My absolute favourite city in Australia so far is Melbourne and it should be on your bucket list to explore. When I was researching my options of where to stay I was shocked at the site fee caravan parks were charging (including kids). We are a family that is travelling on a tight budget so we need to get the best value for money.
Melbourne doesn’t have to break the bank balance. Here are two perfectly “cheap” caravan parks in Melbourne. If you are looking for a caravan park with all the bells and whistles (i.e playgrounds and pools) then these caravan parks are probably not for you. But if your wanting something that will save you a little bit of money then read below.
Cheap Caravan Parks in Melbourne
Sundowner Caravan park
We stayed at this caravan park in November 2015 for 4 days to get ready for the Spirit of Tasmania. We had never been to Melbourne before and we were very nervous about towing through the city. The owners at the time were so lovely and helpful with giving us a map highlighting the best route to get to the Port of Melbourne.
The caravan park is mostly filled with cabins and very few caravan sites. Some of the sites are relatively small but they managed to fit our 24ft van. It’s a really simple park with a small camp kitchen and a bus station out the front to the train station. It is also within walking distances to Woolworths and takeaway shops.
Sundowner caravan park is roughly 45 minutes or 30km from the Port Melbourne. The map that the caravan park gave to us was such a simple and direct route to the Port of Melbourne.
Being a Top Tourist Member the price was within our budget. This park is very popular and I would recommend making a booking as early as possible.
Five Ways Caravan Park
When we returned from Tasmania we couldn’t get a booking at the Sundowner Caravan Park. We wanted to spend a week in Melbourne seeing all the sights this time. So we opted to stay at a caravan park called the Five ways. We had got off the Spirit of Tasmania early in the morning and the manager was more than happy to check us in. This was fantastic service as we have two small children that needed some rest.
The caravan park has a lot more sites available and would be easier to park here especially if you have a big rig. You are on a busy main road and only a very short drive to shops and the train station.
The only negative comment I would make about this park is they charge extra for young children. There are no facilities i.e playground/pool to justify the added fees. Because you are on a major road you need to be careful when coming into the park as there is only enough space for one vehicle at a time.
So there you have it, two cheap caravan parks in Melbourne that are also easy to get to the Port of Melbourne to catch the Spirit of Tasmania.
Note: This is not a sponsored post. This post is based on our experience staying at these caravan parks in 2016. Please note when you are doing your research on where to stay please read current comments and ratings on Wikicamps as these parks may change.