Explore the Attractions of and Surrounding Melbourne
Melbourne is great location to start your campervan hire holiday from. Boasting a close proximity to some of Australia's greatest driving routes, a wealth of city attractions and a thriving and inviting cultural atmosphere, there really is no better city to visit.
Victoria's capital promises to keep you fascinated from dawn to way past dusk. In the heart of Melbourne, visit the lush Royal Botanic Gardens, popular for a quick lunch or stroll. Federation Square is a meeting place which has become a well known landmark within the city, and Brunswick Street is known for its eclectic cafes, shops and atmosphere.
Venture outside of Melbourne and you will find places like Philip Island, which offers a rare opportunity to see fairy penguins at play as you watch the 'Penguin Parade'. The Grampians are just three hours drive west of Melbourne, and are especially stunning in spring when almost 1000 species of flower are blooming. St Kilda is also a popular hotspot, with thousands flocking to the beach here throughout summer.
However, the best part about Melbourne is without a doubt its short distance from the famous Great Ocean Road. A unique Australian treasure, the Great Ocean Road offers travellers one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world.
It is the perfect destination for the self drive campervan hire holiday, with pristine camping grounds throughout the coastline, amazing national parks and pretty seaside towns from start to finish, there is something for everyone here.
Apollo Bay is a great place to stop along the way. Situated by Cape Otway, about 190 kilometres from central Melbourne, it is extremely popular amongst the city folk as a weekend getaway.
Known by many as 'Paradise by the Sea', Apollo Bay is built on a perfect semi circle beach with pristine white sands and azure blue water which helps justify this label.
It is places like these that make Melbourne such a desirable place to visit while on a campervan holiday in Australia. Compare campervans by using the Quote Box above or contact us directly to find out more about campervan hire in Melbourne.