Surrounded by natural beauty, its not hard to see why many people visiting Victoria, Australia, decide to spend the night under the stars camping in some of the territorys most scenic campsites. There is a fantastic range of accommodation available, whether youre looking for something unique on the outskirts of the bustling city of Melbourne, or a caravan park on the Great Ocean Road, which is so picturesque that it also doubles up as a popular wedding destination. This article talks you through some of the best campsites, as well as how to pick up Melbourne travel deals on accommodation.
Nine kilometres from Melbourne centre, visitors can find the Ashley Gardens Holiday Village, a 4.5 star campsite offering a unique accommodation option to travellers wanting to visit the city. The holiday park has the advantage of being just a stones throw away from the city, but with all the benefits of being out in the countryside. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities including a full size tennis court and heated swimming pool, while the communal kitchen and games room give you a great opportunity to mingle with other travellers and swap tips and information on Melbourne travel deals that can be found locally.
Cumberland River is set against such a stunning backdrop that visitors will often see weddings taking place in the campsite. With a tranquil river winding through a rugged rock formation and leading out to a secluded white sand beach, its no wonder that many choose it as the setting for their big day. However, while Cumberland River might be perfect for weddings its also ideal for visitors seeking tranquillity on their travels.
Cumberland River is located in the part of the Great Ocean Road, where the mountains meet the sea, and as a result there are many walking trails nearby. The campsite is also within walking distance of the Castle Rock and Langdale Pike lookouts.
Great Otway National Park
The Johanna Beach campsite inside the Great Otway National Parks really gives travellers the chance to get to grips with the Australian bush. Facilities are kept to a bare minimum, so that travellers get the full camping experience and include a fireplace area for cooking food, a water-supply and non-flushing toilets. This site is next to the windswept Johanna Beach, one of Australias best surf-beaches, and therefore booking in advance is essential if youre planning a trip during summer, Easter or the school holidays.
Wye River Holiday Park
Travellers to the Wye River Holiday Park can benefit from some great Melbourne travel deals if they stay during the off-peak season, with prices reduced for some accommodation by up to a third. Whichever season you travel during, though, youre likely to find an abundance of wildlife. Koalas, kangaroos and echidna can all be found in and around the holiday park, while during the winter season guests may spot southern right whales or a pod of dolphins from the nearby beach.