Top 10 Relaxing RV Getaways In Victoria

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Top 10 Relaxing RV Getaways In Victoria

With its sweeping coastlines, vast national parks, and lush forests bustling with wildlife, there are endless relaxing places to go in Victoria. Sip wine in the Yarra Valley, watch the sunset in Mornington Peninsula, or just take in one incredible view after another!

With its sweeping coastlines, vast national parks, and lush forests bustling with wildlife, there are endless relaxing places to go in Victoria. Sip wine in the Yarra Valley, watch the sunset in Mornington Peninsula, or just take in one incredible view after another!

There’s no better way to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation than to plan an Australian road trip of Victoria by RV. Travelling by campervan means you can have all your home comforts at hand. Enjoy sleeping in your own bed each night, the convenience of your own bathroom, and the space you need to carry all your holiday must-haves. Not only that, but you’ll save money on accommodation by travelling in a self-contained vehicle and taking advantage of holiday parks or freedom camping.

To help inspire your next road trip, we’ve put together this helpful guide to the top 10 relaxing places to go in Victoria, including:


  1. 1. Lake Eildon
  2. 2. Phillip Island
  3. 3. Wye River
  4. 4. Port Fairy
  5. 5. Yarra Valley
  6. 6. Mornington Peninsula
  7. 7. Ballarat
  8. 8. The Grampians
  9. 9. Metung
  10. 10. Apollo Bay



1. Lake Eildon


Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to Lake Eildon. Serving as the gateway to Lake Eildon National Park, the area is surrounded by natural attractions.

  • While you’re here, plan a picnic at Goughs Bay on the shores of the lake.
  • For incredible views, head to Merlo Lookout or Blowhard Summit.
  • Fan of the iconic Australian movie, The Castle? Check out the serenity in Bonnie Doon.
  • Get up close to Snobs Creek Falls. The viewing platform here is fixed to the rock face at the side of the falls, jutting out near the rushing water.
  • And if you’re keen on fish for dinner, you’re guaranteed a catch at Eildon Trout Farm.

Enjoy a relaxing stay at Lakeside Campground.


2. Phillip Island


Metung Hot SpringImage source: Visit Victoria Content Hub

Just a short drive from Melbourne, yet far enough to feel like a remote escape, Phillip Island offers an idyllic island experience.

  • One of the must-see highlights at this special spot is the penguin parade. Take a walk across the boardwalks after dark to see a spectacle of Little Penguins waddle home across the sand.
  • Love seafood? Plan your trip to be at the annual Lobster Festival!
  • Take advantage of the clear skies on Phillip Island to take in some stargazing. If you’re really lucky, you may even see the Southern Aurora and Aurora Australis.
  • For a truly rejuvenating experience, relax with a massage or day spa treatment at her. skin spa.

Park up your campervan at the relaxing beachfront holiday park of BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island


3. Wye River


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Located along one of the most spectacular sections of the Great Ocean Road, Wye River is a great spot to enjoy the scenery and a great meal.


  • Plan a stop at the famous Wye General Cafe for coffee and a French pastry. Check out the store and stock up on fresh produce and supplies for the rest of your Australian road trip.
  • Keen to spot some wildlife? Head to Great Otway National Park, home to kangaroos, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms, seals, penguins and more.
  • Go birdwatching at Wye River. Watch for gang-gang cockatoos, rosellas, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, and king parrots.
  • The beach between Wye River and Separation Creek is a great place to walk at low tide. You’ll come across amazing rock formations and rock pools making it a fun place for beachcombing.


Spend the night at the picturesque Wye River Beachfront Campground.


4. Port Fairy


With its 19th-century cottages, old stone churches, and charming fishing village vibe, Port Fairy offers a magical escape.


  • If you’re visiting in March, plan your trip to include the Port Fairy Folk Festival, one of Australia’s largest music festivals.
  • Relax and enjoy the fresh ocean air at East Beach.
  • Take a Codrington Wind Farm Tour.
  • Enjoying a gentle walk at Tower Hill Nature Reserve.
  • The town also has a great selection of boutique and antique stores, arts and crafts shops, and cafes and restaurants.


Put your feet up for the night at Gumtree Caravan Park Port Fairy.


5. Yarra Valley


Recognised as one of the world’s premier wine-making regions, the Yarra Valley has over 80 cellar doors, making it a must-do stop for wine lovers!


