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Melbourne & surrounds round trip

Start your motorhome road trip in Melbourne with iconic destinations such as the Yarra Valley, Port Campbell, and Apollo Bay in your sights! This three-week road trip itinerary truly has it all, so get ready to discover coastal beaches, thrilling theme parks, charming towns, and plenty more. Get ready because it’s time to set off on an unforgettable Aussie motorhome holiday experience!


With a range of activities to suit all ages and interests, here are just some of the things you’ll experience on your holiday:

• Swimming at iconic coastal beaches
• Easy hikes through rainforests and bushland
• A range of water activities such as kayaking and surfing
• Local produce, wine, and whiskey tastings
• Thrilling theme parks and unique local attractions
• Historical adventures including the Gold Rush and Ned Kelly

Melbourne & surrounds round trip


Day 1
Distance : 53km Time : 1 Hour 25 minutes

Once you collect your motorhome hire in Melbourne, head over to Woolworths Gladstone Park to stock up on all the necessities for meals.

Now let’s launch straight into your motorhome holiday itinerary! Your first stop is the iconic Yarra Valley, known for its wineries, boutique shops, ice creameries, and everything in between. Head along the highway, making sure to stop at That’s Amore Cheese so that you can stock your fridge with their delicious deli cheeses. There’s no end to the entertainment you can find in the area, so make sure you take your time exploring!

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Big 4 Yarra Valley Holiday Park

Day 2
Distance : 30km Time : 45 Minutes

Get an early morning start and head off towards Hedgend Maze. With a 1.2km maze, the whole family will burn some energy before the next phase of your Melbourne road trip!

The Dandenong Ranges are the focus for today – and don’t worry if you haven’t had your winery fix just yet, you’ll find plenty more along the highway.

As you arrive in the Dandenong Ranges, pull off the highway towards the Silvan Dam Lookout – which is a fantastic spot to stop and have a classic Aussie BBQ lunch. With many tracks to explore, lookouts to visit and activities to try, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the Dandenong Ranges.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Big 4 Dandenong Tourist Park

Day 3
Distance : 70km Time : 1 Hour 25 minutes

Start your morning with a wander at the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens before heading out onto the highway. The next phase of your Melbourne road trip itinerary begins now!

As you get closer to the Mornington Peninsula, you’ll want to stop at the 1000 Steps Carpark. For our history buffs, this walk will give you a small taste of what the Australian Soldiers experienced on the Kokoda Trail. Pack a tasty picnic lunch or bring some of the cheeses you bought at Yarra Valley to enjoy along the way.

Now head back out to the highway and make your way towards Slides Playcentre to burn some of the kids’ energy before the next section of the trip! If you’re keeping to a budget, burn some energy at the beach as you coast into Mornington. This is a great place to be for an afternoon of sun and sandcastles. For stunning coastal views, make sure you stop by The Pillars and Tassells Cove on your way over to Mornington.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Big 4 Kangerong Holiday Park

Day 4
Distance : 110km Time : 2 Hours

Your destination on your Melbourne motorhome road trip itinerary is Phillip Island! But first, you’ll want to stop at Moonlit Sanctuary on your way out of Mornington to encounter a wide variety of birds, native wildlife and the endangered Tasmanian Devil.

Don’t let the name fool you; Phillip Island is accessible by an entrance bridge, so there aren’t any boats involved. Once you arrive, you’ll have plenty to see and do. Stop in at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory before heading to A Maze‘N Things for an afternoon of play.

Relax in the afternoon by visiting one of the many lookouts or beaches such as Nobbies Centre, Cowrie Beach and Shelley Beach.


Day 5
Distance : 55km Time : 1 Hour

Catch a morning cruise with Wildlife Coast Cruises before making your way to the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit! Have a race on the Go Karts or, for the real deal, book a lap with an experienced race car driver.

After a full morning of activities, it’s time to continue your Melbourne motorhome road trip and set off towards Inverloch. Turn off towards the State Coal Mine as you approach Wonthaggi, to experience what the coal mines were like in the 1900’s.

