Caravan reported to have rolled
several times after coming to grief on Queensland's Flinders Hwy south of
Townsville. No one seriously hurt.
NSW's Picnic Point Caravan Park on the banks of the
Murray River will have its riverbank retaining wall stabilised and
repaired thanks to a $140,000 grant from the state's Crown Reserves
Police have now ruled out foul play in the case of
a traveller found dead in his campervan at a NSW rest area. A full-scale
police inquiry after the discovery near Goonoo Goonoo Station on the New
England Highway has concluded that the 55-year-old man died from natural
causes. A report is being prepared for the coroner.
Victoria's 245-site Cohuna Waterfront Holiday Park
on the banks of Gunbower Creek will provide electricity to 36 unpowered
sites thanks to $85,000 grant from the state' government's Caravan and
Camping Grants program.
Owners of Aussie By Design caravans are plannng a
get-together in May at Gumtree Lodge & Bush Camp at Howard, Queensland.
Police have warned that opportunist thieves are operating
at campsites and caravan parks in Crescent Head in NSW.
A couple from the Sydney suburb of Erskine Park
plan to retire early and hit the road in a caravan after scooping nearly
$700,000 on Saturday's Lotto draw.
Sixteen-year-old boy pulled unresponsive from water
at Ski Gardens caravan park on Hawkesbury River at Sackville, NSW, earlier
this week has died in hospital.
NSW's Central Coast Council is being asked to
approve plans for a $9.27 million 68-site tourist/caravan park at
Kincumber, complete with mini golf, tennis and horse riding facilities.
The site will cater for short-stay visitors who will be limited to 180
days in any 12-month period, and "long-stay visitors/residents".
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council in SA is inviting
applications from people interested in becoming contract managers for the
Riverton Caravan Park in the heart of the Gilbert Valley.
Grey nomads and other travellers in RVs warned to
prepare for severe cyclonic weather in WA's Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
Caravanner dies after accident in which his vehicle and
caravan veered off the Bruce Highway north of Childers in Queensland and
struck a tree today. No other vehicle involved.
Caravan overturned on Queensland's Bruce Highway at
St Lawrence today. Emergency services at scene. Queensland Ambulance said
no one hurt and the caravan was off the road.
Weather conditions are causing problems for
caravanners and other travellers in Queensland. The following link is a
comprehensive guide to roads and highways currently affected in the state:
Caravanning Queensland is hoping to hold free caravan
safety checks this year at Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay,
Maryborough, Moreton Bay, Nambour, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville
in association with Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main
Roads. (Photo: Caravanning News)
Planning is underway for a gathering of Legend caravan
owners at Condobolin, NSW, from September 10 to 12.
WA's RAC will be staging free caravan safety sessions at
Bunbury Geographe Seniors and Community Centre on May 22. Participants
will be shown how to safely reverse a caravan or trailer, check tyres and
learn about the importance of vehicle weights and other useful tips.
People have until 5pm tomorrow to comment on
Queensland's Fraser Coast Regional Council's Master Plan for its four
beachfront caravan parks.
The Retreat Caravan Owners Club yesterday
celebrated its second anniversary, with 329 members from Qld, NSW, Vic, WA,
Tassie and even New Zealand.
Gladstone Regional Council today closed the
Workman's Beach campgrounds at Agnes Water in Queensland ‒ once described
on the world's largest travel platform TripAdvisor as a "Gem Of A Hideaway
Campground" ‒ because of "multiple safety and security concerns".
Caravanners pitched along the shores of Lake Eildon
in Victoria have been advised not to come into direct contact of the water
because of high levels of blue-green algae.
Police hunting thieves who stole five mountain bikes and a
kick scooter from a caravan park at Port Lincoln in SA.
Police appealing for help to locate a
woman last seen at caravan park in Nowra on January 9. Ellen Lindquist,
aged 25, is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 165-175cm tall, of
solid build with dyed reddish-brown hair and blue eyes. Police and family
hold concerns for the woman’s welfare. Anyone who sees Ellen, or believes
they know her whereabouts, is urged to contact South Coast police.
Brisbane-based manufacturer of Windsor and Coromal
caravans and global RV renters Apollo Tourism and Leisure has appointed BDO
as its new auditors.
