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Melbourne, Australia Beachfront Boondocking

Melbourne, Australia Beachfront Boondocking

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. ????


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Anthony Liotta

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Have a great trip enjoy

Steph Dozier

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

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!

Paul Deppeler

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

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 :)

Sheila Hagadone

Monday 29th of February 2016

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!

Stephen Purchase

Monday 29th of February 2016

Just keep the centre line on the drivers side like in USA . And you will do fine ,have fun.

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