A new Flash Camp ‘pop-up’ hotel experience will be offered over the festive season at Adams Beach on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island.
Straddie Camping General Manager Rod Cunningham says it’s the first time that the island has offered tented glamping options.
“The flash camp is a great summer holiday option for people who may have left their holiday bookings to the last minute and who are looking for something more upmarket than a traditional camping experience,” said Mr Cunningham.
The Adams Beach Campgrounds at Dunwich will be converted into a glamping-hotel from December 14 until January 31 with guests being accommodated in stylishly appointed five-metre bell-shaped Flash Tents.
Each bell tent will have a ‘real’ bed on a wooden pallet base, Armadillo interior rugs, bamboo deck chairs, solar lighting with all bed linen, doonas and pillows provided. The tents, which offer a choice of king beds or two single beds, will be serviced with daily housekeeping.
The facilities within the Adams Beach campsite, which was once the traditional meeting place for aboriginal travellers, have been refurbished.
The site features a special greeting area where each visitor will receive a personal welcome to Quandamooka Country.
Mr Cunningham said a communal area with outdoor tables and chairs will be the heart of the campsite and that food and beverage will be offered through a funky pop-up café.
“Each tent will have an esky and dry storage box so those who’d like to do their own cooking can do so on personal barbecues,” he said.
Adams Beach is a beautiful crystal clear shallow-water beach at Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island.
“It’s a well protected part of Straddie that is of cultural significance to the local Quandamooka people as a traditional meeting place. We’ve taken care to protect special places within the campsite with interpretative information and cultural interaction a part of the experience of a guest’s stay with Flash [email protected],” said Mr Cunningham.
Accommodation starts from $110 per person, per night, twin share and bookings can be made at www.straddiecamping.com.au/flash_camp
The new initiative is a joint venture between Straddie Camping and Australia’s first pop-up hotel operator, Flash Camp.
Flash Camp CEO Cameron Arnold says Flash Camp is closer to a hotel experience rather than camping.
“The tents are all fully furnished, so guests don’t need to bring a heap of camping gear with them – instead they just need to pack the basics you’d need for a beach holiday. We provide all bed linen and fresh towels each day as well as amenities like shampoo, conditioner and soap,” said Mr Arnold.
He said glamping is an increasingly popular as a way of having a camping experience in complete comfort and without the hassle of setting up a campsite and missing out on creature comforts like a morning latte.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this in such a spectacular location, just 20 minutes from Brisbane on a culturally significant site such as Adams Beach.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for locals and international visitors.”