March 7, 2022
While camping in Auckland is a great way to get outside and spend some quality time with your loved ones in mother nature, it also comes with a fair share of baggage—literally! Instead of lugging around your pop-up tent, pots, and pantry of snacks, why not try an overnight glamp in the wild?
Glamping, or ‘glamorous camping’, is exactly what it says on the tin: it’s camping with a few more creature comforts, style, and service. It’s less a family holiday, more of a luxury getaway. It’s a perfect in-between for those who want to get their feet wet in the outdoors but prefer a warm and dry place to kip. To glamp is to kick your outdoor adventure up a notch. You can unwind and get in touch with your roots among the trees while adding a little luxe to the experience.
Let’s look at what you can expect when glamping vs camping, and why you should ditch dad’s mouldy canvas for a little more comfort on your overnight stay in nature.
After a hard and hot day hiking, often the last thing you want is to jumble your way through poles, pegs, and polymer to get a little shelter. With glamping, it’s all done for you. Relax in the fact that once you heave off your boots or throw off your togs, a cosy corner is ready and waiting for you.
Glamping stays mean your tent, cooking, and bathroom facilities are all set up for when you arrive, so you don’t have to factor in the hour (or three) putting up your tent or getting the billy boiling. To glamp is to relax, and you’ll have more time to do so if someone else does the nitty-gritty for you.
When we say recharge, we don’t just mean your body. Many glamping sites come with electricity, so you don’t have to worry about your phone going flat or packing extra batteries for the torch.
It may seem like a small perk, but for anyone who’s tried to make a head torch work without instigating an impromptu strobe light rave, it’s a godsend.
An air mattress? No thank you, the only way we take our air in the glamping scene is fresh. Creaky camping stretchers won’t be necessary either. Just a good old-fashioned bed and frame.
A favourite glamping perk is being able to sleep comfortably and in style. Not only is glamping a step up from the old-fashioned camping stretcher, but it’s also practically made for the gram, often featuring cute set-ups that any rom com would envy.
If you’re an avid hiker or camper, you’re probably used to the dehydrated packages, or plain pasta getting thrown around the campfire on plastic plates. If you’re looking for a little more gourmet, glamping is the way to go.
Glamping sites are usually equipped with appliances that take advantage of the previously mentioned plugs. Whether it’s a toaster, kettle, or even a microwave, glamping allows meals to be more of an occasion than packet mac and cheese. Some glamping sites even go the whole hog and can set up a fully catered service, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Camping really takes advantage of the sunny outdoors, but when the weather packs it in, you’ll likely want to pack it up and head home. When you glamp, the weather isn’t so much of an issue.
Glamping set-ups often involve more robust tents or even mini cabins to keep you safe from squalls, storms, and the general cold that comes with camping. There will be no more cries of ‘don’t touch the sides!’ when you glamp, instead simply watch mother nature do her thing from the warm and dry comfort of your glamper.
Now you know the perks of glamping, it might be hard to pack up the pop-up. Glamping is a great chance for a romantic getaway, a compromise between rough and ready and luxe lounges. The locations are also often isolated, so if a romantic surprise is on the cards, this one is sure to stay silent until the last minute.
Social Nature Movement offer glamping escapes throughout the Auckland area for a luxury getaway in nature. The best thing? They pick the perfect location for you, making your glamping getaway completely unique. Whether it’s wedding accommodation, a rustic scene, or a charming canopy vibe, they have professionals curate your trip to perfection.
Get in touch today and see where a glamping adventure can take you!