Traveller believed to be in 70s died after his Toyota
Prado towing caravan careered off NSW's Oxley Highway at Huntingdon.
Passenger aged 71, taken to hospital in stable condition. Police
investigating and report being prepared for coroner.
Coral Coast Tourist Park in WA is looking for an
experienced, reliable and fit couple to manage the 75-site park. "The
successful couple will be part of a small friendly team and would be
required to start as soon as possible," the park said.
Man died when his campervan erupted in flames after
crashing into pylon of rail bridge overpass on Lowmead Road at Lowmead,
Tasmania Fire Service has declared a 24hr total fire
ban ‒ including campfires ‒ across 12 areas in the southern region. "For
people camping particular attention should be given to campfires used in
recent days to ensure no residual heat remains before leaving the site," a
Man recovering in John Hunter Hospital suffering
burns and smoke inhalation after small explosion caused by leaking gas
bottle at Jimmys Beach Caravan Park in NSW.
Edward River Mayor Norm Brennan in south western NSW
has appealed to locals to help the area's struggling caravan parks survive
the COVID pandemic ... by staying a night.
A teenager died and three other people were
critically injured in a NSW horror crash involving a car and a 4WD towing a
caravan this afternoon. The accident happened on Lachlan Valley Way south of
Cowra. The 18-year-old girl driving the sedan died at the scene. Her
18-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical
condition. Helicopters ferried the 78-year-old male driver of the 4WD and
his 80-year-old female passenger to hospital in a critical condition.
Man, 21, appearing in court at Townsville,
Queensland, today after caravan park restaurant in Wulguru was broken into
yesterday. He was charged with with burglary, evading police, possessing
stolen property, stealing, two counts of unlawful use of a vehicle and five
of break and enter.
Man bailed to appear in court on May 14 after
detectives from the Vehicle Crime Squad recovered a stolen $55,000 caravan
bearing false plates at Heathcote Junction in central Victoria.
Campers and travellers throughout WA urged to beware
of bushfire alerts. The following national parks have already been closed
temporarily: Serpentine, Walyunga, John Forrest and Avon Valley. Regional
parks include Mundy and Wungong. Pinjar and Gnangara off-road vehicle areas
are also closed. Information on the bushfires and park closures can be found
Coffs Harbour City Council in NSW has given the green
light for 26 new campsites and a new amenities block to be provided at the
147-site Emerald Beach Caravan Park.
Queensland man charged after
police allegedly discovered nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine
at a caravan park on the Pacific Hwy at Heatherbrae north of Sydney.
DIY enthusiast rushed to hospital after caravan he
was refurbishing fell on him at Golden Gully, Victoria. The 59yo man
suffered multiple non-life-threatening injuries.
Three people arrested
after three caravans and other property allegedly stolen from Lower Moira in
Victoria during the festive season.
Campers at Warrnambool City Council's Surfside Caravan Park
in Victoria will no longer have to abandon their site for one night a week
for COVID deep cleaning.
Woman spent 90 terrifying minutes trapped in her
crushed caravan after huge tree fell on it during fierce storm at Wiseman's
Ferry on NSW's Central Coast. She was airlifted to hospital with neck and
lower limb injuries. NSW Ambulance, the Rural Fire Service and Fire and
Rescue NSW safely extricated the woman while CareFlight’s specialist doctor
and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on
the patient. The rapid response helicopter navigated the stormy weather to
land in an oval close to the scene within 20 minutes.
Up to 15 vehicles marooned when floodwaters inundated
Cumberland River Holiday Park on Victoria's Great Ocean Road.
Police drew a blank after media reports of a caravan
incident on NSW's Pacific Highway near Nambucca Heads today. A police
spokesman told Caravanning News
they did a patrol of the highway north and
southbound this morning and could not find a caravan in distress.
Australian Caravan Club planning a two-week tour to
introduce and further the knowledge and confidence of newcomers to
caravanning. It will start from the Sunshine Coast on April 18 and take in
Yarraman, Miles, Mitchell Weir Camp, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Bollon, St
George, Westmar and Chinchilla Weir. More information from
Guests at NSW caravan parks near
the Victorian border are abandoning their holidays in droves after Acting
Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan announced the state would be closed to NSW
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