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 Family Caravan 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: Big4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park
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 Holiday Parks
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: NRMA 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 Big4 Holiday Park
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 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: NRMA Bright Holiday Park
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: Mallocoota Foreshore Caravan Park
This article was originally published on www.roadtrek.com.au.