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Experience the ultimate luxury of falling asleep to the sounds of the country, and waking up in opulence, all while staying under a canvas eco-tent.

Glamping at Boongarrie boasts elegance, romance and relaxation in the Barossa region. Ideal for couples, honeymooners and anyone seeking an out-of-this-world experience, this luxury eco-tent looks out over paddocks and open farmland. You’ll spot horses, cows, sheep, plenty of native birdlife and, if you like dogs, you’ll get to know Sandy —Boongarrie’s friendly border collie.

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Owners Kate and Garry created their luxury accommodation from a real passion for their land.

“Our children had left home and we were sitting on our deck drinking a bottle of Barossa Shiraz, and I said to Garry, ‘It’s just us now, maybe we should share our amazing property with others?’”

And that’s how Glamping at Boongarrie began. The accommodation has all the bells and whistles of a fancy African safari tent: kitchen facilities, a bespoke ensuite bathroom with a bathtub overlooking unforgettable views, barbeque, air conditioning, heating, TV, fairy lights, freshly baked bread by Garry… you even get to enjoy a complementary bottle of fine Poonawatta red.

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Just a short walk across the road, around the sheep and past native trees, you’ll find yourself at Poonawatta Wines, where you can enjoy a wine tasting experience. Kate and Garry are all about supporting the region and local businesses.

“The idea is to go out and explore during the day, visit  the nearby conservation park, taste some of the region’s best wines, do some shopping in nearby towns and then, late arvo, come back, kick back with a barbeque or platter, enjoy the sunset and switch off at Boongarrie,” Kate says.

And because it’s close to the towns, you have complete freedom to move around without driving — grab a taxi or get picked up by one of the many Barossa tour operators. “People love that they’re not in the middle of the town or surrounded by other campers; they have the farm to themselves, including a fire pit (in winter), creek bed and dam. And though we live on the property, we don’t cross paths with guests — unless of course they would like a chat, which many do.”

This unique accommodation truly is a labour of love — so good, that Garry and Kate spent their wedding night there last year. And they gave it five stars.

Hayley xx

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Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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