Glamping it up in the lap of luxury
A PLASMA television, washing machine, fridge and air-conditioning are not items usually associated with camping.
The thought of campers living in such luxury would be enough to make the late, great Malcolm Douglas roll in his grave.
But over the past decade, glamping - glamorous camping - has become the norm for many holidaymakers determined to do it in style.
Lyn Topp and her mother Dot, who are staying at Cotton Tree Holiday Park, reckon they would not do it any other way.
"We've got the TV, air-conditioning, washing machine, fridges as well as another TV upstairs," Mrs Topp said.
"We're pretty well set up and we like to be because it makes the trip a bit more enjoyable."
Mrs Topp, of Kallangur, said although she liked the simplicity of camping, she did not want to go without.
"I've been coming here for 32 years and I've always enjoyed having these luxuries," she said.
"We're going to be here for six weeks so it's good to be prepared and be as comfortable as possible.
"It just makes life easier."
In contrast, Lena Southwood is staying on the other side of the park on an unpowered site.
"We've been coming for 10 years and I think it's good to do it this way because you can truly relax," Mrs Southwood said.
"It's just nice to get away from it all, which is what it's about."
With a job that requires her to be contactable at all times when she is working, Mrs Southwood said she treasured her holiday time.
"I'm a high school guidance counsellor and get a million text messages a day when I'm at work, so coming here and letting the battery go flat allows me to escape," she said.
"We're still quite comfortable here, and really, what more do you need?"