TOP 10 CARAVAN PARKS IN VICTORIA
From the historic townships along the Murray River to the breathtaking beaches of the Great Ocean Road, Victoria has so much to discover. It’s understandable why so many couples and families are hitting the road to explore everything the state has to offer, with the comfort and convenience of a home on wheels.
So to help you plan your next adventure, we’ve put together a list of our favourite caravan parks in Victoria, whether you’re after all the amenities under the sun or a blissful escape in the great outdoors.
1. Big 4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park
Sprawling across 24 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, this Yarra Valley caravan park lies in the rolling hills of Healesville. The gently trickling Badger Creek meanders through the park and a range of native birdlife will serve as your natural alarm clock. This Big4 offers both powered and unpowered caravan sites, as well as a refreshing swimming pool, a children’s playground, a giant jumping pad and a 78-metre-long pump track. You can begin the day with a barista-made coffee from the Coffee Barn, then mingle with other campers beside the communal fire pit in the evenings.
2. Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Located on the Great Ocean Road is this family-focused caravan park, which reinvests its profits back into the local community. It boasts more than 250 powered sites where the Anglesea River meets Bass Strait and is dog-friendly for most of the year. Aside from a mini-golf course, a jumping pillow and a children’s playground, there’s a brand new camp kitchen, a swimming pool and an indoor spa that’s heated to an enticing 37 degrees Celsius. All this on the doorstep of Point Addis Marine National Park, Coogoorah Reserve and the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.
Perched on the banks of Morses Creek, the NRMA-owned Bright Holiday Park is a worthy inclusion on our list of the top caravan parks in Victoria. It serves as a convenient base for exploring the state’s spectacular High Country, as well as everything the charming town of Bright has to offer. By day, you can venture off on the alpine bushwalking and mountain biking trails, then return to your powered, unpowered or ensuite caravan site (some of which are pet friendly). There’s a children’s playground, a mini-golf course and a swimming pool to keep young guests entertained, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and a well-equipped camp kitchen.
If you’re heading to the stunning Mornington Peninsula, then this Big4 park offers an ideal base for discovering the region’s beautiful beaches, lively markets and world-renowned vineyards. The powered caravan sites come with optional en-suites, including deluxe options for those who like things a little roomier. When it comes to kid-friendly facilities, you really couldn’t ask for more, with a fantastic playground, a modular pump track and a jumping pillow. There’s also a solar-heated swimming pool, tennis courts and a lending library for campers after a new read.
5. Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park
Want to explore the Grampians? The Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park has everything you need – spacious, powered campsites and majestic views of the surrounding mountains. It boasts one of the only outdoor wood fire-heated pools in Australia and allows campfires, so you can sit roasting marshmallows while you watch the kangaroos and emus grazing nearby. Aside from the children’s playground and fully netted trampolines, there’s a stylish camp lounge and a designated Wi-Fi hotspot so you can stay connected…or not!
6. Big4 Phillip Island Caravan Park
Situated on the doorstep of cafes and shops while being just 20 minutes drive from the famous Penguin Parade is this ever-popular Big4 caravan park. It overlooks a beach on the eastern edge of Phillip Island, surrounded by a picturesque coastal reserve. Aside from its level, powered sites, the park also features a modern playground, a games room and a jumping pillow, not to mention a seasonal outdoor cinema. Hire pedal carts are available for cruising around the park and anglers will be happy to know that the closest fishing spot is just a stone’s throw away.
Victoria’s magnificent Murray region surrounds you at this riverfront caravan park, which lies directly on the border with New South Wales. It’s within walking distance of the shops, cafes and restaurants of historic Echuca where you can ride paddle steamers or get up close to vintage cars at the National Holden Motor Museum. Most of the caravan park’s powered sites are drive-through and pets are permitted outside of major holiday periods. Kids will love the playground and basketball pad while everyone can take advantage of the tennis courts and resort-style swimming pool.
8. Big4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park
Just 300 metres from Sovereign Hill is this award-winning caravan park, which follows sustainable business practices in line with the Gumnut Awards certification program. There are both powered and unpowered sites with optional en-suites, as well as a solar-heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and an adventure playground. Families travelling with children on the spectrum can take advantage of the Sensory Room while free art and craft activities are provided during the school holidays at the Kids Club. Adults don’t miss out either, however, with an indoor heated spa and a giant chess set.
On the outskirts of Whitfield is this peaceful caravan park, which was originally created for power line workers more than 50 years ago. It’s now established a reputation as one of the top caravan parks in Victoria for those seeking to escape the crowds and immerse themselves in Mother Nature. Mature oak and native trees frame the powered and unpowered sites and pets are welcome to stay with you. You won’t find big playgrounds and swimming pools here, with the gently flowing King River and the recreational trails of the King Valley to entertain you.
Serving as the main visitor hub for exploring Wilsons Promontory National Park, Tidal River is also home to one of the park’s best campgrounds. There are hundreds of powered and unpowered caravan sites to choose from, many of which nestle beneath tea trees along the riverbanks near Norman Beach. Directly on your doorstep are spectacular hiking trails, breathtaking beaches and the historic Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse.