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September 24, 2020 Glamping No Comments Email Email

In an Australian first, the NRMA has converted two shipping containers into ‘Glamtainers’ – luxury accommodation options that can be easily moved between Holiday Parks.

The seven-metre extendable Glamtainers, kitted out with two queen beds, kitchen, living area, full-sized bathroom and luxury finishes are now available to book at NRMA Ocean Beach on the Central Coast before being relocated down to NRMA Jindabyne for the 2021 ski season.

Made popular in Europe, Glamtainers are perfect for couples and families seeking the luxury of hotels with the ‘back to nature’ experience of camping without the blow up mattress. In fact, all Glamtainers have a queen sized ‘King Coil’ mattress for a good night’s sleep.

Built by Melbourne company GlamXperience, the Glamtainers start life as working shipping containers before being converted into luxury accommodation. Due to its ‘caravan like’ size, these containers fit into holiday parks with ease, and don’t require guests to tow a bulky caravan to their destination.

When time to relocate to another Holiday Park, the Glamtainers are simply closed up and moved around like any other shipping container.

NRMA CEO Paul Davies said the Glamtainers were already proving popular at their Ocean Beach Holiday Resort.

“A few years ago, ‘glamping’ was the buzz word but we’re now moving into the era of Glamtainers,” said Mr Davies.

“Not only are they incredible accommodation options that can be essentially plonked anywhere there’s room for a caravan, they are also more sustainable with the millions of available shipping containers already in circulation able to be converted.

“With Sydneysiders still looking to NSW for holiday options, our Glamtainers are completely booked for the October School Holidays and Christmas is also gearing up to be another popular period.

“Ocean Beach really is the perfect setting for our Glamtainers. Waking up to the peaceful sounds of nature, meeting the local wallabies who hop along the garden and falling asleep to the sound of water lapping at the shore is enough to win over the fussiest of travellers.”

NRMA Members are eligible for privileges (stay 4/pay 3, or 10% off for shorter stays), and Members of other auto clubs such as RACQ and RACV are also eligible for a 10% discount. Details: https://www.nrmaparksandresorts.com.au/

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