Honestly, camping is not my thing. I always thought glamping seemed crazy too – couldn’t you just book a hotel? Like, what’s the point?
I was SO wrong! Glamping is a completely different experience – it’s so nice to be out in nature.
Staying at The Hideaway, Cabarita Beach, was a magical experience. The grounds of this former caravan park are now home to a community of larger than life teepees, intertwined with fairy lights and a gravel path.
The park is just up from the beach. From our luxury bed, we could hear the ocean all through the night. For our stay, the weather wasn’t the best – but the sound of the rain alongside the ocean was absolutely ethereal! It was the most peaceful sleep I’ve had in a long time (disregarding the part where Isabella was up at 3:30am doing tummy time, ugh).
The tents are honestly beyond glamorous, fully decked out in gorgeous boho interiors and mats patterned in traditional Aboriginal art. Each comes with it’s own outdoor table, chairs and vintage beach umbrella.
While they can get pretty hot during the day, the lovely people behind this business have countered that by including air conditioning. Some, like ours, even had mini fridges. It was these little touches that made our stay so special. They truly had thought of everything.
The shower block and common room were both beyond belief – they were clean, comfy and perfectly equipped.
The showers were beyond expectation. Each room was private, containing a shower, toilet and a backlit mirror. There were also seperate private toilets, as well as a toilet at the common room. Plus: the body wash smelt absolutely glorious.
The common room was decked out with games like Giant Jenga and fully stocked with tea, coffee and a kettle. It was out baby-saviour and made prepping bottles for Isabella so easy!
Actually, the entire campsite was incredibly family friendly. There were three or four families with children staying at the same time as us, then another baby checking in as we checked out!
Obviously, Cabarita itself is also beautiful place – actually, it was recently voted as Australia’s best beach! It’s easy to see why.
We didn’t make it up to the headland, but seeing it from the beach was enough to seal the deal for us. It was quiet, relaxed and just felt so far away from the real world. It was the perfect weekend escape.
If you’re thinking of a visit, it’s also a must to eat at the Stunned Mullet next door. It’s a healthy fish and chip shop, where everything is prepared fresh on site.
Truly, you don’t have a choice. It’s a must. Go visit. Their prawn cutlets were the best I’ve ever had.
We truly had the best time – we’ll definitely be back. Cabarita, see you soon!