We list some stunning places for campervan travellers to camp and it's all mapped! There is so much to do on this road trip -– summit climbs, large Buddhist temple, cheese tasting, beach camping, kayaking, hikes, beach swims, surfing, wildlife encounters, wineries, hot springs, hedge mazes and gardens – that your daily drive time is minimal.
Sea Cliff Bridge
Day 1: Royal National Park – 12 km | 17 min (from Camperman Sydney)
Day 2: Sea Cliff Bridge and Nan Tien Temple – 93 km | 1 h 25 min
Day 3 & 4: Booderee National Park – 88 km | 1 hr 25 min
Day 5: Pigeon House Mountain climb and 4 National Parks – 210 km | 3.5 hrs
Day 6 & 7: Merimbula to Mallacoota and Croajingolong National Park – 260 km | 3.5 hrs
Day 8: Gippsland Lakes – 350 km | 4 hr 40 min
Day 9 & 10: Wilsons Prom – 227 km | 3 hrs
Day 11 & 12: Phillip Island – 135 km | 2 hrs
Day 13 & 14: Mornington Peninsula – 144 km | 2 hr
Mornington Peninsula is just 76 km (1 hr) from Melbourne.
Day 1 & 2: Mornington Peninsula – 76 km | 1 h 10
Day 3 & 4: Phillip Island – 144 km | 2 hr
Day 5 & 6: Wilsons Prom – 135 km | 2 hrs
Day 7: Gippsland Lakes – 227 km | 3 hrs
Day 8 & 9: Mallacoota, Croajingolong National Park, Merimbula – 350 km | 4 hr 40 min
Day 10: Pigeon House Mountain climb and 4 coastal national parks – 260 km | 3.5 hrs
Day 11 & 12: Booderee National Park – 210 km | 3.5 hrs
Day 13: Sea Cliff Bridge and Nan Tien Temple – 88 km | 1 hr 25 min
Day 14: Royal National Park – 93 km | 1 h 25 min
The Royal National Park is just 12 km (17 min) from the Camperman Sydney campervan hire depot.
* An alternate Sydney to Melbourne route is the Alpine and Coastal route which visits Australia's capital city Canberra with its world class museums, the Mount Kosciuszko National Park and the Alpine Scenic Drive through quaint mountain towns such as Bright which are particularly pretty in autumn (April/May).
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs
Day 1: Royal National Park
12 km | 17 min from the Camperman depot
The Royal National Park is a nature lovers playground full of coastal hikes, secluded beaches, rental boats for exploring the river, rock pools and a pretty and affordable campground on the water.
Day 2: Sea Cliff Bridge, Nan Tien Buddhist Temple and Killalea Beach Camping
93 km | 1 h 25 min
Drive along the famous Sea Cliff Bridge that veers out over the ocean, explore the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere and sample their vegetarian food, then camp at gorgeous Killalea Beach.
Day 3 & 4: Booderee National Park
88 km | 1 hr 25 min
Some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Australia can be found in Booderee National Park. Camp amongst the friendly wildlife to the sound of the ocean under a firmament of stars. Spend the day exploring on one of the many hikes.
Day 5: Pigeon House Mountain climb and 4 National Parks
210 km | 3.5 hrs
Climb to the summit of Pigeon House Mountain for a taste of the Australian Bush and be rewarded with stunning 360 degree views. Then choose one of the national parks to the south to explore, swim, fish, surf. They all have beach camping and excellent hikes.
Day 6 & 7: Merimbula to Mallacoota and Croajingolong National Park
260 km | 3.5 hrs
Sand dunes, rivers, inlets, beaches, wildlife and wilderness define this stretch of pristine coastline. Stock up in Merimbula before hitting the remote Croajingolong National Park.
Day 8: Gipsland Lakes
350 km | 4 hr 40 min
Go fishing or enjoy the a local catch at a restaurant, feed the pelicans, explore the towns, and enjoy the serenity and beauty of being on the water.
Day 9 & 10: Wilsons Prom
227 km | 3 hrs
Stunning landscapes, unforgettable hikes, empty beaches and a thriving population of wildlife including emus, kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and parrots.
Day 11 & 12: Phillip Island
135 km | 2 hrs
Another hotspot for wildlife, especially birdlife and marine life coastal walks, pristine landscapes and the local stars - penguins!
Day 13 & 14: Mornington Peninsula
144 km | 2 hr
Just an hour and a half from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters, art, cafes, local food, historic mansions, hot springs, golf courses, and wineries.
105 km | 1 hr 25 min
Melbourne has a lot to offer so plan to spend a few days here exploring her cultural attractions, live music scene, funky laneways with hole-in-the-wall restaurants and dumpling dens, shopping and art.
With Camperman, you can hire a campervan from Sydney and drop it off in Melbourne (or the other way around) and you won't be charged a one-way fee.
Sydney to Melbourne Alpine Coastal Drive
Heart of Reef Shuttles, 48-50 Carlo Drive, Cannonvale, Queensland 4802 Phone: 1800 216 223
40 French Street, Eagle Farm, Queensland 4009
Phone: 1800 216 223
440 Sheridan Street, Cairns,
Queensland 4870 Phone: 1800 216 223
2/11 Northview St, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 Phone: 1800 216 223
273 Elizabeth Street, Coburg,
Victoria 3058 Phone: 1800 216 223
23-25 Erskine Rd, Caringbah,
Sydney, NSW 2229 Phone: 1800 216 223
167 Mount Low Parkway, Townsville,
Queensland 4814 Phone: 1800 216 223