Bubbletent Australia offers the incredible chance to experience Australia's true wilderness and breath-taking landscape, without leaving your creature comforts behind. This off-grid glamping retreat can be found tucked away in the paddock of a huge working farm, 200km northwest of Sydney. Overlooking the Capertee Valley - the world's second biggest canyon - Bubbletent Australia makes for some of the most awesome morning views you'll ever wake up to!
The actual bubbletents, named after the star signs of Leo, Virgo and Cancer, are exactly as they sound: a large inflatable bubble with all you need for a self-sufficient and secluded stay. The main compartment is completely transparent, giving you the most sensational 360-degree views and countless opportunities for uninterrupted stargazing! You'll also find two smaller obscured compartments leading from either side, offering slightly more privacy as well as eco-friendly bathroom facilities.
In addition to the super comfy queen-size bed (complete with large storage drawers below), you'll find an iPad prepared with Spotify playlists, a stargazing app, and a birdwatching app (after all, you are in one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world). A pair of binoculars and a telescope are on hand to help spot planets, satellites or your star sign - and in crystal-clear skies with minimal light pollution, you're bound to see more than you ever have before!
There's also all manner of useful additions to make your stay even more comfortable. The butane camp stove is ideal for cooking up old favourites, while plates, cups, bowls, a kettle and pan can be found in the handy storage drawers too. There's even a cheeseboard and knife, a corkscrew and champagne flutes (very classy!), while a powered domestic 40-litre fridge/freezer underground in the lower decking keeps your food and drink chilled to perfection.
On hot days the sunshield helps to keep the temperature inside the tent down (although you'll most likely be outside exploring!). And if the nights get a bit chilly, you'll find hot water bottles and extra blankets to keep you both snuggly warm. There's also an eco-friendly USB charger for your phones, so you won't find yourself completely cut off it you want the occasional check-in with the world. Those staying in Virgo are also lucky enough to enjoy a warm wood-fired hot tub, perfect for relaxing in and stargazing whilst soaking.
When you're not taking in those views from inside your bubbletent, you can enjoy them just as much from the outside! Your private deck comes fully furnished with stylish camping chairs, a fire pit and even a daybed for luxuriously lazy lounging! Pop up the hood to shield yourselves from the sun, or climb into the nearby hammock for total relaxation in the shade.
Out here in perfect seclusion, you and your partner will quickly feel like the only people on earth, with the only other living creatures being the friendly fauna who you might spot day to day (including the farm's sheep and goats!).
However, if you want to reconnect with civilisation, jump in the car and head to Mudgee. Just 45 minutes away, this beautiful town features awesome colonial architecture, world-class cafés and restaurants and over 40 cellar doors - perfect for wine tasting! Slightly closer, the Capertee Hotel is just 25 minutes away and serves a great meal, ideal for when you don't fancy firing up the camp stove.
Don't forget to be back at Bubbletent Australia for sunset though! Those moments when day segues into night, when blue becomes pink, red, purple then black are some of the most incredible to be savoured. So curl up together, count the stars as they appear, and enjoy every second of your stay in your incredible inflatable bubble.
Things to note
Check-in time is from 3pm, no pets are permitted to stay. The site is not suitable for children or babies; minimum age is 18 years. Strictly no smoking permitted. Campfires are subject to suitable weather conditions at the time of your stay. Guests are advised to bring food and drink for their stay, along with some warm clothing options. Map marker is approximate location only - the precise location and direction will be sent upon booking.
Tried and tested
"This is a truly magical experience. We were blessed with an amazingly clear sky and saw not one but THREE shooting stars! The sunrise was spectacular to top it off. A must for your bucket list. I shared this experience with one of my daughters - so very special."
"What an amazing adventure! Fantastic set up in such a beautiful place. Everything you could want was there waiting for us... all we needed to do was wait for the stars to shine. Unforgettable. We will be back again... and again..."
"From the moment we saw our bubble perched on top of the hill we were blown away! We can not fault this place, everything from the breathtaking views, to the lux interior far exceeded my expectations - just bring a beanie, warm clothes, a great bottle of wine and food... bubble tent provides the rest! UNFORGETTABLE!!!"
Region: Nr Lithgow, New South Wales
Cost (from): £140 per night
Sleeps: 2 per bubble
Bathrooms: 1 per bubble
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 594
FacilitiesTents sleep 2, queen size bed, quilt, goose down pillows, linen & towels provided, blankets, vanity unit, pump water, compost toilet, binoculars, telescope, headlamps, torches, two floor chairs, fridge freezer, camp stove, USB charger, hot water bottles, raincoats, eye masks, first aid kit, insect repellent, suncream, kitchen equipment, pan, plates, cutlery, kettle, flutes, cheese board & knife, corkscrew, condiments, tea, coffee & hot chocolate, bluetooth speaker, iPad, stargazing & birdwatching apps, breakfast tray. Virgo also comes with a wood-fired hot tub.
Stargazing, walking, trekking, bird watching, wine tasting, fishing, helicopter tours.
At a glance
- Three off-grid inflatable bubbletents overlooking Capertee Valley, on 1000km+ farm in New South Wales
- Sleeps two in cosy queen-size bed
- Enjoy perfect seclusion in the Australian outback, with every creature comfort included
- Eco-friendly en-suite facilities in obscured sections of bubbletent
- Sensational views and fully furnished deck
- Includes iPad with music, birdwatching and stargazing apps
- All cooking necessities included; towels and linen provided
- Mudgee: 45-min drive; Capertee: 25-min drive
- 200km northwest of Sydney