  • Our top winery recommendations include Dominique Portet Winery, De Bortoli and Giant Steps Yarra Valley.
  • Those with a sweet tooth should plan a visit to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.
  • If you’re keen to meet some of the local wildlife, head along to Healesville Sanctuary. There are several animal encounters on offer, including close-ups with kangaroos, koalas, and dingoes!


Once you’re stocked up on wine and chocolate, head to BIG 4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park for a relaxing night’s stay.


6. Mornington Peninsula


Whatever time of the year you visit, Mornington Peninsula has something special on offer.


  • In winter, unwind and soothe aching muscles at the Peninsula Hot Springs.
  • In summer, soak up the sun and surf vibes at one of the great beaches.
  • Any time of year is a good time to visit Paringa Estate and sample the great wines on offer.
  • There’s always something new and interesting to see and do at ​​McClelland. Check out the sculptures and art exhibitions, have brunch at Harry’s Café, or head along to one of the regular events.
  • The Mornington Peninsula markets are ideal for stocking up on local produce, crafts, and gifts. There are several markets to choose from including the Morning Racecourse Market, Red Hill Community Market, and Portsea Market.


Tonight, enjoy the excellent facilities and convenient location of BIG4 Mornington Peninsula Holiday Park


7. Ballarat


Victoria’s largest inland city, Ballarat is a vibrant hub of fabulous food, contemporary arts, excellent wines and brews, and fascinating history and culture.


  • One of the must-dos is a visit to Sovereign Hill, a living museum where you can pan for your own gold.
  • For more of Ballarat’s history, plan a stop at Ballarat Tramway Museum. Enjoy a tram ride starting and stopping at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.
  • For those who love a bit of birdwatching, head to Ballarat Bird World and meet the colourful parrots. You might even spot a dinosaur while you’re there!


Just a few minutes’ walk from Sovereign Hill, enjoy a convenient stay at Ballarat Holiday Park.


8. The Grampians


Image source: Visit Victoria Content Hub

With its endless natural beauty, awe-inspiring landscapes, and rich Aboriginal heritage, the Grampians tops the bucket list of Australian road trip destinations for many motorhome travellers.


  • For breathtaking views, head to the Boroka Lookout. For a truly special experience, plan an early visit and watch the sunrise with a flask of hot coffee and a breakfast muffin.
  • Keen to meet some of Aussie’s wildlife? There’s no better place than Halls Gap Zoo where you’ll find over 160 species of animals.
  • Top off your visit with a wine-tasting session at Grampians Estate well known for its cool-climate peppery shiraz.


Unwind in the relaxing campgrounds of Horsham Holiday Park.


9. Metung


Metung Hot SpringImage source: Visit Victoria Content Hub

If you love fishing, boating, kayaking, or just watching the sun set over the water, Metung is the place to do it. This picturesque coastal village stretches along a narrow peninsula on the shores of Gippsland Lakes.


  • For a truly relaxing experience, head to the House of Yoga. Enjoy a therapeutic class followed by tea in the garden.
  • Another great spot for relaxing is the Metung Hot Springs. Soak your muscles in the bathing barrels while taking in the clifftop views of Lake King.
  • Feeling hungry? Enjoy a great meal at the Metung Pub.
  • Peruse the Metung Farmers Markets. The markets are held on the second Saturday of the month on the Metung Village Green.


After a relaxing day, enjoy an equally relaxing night at BIG 4 Waters Edge Holiday Park.


10. Apollo Bay


Metung Hot SpringImage source: Visit Victoria Content Hub

Located at the foothills of the Otways, Apollo Bay has everything from bush walks and water sports to seafood festivals and sunset beach rides on horseback!


  • Take a walk on the wild side with Wildlife Wonders tour. As the sun sets, you’ll spot some of Australia’s elusive and rarely-seen animals.
  • Learn more about the history of the area with a visit to Apollo Bay Museum or the Cape Otway Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse on the mainland.
  • Head to Apollo Bay Bakery for an award-winning scallop pie.


Put your feet up for the night at Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve.


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There you have our recommendations for the top 10 relaxing getaways in Victoria! From panning for gold in Ballarat to wine touring in the Yarra Valley, which one will be top of your list?

Now that you’re feeling inspired to plan your Australian road trip, it’s time to take the first step toward owning your own motorhome. If you’re considering buying a campervan, be sure to check out the KEA website to see the range of motorhomes for sale. KEA’s RVs are made especially for Australia’s unique road conditions. From two-person Toyota Hiace campervans for couples and singles to six-berth motorhomes for travelling with family and friends, KEA has an RV for every traveller.

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