The Weekly Review: Getaway feature
Happy Glamper has just been featured in a few editions of The Weekly Review this week! It’s so lovely to see our business up in print, next to some other great glamping providers!
Click here to an online edition and go to page 22. Alternatively read below for the full excerpt.
CAMPING NOW HAS A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR, WRITES EMMA HOUGHTON
In a country where grey nomads have traded the family home for a mobile home and a new campsite every night, Australia – land of the outback and far horizons – seems the perfect location for the marriage of comfort and the outdoors. The glamping phenomenon – the fusion of glamour and camping – is a trend that just keeps growing.
You might think glamping is the preserve of mature consumers of the finer things in life, those unwilling to endure the discomfort of the surrounding environment and the necessary proximity to it. Luxury camping, however, seems to be appealing to all ages and demographics.
From youths seeking refuge from a frenetic music festival scene to weekenders wanting a popular campsite in comfort without any of the packing up, or those seeking a unique experience in a safari setting, glampers can be accommodated in style.
Peggy Sue on the Mornington Peninsula offers a sought-after glamping experience. The distinctive silver bullet form of the rounded alumininium caravan (main picture) is the height of ’60s style and sure to stand out in a foreshore campsite.
Jessie Curtis-Griffiths and her husband Scott started Happy Glamper just over a year ago. Curtis-Griffiths describes herself as an ‘elusive fairy’ – secure your own Foreshore Reserve campsite, anywhere from Rye to Blairgowrie, and the site will be set up and styled in readiness for your arrival.
In addition to Peggy sue (the renovated 1966 Airstream Trade Wind caravan imported from California), there is Miss Myrtle, a 1955 vintage caravan, canvas bell tents and larger Lotus Belle tents. The Happy Glamper can accommodate weekends away or special events for up to 90 people.