Off the back of last night’s announcement that Melbournians can finally travel outside of their immediate vicinity, caravan and campervan hiring platform, Camplify, has an incredible surge of 70% in regional Victorian holiday bookings. The platform’s web traffic was also up 127% over the weekend, compared to the previous weekend, with Victorians planning their first post lockdown vacation.

With Victorians eager to hit the road, popular holiday destinations include Gippsland, Otways, and Lorne. Camplify reached out to its community of van owners who hit the road regularly to some of the state’s most stunning camping locations to get their recommendations on some of our best kept secrets for your next roadtrip.

Victorian van owners can make between $4,900 – $14,000, hiring out their caravans over the next 10 weeks, as families hit the road for summer holidays.

Justin Hales, CEO of Camplify commented: “We’re so pleased to see Victorians are finally able to hit the road again and travel within their state. For many van owners, this will also provide a much needed second income after a challenging year.”

David Williams, owner of expander van, Tanami in VIC, says Zanetti’s Beach is his go to. Zanetti’s Beach is a short drive from Yarrawonga and is David’s recommendation for travellers in VIC. Close to the local down and boasting stretches of soft white sand, this beach has the lot. The swimming is fantastic with areas of low current and shallow water for the little ones and also has some great fishing spots.

Rudy Van Der Berg, owner of The Roaming Campervan, loves to visit the Cumberland River Holiday Park on the Great Ocean Road. This beautiful park runs along the river opposite the beach with many campsites on the river’s edge. Through the rainforest and cutting through pretty towns, the Great Ocean Road is a route that offers, not only stunning views, but also action-packed adventures and activities too.

Victoria’s most unique vans that are available to hire over the coming months have been rounded up by the team at Camplify.

Joy

Carlton

Don’t let the outside of this cosy van deceive you, the interior of this beauty is similar to a rustic cabin in the woods. Unique yet practical, with a high quality stainless steel slide-out kitchen, making cooking and entertaining a dream.

Aalto Van Co // Sandy

St Kilda West

Experience van luxury with the nordic inspired design of Sandy the van, all you need for your next Instagrammable road trip. This beautifully minimalistic van comes complete with an outdoor hot water shower, 2 couches and a fully fitted kitchen with a gas stove.

The Roaming Van

St Kilda

The perfect van to live the #vanlife dream! Fully equipped with everything you will need to hit the road, with enough room to sleep 3 people and a full kitchen, hot water shower and a coffee machine. With the inclusion of a desk and swivel chair, The Roaming Van ensures you have everything you need to work from the road if needed.

The Wandering Van

Elsternwick

This cargo van has been converted into a modern and luxurious camper with style and practicality in mind. The Wandering Van is fitted with a sizable living area with a 24” TV that converts to a massive queen size bed at night. Choose to either cook inside on the gas cooktop or outside on the slide out BBQ whilst enjoying the scenic views.

Troopy 2

Ballarat East

This 4WD camper can be taken anywhere you like around Victoria, a breeze to drive and the 4WD means you can adventure to your heart’s content. The canopy on top provides ample sleeping room leaving sufficient living space at the back of the car.

Fam Van

Torquay

Take the whole family in this deceptively spacious and luxurious van. The Fam Van owners have used the space of this beauty to the best of its ability, fitting a queen size bed inside along with a toddler bed for the little one. The space doesn’t stop there, the ‘garage’ can fit all your outdoor activities like surfboards, mountain bikes or climbing equipment.