Ketchup’s Bank Glamping is a unique romantic getaway close to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. A very special couples’ luxury tented eco-retreat where no detail has been overlooked – private ensuite, luxury linens, private self-contained camp kitchen and campfire. Our guests describe Ketchup’s Bank Glamping as “all the best bits of camping without the bad”, “attention to detail plus”.
Read our guests’ testimonials below to find out more about Ketchup’s Bank Glamping:
Leona and Steve: you have thought of everything to make a guest “a happy camper”. I have yarned on often to my family about Glamping, now finally we have done it. Perfect weather, perfect spot, perfect everything. I will surely take away some very fond memories. But what will we do next?? Brian and Kathy, Port Douglas
Thank you for sharing your beautiful and peaceful part of the world with us. The bed is so comfortable, the food wonderful, the animals and landscape have given us enormous pleasure and restored our jaded souls. Keep up the great work. We would also highly recommend Teresa (Horizon Guides) for anyone who would like to explore the Scenic Rim on foot. Many thanks and our best wishes. Jo and Mark.
We got this as a gift from someone who has previously stayed here. We absolutely loved it! Very relaxing. We will definitely recommend to our friends and family. Thank you. Chloe and Todd, Gold Coast
Time really slowed down for us! It was the best thing for our soul to be recharged and renewed. This is how life should be celebrated, with many more moments like this. It’s always good to go back to nature and breathe and slow down. Maggie and Steve, Brisbane
Couldn’t find a more peaceful atmosphere with the best bush indulgence. Cheers and Thank you. Karen and Gordon
The perfect place for a memorable 60th birthday for Kerry! He had great fun lighting the camp fire and cooking the delicious steak and chops. A beautiful setting and great to have the ‘visitors’(wildlife) calling by for a snack. The best night’s sleep, very restorative! Thanks for everything Leona. You have created the ideal mix for ‘Glamping’. Kerry and Hilda, New Zealand
WOW! What a wonderful and peaceful place! Great time and will be back. Quintin and Sandra.
We had the best time. A wonderful birthday surprise that will never be forgotten. Amazing surrounds, unbelievable wildlife and perfect accommodation. Thanks. Wilson and Simone
Absolutely wonderful. Peace and tranquillity at it’s best. Thank you. Steve and Karen Brisbane
What a beautiful place and area!! Have enjoyed all that ‘glamping’ has to offer. Loved feeding the animals and birds. Thank you so much for the experience. We’ll be back. Helen and Jim
We weren’t sure about signing the ‘visitors’ book as we’d much prefer to sign the ‘permanent residents of the Knapps Tent’ book instead. We have enjoyed every minute here at Ketchup’s Bank Glamping. Switching off and embracing some much needed rest is so much easier when surrounded by such beauty. Thank you Leona and Steve for opening your property to us. We feel privileged to have shared this amazing view and experience for our 2nd wedding anniversary. To new guests staying in OUR tent – enjoy every minute. Nat and Jordan
One word “AMAZING”. We will never go camping again! The attention to fine details was excellent. Can’t wait to come again. Would love to bring the kids sometime. Steve and Janelle, Gold Coast
The hottest heatwave in Qld in 50 years, smoke haze blocking view. But still had a marvellous time. Parrots, wood pigeons, bettongs, wallabies, possum, fish and even more. NO WASHING UP!!! GLORIOUS. We will be back. It is truly camping with luxury. Thank you Leona and Steve. Denise and Helen, Brisbane
Great stay. Fantastic way to spend Christmas! Good location, amazing wildlife and overall a peaceful, romantic getaway. Must do’s – marshmallows over the open fire; handfeeding the parrots; trek to Queen Mary Falls and; of course, experiencing one of the many hampers on offer – Yum! Thanks for a superb stay! Rochelle and Tom, Brisbane
My boyfriend and I came to celebrate my birthday and I believe we had chosen the right place. It’s wonderful and so relaxing in here. Love it! And thank you for the warm welcome. Amanda and Salem
Well, after such a lovely weekend last year, we are back again – this time for a little longer! Some lovely improvements, plus our new dinner guests, especially mum and bub wallaby. Thank you again for sharing your lovely piece of the world. See you again soon. Clint and Raewyn
Amazing, great wildlife too … bettongs, fish, goannas, magpies, wallabies, spiders, ducks, a field mouse, kookaburras, galahs, and a naughty little possum! Erin and Luke
Just beautiful!! We couldn’t have asked for a better relaxing weekend away. Everything we forgot – you had. It was perfect. Congratulations on your award. Thank you!! Michael and Kylee
What a wonderful relaxing long weekend! Just what the doctor ordered. Bush, wildlife, campfire, sleep and relaxation – all without having to lift much of a finger. Thank you so much. See you when the Pinnacle is open!!! Stuart and Roselea.
