Camping Melbourne

by Guest

Melbourne is one of the largest cities in Australia, and the capital of the state of Victoria. It’s a modern city that sits on the banks Yarra River and has a wealth of restaurants, bars, world class museums, and art galleries including the National Gallery of Victoria. Outside the city, there the rolling coastal landscape is beautiful.

If you decide to stay outside the city, try the Melbourne Big 4 Holiday Park and get the best of both worlds. Located around 5 miles from the centre of the city, the Big 4 Holiday Park makes for a great alternative to the hotels and guest houses.

The campsite is big and has pitches for hundreds of tents, campervans, and motorhomes. The luxury en suite pitch has plenty of room, but also benefits from a private bathroom next to the pitch, a hot shower, a power supply, and drinking water. If you don’t mind shared toilets, consider the powered pitch, which is suitable for tents or vehicles. The pitch has electricity and guests can use the Camp Kitchen, and laundry facilities.

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If you are looking for something a little more comfortable, consider the range of accommodation on offer from small studios, to large bungalows available for families. The three bedroom deluxe villa is large enough for a big family, or a group. There is a master bedroom with a double bed, a smaller bedroom with two single beds, and a three kids room with two sets of bunk beds. The villa also boosts a fully equipped kitchen (oven, fridge, cutlery, kettle, sauce pan and toaster), a dishwater, air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter, two bathrooms with hot showers, bedding and towels, a washing machine, and a private terrace with a table and chairs. It’s worth remembering that all the bungalows on the site are non smoking. The Spa Cottage, is a beautiful cabin for two is the beautiful escape for couples looking for a quiet retreat. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and there is an open plan kitchen and living room area with a large washroom with a corner bath. The cottage also has a fully equipped kitchen with oven and grill, a lounge with dining tables and chairs, and a private terrace. There is also a private terrace with outdoor furniture.

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If you don’t want to drag yourself down into Melbourne, there are plenty of activities available on site. There is the Camp Kitchen, fully equipped with an oven, fridge, tables and chairs, and microwave, where delicious meals can be cooked for the whole family. It’s open between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. There is also and outdoor barbeque area where guests can cook up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are also gas hot plates, stainless steel sinks, and a picnic seating. One of the nice features of the park is the BIG Screen Movie Room, where adults and kids can see films every day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The midday summer heat can be sweltering. Cool off in the outdoor swimming pool which opens every day from 8 a.m. In the winter months, guests can use the solar heated swimming pool which is suitable for both adults and children. Recently, the campsite has built an exciting new playground for children, complete with swings, slides, and other adventure activities. Kids will also enjoy the games room which has table tennis, table football, air hockey, and arcade games. Hankering to watch the latest episode? No problem. The campsite has a TV room where guests can catch up on their favorite shows, games, or movies.

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The campsite is not far from Melbourne which offers a wealth of things to do, art festivals, foodie markets, galleries, and live music. When you arrive into the city, visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground to catch a game, take the city circle tram taking in the sites, visit the zoo to see over 300 wildlife species including monkeys, lions, crocodiles, and gorillas, take a walk through the Melbourne Gardens, see the city from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, eat and shop in the Queen Victoria Market, wander through the National Gallery of Victoria, visit the Melbourne Museum, look down over Melbourne from the Eureka Sky Deck, see marine life at the Melbourne Aquarium, and see the cottage of Captain James Cook.

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