Melbourne, Australia Beachfront Boondocking

TheRVgeeks Australia Road Trip, Trip Tips 7 Comments

While we’re cruising ahead of our Australian RV road trip, we’re of course eager to learn whatever we can from local RVers. While in port in Melbourne, we had a good idea that we might find people dry camping along the waterfront. Sure enough, we came across several couples “free camping” in a parking area right on the beach.

While they were extremely nice, and happy to talk to us at length, they weren’t comfortable appearing on camera, so we relate what we learned in this short video update. We’re sure we’ll find some less-camera-shy folks to talk to us soon, but this will have to do for now. They may have been shy, but they sure were helpful.

We did find out that they, and many other caravanners, were in the area to catch the ferry to Tasmania, where RVing is supposedly very popular. We’re headed to Tasmania ourselves, so hopefully we’ll get a little taste of what’s so appealing to RVers there.

We’re getting more and more excited about picking up our own campervan in just a couple of weeks. We planned this cruise to be a pure vacation, but we can’t stop thinking about caravanning! We’re watching everyone driving on the left, and are eager to try it out ourselves. wink


Related Videos:



We're handy RVers, not professional technicians. We're happy with the techniques and products we use, but be sure to confirm that all methods and materials you use are compatible with your equipment and abilities. Regardless of what we recommend, consult a professional if you're unsure about working on your RV. Any task you perform or product you purchase based on any information we provide is strictly at your own risk.

We sometimes receive products for evaluation at no cost, and The RVgeeks are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. But our opinions are our own, you won’t pay an extra penny, and we only link to products we personally use, love and can recommend to friends with complete confidence.


Comments 7

  1. Pingback: Australia Campervan Wrap-Up - TheRVgeeks

  2. Pingback: Duck-Billed Platypus Hunting in Australia's Atherton Tablelands. - TheRVgeeks

  3. This is also one of our bucket list items! As always, you guys blaze the path for us to follow. Have fun and enjoy. I can’t wait to see the rest of your videos from down under!

  4. I can almost smell Port Phillip Bay :) You guys are going to love my ‘home town’.
    You will see a lot of older combi wagons on the road, good, cheap camping.
    Taking off and going camping in TT’s (caravan) is very popular in Australia. You get 3 months fully paid leave called ‘long service leave’ after 10 years work plus the standard 4 weeks vacation. So a lot of people hitch up their caravan and go around Australia for 4 months.
    Boy I miss that….. have fun :)

  5. You’ll find the people “down under” are WONDERFUL!!! You should ask them about a “bonnet”, “fort-night”, “ring you up”, etc. I found Australia FANTASTIC!

We'd Love To Hear From You... Leave A Comment!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.