Oh So This Is What Glamping Is Like
Up until this trip, I had never ever been glamping. I had read about this trend of “glamourous camping” before, but I had no idea what to expect when I decided to take a break from the city and spend a weekend glamping in the Mornington Peninsula with Happy Glamper. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love camping. Tents, sleeping bags, marshmallows and bonfires, fishing… it’s all a part of it (and quite enjoyable might I add), but there’s no harm with a little luxury and trying something new for a change.Related: Inside the Worlds Only Dessert-themed HotelThe Mornington Peninsula is about an hour and a half drive from Melbourne and a great place for a weekend getaway. It’s popular for its hot springs, vineyards and wineries, beaches, rock pools, and is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.My weekend with Happy Glamper started off at 4pm Friday check-in. We made our way down with Renault (our car for the weekend – thank you Renault!) and navigated our way through to campsite 7 in Stringer campground. You have the choice to book your own campground in Mornington or you can let the lovely folk at Happy Glamper recommend and do all of that for you, which is what I did.Campsite 7 wasn’t the best spot (all the best ones were booked out for the weekend) but I can honestly say Stringer campground is a great spot to set up – it’s in the middle of the surrounding towns, there’s a calm beach right at the front and the facilities are clean.Our weekend itinerary looked a little something like this:
Happy Glamper - Day 1
Arrived and chilled out for most of the afternoon at our campsiteVisited the nearby shops to buy foodDinner, dancing, and making weird animal shadows (or perhaps just being weird in general) in the tent - we were excited to be there okay!
Happy Glamper - Day 2
Sorrento Beach and rock poolsSt Pauls BeachSUP’ing at Sorrento ForeshireWatched Wild (we brought our laptop) over pizza and wine
Happy Glamper - Day 3
Blairgowrie back beach and rock poolSearching for Mount Martha Pillars (which just turned into a random adventure of climbing different cliffs, singing songs up top and watching people fishing for most of the day instead)Drove back to Melbourne for dinner Read more: Where to find the best macarons in Melbourne [show_shopthepost_widget id="2003884"] The Love Assembly travel and style blog experienced this as a guest of Happy Glamper however, my opinion is as always, my own.