Melbourne, the coastal capital of the state of Victoria, is a convenient starting point to get a campervan hire Melbourne and begin one of Australia’s most popular and scenic coastal caravan drives – the Great Ocean Road. This seaside route traverses over 400kms alongside postcard-perfect views of windswept beaches and limestone cliffs, including the iconic 12 Apostles!
Geelong, a thriving waterfront precinct, marks The Great Ocean Road’s eastern edge, with historical buildings and the National Wool Museum as key features. The surfing hub of Torquay and world famous Bells Beach is the next point of interest to park your campervan hire Melbourne and take some pictures. From there, travel on to the coastal village of Lorne, where you can stop for lunch at one of the beach cafes or stretch your legs on a hike to nearby waterfalls. If you’re keen, you can continue your RV hire Melbourne trip all the way to Victoria’s favourite fishing village, Port Fairy, or visit the Flagstaff Maritime Museum at the road’s western end tourist town of Warrnambool.
Well known for its glamping, camping and motorhome hire Melbourne holidays, getting around the gorgeous Grampians is one of the most motorhome-friendly adventures you can take as the highway is well-serviced from The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. Check out these great self-drive motorhome hire itineraries!
Back in Melbourne’s city centre alongside the Yarra River is fabulous Federation Square, where you can wander down hidden laneways filled with cafes, restaurants and modern street art. Alternatively, you can shop to your heart’s content at Church Street’s boutique fashion shops. Southbank is home to the Melbourne Arts Precinct where you can visit the National Gallery of Victoria which honours the Indigenous Australians, or see a live show on stage at Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts complex called the Arts Centre Melbourne. Last but not least, Melbourne’s MCG is where all the local fans cheer on their favourite football teams if you’d like to join in on the fun!
Less than an hour away from Melbourne, scenic winding roads will take your Cruisin’ Motorhome hire Melbourne to the Dandenong Ranges, with its romantic hideaways, abundance of art studios, walking and cycling trails.
Best Campervan Hire Melbourne
Book your campervan rental Melbourne with Cruisin’ Motorhome hire Melbourne today to begin your journey! Wherever you wish to travel, the friendly Cruisin’ Motorhome hire Melbourne team can be contacted at 1 300 664 485 to help choose the perfect campervan hire to get your voyage underway!
Upon getting your campervan hire from the Cruisin’ Motorhome hire Melbourne branch, you might like to consider spending your first night at nearby Airport Tourist Village Melbourne while you become accustomed to your motorhome hire and get acquainted with the Melbourne area.
If this is your first time driving a campervan hire around Melbourne we recommend this 21 Days Melbourne Motorhome Adventure Itinerary!
Melbourne’s weather can be unpredictable. January is the hottest month in Melbourne, with an average temperature of 21°C, and the coldest is July, with an average of 10°C.
June through to August bring strong winds, cloudy days and frost nights – pack a rain jacket and a sun hat! Melbourne’s temperature can change suddenly, so you should be prepared for all seasons no matter the month.
Best time to visit:
The loveliest time to visit Melbourne is between March and May or September and November. This is when you will most likely experience moderate temperatures and avoid the hustle and bustle of tourist season. Of course, if you’re more accustomed to hot weather – January might be a better option for you.
The Queen Victoria Markets – This inner-city market has been a part of Melbourne for over 140 years! It is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere, open every day except Mondays and Wednesdays. From fresh fruit and speciality cheese to clothing and souvenirs, you’ll find everything you need here and more!
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – Victoria is abundant with delicious eats and drinks, so what better way to flaunt that than by hosting an epic festival!? The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival showcases a massive program – you can sample unique foods, watch famous chefs cook or purchase a show bag full of handy kitchen items!
Carols By Candlelight – This is a family tradition for so many Victorians and an unmissable event if you’re lucky to be Cruisin’ around Victoria on Christmas Eve. You never know who you’ll get to see on stage! Past performers include Delta Goodrem, John Farnham and Guy Sebastian. This vibrant charity event supports Vision Australia – all proceeds from the event help families and children who are blind or have low vision.
Moomba Festival – Australia’s largest community festival, Moomba has something for everyone! BMX competitions, kids’ yoga, pop up concerts and carnival rides are just the start of this epic event. An exciting Labour Day long weekend that boasts a variety of ticketed and free events.
Australian Open – A historic sporting event in Melbourne since 1972, The Australian Open is a significant Tennis championship traditionally held in January each year. Tickets generally go on sale in late December, so to get exclusive access to the world-famous game, you best book in advance!
Melbourne is famous for its hip food scene and rooftop bars. To eat like a local, try doughnuts, Chiko Rolls and Chinese yum-cha. There are eateries hidden in every nook and cranny of the CBD – so it’s best to wander beyond the main roads when on the lookout for a quality restaurant experience.
Renowned wineries, breweries & eateries:
Melbourne is known for its bustling laneways, art scene, café culture and some of the most incredible road trips in the country. If you love sightseeing, shopping, and modern architecture – Melbourne is undoubtedly the place to be! Some of Victoria’s most famous landmarks are:
Walking options are abundant for travellers in and around Melbourne, from gentle-family walks to epic bushland hikes. The great thing about bushwalking in Victoria is the weather doesn’t often get significantly hot. Some popular walks are:
- Bright Canyon Walk, Bright
- Mount Buffalo National Park
- Great Ocean Walk, Great Otway National Park
- Middle Creek, Mount Buangor
- Aireys Inlet Beaches and Cliff Tops, Uruquhart Bluff
- Blowhard Spur, Blowhard Spur
Motorhome friendly free camping
Victoria has a range of low cost and free camping. Research ahead of time to make sure your vehicle and the surrounding terrain is appropriate. Some camp spots that campers have previously recommended are:
- Andersons Garden, Mount Disappointment
- Blue Pool Campground Briaglong
- The Poplars Campground, West Gippsland
- Mount Franklin, Macedon Ranges
- Beenleigh Hugh Muntz Park
For more info on free camping, head to:
Free camping sites in Victoria
Melbourne Holiday Parks
There are so many exciting oliday parks in Melbourne to choose from that are family friendly and affordiable. Some in the heart of the city and others are just on the outskirts. At night, you might just become surrounded by wildlife! Some suggestions are:
- Discovery Parks Melbourne
- Honey Hush Caravan Park
- Five Ways Caravan Park
- Big 4 Melbourne
- BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park
- NRMA Portland Bay Holiday Park
For more info on nearby holiday parks, head to: