NSW's Carrathool Mayor Darryl Jardine has officially
opened improvements costing $560,000 at the Hillston Caravan Park.
Federal Government to spend $106,000 on upgrading
Blue Range Hut Camping Ground, about 45km west of Canberra. Another $25,000
will go towards improving the ACT's Cotter Campground entrance.
Greenways Progress Association at Robe in SA is
interested in utilising the oval for a bush camp/RV park, says Mayor Alison
A new clinic at Katherine in the NT is offering COVID
vaccinations to grey nomads. "We should be helping them to be protected as
well," Dr Richard Budd said.
Victoria's 60-site Woodside Central Caravan Park in
the heart of Gippsland, which has been in the same ownership for 23 years,
is on the market for $1.24 million.
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks operator Aspen
Group opened at a year-high of $1.27 on the Australian Stock Exchange today.
Caravanners reportedly hitched up their rigs and fled
north hours before last night's Victoria "circuit breaker" lockdown became
effective. Meanwhile, the state's caravan parks put up the shutters to new
arrivals. Grey nomads in Queensland who have been in Victoria in the last 14
days have also been urged to check Victoria's list of updated COVID exposure
SA's Streaky Bay District Council has announced that
Tractor Beach Campground on the Eyre Peninsula will be temporarily closed
from May 31 for upgrades. No date has been given for its reopening.
Cunnamulla Police in Queensland's south-west have
charged a 27-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy in relation to break and
enter offences at a local caravan park. It will be alleged that at about 1am
on May 14, the pair trespassed at the park, broke into vehicles and stole
Queensland's Sunshine Coast Council will pull in a
whopping $18.7 million in fees and charges revenue from caravan parks in
2021-22, councillors will be told at tomorrow's council meeting.
Work continues on SA's Normanville Foreshore and Jetty Caravan Park draft
masterplan, which will be presented for consideration at the June 15 meeting
of Yankalilla District Council. The project
has been awarded a further
$2.1 million from the government's
Open Spaces and Places for People Grant program.
Caravan parks were among thousands of Queensland businesses left without
power after a turbine exploded at the Callide Power Station in Biloela
Redland City Council in South East Queensland will
call for expressions of interest from community and not-for-profit
organisations to provide a short-stay facility for RVs. "It's important to
note that such a facility is not expected to unduly impact on current
caravan parks and Council will continue to support and work with existing
commercial campground and caravan park operators," Mayor Karen Williams
Caravan parks and farmers express opposition to
Victorian Government decision to throw open 17,000km of riverfront land to
The BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park at Alice
Springs is among businesses to benefit from the largest screen production
ever shot in the Northern Territory, according to the Territory's
government. Chief Minister Michael Gunner said MaveriX was providing
a big boost to Alice Springs businesses, including the caravan park, and
priceless publicity from a tourism perspective. The Territory's government
has invested a record $1.5 million into the 10-part TV series which follows
six junior motocross riders selected for the first intake of the MaveriX
academy in Alice Springs.
Mount Augustus Tourist Park in WA's Gascoyne is among
locations set to benefit from an upgrade of mobile services at remote
tourism destinations in the state. The park hosts Australia's Biggest
Barbecue each year.
Central Darling Shire Council in NSW has called for
new expressions of interest before May 31 from contractors interested in
managing the 46-site White Cliffs Caravan Park.
Delays in caravan manufacturing because of the COVID
epidemic means that thousands of people are awaiting delivery of their new
RVs, Caravan and Camping Association Industry of South Australia chief
executive Stuart Livingstone told media. "A lot of the growth now is coming
from young families," he said.
Tasmanian caravanner from Sandford plans to use some
of her $409,000 weekend TattsLotto windfall to buy a new car to tow her RV
"and go on a few trips around Australia".
Wattle Range Council in SA will host a community
information session tomorrow at the Southend Community Club to update locals
on the re-instatement of the Southend Caravan Park & Bush Camp area.
