The Gippsland region stretches from Melbourne’s eastern outskirts all the way to the state border with New South Wales in Victoria’s far east. Renowned for the natural beauty of its lush rolling hills, mountain ranges, valleys and pristine beaches, it’s an ideal place to explore on the road. Hitch up the caravan, or jump in the driver’s seat of a motorhome to explore hundreds of kilometres of spectacular coastline, picturesque rivers and lakes, forests and snowfields.
While you’re on the road, stopping in at a caravan park along the way will not only give you a great home-away-from-home base, but you will also benefit from tons of local advice, and top tips from fellow travelers. You may even make a few new friends at happy hour!
Here are our top park picks for the region.
Eastern Beach Holiday Park
Located in the heart of Lakes Entrance Victoria, four hours drive from the busy city of Melbourne, Eastern Beach Holiday Park offers fantastic caravan park accommodation for families looking to enjoy a quiet seaside holiday. Choose between 4.5 star cabins, a range of sites, and camping areas depending on your needs.
You can enjoy their new resort style swimming pool, totally refurbished state-of-the-art amenities, amazing lake front location, newly renovated camp kitchen, and new TV and games room. Lakes Entrance is the gateway to Victoria’s incredible water system. Hire a boat or bring your own. You can water-ski, windsurf, learn to surf or experience great fishing. It’s your choice of on-water fun at Lakes Entrance.
The beauty of it all is that Eastern Beach Holiday Park is not only within walking distance to the water, but also to the town centre, with plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to choose from. Close by there is also the Lakes Entrance golf course, lake cruise, bowls club, art gallery and tours of the region. There really is something for everyone at Eastern Beach Holiday Park, Lakes Entrance.
Phone: (03) 5155 1581
Address: 42 Eastern Beach Road, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park
Inverloch, on the southern coast of Victoria, is a small beachside town, perfect for a relaxing getaway for couples and families alike. The locals are all very friendly and laidback, always more than happy to have a chat and give you some tips on how to get the most out of your holiday. Avid golfers will love the scenic course of Melaleuca Links, a Par 3 course just a few minutes drive away. The course is perfect for perfecting your game in relaxing and lush surrounds.
Make sure you bring that book you have been meaning to read, as the beaches around Inverloch are just perfect for lounging on, with picturesque bays and the sound of steady swell ideal accompaniments for a relaxing read.
Phone: (03) 5674 1447
Address: 2 Cuttriss St, Inverloch, VIC, 3996
Glen Cromie Caravan Park
Just under 100km from Melbourne, Glen Cromie Caravan Park is the ideal location for those wanting to sit back, relax and unwind. With access to the Tarago River, as well as a nice calm swimming hole, guests are encouraged to take a dip to cool off or to explore via canoe or kayak.
Now fully recovered from the Black Friday Bushfires, a walk along the well-maintained tracks is a great opportunity to witness a rainforest still re-growing.
Phone: (03) 5626 8212
Address: 850 Main Neerim Road, Drouin West , Vic, 3818
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