireworks and big stadium pop shows, the bubble tent is actually a lot more impressive in the flesh (well, polyurethane membrane). All of the three available spherical tents offer total seclusion, which is not only pleasant but needed, since the central chamber of each one has a 360° view out, and in. Thanks to its high altitude and low light pollution, Capertee, two hours and 45 minutes west of Sydney, has some of the best stargazing near the city. And along the way, you'll be roadtripping through the stunning Blue Mountains, so the whole trip will be big on scenic vistas.
While we love getting out into nature, we do rather adore our plump mattresses and access to hot running water. The remedy? Glamping. It takes the best, luxe amenities of the city and plonks them in a gorgeous, usually secluded natural setting.
So, how are you going to get there? Cue the Subaru Impreza. The All-Wheel Drive Subaru Impreza has all the extra features that’ll turn an arduous five-hour road trip to a glamping site into a smooth, fun-filled adventure. You can stay safely connected to your device all the way with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, charging as you go using the car’s multiple USB ports. You'll be able to park and back out safely using the reverse camera and Reverse Auto Braking on selected models, and get to your luxe hideaway hassle-free using in-built satellite navigation. So hit the road and head to one of these very swanky cabins in a pristine spot within driving distance of Sydney. We've even compiled the perfect Spotify playlist for the ride.
Photograph: Anna Kucera