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MAY 2022


 

BREAKING NEWS:

MAY 24:
Queensland's five-acre, 33-site Monto Caravan and Cabin Park near Cania Gorge National Park is looking for new live-in managers.

MAY 24:
Gatton Caravan Park west of Brisbane is now offering single backpacker's dormitory accommodation at $164.00 per week.

MAY 23:
Australian Caravan Club already organising its next National Muster, planned for Lithgow in NSW during October, 2022.

MAY 21:
Caravanners and other travellers have copped more than 350 fines this financial year as Noosa Council on Queensland's Sunshine Coast gets tough with illegal campers.

MAY 20:
Tasmania's Bass Highway near Sassafrass reduced to single lane after ute towing caravan rolled this afternoon. No serious injuries reported.

lare Stewart MAY 20:
Noosa Shire Council's three holiday parks in Queensland have scooped Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. They are Noosa North Shore campground, Boreen Point campground and Noosa River Holiday Park. Mayor Clare Stewart (pictured) said the gongs were testament to "the significant council investment and quality park operators".

MAY 20:
NSW Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson and Reflections Holiday Parks chief executive Nick Baker have launched Reflection's new multi-million dollar investment plan designed to attract more campers and caravanners to regional communities.

MAY 20:
Shares in Fleetwood, operators of Recreational Vehicle Solutions, opened at a year-low of $1.65 on the Australian Stock Exchange today.

MAY 18:
Police in far north Queensland reports an influx of caravans and motorhomes, reminding the travellers to show as much driving etiquette to other vehicles as possible, particularly road trains.

MAY 11:
Innot Hot Springs Leisure & Camping Park on Queensland's Atherton Tablelands has been listed for sale by CBRE and Ray White Rural Atherton, with xpressions of interest closing on June 9.

MAY 11:
Grey nomads and other travellers battling torrential rains, flash flooding and closed highways as wild weather continues to  hit northern Queensland. Forecasters warn that worse is still to come.

MAY 10:
AN 81-year-old man who was told he would have to leave his home of 18 years at the Wynyard's Beach Retreat Tourist Park in Tasmania because of redevelopment has been jailed for two years after attacking the park owner with a hammer.

MAY 4:
Queensland Police appeal for witnesses of Bruce Hwy crash at Goolboo in state's far north in which elderly traveller died when her campervan collided with truck trailer yesterday afternoon.

MAY 4:
Dungog Shire Council in NSW has approved plans for a new caravan park to be built by the Jeffers Group in the country town of Dungog and also allow primitive camping on Abbotts Farm.

MAY 3:
NSW-based peer-to-peer caravan and RV rental compant Camplify has announced that the planned acquisition of New Zealand's Mighway and SHAREaCAMPER from Tourism Holdings Limited has now been completed.

Collendina caravan parkMAY 3:
Family-owned for almost 40 years, Victoria's 30-acre oceanfront Collendina Caravan Park has been sold to Hampshire Property Group after a highly competitive sale process. Bill and Joan Steains said they had worked hard to develop the park into the "wonderful family park that it is today". "We feel confident that the park will continue to grow from strength to strength under Hampshire's ownership," they said.." While it will be hard for us to say goodbye to the lovely families in our park, we feel comforted knowing that Hampshire is the perfect fit and is keen to continue our legacy."

MAY 2:
The mega-riich businessman behind the giant Jayco caravans and RV empire, Gerry Ryan, is now developing a top class winery and hotel complex in Victoria's Yarra Valley.

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