Camping Melbourne: Top 3 city locations from $37

Melbourne is a city in which you can find your niche. There’s a vibrant live music scene, arts, sports games, high end cuisine, hole-in-the-wall cocktail bars, and surprises down every alley. There is also a diversity of attractions within a day-trip radius of Melbourne that will keep you busy for weeks. That being said, Melbourne is a great place to base yourself, and it needn’t break your budget. I’ve mapped the top three Melbourne caravan parks at the end of the article.

MELBOURNE BIG4 HOLIDAY PARK

Distance from the centre of Melbourne: 8 km. 10 mins walk from the tram stop.

Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park is the most centrally located caravan park. The park has trees and gardens, level concrete sites, ensuite sites, and scores 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool and wading pool
  • Outdoor spa (jacuzzi)
  • Big screen movie room with complimentary latest release movies
  • Playground
  • Tennis courts
  • Games room – air hockey, table tennis, fussball, video games
  • Camp Kitchen with oven, fridge, microwave and  seating
  • Toilets
  • Hot showers with under floor heating
  • Laundry with washers, dryers, ironing boards and clothes lines

RATES: From $47 for a powered site for two people. Additional people extra.

Website

Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park
Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park

ASHLEY GARDENS BIG4 HOLIDAY VILLAGE

Distance from the centre of Melbourne: 10 km. 20 mins drive without traffic. Bus stop at park entrance.

Ashley Gardens Holiday Village is a  landscaped caravan park in the middle of a bustling Melbourne neighbourhood. It’s close to shops and restaurants with public transport at the entrance. The sites are a little crowded, but that’s to be expected in a city. It scores 4 stars on Trip Advisor.

Facilities

  • Toilets and hot showers
  • Camp kitchen
  • BBQs
  • Laundry
  • WIFI
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Powered and ensuite sites
  • Recreation room with pool table
  • Dump point
  • Sullage

RATES: Deals from $38 for a powered site and up to 6 people if staying for three nights.

Website

Ashley Gardens, Melbourne
Ashley Gardens, Melbourne
Ashley Gardens, Melbourne
Ashley Gardens, Melbourne
Ashley Gardens, Melbourne
Ashley Gardens, Melbourne

CRYSTAL BROOK TOURIST PARK

Distance from the centre of Melbourne: 27 km. 30 mins drive without traffic. Public transport at park gate.

This is a little further out than the others, but it is a beautiful spacious tourist park by a river with quality wooden tables and chairs in the camp kitchen. The shaded grassy sites are generously proportioned and surrounded by natural bush and majestic gums and the caretakers appreciate the rich birdlife. Every morning outside reception you can feed the birds – lorikeets, cockatoos, ducks, and kookaburras that are so friendly they’ll eat right out of your hands. It is a short drive to the Yarra Valley wineries, is near shops and restaurants, and scores 4 stars on Trip Advisor.

Facilities

  • Toilets and hot showers
  • Laundry
  • Jumping pillow
  • Playground
  • BBQs
  • Camp kitchen
  • Under cover and open dining tables
  • Games room with table tennis and pool table
  • Swimming pool (heated in the cooler months)
  • WIFI
  • Pet friendly
  • Disabled facilities
  • Bicycle tracks and riverside bush walks

RATES: $37 for a powered site and up to 6 people.

Website

Crystal Brook, Melbourne
Crystal Brook, Melbourne
Crystal Brook, Melbourne
Crystal Brook, Melbourne
Crystal Brook, Melbourne
Crystal Brook, Melbourne
Crystal Brook, Melbourne
Crystal Brook, Melbourne

Campervan Hire, Melbourne

If you’re planning to hire a camper van to explore Australia, consider Camperman. All-inclusive prices start at $49 per day plus $3 insurance. For trips longer than 3 months, it’s more economical to buy an ex-rental camper van and sell it back when you’re finished.

2 thoughts on “Camping Melbourne: Top 3 city locations from $37

  1. Great simple post. I just spent a few months camping around Europe, before finally escaping to Melbourne before the Euro winter kicks in. Haven’t tried camping in Melbourne yet though.

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