What a spectacular place! Definitely one of the most blissfully relaxing weekends ever! Thank you Leona and Steve, you honestly have thought of everything. You have provided the best backdrop for a truly amazing weekend. We will definitely be back. All the best! Libby and Jamie
Lovely concept and a wonderful experience. The bed was so comfortable, soft linens and robes, outdoor cooking and no washing up. You took great care of us. Strongly recommend anyone who has a chance to spend 2 priceless nights here! Thank you and take care. Lin and Ronald – Singapore
This is a magical place and your great hospitality and care for every small detail makes it even more special. We will definitely be back and will spread the word. The scene is picturesque and the wildlife at night was amazing. The stars were so beautiful, we will remember that image for life. Thank you very much for making our dream of a place like that (including the luxury of an electric blanket J ) true. Mohamed and Yassmin
We had a great time and loved the wildlife. Beautiful birds. Rod and Alison
My 60th birthday treat from my gorgeous cousin who has always wanted me to go camping. So far I have resisted but this “Glamping” experience has been wonderful – peaceful, luxurious and extremely enjoyable. Thanks to you Leona and Steve and thanks to Jane and the family. Therese – Sydney And Jane – Loved it, Love Glamping.
We had an amazing time and thank you for sharing a piece of paradise with us. Truly a unique way to spend Samantha’s birthday. Enjoyed everything about our stay. Comfy tent had everything we needed and more. Thank you for your hospitality. Hope to be back soon. All the best. Brad and Samantha – Hong Kong/Macau
Beautiful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Peaceful and relaxing, exactly what we needed. Will be back as soon as we can, I am sure. Thank you for having us J Valerie and Lockhart – Brisbane
What a wonderful piece of beautiful Australia! We loved waking up every morning and lighting the fire and cooking our meals. Loved the comfort of our gorgeous tent and the view, from our comfy bed, of the hills and trees was spectacular! Thanks for having us and for being so lovely Leona. We will definitely be back soon. Sherie and Robert – Brisbane
Thank you so much! It’s such a lovely setting! Loved just sitting taking in the view and listening to nature! Got to see lots of wildlife, wallabies and their babies, parrots, ducks, doves, 3 bettongs (who then started fighting) and at about 11:30pm a possum! Fish and moo cows! We would love to return, just a matter of when! But will be definitely coming back. Thanks Leona and Steve. Christine and Marcel – Brisbane/Jakarta Indonesia
Thank you so much for the hospitality! Great view, great concept and setting! It really relaxes us and makes us feel so at ease! We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back if we are back in Australia J Lily and P.Y.
What a perfect setting for putting the final plans into place for our trip around Australia. We had the most perfect weather with warm days and cold nights. A fantastic experience all round. Fish didn’t want to play, are there any left?! No possums and only 2 very skittish mini quokkas (Bettongs) but the awesome scenery more than compensated for lack of fauna! No T.V. – Brilliant! Donna and Hamish
Thanks so much. Was such a wonderful setting. So relaxing and peaceful. Such a great setup. We really enjoyed ourselves. J Paige – Brisbane
Love, love, love it! Thanks for everything! I seriously thought my husband was going to stay forever. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return. I think you have finally created a “perfect” camping experience. Keep up the excellent work and see you again soon! J Robert and Laura – Canada and US
Glamping, more enjoyable than camping. Loved the fire and enjoyed our meal. Yummm! Very Nice. The scenery is spectacular. Great place to get away and relax from our weekly grind. Very comfortable and clean. Had a great trip to Queen Mary Falls. We are off to visit the wineries today. Relaxing. Thank you for sharing your place with us. Olga and Maurice – Gold Coast
We are sitting here writing while munching on some damper, fresh out of the camp oven. YUM! We had every intention of visiting the local sights, sampling the wineries etc but found we couldn’t drag ourselves any further away than the swing by the dam. It was just too beautiful, comfortable, luxurious and fun @ our cabin. 12 points out of 10. Thank you!! Clare and Alex
A successful camping trip is all about location and preparation. A successful ‘Glamping’ trip is all about style. Thank you very much, this covers it all. Our smokey clothes ensures we feel like we’ve been camping but our well rested backs knows the difference. Excellent weekend away. Murray and Laura
Thanks very much for the hospitality and experience. The Glamping was fantastic, food, ideas for activities and friendliness J Good luck with expansion!! Dan and Maria – USA and NL
Thanks Leona and Steve. We had a wonderful time. You have the perfect set up here and we’ll definitely be back. With the electric blanket and my Kindle for entertainment, even the cold, wet day was enjoyable. All the best and we’ll spread the word!!
