GO OFF-GRID IN STYLE IN MUDGEE
I’m blissing out at Glenayr Farm, 20 minutes outside Mudgee, reigning winner of Australia’s Top Tourism Town. I’ve only got a couple of days here but time enough to get a taste of why.
GLENAYR FARM – MUDGEE
As soon as we saw Glenayr Farm, it was love at first sight for both of us. It has views that take your breath away and is set on a 320 acre working sheep and cattle property that makes you feel like you’re the only people on earth yet has close proximity to Mudgee.
Irish on the run
Glenayr Farm is perfect for romantic getaways or group holidays. Staring out at the rolling hills of the quintessential Australian country side will make you think you and the on looking kangaroos who inhabit the property, on the only living things on earth.
DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT
So you love the idea of camping in the great outdoors? But you can’t quite say goodbye to your creature comforts? Glamping is the perfect solution. Featuring all the best bits of camping with a little luxury and glamour thrown in!
THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Bumping up and down on a dirt road, a newly washed car covered in dust, is what road trips are all about. Our destination is the off-grid glamping property, Glenayr Farm, in Windeyer. It’s just south of the food and wine hub of Mudgee and can also be reached by weaving through vineyards and passing through the town.
TOP 100 UNIQUE STAYS IN NSW
The sun starts to slip lower in the sky as we sit beside the light-dappled dam on Glenayr Farm attempting to absorb the last of its warmth for the day. My partner and I are making our way through a guided wine tasting of some of Mudgee’s finest when two curious kangaroos appear on the other side of the dam.
WHERE TO STAY IN MUDGEE, NSW: GLENAYR FARM – LUXURY VILLAS AND GLORIOUS GLAMPING
We all dream of getting away from it all, but how do you do that and still be close to civilisation? Glenayr Farm, just on the outskirts of Mudgee NSW, is the ultimate luxe getaway in the friendliest place on earth.
CAMPING DONE RIGHT
Glenayr Farm, Mudgee Located in Mudgee, Glenayr Farm is a classic NSW glamping escape, offering unadulterated views of the Australian landscape.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR BATHS IN AUSTRALIA
The real drawcard to staying here is the outdoor, wood-fired hot tub, which transitions into a small plunge pool come summer. You’ll fall in love with the unrivalled sunsets and incredible vistas over one of the most beautiful spots in the region.
GLAMPING AT GLENAYR FARM
Set on a working sheep property outside Mudgee, this clutch of bell tents and private villas goes beyond the usual off-grid glamping experience. With egg chairs hanging outside each tent, outdoor hot tubs, and sunset dinners served on the dam, Glenayr Farm puts joie de vivre at the top of the priority list.
THE BEST ROMANTIC ITINERARY FOR A WEEKEND IN MUDGEE
Plan your escape to Mudgee for a romantic weekend in NSW’s prolific Central Ranges wine region. There is something about escaping to the country with your significant other that feels deeply romantic. The frenetic pace of the city or the busyness of home falls away and a weekend full of romantic possibilities opens up in front of you.
THE BEST GLAMPING SITES IN NSW
Glenayr Farm This glamping escape set in a 320 acre working farm just 30 minutes out of Mudgee feels totally remote, yet is still close to the cellar doors of the region’s vibrant wine country.
THE CONSCIOUS SPACE
The 1900’s federation home in which Sydney based couple Rachel and Michael raised their family was called Glenayr, and so it felt right for the Mudgee farm they bought once their children had grown to be given the same name.
TIME OUT SAYS
If you’re looking to escape the city lights on a rural getaway, the Mudgee region, with its rolling vineyards and relaxed country vibes, has fast become one of the hottest destinations for Sydneysiders to take a load off without crossing state borders.
THE BEST CAMPING AND GLAMPING IN MUDGEE?
From luxury bell tents pitched on hillsides and farmlands to camping alongside the river, in the bush or closer to town – Mudgee delivers some of the best outdoor stays in NSW.
YOUR DREAM LONG WEEKEND GUIDE TO MUDGEE
If the last few months have left you desperately craving fresh air, wide open spaces and country charm, you’ll find a long weekend sojourn in Mudgee to be the antidote to your isolation blues. A pleasant 3.5-hour drive from Sydney is this small town of rural New South Wales that boasts world-class wineries, paddock-to-plate dining and beautiful heritage buildings that reflect its rich colonial history. And to help you experience the very best of the region during your stay, we tried and tested the ultimate 3-day itinerary that is the perfect balance of chill and thrill.
GLAMPING – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
The travel industry is full of buzzwords and jargon. From bleisure to babymoons, open-jaws and overrides, the lingo of travel can be hard to get your head around. New ‘products’ or experiences and terms to describe them pop up all the time. One that’s pretty hot right now is ‘glamping’-camping with a bit (or a lot) of glam. So, what’s it all about?