Spring is in full motion, which means longer days, warmer weather and an excuse to pack the car and get away, even just for a weekend. And what better way to relax than a glamping getaway at NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, situated on the beautiful NSW Central Coast?
Our pop-up glamping bell tents are ideal for those who want to connect with nature without having to rough it. We’ll provide all the basic creature comforts, including the bell tent, bedding, towels, eye masks and earplugs, stylish decor and outside deck chairs (plus all the onsite amenities).
To make this glam camping experience even more comfortable – make sure you pack and bring along these 11 glamping essentials:
1. Cooking accessories
If you’re looking to cook up a storm on your glamping getaway, don’t forget to pack your cooking accessories. These include:
- Kitchen/BBQ utensils
- Plates, drinking cups and cutlery
Cooking and dining in the resort:
Guests have full access to our onsite camp kitchen, as well as our BBQs which are located around the resort. There’s even a glamping communal area, where you can enjoy a feast in the company of family or friends under the shade of our beautiful sailcloth tents.
Communal area features:
- Low pallet style tables and outdoor cushions
- Vintage style festoon lighting
- Décor and styling
2. Food and drinks
With Coles and Woolies walking distance from the resort, you can conveniently buy fresh food any time of day.
A couple of our camp kitchen favourites are:
- Steaks and sausages (A good source of protein and easy to cook up.)
- A loaf of fresh bread
- A good salad mix, or fresh lettuce
- Plenty of fresh fruit and veg
- Dried fruits (dried apricots, sultanas, prunes, etc.)
- Instant coffee and teabags
- Your favourite ingredients to make a sandwich, because sandwiches are super quick and easy to make, and everyone can personalise them to their liking
- Bagels are great for a glamping trip. You can cook them up, make them into a fancy breakfast sandwich, or smother them in your favourite spread.
- Cheese, crackers, olives and cold meats (Because it’s not really a glamping getaway without the full picnic spread.)
Don’t forget to pack your togs! NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort has so many excellent facilities the kids (and you) will love, including a waterslide, heated resort-style swimming pools and a splash park. The resort is even situated right on the beach – perfect for a late morning or afternoon swim.
4. Sun protection
The Australian sun is fierce, so it’s important you protect yourself from harmful UV rays when you’re out and about. For the most protection, a hat and sunscreen go a long way.
Wear a brimmed hat, they shade your face, ears, and the back of your neck. If you wear a baseball cap, make sure to protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing or applying sunscreen that covers those areas.
5. A drink bottle or thermos
Whether it’s glamping or camping, keeping hydrated while outdoors is paramount. For long days out exploring the region, opt for a leak-proof and fuss-free Thermos that you can carry around with you. Perfect for keeping your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot!
6. A good book
Why not take getting lost on a glamping getaway one step further and get lost in a good book while you’re at it? Being on holiday means taking time out to relax and rejuvenate, putting down the smartphone or iPad and having a ‘digital detox’. A good book is a great replacement.
7. Outdoor chairs
Each glamping tent comes with 2 outdoor deck chairs and the communal area has plenty of seating options too, but if you require additional chairs, feel free to bring them along.
8. A camera
Did you even go glamping if you didn’t take the pics to prove it..? Take some instaworty snapshots of your glamping getaway and share them online. Use the hashtag #NRMAglamping for your chance to be featured on our instagram page. 📸
9. Warm clothes and accessories
While spring is in full swing, some nights might still feel a little chilly, especially for the little nippers. Make sure to pack a few layers of clothing, some comfy bed socks and a nice fuffy beanie.
10. Mosquito repellent
To keep any annoying mozzies at bay, make sure you don’t forget to pack the the insect repellent.
11. A sense of adventure
The Central Coast is a charming destination, with beautiful beaches, gorgeous national parks and a great food scene. With so much to see and do both inside the holiday resort and out, make sure to bring your sense of adventure. For ideas on what to experience, check out our Central Coast Locals Guide.