Port Fairy Festival Campervan Hire – Melbourne
RAPIDLY becoming Australia’s leading Folk event, the Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place over the Victorian Labor Day long weekend each March And this year falls on 11-14th March. Located 290 kilometres west of Melbourne, Port Fairy attracts performers from around the world and 2010 saw it complete its 34th festival with record number of visitors and artists.

The increasing popularity has meant the limited Port Fairy accommodation is in much greater demand including Campervan and Motorhome hire. In recent years, particularly 2010, DriveNow has had to turn away many Festival visitors as our Victorian Campervan suppliers have quickly run out of vehicles even 2 weeks out from the event.

The secret is to get in early; you’ll find better rates, more choice and have a much better chance of securing the vehicle you’re after.  For those who are new or returning to campervan hire much has changed over the past few years. Long gone are the days of cramped conditions, uncomfortable beds and minimal facilities. The vast majority of Campervans today come with bathrooms including shower and toilet, fully equipped kitchen, LCD television, DVD players, double beds (and we mean double beds not large singles!) and plenty of space.  And even the largest 6 berthers are surprisingly easy to drive.

Combining your wheels with your bed is a great way to take in the Festival and there are several holiday parks in The Port Fairy area that offer powered sites. Again the secret is book in early as they are snapped up quickly.

DriveNow enables you to instantly compare campervan rental rates, vehicles and features of campervans for hire right around Australia including Melbourne – the closest vehicle pick-up point.

We also cater for those after car hire with rates and vehicles from Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty, all available for pickup in Melbourne, Geelong, Avalon & Melbourne Airports and the surrounding suburbs.

Some tips on Campervan rental for the festival:

Once you have booked your Campervan it’s a good idea to secure a powered camp site. The Port Fairy Showgrounds have some powered sites, other Holiday Parks in the area include:

  • Book Early! – seriously, avoid disappointment, there’s not an endless supply of vehicles
  • Closest Campervan pick-up and drop-off point is Melbourne
  • There are minimum rental periods – starting from 5 days for Britz, Maui & Backpacker and 7 days with KEA and Apollo
  • Book a Powered Camper site with one of the Holiday Parks below – again book early they go fast
  • Campers are easy to drive and superbly equipped
  • If you’re new to Campervans you’ll be pleasantly surprised what you get these days
  • DriveNow has the best pricing – of course !


Belfast Cove Caravan Park
139 Princes Highway
03 5568 1816

Gardens Caravan Park
Griffiths Street
03 5568 1060

Koroit-Tower Hill Caravan Park
High Street Koroit
03 5565 7926

BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park
115 Princes Highway
03 5568 1145

Gum Tree Caravan Park
Toolong Road
(3km east of Port Fairy)
03 5568 1462

Southcombe Park
James Street
Port Fairy
03 03 5568 2677

Catalina Takeaway & Van Park
Princes Highway
03 5568 1608

Killarney Camping Ground
Killarney Beach Killarney
0428 314 823

Yambuk Camping Ground
Carrols Lane Yambuk
0419 006 201

Chris C
Sometime Blog Contributer – DriveNow Team