Caravanners wanting to brush up on RV security and
safety need to go online this afternoon. SA police are taking part in a
Facebook live chat session with the Caravan and Camping Industries
Association of SA, with a focus on caravan and RV security. "Caravans, RVs
and their contents are high value targets for thieves and it's important to
keep your 'home away from home' just as secure as your actual house," a
police spokesperson said. To take part simply head over to the
Caravan and Camping
Industries Association of SA Facebook page at 4pm today.
WA's Shire of Katanning is being urged to approve an application for a new
tourist park comprising four caravan sites and eight chalets on Warren Road
farmland. The town of Katanning lies on the Great Southern Hwy nearly 300km
south-east of Perth.
Caravanners, including those staying at the local
tourist park, wanting a tipple at Bellview Hotel at Bell in Queensland may
now go thirsty. "As of today, Bellview Hotel is closed to everyone except
our locals," the hotel, in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains between
Kingaroy and Dalby, says on its Facebook page. "We have agonised over
this decision but now have 14 pages of places we can't accept people from in
Queensland and it's growing," explained publican Carla Constance. "We are a
farmers' pub and I'm not allowing it to go down," she told Caravanning
News. "Many travellers lie and we have been abused and screamed at. We
are not taking any more of them."
Pink Lake Tourist Park at Esperance in WA was one of
seven businesses to be congratulated by the state's Tourism Council for
meeting COVID Clean Practising standards.
Emergency services reportedly attending caravan and fuel
tanker collision at West Mackay, Queensland. No further details available.
Victoria's Travellers Rest Caravan Park at Charlton
and Kerang Caravan & Tourist Park join the Kui Parks chain.
Three people taken to hospital after crash involving
caravan on Queensland's Bruce Hwy. The accident happened south of Innisfail,
resulting in caravan and an SUV flipping onto their sides.
Caravan Industry Victoria launches five-day Victorian
Caravan & Camping Virtual Show, to be held online from September 2.
McKinlay Shire Council in outback Queensland has
re-opened the unique and popular artesian bathhouses at its Julia Creek
Gladstone Regional Council in Queensland will close all its campgrounds from
July 28 because of the coronavirus crisis. They include Lilley's Beach,
Boyne Island; Futter Creek Camping Reserve, Boynedale; Calliope River Picnic
Area, River Ranch; The Oaks Camping Ground, Facing Island and South End
Camping Ground, Curtis Island.
Researchers from Flinders University's College of Nursing and Health
Sciences have launched a study on how diabetic grey nomads manage their
condition while touring rural and remote Australia.
COVID-19 has put an end to plans for a get-together
by owners of Retreat caravans. Organisers of October's fourth annual Owners
& Family Group rally in Barmera, SA, have decided to cancel the event. "It
is not possible to predict what will happen in coming months and we must
make the health and safety of all the attendees and volunteers our top
priority," they said.
NSW fire crews attending caravan blaze at property on Bruxner Hwy near
Timbarra Road, Tenterfield.
Travellers suffered only minor injuries when caravan
ended up on its side after collision on WA's Brand Highway at Greenough,
about 20km south of Geraldton.
Caravan involved in accident on NSW's Pacific Highway at Mackay
Valley Way, Frederickton. One lane closed. No further details available.
Fraser Coast Regional Council's RV dump point
adjacent to its Visitor Information Centre at junction of Hervey Rd and
Urraween Rd in Hervey Bay is now a 24-hour facility.
NSW postie who injured her back when her motorbike collided
with an extended portion of an Expanda caravan at Lake Macquarie loses $2m
battle for compensation.
WA's Indian Ocean Drive was closed for more than an hour
yesterday after a caravan rollover. The accident happened as the Jayco
Sterling, being towed by a LandCruiser, approached overtaking lanes north of
Nilgen in an area well known for high winds. There were no reports of
injuries. The Indian Ocean Drive was built to get tourists off the busy
freight route of the Brand Highway and is notorious for its accidents, some
The 51-site Lismore Palms Caravan Park in NSW is up for sale
by private treaty. It is being marketed by CBRE Hotels.
NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres is urging caravanners and
campers planning trips not to miss out. He says: "If you're thinking about a
caravan or camping holiday in NSW, my advice is book now because there has
been a surge in interest and many sites from the coast to the country are
getting snapped up months in advance."
Caravan Industry Association of Australia launches online
'Trade Marketplace' and conference for businesses which have paid deposits
for next year's national conference.
