Our campervan hire Melbourne drop-off and pick-up depot is located at J & P Anton Motors:
273 Elizabeth Street Coburg, Melbourne, VIC 3058 (map)
Consistently ranked the world’s most livable city, Melbourne is a place in which you can find your niche. It offers high-end cuisine, ethnic cuisine, opera, low brow rock gigs, sports games, plays, art, fine architecture, St Kilda Beach and lush parks for jogging and picnicking, and St Kilda Beach, all of it within easy reach of a tram line.
Melbourne is a bike and foot friendly city. Its laneways conceal hidden cafes, bars, boutiques and eateries and there’s a vibrant live music and arts scene. You can take in a bird’s eye view of the city from the Eureka Skydeck.
Melbourne abounds with so much natural beauty, good food and culture, you could spend a week making day trips to take it all in. To the south and east loops a string of attractions – the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory, and Gippsland. To the coastal south-west is the Werribee open range zoo and the Werribee Mansion.
Melbourne Big4 Holiday Park is by a bus stop and is just a 15 minute walk from the tram line so you can explore Melbourne without the campervan. Ashley Gardens Big4 Holiday Village is also close to the centre of Melbourne and public transport.
There are also many caravan parks to choose from on the Mornington Peninsula, Wilsons Promontory, Phillip Island, Gippsland and Werribee.
There are two popular routes between Sydney and Melbourne; the Coastal Drive and the Heritage Drive.
Distance: 1,200 km (including detours)
Drive Time: 15 hr
Tour Time: 5 – 8 days
This drive hugs the coast passing through sea side towns, along sweeping beaches, and over estuaries and lakes. At every turn the view will take your breath away. You’ll have opportunities to swim, fish, relax on beaches, hang out at beach side campervan sites and enjoy water sports, hiking, the wildlife, and vibrant culture of these coastal communities.
Highlights include Gerringong and Seven Mile Beach, Jervis Bay with its squeaky white sands, coastal hikes and kangaroos, the quaint country town of Tilba Tilba, the beaches of Merimbula, the magical landscapes, emus, seals, wombats and kangaroos of Wilsons Promontory, the penguins, fishing and surf at Phillip Island, and the natural beauty, wildlife and vibrant culture of Mornington Peninsula. The campervan gives you the freedom to stop off in any of these places of beauty.
Distance: 1,038 km
Drive Time: 11 hr 20 min
Tour Time: 4 - 5 days
The heritage campervan drive offers food, wine, heritage and culture, rolling green hills, sweeping plains, orchards, rivers, rugged mountain forests and picturesque towns.
Highlights include the art, museums and food culture of Canberra, the grand architecture of Albury and Bendigo, the wineries of Rutherglen, and the watersports and fishing in the lakeside town of Yarrawanga.
Distance: 1,065 km (coastal) 1,154 km (including the Grampians)
Drive Time: 13 hr 30 min (Coastal) 14 hr 30 min (including the Grampians)
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most spectacular scenic drives in Australia. You’ll take in Geelong, Bells Beach famous among surfers, the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay, the ancient forests of the Otway National Park, the Twelve Apostles, and Port Fairy with its quaint whitewashed cottages.
From here you can detour inland to include the Grampians or continue on the coast to Mt Gambier with its sapphire blue lake, and the charming historic town of Penola.
Both routes join again in Coonawarra wine region, Naracoorte labyrinth of caves with delicate calcite formations and 350,000 year old World Heritage listed fossils, the pretty seaside village of Robe, 17 mile beach, Coorong National park – a tapestry of lagoons, sand dunes, and wetlands, Fleurieu Peninsula and it wineries, Strathalbyne for antique shopping and McLaren Vale for more wineries, stunning countryside and delicious food.
If you have time to add an additional 349 km (6 hours and 20 minutes) to your campervan journey, a visit to Kangaroo Island is worth the detour. Kangaroos are not the only wildlife. Echidnas, wombats, emus, koalas and seals have made this beautiful island their home.
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