Glamping Review: Sierra Escape, Dulili Tent in Mudgee

Sierra Escape, Dulili Tent

This January, Will and I had the pleasure of staying at Sierra Escape in their Dulili Tent in the Mudgee Region of NSW for 3 days and 2 nights.

Sierra Escape is an “award winning Luxury Eco Glamping experience” created for those looking to escape the busy city life for the rolling hills of the countryside of NSW.

If you’re not much of a reader, here is a quick clip we took during our stay:

Otherwise, keep reading for our detailed review and things you should know/prepare before booking your stay with Sierra Escape.

Things to know before you go

Dulili Tent at Sierra Escape
  • The tents are strictly adults only and no pets are allowed.
  • Sierra Escape has only 3 tents (Dulili, Carinya and Uralla) so it’s important to book your stay in advance, especially for weekends.
  • 1 week before your check-in date, you’ll receive an email from Sierra Escape with a link to a form to secure your booking and a pre-authorisation of $250 (which is released back into your account 3 days after your check-out date). It’s important to not miss this email.
  • Once you’re checked-in, you’ll receive another email with detailed instructions of the exact location and how to open the gate and pick up your keys.
  • As a safety measure, we recommend downloading the offline maps of the area on Google Maps in case you can’t access your mobile network on the way to the property.

The Dulili Tent

Once we entered the grounds of Sierra Escape, we were just blown away by the view. It’s purposely secluded and serene and the Dulili tent is situated at a prime vantage point for a unobstructed sunrise and sunset views. Tres romantic!

Here are the photos we took around the place when we arrived:

Bedroom inside the Dulili Tent at Sierra Escape

Sliding glass doors facing the view and outdoor bathtub

Dining table and fireplace

Here’s a breakdown of the tent inclusions:

  • Floor Space: 54sqm
  • Bathroom with shower and flushing toilet
  • Outdoor bathtub
  • Kitchen are with stove, mini fridge, utensils including kettle, pots and pans, chopping board, knives and cutlery
  • Coffee, tea, sugar, milk, water, some snacks
  • Towels and bathrobes
  • Shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser and bath salts
  • Tissues and paper towels
  • Wood fireplace
  • Outdoor fire-pit
  • Ceiling fan
  • Indoor and outdoor dining tables
  • Also coming soon is a large indoor bathtub which wasn’t quite finished when we were there but would have been amazing if it was!

We were very happy with the bathroom and kitchen (which isn’t always top notch at every eco glamping site). There was proper running water and getting a steady stream for a warm shower was never an issue.

Bathroom inside the Dulili Tent at Sierra Escape

The kitchen stove, fridge and utensils had pretty much everything we needed and more.

Kitchen sink and stove top

Snacks provided by Sierra Escape

There were even board games underneath the bed as well as books in our bedside tables for entertainment. It completely slipped our mind to bring some games along so this was a really nice touch. We had some heated arguments over Scrabble later that night but it’s all part of the experience hahaha

Games provided by Sierra Escape

The weather

Since we were here during the Summer, there were some concerns about the heat. Especially since there was no air conditioning… but as soon as we zipped open the ‘windows’ and turned on the fan, the summer breeze was actually really nice and perfect.

Dulili Tent at sunset

To be on the safe side, if you’re sensitive to heat then the best time to stay here would probably be during Spring. Alternatively, if you prefer the colder months then you could just cosy up by the crackling fireplace our outdoor fire pit.

We actually experienced a bit of rain on our first night and it got a bit windy so we had to zip up our tent windows. After a few minutes, the rain subsided and we left the tent windows unzipped all night without any issues. By the morning time, the temperature, breeze and view was everything we were hoping for.

The view

What really stood out about our Dulili Tent was the panoramic view right at our doorstep. It was pretty surreal to take an outdoor bath against the beautiful country skyline while colourful lorikeets chirped around us. It was like we were characters in a storybook!

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