Are you planning your next family holiday? There’s no better way to spend time with the family while enjoying all the outdoors has to offer then on a trip to Victoria. From the extensive waters of the Murray River to the breathtaking coastline of the Great Ocean Road, which features the world famous Twelve Apostles rock formation, there is a stunning array of natural wonders to see in Victoria.

If you are looking for culture, Victoria is the place to be, from the picturesque wine regions of the Yarra Valley to the cosmopolitan capital city Melbourne, there are endless experiences waiting. A family road trip is a great way to spend the holidays, Experience Victoria for a great family holiday and give the kids a great chance to play and learn.

Do you love hitting the open road? The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most famous stretches of road, spanning 250km from Torquay to Warrnambool, and it features some of Australia’s most famous landmarks. Just a few of the sights you can enjoy on The Great Ocean Road on a caravanning adventure or road trip are classic surf beaches, seaside towns, Shipwreck Coast and of course the famous Twelve Apostles, the stunning natural rock stacks off the coast of Victoria. There are so many beautiful things to see in Australia and the best way to see them is caravanning and camping, it’s the best way to get the family outdoors and enjoying nature.

One of the biggest attractions in Warrnambool is the whale watching, with baby whales born in the months between July and September every year. Whale watchers have the chance to witness the mother whales and their babies jump out of the water and wave their fins in the ocean off Warrnambool. With whale watching tours available, it’s a great chance to witness an inspiring natural wonder.

Another great Warrnambool attraction is the Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, a large play including jungle gyms, mini golf and even paddleboat and powerboats to hire. It’s a great place to explore with the kids, using the free barbecue facilities or having a run around on the grass with a family game of cricket or footy. Suitable for all ages the Adventure Playground is a must-see for any family trip in Victoria.

A great day trip idea is a visit to the Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks which has activities for kids all year round including touching real fossils and exploring dinosaur bones, planetarium shows, music activities, the touch and explore discovery centre, and interactive science shows and exhibits. With special days for toddlers and school age children and permanent exhibits for all ages there are thousands of things to explore at the museum and Scienceworks. Take a tram trip to experience all that Melbourne’s vibrant CBD has to offer including museums, art galleries, shopping, botanical gardens and much more for the whole family to enjoy.

There is just so much to see and do when you are on a family trip in Victoria, with so many chances to get outdoors and enjoy nature and fun things to do with the kids. From cultural sites to natural wonders the kids will be begging you to come back again and again. For the best value and best locations, the best place to stay is a caravan holiday park where you can book modern cabins with all of the conveniences you would expect at home not to mention spacious bedrooms! There has never been a better time to take the kids to a caravan holiday park in Australia.

Where to stay:

Discovery Holiday Parks-Chelsea, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Discovery Holiday Parks – Chelsea on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, is conveniently located 45 minutes from Melbourne, 1 hour from the Dandenong Ranges and 15 minutes from all the attractions of Frankston. Our caravan park is set within beautiful landscaped grounds offering  high standard  powered sites where you can enjoy the park’s peace and serenity, with excellent amenities nearby within a beautiful holiday park setting.

Phone: (03) 9772 2485

Website: Click here


Discovery Holiday Parks-Warrnambool, Great Ocean Road, VIC

Adjacent to the beach, Discovery Holiday Parks – Warrnambool is the perfect escape. It’s also a family favourite, with facilities including on-site playground and swimming pool with spa. Our caravan park is also within walking distance of Lake Pertobe Adventure Park, one hour from the 12 Apostles and in easy reach of Port Fairy and the bustling township of Warrnambool. Discovery Holiday Parks – Warrnambool offers day trip heaven in every direction. When you’re ready to rest your weary selves, it will be a joy to come home to our extensive range of accommodation, from a 4.5 star luxury spa cabin to a simple, shaded, grassed camp site.

Freecall: 1800 808 130

Phone: (03) 5561 1514

Website: Click here

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  • The Great Ocean Road is a great road trip.


  • victoria seems like a nice place


  • Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this!


  • We are so blessed in this great vast country with so much to do and see, even with little ones the day trips or the weekend escapes, through to the getaway holidays are all for our enjoyment, thanks for the list


  • this place looks so beautiful


  • Thank you for sharing I’d love to go


  • Thanks for the Great Ocean Road details, I might go with Grandma and the kids next school holidays.


  • Victoria does have a lot to offer as a holiday destination.


  • Have always wanted to do the great ocean road.


  • I grew up in Melbourne and there are some truly beautiful places to visit!


  • Visited the 12 Apostles before – would definitely visit again!


  • ahhh the great ocean road, it such a natural beauty


  • We are in Melbourne and these are great starting points for the first time caravan owner


  • Discovery Holiday Park in Chelsea VIC has a fantastic park nearby. Bicentennial Park in Scotch Pde, Chelsea is awesome for the kids, with a Smurf village, giant slides, shaded sandpit, a huge basket swing and the Mt Chelsea Express Train amongst heaps of other facilities and equipment.


  • The great ocean road is on my bucket list!


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