Caravan parks surrounding Thargomindah in south-west Queensland were packed
to capacity at the weekend as Australia's premier wool-shearing competition
Australian Caravan Club says it poured $24,000 into
NSW town of Trangie's economy during its recent six-day Chairman's Muster.
Members also raised $1000 for Trangie Hospital Auxiliary and $615 for the
local Cancer Support group.
SA's District Council of Yankalilla plans to develop
and upgrade the Jetty Caravan Park Normanville on the Fleurieu Peninsula,
including providing 23 new cabins.
Police and emergency services attended "an
isolated incident" at a Tasmanian holiday park on Cambridge Road at
Mornington last night. Police
was no threat to the community
but gave no further
As temperatures slump, Queensland Ambulance today
warned campers that most burns are caused by a campfire's hot embers the
The City of Bunbury's two-year trial offering free
overnight stays for caravanners and other travellers poured a whopping
$360,678 into the local economy, the WA council has revealed. It has now
decided to make the popular 48-hour facility near the centre of town
Two mountain bikes worth a total of $6,800 were
stolen from a holiday park on Campbell Rd, Cobram, Victoria. Police said
they had been left leaning up against a caravan and were not padlocked or
Crusader Caravans has a new dealership for SE
Queensland region. Located at corner of Anzac and Oxley avenues in
Redcliffe, it will operate under the banner of Caravana Queensland.
Boundary Bend Olives on Victoria's Murray Valley Hwy
has received a $62,000 grant from the state government to create a temporary
COVIDSafe caravan park for workers to support the olive harvest.
BIG4 River Myall Park at Bulahdelah in NSW to raise
funds for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea cancer charity on May 27.
WA police hunting man who indecently assaulted woman
as she slept in caravan at Walcott Street caravan park, Broome.
Former Triptech chief executive Nick Baker will take
over his new role as chief executive of Reflection Holiday Parks from July.
Victoria's Kaniva Caravan Park will undergo a
$574,000 facelift after funding from the state government's Regional
Infrastructure Fund. Work will include building a new amenities block and a
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia has
thrown its weight behind National Road Safety week, which runs until May 23.
The past 12 months has seen many Aussies towing newly bought campers and
caravans, driving new motorhomes or dusting off vehicles that might have
been sitting in the shed during the lockdowns. "This week we are taking the
time to remind all caravanners and campers, both new and experienced, about
how to be safe and courteous on the road," marketing and communications
general manager Keelan Howard said. "We are sharing tips about pre-planning
your trip, managing fatigue, appropriate use of rest stops including truck
rest areas, vehicle preparation, sharing the road with trucks, UHF
communication and towing," he added.
Guests at NSW's Hillston Caravan Park are enjoying
$560,000 worth of improvements which include two new executive-style cabins,
amenities block upgrading, refurbishment of some older cabins and the camp
kitchen, thanks to grant from government's Stronger Country Communities
Work on improving the Katherine Showgrounds in
Queensland, including upgrades to the camping area, are now complete, Sports
Minister Kate Worden announced today.
Sapphire Caravan & Cabin Park in the middle of
Queensland's Gemfields is celebrating after receiving a Tripadvisor
Travellers' Choice award.
Award-winning Crusader Caravans will move to a new
manufacturing facility in Epping, Victoria, early next year which will
double its production capacity.
Royal Flair Caravans has scooped the RVMAP Peoples
Choice Manufacturer of the Year award for 2020 after a poll of over 5000
caravan owners across Australia.
Gordonvale in far north Queensland has achieved RV
Friendly Town status. Local Chamber of Commerce president Susan Byrne
Callaghan said this would deliver direct benefits to the local community.
"Gordonvale businesses are geared to all the needs and requirements that the
RV community require and are ready to welcome our new visitors and to
encourage them to spend a little time discovering all that our historical
country town has to offer," she added.
