The spectacular drive from Melbourne to Adelaide is a very popular area to explore in a camper. For some, it’s all about the Great Ocean Road, however once you start driving, you’ll realise there is far more than this stunning iconic drive to explore.
Sit back and relax while you enjoy our information video on tips and highlights on the popular self drive route from Melbourne to Adelaide.
You can either travel along the coast or head inland to some spectacular and interesting national parks set in the remnants of a volcanic area leaving lakes and caves to explore. It’s not just about the stunning views and walks, there are also world class wineries and gourmet food to indulge in.
We’ll share with you information to assist your planning
- How long for the self drive route between Melbourne to Adelaide including the Great Ocean Road and the Limestone Coast
- When it is best to travel
- What type of camper hire is best for Melbourne to Adelaide
- Sharing of our favourite highlights
- Camping options along the iconic Melbourne to Adelaide touring route
- hints on where to see our native wildlife including koalas in the wild
There really is so much to see on this stunning drive between Adelaide and Melbourne via the coast. Others prefer to do a mixture of heading inland and popping back out to the coast, or if you have a bit more time, you could do a round trip. We also have an information sheet for you to download to assist your planning.
Some of our favourite locations are of course the Great Ocean Road, including the 12 Apostles and the waterfalls and rainforest around Otway National Park. Part of this area is known as Shipwreck Coast which is dramatic as it sounds. Watch the video as we share with you one of the places along this route where there often are a collection of koalas in the wild, which is always fun to see.
There’s plenty of opportunities while travelling in your camper to visit wineries, both at the Melbourne end at the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsular or at the Adelaide end with the popular and world famous Barossa Region, McLaren Vale or Eden Valley. And don’t forget you can even check out wineries in the middle like at Coonawarra amongst other regions.
North of Warrnambool at the western end of the Great Ocean Road you can head north if you enjoy walking and spectacular scenery to the Grampians National Park, or visit the volcanic area around Mt Eccles National Park if you’d like to get off the beaten path somewhat.
Continuing west you meet the spectacular Limestone Coast, where you’ll also want to head north a little to visit Mt Gambier. This is a very interesting town to spend some time exploring the crater lake (Blue Lake) and sink holes of which some have been turned into gardens.
The Limestone Coast is home to some very picturesque towns like Southend, Beachport and of course the pinnacle Robe.
If you would like a quote on camper hire or more information on explore your self drive holiday from Melbourne to Adelaide, please send us an email or give us a call.