10 of the best dog-friendly vans you can travel the state in
11.02.2021

10 of the best dog-friendly vans you can travel the state in

Dogs are the best, there’s no denying that.

With international travel very much off the cards at the moment, there’s never been a better time to hit the road and explore all that our beautiful state (and country) has to offer. And it’s really not a holiday without your best, furry friend coming along for the ride.

That’s where the dog-friendly campervan comes in. Embracing that #vanlife in recent years, innovative campervan owners have been busy converting, modifying and purpose-building vans that are far from what you’d expect from a two-berth on the road vehicle, giving travellers a unique way to holiday around the state with their little pal.

There are even pretty rad platforms like Camplify, which works a bit like Airbnb, connecting holidaymakers with thousands of unique neighbourhood vans that are available to hire for their next outdoor adventure.

It’s never been more convenient to take your furry friend on holiday with you and with that being said here’s a roundup of Camplify’s pet-friendly vans located in Victoria.

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The Nomadic Home

This Instagrammable van has been built with loads of love and is your ultimate exploration vehicle. The Nomadic Home is just that and comes with all the creature comforts of home like downlights, fridge/freezer, plenty of charging ports and a water tank. Also fitted with solar panels and space for surfboards for an off-grid adventure. 

This one is located at Safety Beach and has been styled to inspire a relaxing getaway and will not disappoint!

 

 

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The Roaming Van

The perfect van to live the #vanlife dream! Fully equipped with everything you will need to hit the road, with enough room to sleep three people and a full kitchen, hot water shower and a coffee machine. With the inclusion of a desk, a sofa bench and swivel chair, The Roaming Van ensures you have everything you need to work from the road if needed. There’s even the ability to make your own moonlight cinema – very luxe.

Located in St Kilda, it’s the perfect starting point to travel around Melbourne and beyond. Check out their Instagram to see all the cutest doggo x van life pics that were to ever exist.

 

Sandy The Van

The cosiest camper you’ve ever seen! Sandy The Van was fitted with one thing in mind, which was how to stay comfortable and feel at home whilst getting out of the city and into the beautiful Australian outback.

This beautifully minimalistic van comes complete with an outdoor hot water shower, a heater, cosy double bed, two couches and a fully fitted kitchen with a gas stove. There’s also a custom roof deck and a speaker for all the good vibes.

Made from recycled materials, Sandy has all you could possibly need to live a minimalistic luxury existence in the natural world from the comfort of your rolling home.

SproutVans

This van has been designed with all the little necessities you need so you can focus on the adventure and simplicity of life on the road. Sprout is a 2013 automatic diesel Mercedes Sprinter and is built as a “stealth camper” meaning free camping is easily achievable. 

Wake up with the sunrise or go to sleep under the stars with the beautiful skylight over the bed. Enjoy Netflix on the portable projector while you indulge in nibbles and wine from bed. Peel yourself out of our ultra-comfortable latex/memory foam mattress to enjoy the scenery right at your back doors. The live edge timber bench tops, rock handles and textured walls have been thoughtfully designed to bring the outside indoors, and the large 90L fridge/freezer is able to easily tackle enough food and drinks for a fantastic 3-4 day getaway.

Designed to help sprout new ideas and experiences, you and your pooch can truly indulge in Victoria’s scenery up close and personal.

 

 

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Gidget the Glamper

Cute, compact and ready for the perfect couples getaway with your furry friend. Gidget the Glamper is so simple to set up, only taking a few minutes to wind up the camper, fit the door and you’ll be ready to relax. 

She includes a very comfy double bed with innerspring mattress (linen included for a small additional fee), 4 burner stove (one electric and 3 gas), fridge with freezer, table with seating for three (can easily be transformed into a single bed suitable for a child or fur-baby if that’s what they’re used to), TV and microwave.
There’s also solar panels and battery backup if you’re going ‘off-grid’ for a few days.

 

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VanGo!

A hand-built campervan with a unique and thoughtful design so you can enjoy exploring Victoria and beyond! Cook a cosy meal in the well-equipped kitchen, relax on the sofa bed/hammock, watch the sunset with your favourite tipple or play your favourite movie or listen to your favourite tunes on the tellie.

Vango! Has it all. 

 

Grand Touring Pod 49

Quirky and comfy. This surprisingly spacious pod camper fits a huge queen size bed, TV, full kitchen, single door, double windows and camping table and chairs. The Grand Touring Pod 49 is super lightweight and easy tow, making it a breeze to jet off on a holiday. Your furry-friend will revel being in close courters with their human. 

 

 

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Caravano

Located in Geelong, this gorgeous vintage caravan is for those that want an easy glamping experience. Caravano can be set up where you like before you even arrive, meaning all you have to do is drive to your destination, sit back, relax and enjoy your next adventure.

 

 

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‘Winnie’ the Windsor Windcheater

Freshly renovated, Winnie is perfect for your beach or countryside escape. With everything you need to unwind from books to games and even a bottle of wine! Featuring a double bed and a couch that can double as another sleeping spot for the kids! 

 

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Joy

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.

With room to sleep two people, this absolute ripper van also has a fridge, a 45L water tank, 200ah (60kg) deep cycle Vision battery, indoor table, new Kenwood speakers, and all the usual camping necessities. Oh and its located in Torquay so pristine views from the get-go are guaranteed.

 

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Keen to travel with your doggo but not big on vans? Check out 11 of the most unique dog-friendly stays in regional Victoria.