Melbourne Campervan Rental – Perfect Start to your Holidays
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria is an exciting and ever-changing city with lots to offer visitors and their families. If you need a rest after sightseeing or shopping, get on board the Melbourne burgundy-colored City Circle tram (complimentary travel) to explore the city. This attraction is very popular and be prepared for a packed tram during peak holiday seasons. After a hectic day exploring the city you can also rest the afternoon at one of the numerous parks nearby, Royal Botanical Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Carlton Gardens. Camper vans rental in Melbourne is one of the best ways to get around in Melbourne and all across Australia.
Temperatures in Melbourne range from 6 to 13° Celsius in winter and 15 to 27° Celsius over the summer months. Melbourne is famous for its “4 seasons in a day” weather so be prepared and remember to bring appropriate clothing for this changeable weather.
You can head your campervan rental, south to Phillip Island or west to the Great Ocean Road. The regional cities with well-known vineyards and goldfields of Victoria are also within easy reach of Melbourne. You will find suitable camping grounds or campsites dotted around Melbourne and its surrounding places of interest and also in regional Victoria.
Things to Do and See Hiring a Campervan in Melbourne
Federation Square - is Melbournes meeting place with its ‘Fractal Façade’ made up of sandstone, zinc and glass triangles. It is home to major cultural attractions, world-class events plus many restaurants, cafes, bars and retail outlets. The Melbourne Visitor Centre located at Federation Square can offer a great range of tourism experiences with guided tours, Yarra River cruises, bicycle hire and sightseeing day tours plus many free tourism services.
Take the family and head the camper van rental to the Melbourne Aquarium centrally located in the CBD with daily dive feeding shows and see the exclusive King and Gentoo penguins. There are plenty of activities catering to young children and they will enjoy discovering the wonder creatures of the Southern Ocean.
You can drive your campervan hire down to Sorrento and enjoy the heritage walks around the peninsula. Visit the Nepean Museum and Heritage Gallery with displays showcasing the history of the region. There is a daily ferry that you can drive across the bay to Queenscliff (approx. 45 minutes trip). When on board look out for the dolphins frolicking in the bay.
Another must visit destination on your list is Phillip Island just 2 hours’ drive from Melbourne in a campervan rental. Here you will find the best beaches in Victoria ideal for surfing, boarding and sailing. Plus there are many beaches where you can relax or enjoy a swim, row a boat or a spot of fishing.
Wildlife is another major attraction on Phillip Island especially with the fairy penguins returning from their day at sea back to their burrows. You can experience this Penguin Parade each evening. There is also a colony of fur seals on the island with koalas and wombats. Get along other such destinations in a campervan rental with Aussie Campervans.
You will find many campervans on rent travelling to Phillip Island in October each year for the 500 cc Motorcycle Grand Prix for 3 days of racing and excitement.
You can plan and select a suitable campervan rental for your holiday on our website: http://www.aussiecampervans.com/recommended-campervans.htm. Book directly and pick up your Melbourne campervan hire and recreational vehicle (RV) at one of our many Melbourne branches. We offer one-way rentals from Melbourne to other major cities in Australia.
Our staff are also happy to help with any questions that you may have regarding your upcoming Melbourne campervan rental or RV rental. We are committed to offering the highest possible standard of customer service and are happy to discuss your travel plans and offer travel suggestions.
Suggested Touring Route: Melbourne to Portland
Melbourne to Geelong - Travel leisurely renting a campervan via the Princes Highway over the West Gate Bridge to the bayside city of Geelong, the 2nd largest city in Victoria. Places to visit include the Geelong waterfront with its public art works, National Wool Museum and Ford Discovery Centre.
Geelong to Torquay - Along this gateway to the Great Ocean Road you will find golf courses, surf beaches and wineries. Take the Surf Coast Highway to Torquay famous for Bells Beach (host of the annual Rip Curl Pro) and Jan Juc. The beaches around Torquay are excellent for all the family and you can all try out the various walk sections of the Surf Coast Walk from Jan Juc to Aireys Inlet. Campervan rental will make this road trip easy!
Torquay to Angle Sea - Take a detour to the golf course, famous for kangaroos nestled under the trees surrounding the golf course. On New Year’s Day each year you will find hundreds of campervan rentals embark to Angle Sea for the annual regatta. There are numerous local wineries open for tastings and cellar door sales.
Angle Sea to Lorne - For the next 30 kms you will find magnificent coastal views as you drive through the hired campervan to the beach town Lorne. This is the perfect stop for lunch with Fish and chips on the beach is a must. There are a number of walking trails to spectacular waterfalls and secluded picnic areas. Follow the Koala Walk at Kennett River and get your camera ready to take photos of the koalas.
Lorne to Apollo Bay - On this road you will travel up cliff-tops offering incredible views. Take a detour and stop your camper van hire at the Paradise and enjoy a walk through the fern forests in the hills behind the bay. Take your time to explore the famous 12 Apostles and the Otway Ranges.
Apollo Bay to Portland - At Portland you can drive your campervan rental out of town to the Cape Nelson State Park and visit the Cape Nelson lighthouse (last manned lighthouse in Victoria). You will find a diverse range of bird life in the park, with walks and picnic areas with views of rugged coastline.
The state capital of Victoria, Melbourne is an ideal starting point for your Australian adventure and there is always something to do in the bustling city. Discover this wonderful city of interest named Melbourne on a campervan rental by exploring the sights and sounds with Aussie Campervans.
We do offer Melbourne Motorhome rental and Melbourne 4WD rentals at affordable rates.