Vehicle towing caravan collided with bridge on Bruce
Highway near Bowen today. Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman told
Caravanning News the caravanners were not seriously injured and declined
Tourism Research Australia figures released today show that
caravan parks and commercial camping grounds fared particularly well in the
March quarter, welcoming 10.9 million people ... a 16 percent rise.
More than 40 RVs were forced to pitch at Mount Isa
Golf Club in Queensland's Gulf Country after the city's tourist parks put up
'full' signs. Local police had reminded travellers that rules applied at
rest areas to ensure heavy vehicle drivers could stop and rest and that they
should not be used for long-term camping. The maximum period was 20 hours
unless signed otherwise and fines of between $266 and $2669 applied for not
complying with rest area restrictions, they said.
Shares in Fleetwood, which operate RV accessories
company Northern Camec and Melbourne-based caravan repairs and services
company Northern RV, opened at a four-month low of $2.22 today.
Lower speed limits have been slapped on caravans and motorhomes using
Britain's roads. The maximum speed is now 60mph (96km/h) on motorways and
dual carriageways, and 50mph (80km/h) on single carriageways. RVs are now
banned from using a motorway's right hand lane.
Travellers have been warned of a Queensland Health
COVID alert involving the rest area at Ban Ban Springs in the North Burnett.
The female public toilet is the site of a casual contact on June 26 between
9am and 11.59pm. Queensland Health said users must get tested and quarantine
The bodies of two men in their 30s were found in a
tent at a caravan park on the Old Omeo Hwy in Victoria this morning. It is
thought they died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Police said the deaths were
not believed to be suspicious and they would prepare a report for the
Childers on Queensland's busy Bruce Highway could
soon offer a new caravan park to travellers. A development application has
been submitted to Bundaberg Regional Council on behalf on AA Plus Group. If
approved, it would deliver 84 caravan sites and 42 cabins, associated
amenities and infrastructure.
Camper trailer involved in accident on Queensland's
Capricorn Highway at Southernwood Road. Paramedics assessed two people who
declined transport to hospital.
NSW police hunting for two armed men who forced their
way into a caravan at a car park on Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita, in the early
hours but fled empty handed. The caravan's occupants - a man, woman and
eight-year-old girl - were unharmed.
NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys has
warned people attempting to dodge COVID travel rules that inquiries will be
made at caravan parks and places where people congregate at this time of
The Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park on WA's North West Cape,
which closed after the COVID pandemic struck Australia, will undergo an $85
million redevelopment to showcase a diverse range of new sites, a mix of eco
tents and villas plus hotel rooms and small group lodges.
Residents of Coober Pedy in SA may soon be able to give
their views on camping and recreational vehicle parking in the area.
Councillors on Tuesday will decide whether they should be formally asked if
camping and recreational vehicle parking on Crown land should be better
regulated; whether camping and RV parking should be permitted on
council-owned or controlled land and whether the current regulation of
camping and RV parking on privately-owned or controlled land should be
Remote caravan parks in the Northern Territory can now
apply for the next round of highly sought-after Visitor Experience
Enhancement Program grants worth up to $50,000.
A South Australian dad from McLaren Vale plans to spend
some of his $6.7 million
Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot
windfall yesterday on buying a caravan to take his young family on a
road-trip around Australia. He joins a growing list of lucky caravanners who
have scooped a Lotto fortune.
Australia's RV-sharing platform Camplify, which now also
operates in New Zealand, the UK and Spain, is expected to begin trading on
the Australian Stock Exchange on June 28.
Sydney's new COVID-19 gathering and movement restrictions
have forced the cancellation of the Illawarra Caravan Camping Lifestyle
Expo, planned for July 2 to 4 at Kembla Grange Racecourse.
Roadstar announces that AMH Autogroup on NSW's Princes
Hwy at Moruya has become its newest dealer, trading as AMH Caravans and
becoming the only Roadstar dealer in NSW.
Caravanners will be expected to use the
Check In Qld app
when arriving at Queensland caravan parks from today. The rule will become
compulsory on July 9.
Aspen Group, which operates a chain of holiday and
lifestyle parks, expected to release its half-year results on August 19.
Road safety advocates are again suggesting first-time caravan haulers should
take a special test before being allowed to hitch-up and hit the road as
rollover crashes increase.
Fire crews fought a fierce caravan blaze in the backyard
of a Devonport home in Tasmania last night. The cause is being investigated.
Caravanner says he was "shocked" after being asked to pay
an extra $5 for choosing a particular site at a NSW coastal caravan park.
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.
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.
New COVID rules will make it compulsory to use the QR
Check In Qld app
when arriving at Queensland caravan parks from July 9.
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".
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.
SA's York Peninsula Council is looking for a "friendly, energenic and highly
motivated" management team to run its Yorketown Caravan Park.
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.
The Blue Dolphin Caravan Park at Shark Bay in WA, described
as "ripe for redevelopment", is on the market.
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.
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".
Two caravanners treated for minor injuries after
their rig rolled on Thunderbolts Way south of Nowendoc in NSW.
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
Queensland's Douglas Shire Council has voted to
complete a business case for a new RV park in Mossman.
Caravanning Queensland has vacancies for free caravan
weight and safety inspections at Tinana on June 26 and Maryborough on June
Boroma Roamers and friends have confirmed that their next caravan rally will
be held at Casino in NSW from October 14 to 17.
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
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".
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.
Jayco Expanda dual-axle caravan, registration
number X96 223, stolen from Church St, Girgarre,
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.
Reports coming in of caravan and truck collision at Lions
Park north of Springsure, Queensland.
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
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.
City of Gold Coast has revealed plans for a $39
million facelift during the next decade for six local tourist parks.
Fraser Coast Regional Council's Torquay Beachfront
Tourist Park in Queensland scoops Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award.
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.
Travellers escaped unhurt after their Coromal caravan
flipped onto its side on Queensland's Bruce Highway south of Gympie.
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.
Grey nomads urged to wrap up tonight as forecasters
predict single-figure temperatures for large areas of southern Queensland.
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.
Crusader Caravans reportedly set to sell around 2000 RVs this year.
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.
Veterans Retreat at Mothar Mountain, southeast of
Gympie in Queensland, has listed in the Camps Australia Wide App.
SA's Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre will be
relocated to the Tasman Terrace Civic Centre from July 1.
Firefighters battled blaze which destroyed campervan
and boat in shed at Dorson Drive in Sunshine Coast's Mooloolah Valley early
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
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
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.
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks company Aspen
soared to a one-year-high of $1.33 today.
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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