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JUNE 2021



 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

JUNE 23:
Fire crews fought a fierce caravan blaze in the backyard of a Devonport home in Tasmania last night. The cause is being investigated.

JUNE 23:
Caravanner says he was "shocked" after being asked to pay an extra $5 for choosing a particular site at a NSW coastal caravan park.

JUNE 22:
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.

JUNE 22:
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.                        

JUNE 20:
New COVID rules will make it compulsory to use the QR Check In Qld app when arriving at Queensland caravan parks from July 9.

JUNE 20:
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".

JUNE 19:
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.

JUNE 19:
SA's York Peninsula Council is looking for a "friendly, energenic and highly motivated" management team to run its Yorketown Caravan Park.

JUNE 19:
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.

JUNE 19:
The Blue Dolphin Caravan Park at Shark Bay in WA, described as "ripe for redevelopment", is on the market.

JUNE 17:
Moina
Tasmania's 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.

JUNE 16:
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".

JUNE 15:
Two caravanners treated for minor injuries after their rig rolled on Thunderbolts Way south of Nowendoc in NSW.

JUNE 15:
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 fee.

JUNE 15:
Queensland's Douglas Shire Council has voted to complete a business case for a new RV park in Mossman.

JUNE 15:
Caravanning Queensland has vacancies for free caravan weight and safety inspections at Tinana on June 26 and Maryborough on June 27.

JUNE 15:
Boroma Roamers and friends have confirmed that their next caravan rally will be held at Casino in NSW from October 14 to 17.

JUNE 14:
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 30.

JUNE 14:
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".

JUNE 14:
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.

JUNE 14:
Ten-year-old
White
Jayco Expanda dual-axle caravan, registration number X96 223, stolen from Church St, Girgarre, Victoria.

Stolen Opal caravanJUNE 13:
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.

JUNE 13:
Reports coming in of caravan and truck collision at Lions Park north of Springsure, Queensland.

JUNE 13:
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 injuries.

JUNE 12:
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.

JUNE 12:
City of Gold Coast has revealed plans for a $39 million facelift during the next decade for six local tourist parks.

JUNE 11:
Fraser Coast Regional Council's Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park in Queensland scoops Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award.

JUNE 11:
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.

JUNE 10:
Travellers escaped unhurt after their Coromal caravan flipped onto its side on Queensland's Bruce Highway south of Gympie.

JUNE 10:
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.

JUNE 9:
Grey nomads urged to wrap up tonight as forecasters predict single-figure temperatures for large areas of southern Queensland.

JUNE 9:
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.

JUNE 9:
Crusader Caravans reportedly set to sell around 2000 RVs this year.

JUNE 8:
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.

JUNE 7:
Veterans Retreat at Mothar Mountain, southeast of Gympie in Queensland, has listed in the Camps Australia Wide App.

JUNE 7:
SA's Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre will be relocated to the Tasman Terrace Civic Centre from July 1.

JUNE 7:
Firefighters battled blaze which destroyed campervan and boat in shed at Dorson Drive in Sunshine Coast's Mooloolah Valley early today.

JUNE 6:
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 percent rise.

JUNE 6:
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 Ehrlichiosis.

JUNE 2:
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.

JUNE 1:
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks company Aspen soared to a one-year-high of $1.33 today.

JUNE 1:
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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