Posted on 19/12/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Family Glamping Weekends

Tent and Dolly 1 LR
Marshmallows 1 Cropped LR2
Tent interior 2 LR2
 

Imagine sitting by the campfire as it crackles and hisses gently, the smoke swirling upwards on a light breeze that carries a hint of the sea and the unmistakeable aroma of damper as it cooks. The outer layer on the marshmallow you’ve been toasting is just crusty enough to stop the gooey centre oozing out so you pop it in your mouth; and it is perfect. 

For those who love the idea of camping out under the stars and getting back to nature, but just aren’t sure about the whole ‘roughing it’ concept, the new glamping weekends on Churchill Island may offer the perfect solution to let you create your own wonderful fireside memories. 

All of the hard work is done as a cosy yet private tent village is set up for you in the beautiful and historic grounds of Churchill Island Heritage Farm. The luxury bell tents boast super comfortable air mattresses adorned with thick doonas and soft pillows, and extra creature comforts like a bedside lamp, bath towels, a radio and even a deck of cards.     

The day one experience includes a virtual journey to the world’s most remote continent as you explore the giant screens and augmented reality experience at the WWF Antarctic Journey. Enjoy your Aussie BBQ dinner at the Nobbies then take the short drive to the Penguin Parade to experience the magic of the little penguins waddling across the beach. Return to Churchill Island and gather around the campfire to cook damper, toast marshmallows and exchange stories before turning in for a restful night’s sleep.  

Day two begins with a cooked breakfast and a few simple farm chores like helping to feed the animals. Once the work is done and you’ve packed up your gear, head off to visit the koalas and see them up close from the treetop boardwalks. Explore the woodland walking trails, looking out for wallabies and echidna and one of the 40 species of birds that call these woodlands home. 

Glamping experiences on Churchill Island operate on scheduled dates from January through to May, with a range of different activities and inclusions, so stay tuned for further dates and glamping themes including Survival & Bushcraft and Pamper weekends. Private groups available on request. 

The Family Glamping experience includes:
• Family 4 Parks Pass – Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm with activities as listed
• Luxury bell tent with air mattress, linens and inclusions as listed
• Dinner and Breakfast

What: Family Glamping Weekends
When: 13 - 14 January & 17 - 18 February 2018
Where: Phillip Island Nature Parks, Phillip Island
Cost: $549.20 all inclusive for Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) $97.12 per additional child
BookingsPh: 03 5951 2802 Email: jcranton@penguins.org.au

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