I've been using a 12oz canvas COI Leisure touring tent for the last few years and am considering up sizing to a cabin tent due to the fact I am staying put for a week at a time now and am running out of space with a 2 and 5 year old. Sleeping space is no issue, but the lack of an outdoor area (with fly screen) is becoming an issue. I do have an awning that attaches to the tent but rarely use it due to it being a pain to put up and offering no protection from mossies. As a result, we tend to retreat to bed as soon as the sun sets.
I did the rounds of Kangaroo Tent City, Anaconda and BCF today and was a bit disappointed to only see lightweight poly cotton canvas on all the tents I came across - DMH, Diamantina, Coleman, etc. Can anyone recommend some tent manufacturers ideally close-ish to Sydney? Not interested in Blackwolf, OzTent, etc. I found a mob called Australian Canvas Co in Bayswater Vic, but very little information available online and probably a bit too far away. I also see that all the cabin tents by Freedom are discontinued at the moment and only the smaller tents available at Southern Cross Canvas.