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Melbourne to Adelaide One Way Campervan Rental

Planning a road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide? Travel the Great Ocean Road in a one-way campervan rental.

Use our comparison tool above to check prices and availability on campervan rentals from multiple suppliers.

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Melbourne to Adelaide One Way Itinerary

This route follows the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide and is approximately 1,250 km.

Part 1: Melbourne

Things to see:

  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Wilsons Promontory
  • Phillip Island

Part 2: Melbourne to Ballarat

Distance: 115-130 km

Estimated driving time: 1.5-2h

Attractions along the way:

  • Sovereign Hill
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • Kryal Castle
  • Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Part 3: Ballarat to Torquay

Distance: 110km

Estimated driving time: 1.5-2h

Things to see along the way:

  • Bells Beach
  • Jan Juc Beach
  • Australian National Surfing Museum

Part 4: Torquay to Port Campbell

Distance: 200-220 km

Estimated driving time: 3.5h (via Great Ocean Road)

Popular Attractions:

  • The 12 Apostles
  • Lorne
  • Great Ocean Road Heritage Center
  • Cape Otway

Part 5: Port Campbell to Warrnambool

Distance: 70km

Estimated driving time: 1-1.5h

Attractions along the way:

  • Bathing Beach
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tower Hill

Part 6: Warrnambool to Portland

Distance: 105 km

Estimated driving time: 1.5h

Popular things to see:

  • Portland Lighthouse
  • Portland Maritime Discovery Centre
  • Portland Botanical Gardens

Part 7: Portland to Mount Gambier

Distance 100-120 km

Estimated driving time: 1.5-2h

Attractions along the way:

  • Blue Lake
  • Umpherston Sinkhole
  • Naracoorte Caves

Part 8: Mount Gambier to Robe

Distance: 125 km

Estimated driving time: 1.5h

Popular attractions:

  • Robe Beach
  • Cape Dombey Obelisk
  • Robe Lighthouse

Part 9: Robe to Adelaide

Distance: 335 km

Estimated driving time: 3.5-4h

Things to do:

  • Kangaroo Island
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Central Market

Popular Attractions Along the Way

Coastal Drive

The Great Ocean Road officially extends 232 km from Torquay to Allansford. The road twists and turns throughout much of its length with cliffs on one side and ocean on the other.

London Arch

Known for years as London Bridge due to an excellent resemblance, erosion removed the end closer to shore in 1990 making it now a non-connected arch.

The Twelve Apostles

These 45-metre tall limestone pillars have probably been your mental picture of the Great Ocean Road throughout your drive here and they are as beautiful in person as you imagine them to be.

Melbourne's Coastline

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any one-way rental fees?

Campervan rental companies may charge a one-way rental fee. If there is such a fee we will include it in the rental price listed in our comparison tool.

Can I travel in the opposite direction - from Adelaide to Melbourne?

Yes - simply use the search tool at the top of this page to check availability.

What kind of licence do you need to hire a campervan in Melbourne?

An Australian resident must hold a valid class C (car) licence to rent a camper in Melbourne. Learners (L), provisional (P) and probationary licences won’t cut it.

Overseas arrivals need an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) or an approved English translation of a comparable foreign licence.

Generally speaking, drivers must be 21 years of age or older to rent a camper. If you’re under 25, expect to fork out for a young driver surcharge.

Where can I park overnight in Melbourne?

It’s recommended you stay in a holiday park, caravan park or designated campsite. Free camping is only allowed in designated areas, and overnight parking is generally prohibited. Most caravan parks are located just a short drive away from the city centre.

Some popular sites include: Discovery Parks Melbourne, Five Ways Caravan Park and the BIG4 Melbourne Holiday Park.

If you wish to explore the city centre, it's best to avoid peak traffic hours and to plan where to park ahead of time, especially if you're in a large motorhome.

To kick off your motorhome holiday, you may also want to plan a road trip close to Melbourne and explore the Mornington Peninsula, Bells Beach and Dandenong National Park or experience rural Victoria, the Yarra Valley and Yarra River.

Do I have to pay a bond (security deposit) when renting my vehicle?

When renting a vehicle, it is standard to be charged a bond (security deposit), also known as ‘excess’, which is the amount the renter is liable to cover in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle.

The bond amount fluctuates based on the insurance package selected at the time of rental and is charged and debited on the renters’ credit or debit card.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.