Fire crews fought a fierce caravan blaze in the backyard
of a Devonport home in Tasmania last night. The cause is being investigated.
Caravanner says he was "shocked" after being asked to pay
an extra $5 for choosing a particular site at a NSW coastal caravan park.
SA's Karoonda East Murray Council plans to spend up to
$400,000 on upgrading the caravan park in the small farming town of
Karoonda, which is attracting more and more grey nomads.
The fourth annual National Retreat Caravans Owners
and Family Group Rally will be held at the Riverlands Event Centre in
Barmera SA from October 16 to October 25. The group's previous three
national rallies raised about $43,000 for the Cancer Council and was spread
over NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
New COVID rules will make it compulsory to use the QR
Check In Qld app
when arriving at Queensland caravan parks from July 9.
Caravan Parks of Australia is looking for a couple to
work as support officers at its Carrum Downs Holiday Park in Victoria,
admitting the job "is not for the faint-hearted".
Justin Hales' successful caravan, motorhome and
campervan sharing platform Camplify is set to hit the Australian Stock
Exchange this month. According to reports, the already successful
five-year-old company is looking to raise $11.5 million at $1.42 a share.
SA's York Peninsula Council is looking for a "friendly, energenic and highly
motivated" management team to run its Yorketown Caravan Park.
South Australia's Department for Trade and Investment has put together a
selection of caravan parks for sale in "unique" regional locations. It
includes Penola Caravan Park on the Limestone Coast, Westbrook Caravan and
Cabin Park and Riversedge Caravan Park, both at Murray River Lakes and
Coorong, Ceduna Caravan Park and Wyalla Caravan Park, both on the Eyre
Peninsula. "These represent huge tourism investment opportunity and a great
way to capitalise on the current and future boom in SA regional tourism,"
the department said.
The Blue Dolphin Caravan Park at Shark Bay in WA, described
as "ripe for redevelopment", is on the market.
Kentish Council has given the thumb's up to plans from Edwards Holding
to provide sites for six caravans and campervans and another nine for tents,
together with a fishery, on Cradle Mountain Road at Moina. The town is
situated 45 km from Devonport on
the Apple Island's north-west coast.
Photo shows the proposed location of caravan and
campervan parking on left and tent site on
right, looking east.
Logan City Council in south-east Queensland has moved
to amend local laws to officially ban camping on council-owned or controlled
land. It says this would improve its ability to resolve illegal camping
complaints "in a timely manner".
Two caravanners treated for minor injuries after
their rig rolled on Thunderbolts Way south of Nowendoc in NSW.
Wellington Shire councillors in Victoria will tonight
discuss the question of whether a dump point should be installed for
self-contained campers. But it has been pointed out that the town's caravan
park already has one, with a council officer suggesting the park's operators
should be asked whether they would allow other campers to use it for a small
Queensland's Douglas Shire Council has voted to
complete a business case for a new RV park in Mossman.
Caravanning Queensland has vacancies for free caravan
weight and safety inspections at Tinana on June 26 and Maryborough on June
Boroma Roamers and friends have confirmed that their next caravan rally will
be held at Casino in NSW from October 14 to 17.
A caravanner who counted RVs during an 11-day drive
along the Stuart Hwy to Darwin last month recorded 610 caravans ... 143 of
which were Jaycos. New Age came in second with 34 followed by Crusader with
An Adelaide couple who scooped a $2.9 million fortune
in Saturday's X Lotto draw said they would "like to get ourselves a caravan
in the future so we can travel".
A caravan was engulfed in flames at Ocean Grove
Holiday Park on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula last night. Fire Rescue
Victoria told Caravanning News that firefighters arrived within six
minutes and brought the outbreak under control within two minutes. "There
were no injuries," a spokesperson said.
Jayco Expanda dual-axle caravan, registration
number X96 223, stolen from Church St, Girgarre,
Opal Southern Explorer caravan reg number S276TEF
stolen from outside home in Magill, SA, this morning. It had been loaded and
was due to hit the road with its true owners on Wednesday.
Reports coming in of caravan and truck collision at Lions
Park north of Springsure, Queensland.
Woman dies in horror head-on smash involving caravan
near Wagga Wagga in NSW. Her Holden Astra collided head-on with Mitsubishi
Triton towing the caravan on Sturt Hwy at Yarragundry. She died at the
scene. The caravanner managed to escape from his overturned Triton before it
erupted into flames. He was treated at hospital for non-life-threatening
New flood resilience strategy for Burdekin and
Haughton catchments in Queensland includes working with camping and caravan
park operators to ensure they have appropriate emergency plans in place.
City of Gold Coast has revealed plans for a $39
million facelift during the next decade for six local tourist parks.
Fraser Coast Regional Council's Torquay Beachfront
Tourist Park in Queensland scoops Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award.
Optimism about the future of the caravan industry was
clear by the attendance of almost 800 industry delegates at its recent
national conference, says the Caravan Industry Association of Australia.
Travellers escaped unhurt after their Coromal caravan
flipped onto its side on Queensland's Bruce Highway south of Gympie.
Streaky Bay Council's Tractor Beach campground in SA
has been temporarily closed while it undergoes an upgrade. The council said
there would be no access until further notice.
Grey nomads urged to wrap up tonight as forecasters
predict single-figure temperatures for large areas of southern Queensland.
Queensland's Flinders Shire Council spent $200,000 on
expanding its Allan Terry Caravan Park at Hughenden to accommodate
short-term workers at local grape farm.
Crusader Caravans reportedly set to sell around 2000 RVs this year.
Shares in Ingenia Communities Group, which operates a
chain of successful Australian holiday and lifestyle parks, continued to
rise after opening at $5.91 today, their highest price since 2007.
Veterans Retreat at Mothar Mountain, southeast of
Gympie in Queensland, has listed in the Camps Australia Wide App.
SA's Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre will be
relocated to the Tasman Terrace Civic Centre from July 1.
Firefighters battled blaze which destroyed campervan
and boat in shed at Dorson Drive in Sunshine Coast's Mooloolah Valley early
With COVID putting the reins on overseas travel,
caravan parks are experiencing a boom in business. Grant Wilckens, chief
executive of the 280-strong G'Day Group of holiday parks, reports that
bookings are generally up nearly 150 percent, with NSW enjoying a near-200
Queensland MP Robbie Katter has called for border checks to be made on grey
nomads travelling with dogs between the Sunshine State and the Northern
Territory to prevent further spreading of the killer canine disease
Founded in 2014 and with over 5000 RVs on its books,
Australia's largest and fastest-growing campervan, motorhome and caravan
sharing community Camplify will reportedly list on the Australian Stock
Exchange later this month.
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks company Aspen
soared to a one-year-high of $1.33 today.
Shares in Ingenia Communities, which operate a chain
of holiday and lifestyle parks, will open at a year-high of $5.58 today.
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