When you’re done, continue towards Cape Paterson Road and follow the coast into Inverloch. You’ll absolutely want to make sure to have your camera ready when you stop by The Oaks, Twin Reefs, Eagles Nest and The Caves lookouts.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Big 4 Inverloch Holiday Park

Day 6
Distance : 100km Time : 1 Hour 30 minutes

Day 6 of your adventure begins with a relaxing morning walk around Townsend Creek Circuit. When you hit the road again, you’ll find Traralgon only an hour and a half away – depending on how long your stops are.

To avoid getting lost, you’ll want to pass through Mirboo North, and then turn off towards Trafalgar, which will lead you towards Old Gippstown Heritage Park. This is a wonderful place to stop and learn all about the European settlement in Victoria! Take a tour and experience a true old-town lifestyle.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Big 4 Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park

Day 7
Distance : 70km Time : 1 Hour

As you depart Traralgon, head to Jump & Climb Traralgon for a morning of fun – just make sure you check their opening hours to avoid any potential disappointment.

After burning off some energy, make your next stop in Sale for lunch by Lake Guthridge in the Robert Wain Reserve. For those looking to cool down on a warm day, you’ll be thrilled to know that the Lex Glover Outdoor pool is nearby! Before you head back out onto the highway, take a stroll through the beautiful Sale Botanical Gardens.


Day 8
Distance : 90km Time : 1 Hour 25 Minutes

For another fun-filled day of activities, head to The Bairnsdale Fun Park! With activities such as go-karts, laser tag, a jumping castle, swimming pool, golf range, combat archery, bungee trampoline and combat archery, you’ll be sure to find an activity or two that will entertain everyone.

Stop by Jemmys Point Lookout for a spectacular view of the coastline as you arrive at Lakes Entrance. Or, for an up close and personal experience, try out an afternoon cruise with Lonsdale Eco Cruises.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Lakes Beachfront Holiday Park

Day 9
Distance : 120km Time : 2 Hours

Start your day down at the Main Beach Walk Bridge with Lakes Entrance Paddle Boats or wander further along to the beach for a morning swim before continuing your Melbourne road trip towards Omeo.

If you’re keen for another tour, turn off the highway as you approach Bruthen and you’ll discover the Bullant Brewery! Stop here to taste the local beer and grab something tasty for lunch before you hit the road again.

You’ll find plenty of things to do in Omeo, with the Historic Park and Museum, Livingstone Park, Mt Kosciuszko Lookout, German Cuckoo Clock Shop, and more!


Day 10
Distance : 108km Time : 2 Hours

Day 10 of your Melbourne motorhome road trip itinerary will take you towards Bright. This stunning countryside drive will likely take longer than 2 hours thanks to the many lookouts you can stop at!

Once you arrive in Bright, head to CyclePath to hire a bike and head to one of the many tracks for an off-road experience. From there a great place to visit is the Bright Chocolate Factory, where you can stock up on some boutique chocolates for your travels. Make your way to Bright Splash Park for an afternoon of fun or relax by Ovens River.


Day 11
Distance : 100km Time : 1 Hour 25 Minutes

As you travel along the highway towards Wodonga, you will come across the Ringer Reef Winery. This is a fantastic place to stop to sample some local wines and a tasty platter whilst taking in the stunning views of the Buckland Valley.

A little further down the highway, you will find the Bright Berry Farm, where you can purchase some handmade ice cream and sorbets to eat in the sunshine! Continue your local samplings with a stop at the Barwidgee Lavender Farm near Rosewhite.

As you arrive in Wodonga, head to Totally Fun to feed the farm animals from a train, discovery a mini golf course and bring your bathers because there are plenty of water activities to cool down with.


Day 12
Distance : 100km Time : 1 Hour 25 Minutes

If you’re a golf enthusiast you’ll want to begin your morning at the Albury Wodonga Golf Driving Range before heading out onto the highway towards Wangaratta. Take the turn off towards Beechworth to find Woolshed Falls, which is a great place for a dip. Make sure you take a picnic lunch with you!

