Discovering Melbourne in your Campervan  

by Pool Builders on 01-06-2009 in Articles

Melbourne is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in Australia, with an international appeal not easy to match. There is an abundance of discovery-campervans.com.au motorhome rental options in this city which means that you will definitely find a deal to suit you. Campervan travellers will find that the caravan parks close to the city will bring them the best of both worlds. You save on costly accommodation plus extra travel time each day. You can visit the city centre or enjoy the surrounding attractions whenever you choose.

As there are an abundance of parks to choose from, we have selected just a few that stand out for reasons of proximity, service and excellence. Wherever you decide to stay, you will find that combining your campervan holiday with a caravan park in the city is enjoyable and cost-effective.

1. Apollo Gardens Caravan Park: 284-290 Sydney Road (formerly the Hume Highway) Craigieburn, Victoria 1800 886 352

Located just 21km from the city centre and set on almost twenty hectares of grassy bushland, this is an ideal destination if you are looking for a quiet base close enough to visit the city. With local kangaroos and wildlife at your front door, you won't want to leave. There is a beautiful waterfall pool and spa with gorgeous barbeque area. This is truly the country within the city and everything you would expect from a top caravan park.

2. Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park: 265 Elizabeth St Coburg 1800802678

This family friendly park is only 9 kilometres north from the city, and an ideal base for those looking for a central location with the benefits of plenty of room onsite. You have all the extra comforts of a solar heated pool and spa, heated amenities, free BBQ's, games rooms, camp kitchen, playground and kids activities. There are local walking tracks, restaurants nearby and plenty of city attractions all very close. This is our pick for a city getaway without unnecessary travelling. Just set up and enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer.

3. Ashley Gardens Holiday Park: 129 Ashley St Braybrook 1800 061444

Another central park also just 9 kilometres from the city, with gardens spread out to give a country atmosphere so you can have the best of both worlds. This is an ideal location close to the airport, main freeways, Melbourne Zoo, GoKart Centre and plenty of shopping centres. There are many nearby attractions for the whole family, unless you prefer to relax by the swimming pool, playground, tennis court and indoor spa and sauna. There is also excellent public transport right at the front door for those quick trips into Melbourne city.

4. BIG4 Dandenong Tourist Park: 370 Frankston Rd, Dandenong 1800 648 346

The Dandenong Tourist Park is perfect for the traveller wanting to base themselves within easy reach of Melbourne's surrounding country as well as close enough to the city. There are plenty of day trips in all directions from this beautiful park,which has sprawling green gardens with shady sites perfect for your campervan. There is a train leaving for the city regularly as well as a bus service at the front door for your trips into the city. The Dandenong area is so beautiful that you wouldn't need to go far to feel like you are having a relaxing, diverse holiday.

5. Werribee South Caravan Park: 39 Beach Rd Werribee South 03 9742 1755

Chosen for its picturesque location and great facilities, the Werribee South Caravan Park has some of the best attractions right on its doorstep such as the Werribee Open Range Zoo, Point Cook Coastal Park and Port Philip Bay. Sites are big and shady and it's an ideal location to set up a chair with a good book or go for a stroll. The city is still an easy 35 kilometres away, so you have the seaside and the bay combined with a city stay. Perfect!

6. Ocean Grove Holiday Park: 90 Wallington Rd, Ocean Grove 03 5256 2233

Situated on the Bellarine Peninsula at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road, the family friendly Ocean Grove Holiday Park has been chosen for its gorgeous location and facilities. With a sparkling swimming pool, indoor spa, games room, tennis court and adventure playground the kids won't want to leave. A day trip to the city takes only 75 minutes with heaps of great attractions along the way. However, you won't want to leave the park with a long beach at your doorstep, rock pools, fishing, boating and great local shopping. This is a destination in itself on the outskirts of the city.

7. Crystal Brooks Holiday Park: 182 Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road Doncaster East 03 9844 3637

Many holiday makers prefer the space and tranquillity you can find in bush setting, so you have the best of both when you combine that with a city stay. The Crystal Brooks Holiday Park is perfect, just 20 kilometres from Melbourne city, surrounded by native trees, birdlife and walking tracks. Enjoy the swimming pool, playground, jumping pillow and excellent amenities. Shopping centres, galleries and caf's are also within walking distance. This really is a hidden oasis in a very big city, and you will feel right at home here.

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