End Your Road Trip in Melbourne

The Sydney to Melbourne drive is a magical trip down the south coast along Sea Cliff Bridge and includes the Pigeon House Mountain climb, the Great Ocean Road and Bells Beach (a surf mecca), the Scenic Alpine Drive (optional), through the ancient rainforest and glow worm caves of the Great Otway National Park, into stunning Wilson's Promontory and Phillip Island, both rich with wildlife, into the Mornington Peninsula region of vineyards, golf courses, hot springs and stunning beaches, arriving at last in the cultural city of Melbourne.  

The journey of 1,200 km (15.5 hours of drive time) plus detours is best tackled in three weeks to properly explore the highlights.

Cover photo: Murramarang National Park, NSW, by Shane Lin via Flickr

Sea Cliff Bridge
Sea Cliff Bridge on the Sydney to Melbourne drive. Photo: David Winble

Campervan Drop-off in Melbourne

With Camperman, you can pick up your campervan at one end and drop it off at the other for no additional charge. Our Melbourne depot is conveniently located at J & P Anton Motors, 273 Elizabeth Street Coburg, Melbourne, VIC 3058. 

We shortlist the best campervan-friendly places to stay along the way in our online travel guides.

Green Patch Campground Jervis Bay
Green Patch Camp, Booderee National Park. Photo: @TravelAsTherapy

Caravan Parks Melbourne

Melbourne Caravan Parks vary in quality so we’ve shortlisted the best. Our recommendations earn at least four stars on Trip Advisor and Google. Expect the sites to be a little closer together than you get at National Park campgrounds when camping at city Caravan Parks.

Melbourne BIG 4 Holiday Park– Family friendly with resort-style pool, mini golf, and a Temple of Terrors playground. 8 km from the heart of Melbourne and a ten minute walk from the tram stop. 

Ashley Gardens Holiday Village - is set in landscaped gardens close to shops and restaurants. It's 10 km from the centre of Melbourne, a 20 minute drive without traffic. There is a bus stop at the park entrance.

Crystal Brook Tourist Park - Spacious, shaded tourist park with large sites surrounded by bush by a river with quality wooden tables and chairs in the camp kitchen. Every morning outside reception you can feed the birds – lorikeets, cockatoos, ducks, and kookaburras. It is a short drive to the Yarra Valley wineries, and is 27 km from the centre of Melbourne, a 30 minute drive without traffic. Public transport at park gate.

Cape Conran
Cape Conran Camping

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