Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published February 1st 2013
A tent with a difference
Camping requires a lot of equipment, a lot of expensive equipment. It's also not necessarily something we're all cut out for. So it's probably worth trying before buying, just in case.
A great place to try camping is Amazement, on the Central Coast. Amazement is a unique family amusement park, filled with mazes and puzzles, farm animals and games. It's a scenic property and down in the back field is a teepee that you can stay in for $125 per night.
The teepee is set up with a camp toilet out the back (bring toilet paper and hand sanitizer), and solar shower. There is also a gas barbeque, and a civilised dining table and chairs.
[ADVERT]The rental includes park entry, so enjoy a day at the amusements, especially as the park empties. We played pool until dinner time, then headed down the other end of the park on our new mode of transport, the tri-cycle, to set up the beds and cook dinner.
There's nothing quite like eating under the stars, but remember to bring lamps or torches as it gets very dark.
The teepee has one camp bed and a number of large cushions that cover the floor, so sleeping bags and pillows are a must.
Experience the isolation and great outdoors but with ease – the hard work is already done for you. The comforts of a camping site provided but without the crowds. No other people around to spoil the feeling of escape. And if you decide this 'roughing it' isn't for you, there's a real shower in the main building you can use and on weekends the on-site café opens for breakfast.