Gypset Glamping, a roving village of pop-up tents, is about to set up camp by Lake Lyell Recreation Park in the Blue Mountains. A two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney, the panoramic lake views and serenity make this one of the Central West's most sought-after spots.
The organisers behind Gypset Glamping have been pitching their pop-up tents at festivals, and now want to run a spring getaway service. They are involving local businesses including wineries, farms and restaurants to accommodate guests by the lake.
Each four-metre high canvas bell tent comes fully furnished with double beds, luxurious bedding (including silk cushions), lighting and solar phone-charging ports. Every tent has its own private entrance and bathroom facilities. There’s also a shaded communal area with Bavarian-beer-hall tables overlooking the lake.
After Lake Lyell, the next pop-up will happen at the Elvis Festival in Parkes from January next year. The tents include a private, fenced-off camping area; private toilets and showers; double mattresses; rugs; LED solar lighting; solar charging ports in each tent; communal lounge access; and staff on-site 24/7.
The Lake Lyell pop-up runs from September 22 to October 8. Weekday bookings are $110 per night for a two-person tent and $160 a night for a four-person tent. Weekend bookings are $150 per night for a two-person tent and $210 for a four-person tent.