Best Caravan Spots in Victoria
If you are planning a caravanning trip in Victoria, you have the opportunity to visit a diverse number of places from stunning coastlines such as the Great Ocean Road, to historic small towns including Echuca. Below, we have listed some of the places we recommend to visit on your next trip in Victoria, each with unique attractions suited to the entire family.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road stretches 243 kilometres from Torquay to Allansford near Warrnambool. The heritage listed road allows you and your family to experience many coastal towns, spectacular views and iconic landmarks like the Twelve Apostles. Some of the places we recommend to stop at along the Great Ocean Road include Torquay, Port Fairy, Warrnambool, Lorne and Beech Forest.
The Grampians is a national park exhibiting some of Victoria and Australia’s well known wildlife. About three hours west of Melbourne, there are many camp site options located at the Grampians where nature hikes and canoeing are popular activities.
Wilsons Promontory is the southernmost tip of Victoria. When visiting Wilsons Prom, you are greeted by beaches, rainforests, and a range of accommodation options. Tidal River campground is particularly popular for novice campers due to their range of amenities.
Marysville and Healesville
Located near Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Marysville and Healesville offer a collection of galleries, animal sanctuaries, cafes and nature walks for visitors. These beautiful towns are only 90 minutes away from Melbourne CBD.
This small town situated in south-eastern Victoria is the fishing capital. If you’re not into fishing, there are a range of breathtaking beaches, a beautiful town centre and a number of protected areas showcasing Victoria’s wildlife. 14 kilometres offshore from Mallacoota is Gabo Island, where you can go to see one of the world’s largest colonies of little penguins.
If you are caravanning around Victoria, then a town along the Murray River should be on your list to visit. Located in Northern Victoria, Echuca is a beautiful historic town with a range of accommodation, food and shopping options, museums, gardens, and attractions including going on a paddle steamer. While you are there, you can also visit Echuca and Moama’s rich wine region.
Ballarat is a historic Victorian town, famous for Sovereign Hill, a replica gold rush town. While in Ballarat, you can also visit Ballarat Wildlife Park, Kryal Castle, and Ballarat Botanical Gardens. This town has a range of food, accommodation and activities to entertain the family for more than a night’s stopover.
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