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
13 kilometres by road north-west of ferry terminal entrance
The quickest driving route does not use any toll roads
While travellers towing a caravan, those with campervans, motorhomes or tents are well catered for in rural and regional Victoria, choices are limited close to the centre of Melbourne. This is mainly due to the amount of space caravan parks would occupy in areas where land is at a premium.
We have compiled a list of all the caravan parks that are within 25 kilometres drive of Melbourne’s CBD that permit short stays, which means they are suitable for holidaymakers, travellers or casual visitors looking for somewhere to stay with their caravan or campervan.
See the map at the end to see the location of all these caravan parks in relation to each other and Melbourne’s city centre.
1. Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
11 kilometres by road north of Melbourne CBD
265 Elizabeth Street, Coburg
Ensuite sites, powered sites, unpowered camp sites
Solar heated pool, adventure playground, games room, movie room, camp kitchen