Registrations for the Caravan Industry Association of
Australia's National Conference at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast
will be accepted from November 27.
Big clean up after wild storm created chaos at
Victoria's Yarrawonga Caravan Park, damaging awnings, trees, cabins and
amenities block. No reports of injuries.
Australian Caravan Club's Western Wallabies saw 18
RVs turn up for its end-of-year muster at Gracetown in WA. Highlight was the
presentation of an award to Vicki Dempster for outstanding service to the
Fleetwood's RV Solutions division ‒ comprising Camec
and Melbourne-based Northern RV ‒ rebounded "strongly" last month after
COVID restrictions were eased. "The business is also expected to benefit
over the medium to long term from an increase in domestic travel," Fleetwood
chairman Phillip Campbell told its AGM.
Caravanners lucky to escape uninjured when their rig
rolled on SA's Eyre Highway near Port Augusta.
Jayco Adelaide and ALL RV Parts & Accessories forced
to pull down shutters as SA government imposes six-day hard lockdown across
the state because of second wave of COVID-19 virus.
A NSW retiree from Wollongong plans to trade in his
ageing caravan for "a shiny new one" and embark on a road trip around the
country after scooping a cool $7.5 million in last night's Oz Lotto draw.
Victoria's Horsham Rural City Council is improving
caravan parking and signage in the heart of the city.
Shares in lifestyle and holiday parks operator Aspen
opened at a five-month high of $1.20 today.
A 44-year-old solo caravanner died in a crash on
Queensland's Leichardt Highway west of Toowoomba this morning. The
Goondiwindi man was certified dead at the scene near Taroom. Police said
preliminary investigations indicated his Nissan utility towing a caravan was
heading north along the highway towards Taroom when a prime mover began
overtaking the rig. The two vehicles collided and crashed off the roadway.
The 39-year-old male driver of the prime mover received leg injuries and was
taken to Taroom hospital. The Forensic Crash Unit from Roma is
Recent weeks have seen two Sunshine Coast caravan
parks being featured on national television. It began with Cotton Tree
Holiday Park on Ch9's TODAY Show followed by the newly upgraded Mooloolaba
Beach Holiday Park on Ch7's Sunrise program.
Apollo Tourism and Leisure shares continue to rise in
value, opening at three-month high of 0.355c on the Australian Stock
Douglas Shire Council in far north Queensland has
taken to social media to warn against freedom camping. In a Facebook
posting, the authority tells travellers to stay in one of its "lovely
caravan parks", adding: "There is no free camping in the Douglas Shire and
penalties apply." The council on Saturday slapped $266 fines on 13 illegal
campers in the Daintree Rainforest.
Splitters Farm near Bundaberg in Queensland, which is
putting the finishing touches to a brand new caravan park, has scooped a
local Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year Award.
Crash involving car and another vehicle towing
caravan closes NSW's Bruxner Hwy near M1 Pacific Hwy at West Ballina. Two
people taken to hospital, one by helicopter. Another being treated at scene.
Apollo Tourism and Leisure shares closed at a
three-month high of $3.50 on Australia's Stock Exchange yesterday.
Victoria police have warned caravanners to beware of
sudden gusts of wind in the High Country. It comes after a car and caravan
were tipped onto their sides by a gust at Danny's Lookout on Mt Hotham this
week. "They were blown around 180 degrees, coming to rest on the opposite
side of the road," police said. The driver received minor injuries.
Queensland's Townsville Council has launched a new
booking system for its free RV and camping sites in the area, including
campgrounds at Balgal Beach, Bluewater, Rollingstone, Saunders Beach and
Victorian Government's Great Outdoors program will
see 30 new campgrounds being built and 30 existing ones upgraded between now
Members of Retreat Caravans Owners Club raised over
$850 for Royal Flying Doctor Service during weeklong get-together at
Maryborough Showgrounds in Queensland.
Victoria's Warnambool Shire Council will this week
launch a ballot system to allocate campsites at its Surfside and Shipwreck
Bay holiday parks. Guest numbers will be limited this year because of
COVID-19 "and this has necessitated a ballot as a fair means to allocate
sites", the council said.
Ingenia's chairman Jim Hazel has reported a recovery
in the company's holiday parks business, with forward bookings "up
materially" as domestic travel restrictions ease.
Gumtree Australia says caravans were the fourth most searched
for item in its October classifieds, with the word 'caravan' soaring by 68
percent. Boats came out top.
Emergency services attended serious accident
involving caravan and truck on Queensland's Bruce Hwy near Clairview this
Two caravanners taken to
Mackay Base Hospital in stable conditions. Woman, 81,
has a head injury while her shocked companion was
transported as a precaution.
It is understood the woman was helping to change a wheel when a passing
truck collided with the rig. The caravan was wrecked.
Queensland Office of Fair Trading has awarded nine
grey nomads $700,000 against the now defunct Brisbane-based Motorhome
Conversion Company, which went bust in 2019 owing $3.6 million.
Media reports claim some private operators are asking
$300 a night to camp on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula at Christmas after
the local shire council banned camping on foreshore sites until next
Queensland's Charleville Bush Caravan Park is looking
for caretakers with their own caravan to take over the reins from November
14 to the end of February next year. "We are coming to the end of the season
and not many people here," the park said. "Closing end of this month, you
will be on your own." More details 0428 545 200.
Motorcyclist killed when his machine
collided with campervan on Black Mountain Range Road in Queensland's
Sunshine Coast hinterland. Campervan driver and passenger not physically
A new Telstra telecommunications facility will be
installed in Lane Poole Reserve's Nanga campgrounds in WA to improve visitor
safety. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the reserve was one of the
most popular parks in the Swan Region ... last year attracting 220,000
visitors. "The safety of these visitors is incredibly important," he added.
Queensland's outback Winton Hotel, a favourite watering
hole and overnight stay for grey nomads in self-contained caravans, is on
the market after two decades under the same ownership.
SA's Guyder Regional Council seeking expressions of
interest for taking over management of 30-site Burra Caravan Park for five
years from Feb 1.
Teenagers are being blamed for a
spate of thefts from caravan parks at Bright and Porepunkah, Victoria.
NSW's Liverpool Plains Shire Council has reopened its
popular Freedom Camping area on the New England Hwy at Wallabadah, but with
strict COVID-safe conditions. Travellers will have to register by scanning a
QR code and practice strict social distancing. The council says the trial
will determine the logistical requirements of maintaining COVID safety and
will help determine the process of reopening other facilities in the shire.
Caravanning Queensland’s pre-Christmas sale at
Brisbane's showgrounds has been hailed a huge success. A total of 22,529 'carafans'
braved wild weather to pour through the gates over four days from October
29, enjoying the COVID-safe event and stocking up on the latest and greatest
in camping and outdoor gear. Chief executive Jason Plant said about 7500
more people attended the sale compared to the previous year, with the
majority being first-timers.
Caves Caravan Park, Experience Lancelin Holiday Park
and Wandering Caravan Park have earned Quality Tourism Accredited Business
awards from the Tourism Council Western Australia.
Two people killed and two others rushed to hospital after crash involving
4WD and car towing caravan near junction of WA's Bussell Highway and Hutton
Road in Capel this afternoon.
Victoria's Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is looking for an
operations manager to oversee its eight caravan parks, which generate over
80 percent of its annual revenue.
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