Since the beginning of time people have been interacting with nature. So, it isn’t a new concept that spending quality time outdoors can be good for your health. Whether it’s taking a walk on the beach, heading out on a bike ride, climbing a mountain, or kicking the ball around with the kids in the park, it’s not only your physical health that benefits, there are also plenty of mental health benefits of being outdoors.
Another incredible way to enjoy the great outdoors and to experience the benefits of spending time in nature, is on a glamping holiday. There’s no need to pack up the bulky camping gear and no bickering while setting up the tent. When you arrive at The Hideaway, our eco-innovative Glamping Retreat located at the seaside village of Cabarita Beach on the Tweed Coast of Northern NSW, you simply drop your bags in your What A Classic (or our Bigger Is Better if you are travelling as a family or with your besties) and leave the stresses of day to day life behind as you absorb the Village Vibe.
Need more reasons to pack your bags and head out on a glamping retreat? Here are 11 ways glamping can benefit your health and well-being:
The beauty of nature can have a profoundly positive effect upon our senses and on a glamping holiday you will experience it from the moment you arrive. Whether it’s hearing the crash of the ocean as you dig your toes in the soft sand, looking up at century old trees and marvelling at the knowledge they hold, seeing dew glistening off green leaves in the rainforest, waterfalls crashing or simply sitting outside your Bell Tent as you listen to birds singing or gaze up at the majesty of the stars, when you take time out to experience the beauty of nature, your body, mind and soul will benefit from each and every discovery. The more often you take time out to explore Mother Nature and become more observant of your surroundings, you will increasingly notice the beauty in every experience and your health, well-being and even your relationships will benefit.
Getting away from it all for a few days (or weeks) can be just what you need to unwind and reduce the physical and emotional effects of stress. Here you can more easily clear your mind of worries and concerns as you enjoy the sounds of nature in a beautiful natural setting. A glamping holiday offers a great excuse to put down your laptop and turn off your phone (you are on holidays after all) and instead pick up that book you have been waiting to read or spend quality time with your loved ones. Not only can it reduce stress, when you spend time in nature your mind can quieten to match the calm and quite of the setting and you can return home with a lot more mental clarity and even a solution to the problem you were experiencing before you left. As Albert Einstein once said “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”.
Breathing in the higher levels of oxygen in the fresh air that you experience on a nature rich holiday, can help to regulate your serotonin levels and promote happiness and well-being. It can also have a relaxing effect on the body and a positive effect on depression, memory, stress levels and your mood. Simply spending 30 minutes of your day outdoors can help to release the “feeling happy” endorphins and give you the mental clarity you need to tackle anything that comes your way. The high quality of air produced in areas filled with trees and plants (and away from pollution of the big city) means that your body will benefit from the clean air so its another reason to pack those bags!
Setting off on a nature walk, swimming in the ocean, enjoying stories and laughs around the campfire or dancing under the stars, there are so many opportunities for your body to benefit from some light exercise on a glamping holiday. Even better is that most of the activities you enjoy on holidays will be so enjoyable that it’s like you won’t notice you’ve completed your 30 minutes a day! Physical activity can really pump up your endorphins so while your ‘best holiday ever’ might be in doing as little as possible, try to add a few endorphin raising activities into your holiday – your body and mind will thank you for it!
Getting a good night’s sleep goes way beyond boosting your mood and getting rid of those dark circles under your eyes, adequate sleep is key to a healthy lifestyle and can also benefit your heart, weight and help to reduce stress. Spending time in nature on a glamping holiday or camping trip is a great way to reset your sleeping pattern. While you are away do your best to awaken at sunrise and go to bed not long after the sun sets (limiting singing songs by the campfire to only a night or two) and when you return attempt to continue your newly learned sleep pattern and reap the healthy life benefits a quality night sleep can give you.
The great result of having reduced stress, a good night’s sleep, fresh air and all the fun nature based physical activity on your glamping trip, can result in an improved mood. As you let you let the day to day world slip from your mind and truly immerse yourself into the tranquillity and relaxed holiday atmosphere of your Cabarita Beach location on the Tweed Coast, and into the spirit of your holiday you will enjoy waking up with a smile and going to bed with the same. The improved mood you experience on your holiday can also last for up to two weeks after you return helping you to remain happier for longer and a great reason to head outdoors more frequently!
A relaxing holiday experience in nature can go a long way to improving your overall health. Spending time away from the city breathing in the quality fresh air and taking time to unwind while enjoying fresh local produce and getting more sleep can help lower your blood pressure and give your immune system a much-needed boost. The great news is that the positive changes to your health can happen a lot faster on holiday when you have time to rest and to focus on yourself than when you are at home, so you should notice some health benefits even after a few days.
Holidays offer the perfect opportunity to try new things, new activities and explore new experiences. If your normal holiday go to is staying in a hotel, apartment or resort and you have never experienced glamping before, then a NSW glamping holiday will be a new and exciting experience for you to enjoy. If you prefer the creature comforts, you will find our luxurious glamping tents a more glamorous and comfortable experience than traditional camping. Each Bell Tent comes complete with a comfy queen size bed, quality linen, lighting, floor rugs, furnishings, bath towels and a large tripod fan (for the sultrier summer nights). If you need a few more camping luxuries our Plush Deluxe Bell Cotton Tent has a king size bed, your own mini bar fridge and even air conditioning!
A glamping holiday provides the perfect setting to experience quality time with your partner, family or as a group of friends. Without the distractions of a busy modern life with often conflicting schedules, here you can take the time you need to unwind and reconnect whether you are here for a week or a weekend.
Whether you plan on cooking up a feast and making friends at our camp kitchen or prefer dining out in the incredible Cabarita Beach restaurants each night, there is no question that you will enjoy the incredible fresh produce the North Coast of NSW has to offer. Explore the regions plentiful local markets (check out our Cabarita Beach markets guide) or simply enjoy the Aussie tradition of cooking sausages on the BBQ and roasting marshmallows over the camp fire.
A glamping holiday offers an easy and enjoyable weekend escape so if you feel that life is starting to get the better of you, pack up a few clothes, a comfy pair of shoes and a bottle of wine, and leave the rest to us for an incredible weekend away. While a week would be great, a weekend glamping trip experiencing the best that nature can deliver, offers the perfect opportunity to unwind, disconnect with the world and reconnect with your loved ones, giving your batteries a much-needed recharge as you make memories to last a lifetime.
2-6 Tweed Coast Rd
Corner of Tweed Coast Rd and Cypress Ave Cabarita Beach NSW 2488 Australia
Tel.: +1300 611 392