An amazing experience! Sitting by the fire with the wallabies and possums and waking up to the breathtaking view while in the comfort of the 5 star “tent” – this was a truly magnificent getaway!
I have never been camping in my life but if this is camping then I’m hooked. One of our “best ever” weekends away. Might become a permanent Birthday thing. Loved the whole experience.
Well, it rained, but guess what? The fire still did it’s magic!! Food was great. Bed, tent, ensuite left nothing to be desired!! We loved feeding the fish and talking to the wallabies.
Our second visit and it won’t be our last! Everything is perfect and our hosts could not do enough for us. We love it here.
Thank you for a perfect stay. Absolutely well put together. All the very best.
What a beautiful place and experience. Our only regret is we were only here for one night and one short morning. What a beautiful view to wake up to and we loved seeing the king parrots, lorikeets, bettongs, wallabies (incl. joeys!). We also had perfect weather. So peaceful out here – we don’t want to go back to reality. The ‘tents’ are also great – loved having our own ensuite and fireplace and no dishes to do. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This is God’s country. So wonderful. Many Thanks
SUMMER 2011 – Guests are loving the active wildlife
Enjoyed the spectacular views and especially waking up and seeing it filled with fog! Definitely puts a different spin on camping – loved it! Thank you.
A lovely change from our usual weekends on the coast. We really enjoyed sharing the place with the local inhabitants. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, perfectly set up fires and for the emergency onion!
Thank you so much for having us here in this amazing paradise. We had the most amazing weekend and will treasure it always. Many thanks.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with us. It is a treasure! Loved being a part of the bush again.
What an amazing place! One of our few trips away from the coast and what a quiet, relaxing treat. We have loved our first ‘glamping’ experience. Thank you.
We absolutely love it here! ‘Glamping’ is a new experience for us – it’s great to combine being in the great outdoors with all the luxuries of being in a hotel. The views are spectacular and the perfect backdrop to a romantic breakfast. Thank you so much for thinking of everything – dressing gowns, marshmallows, DVDs, etc. – it really makes you stand out as different from other hotels. P.S. The BBQ hamper was fantastic!
Many thanks for your fine hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you, especially the wonderful views, campfire and the delightful peace and quiet, not to forget the lovely hamper. A treasured memory! Let’s hope we return one day. Feeding birds and the fish were a beaut bonus.
A great way to celebrate our birthdays. We enjoyed the mix of camping and 5star service! Hampers were delicious and special thanks to Shannon for looking after ‘city dwellers’ in the bush! Looking forward to our next trip and hopefully we can stay longer! All the Best.
EXCELLENT. Didn’t want for a thing. We will be back. Thank you Leona.
Great stuff. Perfect way to celebrate a birthday sans kids. Lots of great little touches to put the luxury into ‘camping’ or is it glamping?
SPRING 2011 – Both luxury eco-tents in operation.
We had an amazing time at Ketchup’s Bank. The surroundings and Glamping setup is exactly what we have spent years searching for. It’s so romantic and peaceful. We will be back very soon and will recommend Ketchup’s Bank to all our friends.
Thank you so much for the perfect way to spend our first Wedding Anniversary! We will definitely be back again! We will be spreading the word about this amazing place – quite possibly the best place we have EVER stayed! Loved the attention to detail, there is nothing you haven’t thought of. Thanks again! P.S. all the food was fantastic!!
What a perfect spot to celebrate our 27th anniversary. Just loved how all our needs were catered for – you have thought of everything. Thanks so much.
Brilliant place for some R&R! Peaceful, serene, picturesque. Great bushwalking with koalas, wallabies and goannas. Thank you for your eye for detail. You’ve thought of everything.
