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How to have your very own I'm A Celebrity experience in Australia

Julie Delahaye

Although we don't envy the celebrities' Bushtucker Trials, I'm A Celebrity has been giving us a serious case of wanderlust thanks to the breathtaking jungle surrounding the camps. We've put together the ultimate guide to having your very own I'm A Celeb experience with a trip to Australia's gold coast - without having to face the gruelling camp conditions of course…

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There are easy ways to have a bushtucker trial-free I'm A Celebrity experience in Australia

SPEND A NIGHT IN THE JUNGLE

The series is filmed in Springbrook National Park on the gold coast, an awe-inspiring park boasting everything from breathtaking waterfalls and underwater caves to stunning landscape and wildlife including koalas, snakes and wallabies. Camp at The Settlement Area and make sure to take a nighttime guided tour to the Natural Bridge, where glow-worms light up the landmark's rocky façade and night sky.

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Make sure to check out the stunning Natural Bridge

ENJOY THE A-LISTER LIFESTYLE

Before they head into the jungle, the contestants spend a night at the glamorous Palazzo Versace, a five-star luxury hotel that also serves as a haven when they eventually leave the camp. With three award-winning restaurants, a private marina and a world-famous spa and wellbeing centre, staying here is sure to leave you feeling like an A-lister!

TRY AUSTRALIAN DELICACIES

You don't need to try dubious dishes like the ones served up to campmates during the Bushtucker Trials, but if you're feeling adventurous there are some Australian delicacies you have to try. For example, 'Witchetty Grubs', large white larvae which are said to be packed with as much protein as an entire piece of steak. If you're after something a bit tamer, there are endless bush fruits from wild passionfruit to emu apples which you won't be able to resist – chat to locals to find out what's in season.

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The Palazzo Versace provides contestants with ultimate luxury before they head into the jungle

EXPLORE THE JUNGLE

There are countless exotic walking trails in the Gold Coast's national parks, where you can trek into the heart of the jungle and check out some of the amazing scenery. For those looking for a bit more adventure, some parks offer ziplines, treetop treks and rock climbing – no Bushtucker Trial necessary to get your pulse racing!

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