Arriving in Beechworth, head to the Old Beechworth Gaol, which is the gaol that once housed the infamous Ned Kelly. This historical Melbourne destination is well worth the visit so book in to catch one of their tours and learn what it was like to be imprisoned here in the 1800’s.

As you depart Beechworth, keep an eye out for the wineries that are scattered along the highway, then head towards Wangaratta for an afternoon of exploration.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Big 4 North Cedars Holiday Park

Day 13
Distance : 210km Time : 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Your history tour continues with the Ned Kelly Museum and Homestead, where you’ll discover a replica hut of the bushranger’s family home. Spend your morning following the interpretive displays in the museum and learn everything there is to know about the Australian bushranger!

Stop for lunch in Shepparton at one of the many parks and head to the SPC KidsTown Adventure Playground if you’ve got some energetic kids onboard. With barbeque facilities and many different playground activities to choose from, this is a great place to stop and let off some steam.

Next, you will be spoilt for choice with plenty of things to do in Bendigo. Head to the Marilyn Monroe statue for a quick photo opportunity or go nuts in the Zone Fun Park. With mini golf, laser tag, skate arena, and go-karting, we hope you have some extra time on your hands to try them all!


Day 14
Distance : 40km Time : 45 Minutes

Further out of Bendigo, you will come across Big Hill Vineyard and Belvoir Park Estate. Take your pick of where you stop or, for those with a bit of extra time on their hands, stop by both to taste some of Victoria’s finest drinks!

For a scenic picnic lunch, stop by the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens right by Lake Joanna. This is a beautiful spot to relax before seeking more entertainment in Castlemaine. Head to the Old Castlemaine Goal to learn about the history that spans over the 130 years that it was active. For those brave enough, book yourself in for the after dark ghost tour.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Big 4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park

Day 15
Distance : 85km Time : 1 Hour 25 Minutes

Day 15 of your motorhome road trip from Melbourne will see you travelling towards Ballarat. As you leave Castlemaine, turn off towards Hepburn Springs for a luxury retreat, where you can take your pick from one of the spas in the area for a rejuvenating massage.

Pick up the energy with an afternoon at the Daylesford Mini Golf before heading to Lake Daylesford for lunch with a view. Further down the highway you’ll come across the Maze House, which is a great place to stop for a challenge.

You’ll quickly discover that you’re spoilt for choice with things to see and do in Ballarat. Visit Red Duck Brewery for an afternoon of craft beer tasting or go to the stunning Ballarat Botanical Gardens for a leisurely stroll.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park

Day 16
Distance : 165km Time : 2 Hours

This will be a big day on your Melbourne motorhome road trip as this is your starting point for the Great Ocean Road! Spend your morning exploring Sovereign Hill before heading for Port Campbell. With a museum and the gold fields, this is your chance to learn all about the first gold discoveries in the area and be immersed in the 1800s vibe with the staff appropriately dressed in period costumes. You may even get the chance to pan for gold at the Red Hill Gully Diggings – they even let you keep your findings!

As you continue your road trip to Port Campbell, make a stop by the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. This is a great place to stop for a bite to eat for lunch and to sample the local whiskey.

Be sure to check out The Grotto, London Bridge and The Arch lookouts whilst you’re in the area – and have your camera on hand! Then, if you’ve got some energy to spare, seek out the Port Campbell Discovery Walk for an easy stroll with stunning views.


Day 17
Distance : 100km Time : 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Spend your morning swimming at the Port Campbell Foreshore before setting your sights on Apollo Bay – which is the halfway point of the Great Ocean Road.

This stretch of your road trip is full of beautiful lookouts along the cliff edge as well as some of the most iconic destinations in Australia. Be sure to stop by Sparkes Gully Lookout, The Bakers Oven, The Blowhole, The Razorback and the ever-famous Twelve Apostles. Round off the afternoon with a swim and some lunch at the Gibson Steps.

