Destinations

Kakadu’s Flash Camp will change your mind about glamping

Camping and luxury don’t usually go hand in hand.

Don’t get us wrong, being immersed in nature is great and all but we’re not too keen on dirt. Or the prospect of wildlife invading our space.

Also last time we tried to put up a tent we wound up having to sleep in a dirty pile of tent pegs on a half-deflated mattress.

If this sounds familiar to you then let us introduce you to glamping, where someone ELSE will put up the tent for you and provide bedding that’s actually comfortable.

Sound good? It looks pretty good too.

Flash Camp @ Kakadu interior

That’s right, folks, Flash Camp is returning to Kakadu for a third season at the Cooinda Camping Grounds from 16 June to 16 September 2018.

Set in beautifully shady grounds, ‘Flash Camp @ Kakadu’ offers some pretty bloody swanky tent accommodation in the heart of Kakadu National Park, ideal for those seeking a hassle-free camping experience while exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Listed wilderness.

“Flash Camp is ideal for travellers who like the idea of camping but don’t want to have to have to bring all the camping equipment with them, let alone put up the tent and then take it down,” said Cooinda General Manager, Brett Skinner in a statement.

“Last year Flash Camp proved very popular with families, couples and groups. We had people from all over the world opt for the Flash Camp over conventional accommodation once they saw how comfortable the tents were.”

“It is really exciting to be able to offer a hassle-free, low-impact camping experience in the heart of one of Australia’s most environmentally and culturally rich destinations.”

Accommodation includes double and twin bell tents with spring-foam mattresses on pallet bases, quality bed linen, fresh towels, bamboo furniture, toiletries and Armadillo & Co rugs.

Tents also include power, lighting and a fan, though nights are usually mild throughout the “winter” season.

You’ve also got access to toilet and shower facilities (so you don’t have to sneak off into the bush to do your business), barbeques, as well as a restaurant, bar and pools at the adjoining Cooinda Lodge.

Swimming pool for Flash Camp @ Kakadu

Cooinda is one of the most convenient bases for touring Kakadu, with Yellow Water Cruises and Spirit of Kakadu Adventure tours operating from Cooinda.

Warradjan Cultural Centre – a showcase for Kakadu’s Indigenous culture and heritage – is just five minutes’ drive from the camp ground, and major tourist sites like Nourlangie, Anbangbang, Twin Falls, Jim Jim and Gunlom all within an easy drive.



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