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Unforgettable 10 Day Road Trip Through Victoria

From golden sandy beaches and lush native bush to the rugged dusty outback, Victoria offers something unique and exciting at every turn. And as many visitors are discovering, the best way to enjoy everything on offer is to hire a motorhome and plan the ultimate RV road trip!

To help you do exactly that, we’ve put together an unforgettable 10-day road trip through Victoria. Totalling 1200 km, this road trip planner will take you on a loop of Victoria, starting and ending in Melbourne.

See and do something different every day with unmissable sights, tastes, and experiences along the way! Discover some of the best things to do in Australia along the way including driving the Great Ocean Road, immersing yourself in Aboriginal culture, and enjoying great food and wine. But that’s just a fraction of the fun, there’s plenty more to be had!

Ready to get inspired? Let’s jump right in!

Travel

10 days


Route

Melbourne to Melbourne

km


Best Time of the Year

All year round

Highlights

  • Otway National Park
  • Umpherston Sinkhole
  • Grampians National Park
  • Sovereign Hill

The Journey

Days

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Day 1
Melbourne to Apollo Bay

Distance 197km - Driving Time 2 hours 32 minutes

Start off your RV trip by picking up your motorhome from our Mighty Campers Melbourne branch, located at 2/9 Ashley Street, Braybrook.

Melbourne is a great place to begin your motorhome adventure! This cosmopolitan city is renowned for its delicious foodie scene, incredible street art, and world-class shopping. It’s also well-known for its exceptional coffee, so enjoy a good brew before you hit the road!

Today, you’ll drive approximately two-and-a-half hours to Apollo Bay along the renowned Great Ocean Road. On your way, park up your motorhome in Torquay where a bunch of beautiful beaches are waiting to be explored. Be sure not to miss Bells Beach, one of Australia's most famous beaches.

From there, you can make your way to Lorne, a small seaside town filled with boutique stores and walking trails. Once you’ve done your dash in Lorne, the final stretch of your day will be at Apollo Bay. Known for its fresh seafood, luscious rainforests and amazing waterfalls, Apollo Bay is the perfect place to end the first day of your RV road trip.

Enjoy dinner at Graze on Pascoe Street before parking up for the night at the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve.

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Day 2
Apollo Bay to Port Fairy

Distance 186km - Driving Time 2 hours 43 minutes

Wake up bright and early today and begin your drive to Port Fairy, which will take just under three hours.

Your first stop will take you to Great Otway National Park. This immense national park stretches from Torquay to the Otways hinterland. To experience the park from the best vantage point, head to Otway Treetop Adventures where you can take a zipline tour, a treetop walk or visit the Enchanted Forest (a must-do if you’re travelling with young children).

Next, make your way to Logan’s Beach. Southern right whales are often seen in the area between June and September, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re in the area at this time of year.

Your final stop will be Port Fairy, a quaint fishing town at the end of Great Ocean Road. Port Fairy is brimming with boutique and antique stores, art and craft shops, and fantastic restaurants and cafes.

Take the time to enjoy some of the region's best produce with a relaxing meal at Victoria’s oldest inn, Merrijig Kitchen Inn or treat yourself to something sweet at the Village Bakehouse.

Park up your motorhome for an overnight stay at Port Fairy Holiday Park.

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Day 3
Port Fairy to Robe

Distance 281km - Driving Time 3 hours

Having arrived in Port Fairy last night, you might like to use the first half of day three to do some exploring. Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is a great place to visit, with plenty of koalas, kangaroos, and emus to keep an eye out for. The reserve offers another great opportunity to immerse yourself in Australia’s Aboriginal culture, with guided tours available.

Port Fairy has some great on-water activities too, including surf lessons, snorkelling, paddleboarding, and kayaks for hire.

After a great morning of fun and adventure, it’s time to jump back in your motorhome, hit the road, and enjoy the scenic three-hour drive to Robe. Along the way, you’ll pass through Portland and then Cape Bridgewater, a prime spot for seal spotting. Take a breather at Mount Gambia where you can explore the underground garden of Eden at Umpherston Sinkhole.

Once you reach Robe, treat yourself to a relaxing meal by the seaside at Sails at Robe. Then, enjoy a great night’s stay in the beautiful surroundings of Robe Holiday Park.

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Day 4
Robe to Adelaide

Distance 335km - Driving Time 3 hours 37 minutes

The next leg of your road trip planner takes you to Adelaide. The journey will take around three-and-a-half hours, so it pays to get an early start.

Make a stop at Coorong National Park. The Coorong – a spectacular lagoon stretching 140 km – is a popular spot for birdwatching and photography.

Just 30 minutes before you reach Adelaide is the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden where you can explore the gardens and gullies, trails and tours, and sculptures and artworks.

Next stop, Adelaide! Bursting with culture, events and entertainment, this bustling city has something in store for every type of traveller. With a thriving restaurant and bar scene, there are lots of great options for enjoying a meal out. Our top pick is Peel St – be sure to try the crispy fried kingfish wings!