Halfway to Apollo Bay, you’ll want to take the turn off towards Melba Gully and take a short walk through Great Otway National Park. This mystical forest will have you discovering giant ancient moss-filled trees and fern gullies that are guaranteed to leave travellers in awe. If this walk doesn’t take your fancy, head further down the highway and try the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk – it’s a favourite for a reason!

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park

Day 18
Distance : 75km Time : 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Begin day 18 of your Melbourne motorhome road trip by heading up to the Marriner’s Lookout. For a uniquely peaceful experience, get up before the sun so that you can catch a glimpse of the stunning Victorian sunrise shimmering over the sea.

Next, take a quick dip in the water at Shells Beach before beginning you’re the next leg of your trip towards Anglesea. We hope your camera is ready for another day of busy photographing, because this coastal Victorian drive has plenty of fantastic lookouts with stellar views of the Bass Strait.

As you pass through Lorne you’ll discover tons of fantastic local eateries. Grab your lunch and head to the beach for a quick swim before hopping back onto the highway. When you arrive in Angelsea you can book a surfing lesson, hire a kayak, or simply put your feet up and relax in the seaside breeze.

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Anglesea Family Caravan Park

Day 19
Distance : 85km Time : 1 Hour 15 Minutes

With only a short drive ahead of you today, you’ll have plenty of time to explore all that Queenscliff has to offer. As you head out of Angelsea, stop by the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for a treat on the go.

Your first stop is the Famous Bells Beach, which is the home of Ripcurl Pro Surf. As you pass through Torquay, you’ll find some great spots to stop for fish and chips by the beach.

You’ll reach Queenscliff in the early afternoon and be spoilt for activities. Whether you decide to visit the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre, the Queenscliff Museum or head out for a cruise, you will not have a moment to spare!

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: With a number of caravan parks in the local area, make sure you check out each one to see what suits your budget and needs for the evening.

Day 20
Distance : 71km Time : 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Your motorhome road trip is almost done, but have no fear because you’re ending on a high! There are two ways you can finish the trip. If you’re keen for a relaxing budget option, spend your morning at the Bellarine Adventure Golf. Otherwise, go big and set off immediately towards Geelong for an afternoon of thrills at Adventure Park! As Victoria’s biggest theme park, there is fun to be had for all ages. You’ll find splash zones and giant water slides, as well as fun outside of the water with carousels, Ferris wheels and lttle buggy speedway cars. You can easily spend a whole day here having fun in the sun!

CAMPSITE RECOMMENDATION: Werribee South Caravan Park

Day 21
Distance : 60km Time : 1 Hour 30 Minutes

You still have a whole day, so let’s make the most out of it! Before returning to the Cruisin’ Motorhomes branch in Tullamarine, head to the Werribee Open Range Zoo. With cheetahs, gorillas, lions and camels, you are in for a truly wild experience. Take a safari ride through the zoo grounds or listen to one of the many talks throughout the day.

After your morning at Werribee Zoo, head into Melbourne for a spot of shopping or visit to Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium if you’ve got time to spare.

When you’re ready, refill your motorhome’s fuel and make your way to the Cruisin Motorhome’s Melbourne branch for drop off. We love hearing all about our customers’ adventures, so make sure you share your tales with us on Google Reviews or tag us in any pictures you took along the way!


With lots of beaches, bush walks, and scenic spots there are a few key things you won’t want to forget! These include: 

  • Beach towels 
  • Swimwear 
  • Beach entertainment (buckets, volleyball, cricket, etc) 
  • Appropriate footwear (thongs for beaches, sneakers for walking) 
  • Sun hat 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Camera/phone + chargers 
  • Light backpack (to carry food + water bottle) 
  • Personalised first aid kit (insect repellant, medications, band-aids, etc) 
  • Mixture of clothing for different weather/activities 

Feeling inspired for your own adventure? Then let’s start organising your motorhome holiday!  

Visit our website to see what vehicles are available at our branches, or call our reservation team on 1300 664 485 and we’ll help you book your Melbourne motorhome road trip today!