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AUGUST 2020



 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

AUG 12:
Caravanning Queensland will hold free educational towing and weights "masterclasses" at Nambour Showgrounds on August 29.

AUG 12:
The award-winning Dalrymple Cabin and Van Park located at the northern entrance to Charters Towers on Queensland's Lynd Highway has been bought for a reported $2.2 million by the park's operators, Brad and Tanya Chilton.

Boreen Point camping groundAUG 11:
Noosa Shire Council in Queensland will receive $410,000 from the state government for upgrading facilities at the Boreen Point Campground. The handout will come from Queensland Government's $50m Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package and will create or support more than three jobs.

AUG 10:
Southern Queensland Country Tourism chief executive Peter Homan reports "strong enquiries" at caravan parks across the region as travellers plan to take advantage of next Friday's new Ekka public holiday long weekend. The holiday is for people living in Brisbane, Weipa, Rockhampton, Livingstone, Mackay, Gold Coast, Logan, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Cloncurry and Whitsunday (for the Bowen area only) council areas.

AUG 10:
Holiday Haven and Tall Timbers caravan parks in firing line of floodwaters in Shoalhaven region of NSW.

AUG 10:
Next year's WA Tourism Conference, jointly presented by Caravan Industry Association WA, will be held in Geraldton from May 3-5, it has been announced.

AUG 10:
Maclean Parks is looking for a couple to manage its camping ground on Queensland's world heritage-listed Fraser Island. And, it says, the successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet guests from all walks of life .... "from our local anglers to scientist from around the world". The campground is also used as an environmental education camp for scientist and University of Sunshine Coast students.

AUG 7:
WA government's Gascoyne COVID-19 recovery plan includes $1.47 million to upgrade wastewater services to allow expansion of Coral Bay Caravan Park.

AUG 7:
Victoria's Moyne Shire Council has closed its seven caravan parks for the next two months as part of the state's stage 3 lockdown.

AUG 6:
Caravanner left stranded after their towball hitch was stolen from their rig at Kenilworth showgrounds west of Nambour in Queensland.

AUG 5:
Reports coming in of caravan breaking free from ute on Queensland's Bruce Hwy near Ilbilbie.

AUG 5:
Reports today say that three times more caravanners were heading south on Quensland's Bruce Hwy than travelling north. It comes after
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced closure its border to all of New South Wales from 1am on Saturday.

AUG 5:
Victorian-based Crusader Caravans has taken to YouTube to explain its position as COVID stage 4 restrictions brings industry to a halt. To view its four-and-a-half-minute video, click here.

AUG 5:
Beachport’s Southern Ocean Tourist Park becomes fully accredited as part of South Australian Quality Tourism Accredited Business Program.

AUG 5:
Police hunting thieves who made off with a 2012 Jayco Discovery caravan from driveway at Corio in Victoria.

AUG 5:
Victoria Park Lake Caravan Park at Shepparton in northern Victoria will be allowed to operate with strict controls under the state's new COVID Stage 3 restrictions.

AUG 5:
Caravan Industry Victoria chief executive Robert Lucas will be holding meetings with Victorian government this morning over COVID stage 4 restrictions. He will discuss "a possible exemption for our industry on a reduced staffing level".

AUG 3:
Queensland crews cordoned off Skinner St in Hervey Bay yesterday after a caravan's gas cylinder developed a leak.

AUG 2:
Claiming to be an industry first, New Age Caravans is using hospital-grade Nanocyn ‒ which is said to
kill the deadly COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds to disinfect all caravans before they leave its factory.

AUG 1:
Major Mitchell Caravan Park in south-west Queensland is looking for a management couple to take over the reins from Oct this year to March next year and offers "an annual ongoing appointment for the right people".

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