The world’s a bubble –– Saint Augustine
In our hectic digital age, it’s not unusual to crave an escape that’s as surreal and different as it is peaceful and contemplative. We want something tucked away and private, but beautiful enough to spice up the Gram later on – even if we hate to admit that. Finding ourselves at such an impasse recently, the perfect solution proved to be in one of New South Wales’s newest “glamping” novelties, Bubble Tent.
In our hectic digital age, it’s not unusual to crave an escape that’s as surreal and different as it is peaceful and contemplative. We want something tucked away and private, but beautiful enough to spice up the Gram later on – even if we hate to admit that.
One part stargazer’s retreat, one part nature-lover’s hideaway, Bubble Tent is secluded and nothing short of awe-inspiring. Clear dome tents (there are currently three – Cancer, Leo and Virgo) offer unparalleled access to the night sky, and Bubble Tent’s stunning Capertee Valley home is just far enough away from the bright lights of Sydney (around three hour’s drive) to afford visitors ample views of the Milky Way and its myriad stars. A handy stargazing app on Bubble Tent’s iPad helps us identify constellations and planets and, for those who are a dab hand at this celestial observation business, there’s a telescope standing by. Spotify playlists accompany our stargazing.
Back down to earth, and Bubble Tent also offers the perfect camping experience beneath the palate of twinkling stars. A well-equiped deck holds cutlery, condiments and campfire supplies along with a fire pit, day bed and comfy chairs. And for those of us who feel a camping trip is incomplete without toasted marshmallows, there is even a delicious stash of those and ample pointy sticks around the place to boot.
It’s a place to read in; to think in; to wander in and to wonder in.
It’s a place to read in; to think in; to wander in and to wonder in. Safely at the luxury end of camping, Bubble Tent is all about double beds, electric blankets and clean compost loos. Founders, Sonny and Mayu, also include personal touches that make the sensational Bubble Tent experience extra special. Hand-drawn welcome card? Tick. Folded towels and extra blankets? Sure. Text check-ins to see if you need anything on arrival? No problem. We could get used to this living in a bubble business.
Find out more ☞ www.bubbletentaustralia.com
–– Rosie Pentreath, August 2018.
Soundtrack to this post: ‘I Awake’ by Sarah Blasko