Everyone here at Road Trek are keen caravanners. Between us we have covered almost all of the caravan spots in Victoria. If you’re stuck for inspiration of where to visit this summer, and need ideas for new locations to try out, check out our top ten best caravan spots in Victoria.
This lovely town has it all – stunning beaches, kid friendly waterways and a relaxed, beachy vibe. There are plenty of bush walks for hikers. Those looking to relax will enjoy the many cafes, galleries and gift shops.
Where to stay: Anglesea Beachfront Holiday Park
Enjoy a slice of heritage, just ninety minutes’ drive from Melbourne. There’s striking period architecture of the gold mining days. You can pan for gold yourself at Sovereign Hill. There’s plenty of dining, shopping and art galleries to keep everyone entertained. Nearby attractions include the Ballarat Wildlife Park and Kryal Castle.
Where to stay: Big 4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park (walk across the road to Sovereign Hill’s ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ a must do experience)
This stunning town has some of the best beaches and surfing in Victoria. This town is a foodie’s delight, with a range of terrific restaurants, cafes and bars to be found in the town centre. There’s also plenty of golf to enjoy at the prestigious Warrnambool Golf Club.
Where to stay: Discovery Parks Warrnambool
Explore the paddlesteamers of the mighty Murray River in this charming town. Take a cruise on the Murray and learn about how the paddlesteamers were an important part of the town’s thriving economy in the early nineteenth century. The town has a number of wine bars showcasing produce from nearby local wineries as well as a number of award winning restaurants.
Where to stay: Echuca Holiday Park
Once a sleepy beachside town is now a thriving surfing destination. Check out the many bargains at the surf shops, or take a lesson from a professional. But it’s not just surfing, there’s amazing restaurants, great hiking and biking trails, spas, museums, galleries and much more.
Where to stay: Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
Why not give the big smoke a try? When people think caravans, they often think of beachside towns and rural escapes, but there are plenty of options in the city of Melbourne. Footy, galleries, theatre, sightseeing, shopping or dining in the iconic laneways of Melbourne are all just a train or tram ride away.
Where to stay: Melbourne Big 4 Holiday Park, Coburg
Great Ocean Road
The twelve apostles are one of the world’s most famous landmarks. They are definitely a must-see for any Australian. The drive through the Great Ocean Road is full of iconic scenery, cosy beachside towns and of course, that spectacular once in a lifetime view. Tick it off your bucket list!
Where to stay: Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
This beautiful town was devastated during the Black Saturday bushfires. It has since bounced back thanks to the determined spirit of its residents. Enjoy scenic bushwalks, cafés and galleries. Try a quick visit to nearby Yarra Valley Wineries or Healesville Sanctuary.
Where to stay: Marysville Caravan & Holiday Park
The air is so fresh in this picturesque alpine town, you’ll feel invigorated to explore the many attractions. Check out the famous Simone’s restaurant (book early). Enjoy the many hiking and biking trails in the nearby alpine national parks of Mt Buffalo and Mt Hotham.
Where to stay: Bright Holiday Park (a personal favourite any time of year)
The fishing capital of Victoria! This sleepy town of less than a thousand residents welcomes up to ten thousand visitors during holiday periods. Why? Well, they come for the fantastic beaches, fishing and holiday lifestyle. It’s not as close to Melbourne as some may prefer. But, those who travel to this charming pocket of south eastern Victoria are never disappointed.
Where to stay: Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park
For those wanting free camping, we highly recommend the following two locations:
Mt Franklin Reserve (close to Daylesford)
Rosedale Willow Park (‘Man Cave Market’ every Father’s Day Weekend a must see)