Kings Canyon Resort reveals new glamping tents
Kings Canyon Resort in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre is offering visitors a chance to experience the region in style with the launch of its new glamping tents. Australian companies EcoStructures and Temple & Webster have been engaged in the construction and design of the tents, which offer guests luxurious hotel comforts combined with a first-hand encounter with the magnificent outback.
The six new Australian homestead-style glamping tents opened on June 1, 2019. Gathered in a central wiltja (meaning ‘shelter’ in Indigenous Anangu) area in the resort, the tents are made by West Australia-based company EcoStructures and designed to blend with the Northern Territory landscape.
Three tents are designed for couples, while three family tents feature a king bed plus two king single beds. Rates in the new glamping tents start at $390 per night* and include breakfast. Children twelve years and under stay free, making Kings Canyon Resort a great option for couples’ getaways and for family holidays.
Generously spacious, the new glamping tents offer more than 85 square metres of interior space and feature canvas sides and large windows to welcome in the views. Australian furniture and homewares company Temple & Webster has been engaged to furnish the tents, creating a contemporary, stylish vibe and with plenty of options for relaxing after a day’s exploring the outback.
King beds feature premium linens, a modern lounge and dining suite overlook the red desert, and private ensuites are stocked with Australian spa products. Outdoors, generous verandas offer cool lounging space with double hammocks or swing chairs.
Temple & Webster Lead Commercial Designer Jo Ashman took inspiration from the Australian outback, with references to the striking natural palette and using rustic finishes and strong timber influences in the fitout. The company’s Head of Trade and Commercial Lucy Sutherland said the tents allowed easy views of this classic Australian destination, making the tents themselves part of the bucket list destination.
“We were so excited to partner with Kings Canyon Resort on this incredible new accommodation initiative,” Ms Sutherland said.
Kings Canyon Resort General Manager Michelle Ikin said the new glamping tents were designed to appeal to the modern traveller, keen to experience the landscape, food and culture of the region.
“The new glamping tents offer our guests a sensory experience of the Australian outback. From the early morning song of the crested bellbird to the call of the dingo, the sights and sounds of the desert are front and centre of the glamping experience at Kings Canyon Resort,” Ms Ikin said.
“With all the comforts of a hotel stay, we think this style of accommodation will be a reason for guests to linger longer at Kings Canyon and explore more of this fascinating region.”
A new open-air cinema and sunset viewing platform overlooking Carmichael’s Crag are under development, set to open on July 1, 2019 and adding to the immersive guest experience at Kings Canyon. Classic Australian movies for all ages will kick off the program, while a pop-up caravan bar will provide refreshments for travellers watching the sun set on another action-packed day in the desert.
The magnificent Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park, approximately mid-way between Alice Springs and the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The popular Rim Walk traces the towering Kings Canyon cliffs while the Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour offers a uniquely hands-on, interactive experience of the region’s indigenous heritage. Kings Canyon Resort offers a range of accommodation for travellers including resort rooms, value lodge rooms and a camping and caravanning site with views of the canyon.
For more information and bookings visit www.kingscanyonresort.com.au or call 1800 837 221 within Australia or +1 716 276 0078 for overseas bookings.
*Rates include accommodation and breakfast for two people; up to two children twelve years and under stay free.
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