A tiny village of tents has appeared at Terindah Estate winery on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Fifteen luxury bell tents are set on the hills overlooking Port Phillip Bay, offering a chance to see seals, dolphins and whales just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. Each tent is kitted out with a queen bed, linen, towels, a USB lantern, a few furnishings, some greenery and a natural jute rug.

The site is on the Bellarine Taste Trail, so you’ll find a multitude of wineries, cellar doors and farm gates nearby, and it’s a 16-minute walk to The Whiskery where you can settle in with a Teddy and the Fox small-batch gin.

If you’d rather stay put, a picnic hamper will set you back $100 but feeds two, and comes stocked with terrines, smoked and cured meats, sourdough bread, Manzanillo olives, and pickles. An optional French breakfast basket (filled with pastries, chocolate bread, juice and coffee) can be delivered to your tent every morning for breakfast in bed. The Shed, Terindah Estate’s onsite restaurant, is open for breakfast on weekdays and dinner on weekends.

Terindah Estate is located at 90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine. Glamping Amongst the Vines is available to book from November 1 until early June. Tents are priced at $200 per night, twin share.


This article was updated on February 15, 2019.