Stay overnight in one of Adelaide’s great national parks or enjoy the excellent amenities on offer at The BIG4 Holiday Park on Military Road.

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Day 5
Adelaide

Today, you can make the most of a drive-free day with an extended stop in Adelaide. There are plenty of great places to explore while you’re here, so enjoy a change of pace as you take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of South Australia’s capital city.

One thing Adelaide is extremely well known for is its wine. But don’t take our word for it! Get a taste of the goodness first-hand with a tour of McLaren Vale.

For a sample of the many delicious types of cuisine on offer from the region, head along to the Adelaide Central Market.

Plan a stay at the conveniently located Adelaide Caravan Park – just 2 km from the CBD.

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Day 6
Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Distance 211km - Driving Time 3 hours 33 minutes

Try something a little different today and head offshore with a trip on the SeaLink ferry to Kangaroo Island. Book your trip online, then simply head to the ferry terminal and drive your motorhome on board. The ferry journey itself takes about 45 minutes.

Kangaroo Island is a wildlife sanctuary for many of Australia’s precious animals, birds, and plant life. Take a tour of Seal Bay where you can learn about endangered sea lions from experienced guides. You can even swim with dolphins and see incredible birds of prey at the Raptor Domain.

With its fertile soil and rich waters, Kangaroo Island also produces some incredible food and wine. Try it for yourself at one of the top-class cellar doors, farm gates, restaurants, and cafes.

Make the most of everything on offer and stay the night on Kangaroo Island. There are plenty of great campgrounds and holiday parks to choose from.

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Day 7
Kangaroo Island to Halls Gap

Distance 681km - Driving Time 6 hours 30 minutes

Wake up with the birds and hitch a ride on an early morning ferry from Kangaroo Island to begin your journey to Halls Gap. It’s a big drive today, so you’ll want to plan a few refreshing stops along the way.

Once you arrive in Halls Gap, we recommend an afternoon walk to stretch your legs and take in some of the sights. A great place to do this is at Grampians National Park where you can explore the park’s spectacular scenery on one of the many trails and walks.

For more amazing views, head to Boroka Lookout and take in the panoramic vista over Halls Gap and east of the Grampians. Or for an experience the whole family will love, visit Halls Gap Zoo, Victoria’s largest regional zoo with over 160 species of native and exotic animals and birds.

After all that driving and walking, plan a relaxing night in with some tasty takeaways from Flame Brothers then park up your motorhome at Breeze Holiday Park.

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Day 8
Halls Gap to Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Distance 144km - Driving Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Day eight of your Australian road trip takes you on a two-hour drive back in time! Today, you’re heading to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, a living, open-air outdoor museum that covers 15 hectares of a former 1850’s goldmining site. This is a truly immersive experience, with costumed characters bringing this time period to life. While you’re at Sovereign Hill, have a go at panning for gold, take an underground mine tour, try a carving workshop, or ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

Enjoy a meal at one of Sovereign Hill’s onsite bakeries and cafes then take the 10-minute drive to Ballarat and park up for the night at the BIG4 NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park.

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Day 9
Ballarat

Treat yourself to a sleep-in today as you enjoy an extended stay in the charming town of Ballarat.

Renowned for its Victorian architectural heritage, Ballarat is Victoria’s largest inland city. One of the most popular places to visit is the Ballarat Wildlife Park, where you have the opportunity to get up close to some of Australia’s unique animals. You can even hand-feed the kangaroos and – if you’re brave – have a photo with a boa constrictor!

Other honourable mentions in Ballarat include the art gallery for some cultural enlightenment or the botanical gardens for a beautiful day amongst nature.

For a great coffee and yummy hotcakes, head to Fika Coffee Brewers on Doveton Street, or tuck into a mouth-watering pizza at Forge Pizzeria on Armstrong St North.

Tonight, park up your campervan at the Eureka Stockade Holiday Park on Stawell Street South. With a swimming pool, water park, mini golf, games room, and onsite mini mart, this holiday park is a great option for those travelling with kids.

Day 10
Ballarat to Melbourne

Distance 117km - Driving Time 1 hour 29 minutes

You’ve now reached the final day of your unforgettable 10-day RV road trip! Wake up at your leisure and enjoy a home cooked breakfast in your campervan before taking the 90-minute drive back to Melbourne.

On your way, plan a stop in Melton and stretch your legs at the Melton Botanic Garden.

Once you arrive in Melbourne, drop your campervan off at Mighty Camper’s Melbourne branch.

Ready for the best Australia road trip ever?

From feeding kangaroos and mining for gold to swimming with dolphins and wine tasting, you’ll tick off a whole list of the best things to do in Australia on this ultimate RV road trip!

If you’re excited to explore Australia’s natural wonders, the very best way to do so is by motorhome or campervan. At Mighty, we have a wide range of the best motorhomes available for hire for your next Australian road trip. And to help you stay on budget, make sure you don’t miss out on our latest deals.

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Simply book online today and follow this ultimate itinerary, or check out our popular routes to help inspire your own awesome road trip planner.

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