Blissful break from the big city. Perfect setup to relax and get the benefits of camping – with none of the hard work or lack of luxury! Sad not to spot a koala! We’ll be back! Loved the campfire at night.
Loved the stillness, the fire, the stars, the whole environment – just the relaxing break we needed. I feel restored! Thank you for your friendliness and attention to detail in this amazing tent. We love Glamping! Thank you!
A memorable and different and relaxing “camping” holiday. We have enjoyed it very much. Thank you for all you did to make it so comfortable and your choice of accommodation with magnificent views will ensure the success of your plans for the future. Warmest Regards to you both and Shannon.
Fantastic place!! Everything was perfect!! And even didn’t have to do washing (dishes) – extra great. Thanks. We will be back.
Absolutely perfect, didn’t need anything, the setup was fantastic.
Thank you Leona and Steve for your wonderful hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back. We will pass on the word to our family and friends on your fabulous facilities and property. Thank you again.
We enjoyed our stay! What a lovely setting. We must come again and ‘rough’ it.
Lovely. Thank you!!
Thank you for the lovely escape from everyday life. We couldn’t have done anything better to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. You made us feel very welcome and looked after us beautifully. SERENITY! SERENITY! SERENITY! HA HA
While some celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary we have chosen Ketchup to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary! Great choice!! Will be back!! Thanks!!!
Thanks Leona, we really enjoyed our stay. You have a great setup here and you have made it into a pleasant environment to relax. See you again.
Peace and quiet – just what we needed. A lovely place – luxury fit-out – comfy too! Hubby did well!
The stay was very relaxing. Really enjoyed watching the wallabies in the evening. The Scenic Rim is a ‘magic’ area. The highlights were visiting Queen Mary Falls and the ‘Rose Garden’ at Kalbar (particularly the Devonshire teas). We wish your venture every success.
51st Birthday surprise – and what a surprise. This place is sensational! Just what the doctor ordered. Well styled, amazing setup and absolutely “BEAUTIFUL” outlook. We will be back in a heartbeat. All the best to you both!
“We really enjoyed our stay at Ketchup’s Bank Glamping and wish we had another couple of days to enjoy the relaxing peaceful and therapeutic surroundings. This has been our first ‘glamping’ experience and we will definitely be repeating it; everything we love about camping but with all the luxuries of a top-end hotel. Ketchup’s Bank is a beautiful place and a lovely experience.”
“Every now and then, we find a very special place, and this is one of those places. Amazing views, chorus of birds, every detail considered. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here and look forward to #3 being ready (the Pinnacle eco-tent planned for the ridge top). What a great spot! Loved camping in style! See you again soon.
WINTER 2011 – IN THE BEGINNING (WE OPENED OUR FIRST TENT IN JUNE 2011)
“This is the perfect getaway for two: all the adventure of camping and all the luxury of electric blankets and beautiful bed linen. Breakfast was a feast: tell the butcher his bacon is delicious.”
Thank you for a lovely weekend of ‘glamping’! An amazing, relaxing way to spend a weekend. Gorgeous property, great food, fantastic concept – you have thought of every detail! Thanks.
I love camping but hate the work that goes with it. You have solved that problem. Loved every minute of this weekend. Very very good. See you again soon.
Fantastic! Thank you very much. We will be back, hopefully next time it won’t be raining. Thanks Leona.
“Glad to be your first guests from the US. Thank you for sharing your wonderful property with us. We wish you all the best in your business endeavours. We will certainly recommend Ketchup’s Bank to our friends and family. If you ever find yourselves in Colorado (the Rocky Mountains), please look us up. We’d be happy to return your generous hospitality.”
“Loved the bush, the fire, the stars, the peace and tranquility. Beautiful part of our world. Thanks for camping in style!”
“This is Glamping at its very best – the beautiful tranquillity – so much wildlife and so many things to see and do. Beautiful bed – superb concept – we will be back!!”
“This is no ordinary tent! Thank you for a peaceful and relaxing weekend – everything you have done here just enhances the natural beauty of Ketchup’s Bank. Good luck with the venture and we’ll hopefully see you again soon.”
“Thanks for allowing us to share your paradise……. so pleasant to be able to take our time, rather than be on time.”
“Thank you so much for a truly unique experience! So much attention to detail, the beautiful bed linen and a shower that I wanted to take with me! “
“Great concept, very simple. Thank you very much.”