Queensland Government reports that since reopening in early
June, Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds have received more than 30,600
bookings and over 16,700 vehicle access permits have been issued.
Two caravanners were given the all-clear by Queensland
Ambulance paramedics after their rig and another vehicle collided on the
Bruce Highway near St Lawrence.
Wollongong firefighters tackled a caravan blaze at Fairy
Meadow on NSW's Princess Hwy. No one was injured and cause was being
Boy, 15, charged after allegedly breaking into a Gold Coast
couples' motorhome at an Earlville caravan park in Cairns. He is accused of
entering premises and stealing, burglary and obstructing police.
Armies of Victorian grey nomads reportedly quarantining
themselves for 14 days at camping grounds just south of Queensland border
crossings so they can legally head north for the state's winter sunshine.
People have just three more days to let Queensland's Mackay
Regional Council know how facilities at St Helen’s Beach Camping Area,
Seaforth Camping Reserve, Ball Bay Camping Ground and Mirani Caravan Park
could be improved. Comments can be lodged by
Chinchilla Tourist Park on Queensland's Western Downs is on
the market. The sale is being managed by HTL Property director Brent
McCarthy and co-director Glenn Price. Expressions of Interest are being
invited, with a closing date of August 5.
Hoards of grey nomads in caravans and motorhomes crossed
remote borders into Queensland this afternoon after they opened for the
first time in months.
SA's Lower Eyre Peninsula council advises that Farm
Beach Campground and public toilets will be closed for maintenance from July
19 to July 27.
Queensland police reminds travellers that the
Sunshine State will tomorrow open its borders to all states, with the
exception of declared "hot spots" including the whole of Victoria.
Paramedics assessing two
travellers after their caravan rolled on Queensland's Burnett Hwy at Binjour.
The coronavirus impact on Fleetwood’s RV Solutions
business ‒ comprising Camec and Northern RV ‒ has been less than suffered by
caravan manufacturers, Fleetwood Corporation reports. In a message to
shareholders today, the Perth-based company said: "This is likely due to
existing caravan owners buying aftermarket parts and services to ready their
RVs for travel once restrictions ease." Camec was founded in 1963 when the
need for a specialised caravan repair business to service the growing
caravan tourism industry was identified. Northern RV was acquired in 2018
and provides the caravan and motorhome industry with repairs, insurance
claims, servicing, parts and accessories.
Victorians will be banned from crossing borders into
NSW from 11.59pm tomorrow following two deaths and a spike in coronavirus
cases in Victoria.
Queensland's Whitsunday Regional Council to crack
down on illegal campers in the Hideaway Bay, Dingo Beach and Cape Gloucester
Caravan Industry Association of Australia reports
unprecedented rise in sales inquiries for caravans, both new and used, as
travel restrictions are eased.
Two women who allegedly stole a mobility scooter from
outside a caravan at Lake Windemere Caravan Park in NSW were appearing at
Wollongong Local Court today.
Federal and WA government funding of $6m will see a
road in front of the Lighthouse Caravan Park at Exmouth realigned so guests
will find it safer to reach the beach.
Coober Pedy District Council's tourism committee
agenda for July 8 includes recommendation to replace Stuart Range Caravan
Park sign which it describes as being "very tatty".
South Australia's Bordertown Caravan Park is set for
a $1.4 million spruce up. Tatiara District Council and the Federal
Government have both chipped in $700,000 to improve visitor accommodation,
including new modern cabins. "The project will provide economic benefit to
the district during construction and from increased visitation," the
council, which took over management of the park in March this year, says in
its budget statement.
Lou and Sandi Beltrame, who have run Victoria's
successful Omeo Caravan Park for 12 years, have promised to "fight the
fight" after being told in an email from East Gippsland Shire Council that
their lease will not be renewed next year. The council plans to take over
the reins itself.
Victorian Government today revealed a $5m fund to
ensure regional businesses, including caravan parks, affected by the current
lockdown will be eligible for up to $225 a night for cancelled bookings,
with no cancellation fees charged to residents forced to stay home.
South Australia's Kingston District Council is
looking into developing a new long-term RV camping facility at a property it
owns on Cooke St, near Kingston Golf Club.
Thieves made off with a 28ft Jayco Sterling caravan,
rego U91-388, from a property on Bendigo-Maryborough Road at Havelock,
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia is
planning its largest ever marketing campaign designed to get people booking
caravan park holidays and road trips as state borders ease. .
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