You don't have to give up all your favourite things when you go camping.
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Well, it's now available at Port Stephens at the Thou Walla Sunset Retreat, Soldiers Point. With a king size bed, private deck, fireplace and uninterrupted
sunset views, this is camping on steriods.
Now there is a canvas roof and some pretty sturdy poles holding it up, but that's about where it ends when it comes to comparing it to camping. For one thing Thou Walla comes with a very comfy King Size Bed and ensuite, flat screen, tea & coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi so you can capture all those sunsets and share with the world.
Best of all your tent comes with a massive deck for you to sit and enjoy your beer and/or wine on.
There's also a resort-style swimming pool, restaurant and cafe, tennis court and the option to hire a boat and get out on the lake (no licence required).
It really is the best way to get experience a little bit of nature but just not too much.