Caravan parks close to Spirit of Tasmania

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When travelling within Australia with your caravan, you need not let the waters of Bass Strait constrain your journey.

Spirit of Tasmania, a passenger and vehicular ferry which traverses Bass Strait and links mainland Victoria with Tasmania, welcomes aboard those travelling with caravans, campervans and motorhomes.

Between late September and Easter, Spirit of Tasmania operates a number of day sailing services which depart from both Melbourne (Station Pier at Port Melbourne) and Devonport at 9am. Check-in for those services is between 6:30am and 8:15am.  Due to the early morning check-in, those with caravans or motorhomes may find it convenient to stay in a caravan park close to the ferry terminal the night before, so that first thing in the morning they only have a short drive to board the boat.

Caravan Parks close to Port Melbourne

1. Discovery Parks Melbourne

Ashley Gardens BIG4 Holiday Village
Discovery Park Melbourne (formerly Ashley Gardens Holiday Village)
  • 13 kilometres by road north-west of ferry terminal entrance
  • The quickest driving route does not use any toll roads
  • Ensuite sites, powered sites (paved and grassed)
  • Recreation room, playground, pool, tennis court, indoor spa & sauna, camp kitchen
  • Van storage available
  • Woolworths supermarket is next door
  • Official website – www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/victoria/melbourne-melbourne
  • Location – 129 Ashley Street, Braybrook
  • Phone – (03) 9318 6866

2. Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park

Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
  • 16 kilometres by road north of ferry terminal entrance
  • Ensuite sites, powered sites, unpowered camp sites
  • Solar heated pool, adventure playground, games room, movie room, camp kitchen
  • Secure luggage storage available
  • Official website – www.melbournebig4.com.au
  • Location – 265 Elizabeth Street, Coburg
  • Phone – (03) 9353 8222

3. Honey Hush Caravan Park

Honey Hush Caravan Park
Honey Hush Caravan Park
  • 17 kilometres by road west of ferry terminal entrance
  • The quickest driving route does not use any toll roads
  • Powered sites, unpowered tent sites
  • Official website – www.honeyhush.com.au
  • Location – 6 Leakes Road, Laverton North
  • Phone – (03) 9369 2253

Caravan parks close to East Devonport

1. Abel Tasman Caravan Park

Abel Tasman Caravan Park
Abel Tasman Caravan Park
  • 900 metres by road from  ferry terminal entrance
  • Cabins, powered sites, unpowered sites
  • BBQ area, childrens playground, newly renovated amenities
  • Official website – www.abeltasmancaravanpark.com.au
  • Location – 6 Wright Street, East Devonport
  • Phone – (03) 6427 8794

2. Discovery Holiday Parks Devonport

Discovery Holiday Parks Devonport
Discovery Holiday Parks Devonport
    • 1.3 kilometres by road from ferry terminal entrance
    • Cottages, cabins, ensuite sites, powered sites
    • BBQs, kiosk, playground, movie room, waterfront location
    • Official website – www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au
    • Location – 13 Tarleton Street, East Devonport
    • Phone – (03) 6427 8418

 3. Devonport Holiday Village

Devonport Holiday Village
Devonport Holiday Village
    • 1.8 kilometres by road from ferry terminal entrance
    • Cabins, ensuite sites, powered sites, unpowered sites
    • BBQs, mini-supermarket, 3 hectares of gardens and trees
    • Official website – www.devonportholidayvillage.com.au
    • Location – 20 North Caroline Street, East Devonport
    • Phone – (03) 6427 8886

4. Bay View Holiday Village

Bay View Holiday Village
Bay View Holiday Village
    • 2.1 kilometres by road from ferry terminal entrance
    • Cabins, powered ensuite sites
    • BBQ area, waterfront location
    • Official website – bookings.goldenchain.com.au
    • Location – 2 North Caroline Street, East Devonport
    • Phone – (03) 6427 0499
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Caravan parks close to the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal in East Devonport

4 thoughts on “Caravan parks close to Spirit of Tasmania”

  1. I need accommodation in the form of a furnished cabin for one night close to the ferry terminal in Melbourne on Friday night, 2nd November but am not having any luck securing any such accommodation. I have a vehicle towing a small box trailer and would need room for that. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Peter

    1. The two closest parks to the ferry terminal are Discovery Parks Melbourne and Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park.

      For Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park, they have a 2 night minimum stay for cabins on Friday 2nd November. However, Discovery Parks Melbourne offers one night stays in cabins on that date and have vacancies.

      To reserve your cabin, phone the park directly on (03) 9318 6866 or book online on their official website at https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/victoria/melbourne-melbourne

  2. Hi, the Latrobe Mersey River Caravan Park is 8 klm up stream from the ferry dock on the same side of the Mersey river. Our main business is catering for those motoring tourists coming into the state or leaving the state via the Spirit of Tas ferries.
    With drive through sites, caravaners can stay hitched up the night before for an early get away or a late arrival and a late checkout for those waiting for the evening ferry.
    The reception hours are scheduled to be open at the times of arrival of the ferries and with late ferries a self check in service is available.
    Would it be possible for this caravan park to get a mention along with the 4 Devonport caravan parks on your website.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g982695-d3784270-Reviews-Latrobe_Mersey_River_Caravan_Park-Latrobe_Tasmania.html

    Regards
    Gavin Imlach
    Proprietor

    1. Unfortunately we can’t include your park on the map we published as it is too far out of Devonport, and this posting is about caravan parks that are right near the ferry terminal.

      However, your comment above has been published, so people who are happy to stay a bit further out can find out about your park.

      We removed the booking.com link you posted as we are not sure why you want your guests to pay the U.S. based booking.com a 30% commission when they can book, instead of booking direct through your website (you have your own instant online booking system available), thus avoiding any commission charges.

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