The Best 10 Person Tents in Australia for 2023

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Whether you have a few kids, or just the desire to have that extra room for gear storage and or indoor space, 10-person tents are a great option for family camping.

Below we review what we consider to currently be the best 10 person tents currently on the market in Australia.

Use this guide as a starting point to find the right tent for your next family adventure.

Our Top Pick: Coleman Instant Up 10P Gold Series Tent

Full Capacity: 10 people
Recommended Capacity: 4-5 people
Weight: 30kg
Waterproofing: 3000mm

Pros: Excellent waterproofing, high-quality, easy access to each area, fast setup, value for money
Cons: Potential for rain to pool on awning, can catch the wind easily, room divider is a potential trip hazard

Coleman Instant Up Gold Review

The Coleman Instant Up is one of the most popular family tents in Australia and it’s easy to see why.

The biggest selling point of this tent is how quick and easy it is to pitch. The Coleman Instant pole design means this large tent can be put up in just a few minutes, removing much of the stress and confusion that can come with camping (particularly for beginners).

The Coleman Gold Series Tent is considerably more heavy-duty than the more affordable Silver Series. This family tent uses 75/185D ripstop fabric and offers a waterproof rating of 3000mm which is double that of the Silver range.

One of the things we love about this 10 person tent is how spacious it is. It is large enough for a queen-sized bed and a couple of single beds (or 2 queen-sized beds) with room to spare for your bags and kit.

The max head height is 200cm so you can stand up comfortably and there are 4 access points so everyone can come and go as they please without needing to trip over each other to reach the door.

The biggest downside to this tent is the weight. At 30kg it isn’t the most portable tent and could do with 2 people carrying it from the car.

If that’s not an issue then the Coleman Instant Up 10P Gold is our pick as the best family tent for most camping trips of 4-5 people.

Also Great: Oztrail 10 Person Fast Frame Block Out Tent

Full Capacity: 10 people
Recommended Capacity: 5-6 people
Weight: 33kg
Waterproofing: 3000mm

Pros: Block out canvas, quick to set up, removable room dividers, excellent waterproofing
Cons: Heavy, included set up instructions could be clearer

Oztrail Fast Frame Block Out Tent Review

This is an excellent tent option for larger families and for family camping during summer in Australia.

One of the first things to highlight about this tent is the block-out canvas. This is an amazing feature for hot summer nights and bright early mornings.

The block-out material stops most of the light from getting into the tent and helps keep the tent cool meaning it is more comfortable to sleep and you can sleep for as long as you want.

The other thing we love about this tent is the layout. There are 3 large rooms with a removable room divider so you can adapt the space as needed.

The space of this family tent is complemented further by the 200cm headroom which allows adults to stand up and walk around comfortably.

This tent also features a Fast Frame design which means it can be pitched in just a few minutes, similar to the Coleman Instant Up tent reviewed above.

In terms of size, the Oztrail is the larger of the two offering 600cm x 220cm of internal space and the option to pitch awnings from each side of the tent.

Upgrade Pick: Blackwolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450

Full Capacity: 10 people
Recommended Capacity: 4-5 people
Weight: 30kg
Waterproofing: 2000mm

Pros: Quick set up, high quality materials and construction, extremely spacious
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, May not perform as well as other tents in high winds

BlackWolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 Tent Review

The Blackwolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 is a tent for the family that wants to make an investment in their camping enjoyment and safety for years to come.

Packed with impressive features and supported by the Blackwolf 3-year warranty the Turbo Lite Cabin represents one of the best options available for family camping in Australia.

The Blackwolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 tent has a pop-up mechanism that allows for much easier set-up and take down than previous models. 

Waterproofing on the Blackwolf Turbo Lite range comes in at an impressive 2000m with the fly being made of 150D Ripstop Polyester and the floor from 500D Polyester.

Updates to this range included the addition of PVC Storm flaps at the sides and front improving weather resistance, and all seams are tape sealed to maximise waterproofing.

While the tough 25mm aluminium frame and solid construction mean this tent should withstand almost any conditions you encounter, given the size and height we recommend utilising all guy ropes.

This tent is marketed as a 10-person capacity however we would recommend it for a family of 4 or 5, or 4 adults, which will allow for additional storage and living space

It is spacious inside with a sleeping area of 4.5m x 3m and an internal height of 2.3m.

An optional internal wall can be utilised to divide the internal space in two, and the double front doors mean both of these areas have external access.

Quality doesn’t come cheap, however, with this being one of the most expensive family tents we review with an RRP of almost $2k at the time of writing.

However, with ongoing updates and improvements to this range, the Blackwolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 remains one of our top picks.

Budget Option: Wanderer Nightfall 10 Person Dome Tent

Full Capacity: 10 people
Recommended Capacity: 4 -5 people
Weight: 16.5kg
Waterproofing: 1000mm

Pros: Lightweight, black out rooms, zippered dividers, handles wind well
Cons: Not as much ventilation as other tents, tent pegs could be larger

Wanderer Nightfall Review

The Wanderer Nightfall Dome Tent is a great family tent for 4 or 5 people. The tent’s blackout bedrooms allow users to stay asleep during the day and sleep whenever they want.

This feature is particularly helpful during summer and can help the younger members of the family get to sleep more easily during daytime naps or early nights.

The Wanderer Nightfall is one of the lightest tents on our list, weighing just 16.5kg. It’s considerably lighter than most of the other tents and significantly lighter than some.

One thing that could be better about this family tent is the ventilation. However, for the price, it’s a great family tent packed with features that are sure to make your next camping trip more enjoyable.

Also Great: Outdoor Connection Brampton

Full Capacity: 10 people
Recommended Capacity: 4 -5 people
Weight: 31kg
Waterproofing: 2000mm

Pros: Easy set up, good value for money, spacious, weather resistant
Cons: Heavy

Outdoor Connection Brampton Review

The Outdoor Connection Brampton is a spacious family tent with impressive weatherproofing and an affordable price tag.

We’re big fans of the versatility provided by the multiple awnings and the near-vertical side walls that provide additional internal space.

The Brampton is not a small tent so does take a bit of work to get up, but for a tent this size it’s definitely not difficult. As usual, we recommend one or two trial runs at home before taking it out on the road.

At 6.0 (L) x 2.8 (W) x 2.1 (H), this is one of the largest tents we have reviewed. The vertical walls are a massive plus here, making the indoor area much more versatile and spacious.

This 10 person tent has three internal rooms, allowing various living configurations and providing the option of privacy as required.

Overall, the Brampton presents an awesome mid-range option for families looking for that balance of affordability and quality, making it one of our top picks in this group.

Also Great: Coleman Instant Northstar Darkroom 10p

Pros: Very easy set-up, dark-room technology, good waterproofing
Cons: Heavy, expensive for Coleman brand

Weight: 33.5 kg
Waterproofing: 3000mm

Coleman Instant Northstar Darkroom 10p Review

In this 10-person tent, Coleman applies their famous Instant Up hubbed pole design for an incredible 3-minute set-up of the inner structure. Following this, the fly and guy ropes may take another 10 minutes or so.

The takedown is just as easy; with the Instant Up frame assisting in this process also.

As with all tents, especially ones this size, we recommend at least one practice run at home before hitting the road, to get a feel for the process, and to ensure everything is included and in working order.

The standout feature of this tent is Coleman’s darkroom technology, filtering out up to 95% of sunlight.

This keeps it dark and cool inside even when the sun is up, significantly reducing the temperature inside during the day, and providing insulation to keep it warmer at night.

A circle ventilation system also contributes to temperature regulation, while ample storage pockets help with keeping track of personal belonging during your holiday.

With a 420D polyester/PVC floor and 3000mm Ripstop fly, you shouldn’t have any trouble with waterproofing.

The internal measurements of the Coleman Instant Northstar Darkroom 10p come in at a generous 6.0m (L) x 2.3m (W), providing more than enough space for a family of 5 or 6, along with storage and living space.

Three separate rooms with internal zippered doors offer the options of full privacy or mesh only, providing several configuration options.

The Northstar weighs in at a hefty 33.5kg and has a packed size of 1.3m (L) x 0.3m (W) x 0.3m (H).

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