Australian Caravan Club reports a 'great start' to
its Chairman's Muster at Trangie Caravan Park between Sydney and Broken Hill
All 7800 tickets for Victorian Caravan, Camping &
Touring Supershow sold out today.
New laws in Victoria may permit travellers to camp on
riverfront Crown land, but a suggestion they might have to register their
details on an app is causing discontent.
The Northern Territory Government will increase
camping fees in its national parks for the first time in 20 years, beginning
July 1. Current charges will more than double by 2023. Walking fees will
also be levied on some "iconic walks" from October this year.
A man and three teenagers were arrested after a
series of stolen vehicle incidents in Townsville, including one in which a
caravan and LandCruiser being reversed out of a driveway at Belgium Gardens
were commandeered by a masked juvenile. The caravan overturned shortly
afterwards as he sped away but the would-be thief escaped in another
vehicle. The caravan had been sold and was about to be hauled to its new
owner in Victoria.
Shares in Fleetwood, which operates RV accessories
company Camec and Melbourne-based caravan repairs and services company
Northern RV, continue to slide, opening at a three-month low of $2.37 today.
There are reports that a $75 million resort
incorporating a five-star 100-site caravan park could be built at Dreamworld
on Queensland's Gold Coast, with free access to the theme park.
Port Pirie Regional Council in SA is
laying aside $40,000 in its budget so that RV-friendly Port Pirie can set up
an RV park at the local football and community sporting club in Wandearah
Organisers of the Victorian Caravan, Camping &
Touring Supershow have warned of its official Facebook listing being used to
set up unauthorised fake events.
Mums staying at the NRMA Dubbo caravan park tucked into a
hearty Mother's Day breakfast today, courtesy its managers who delivered a
card, eggs and bacon plus muffins for hubbies to cook them a treat on this
special day! Other NRMA parks also provided treats for mums, with the
holiday park chain declaring on its Facebook page: "We
say thank you! Happy Mother's Day."
G'day Group plans to install more than 100 new
powered campsites at Victor Harbor's McCracken Country Club in South
The 62-site Riviera Country Caravan Park at Lakes
Entrance in Victoria is on the market for $2.5 million.
More than 200 exhibitors will be at the Brisbane
Showgrounds from June 2 to 7 for Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow,
which will feature towing masterclasses and an interactive off-road towing
course where visitors can put their skills to the test.
Holiday Haven Lake Conjola in NSW scooped the Gold
Award in the ReviewPro Caravan Park of the Year category at the Caravan
Industry Association of Australia National Conference. Ocean Beach Tourist
Park on the Gold Coast won Silver with BIG4 Ballina Headlands Holiday Park
taking out Bronze.
Ingenia, which operates a chain of lifestyle and
holiday parks, reports that its holiday business has rebounded "strongly" in
COVID times, with parks near cities showing the highest demand as people
travel closer to home and take shorter breaks. Its 28-acre pet-friendly
Cairns Coconut Holiday Park particularly benefitted after borders were
opened and airlines increased flights to the northern Queensland city,
Free safety checks are being offered by Transport for
NSW in conjunction with NSW Police to owners of caravans or camper trailers
registered in NSW. There are limited spaces available and advance bookings
are essential for the checks at the Wauchope (May 18 and 19) and Morisset
(May 21 and 22) showgrounds.
More caravan parks, roadhouses and wayside inns will renovate their
facilities and give tourists more reasons to stop during their journey in
the NT, according to the Northern Territory Government. It says its
Tourism Comeback Plan is set to create jobs and stimulate the local
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia has
secured a $364,500 grant from the Federal Government's Cyber Security
Business Connect and Protect Program for its project to boost cybersecurity
awareness in the caravan and camping industry.
More than 300 members of the all-female Rolling Solo
group - which enjoys roadtrips, tagalongs and camping - will be leaving the
NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort in NSW tomorrow after a successful
Queensland's annual six-day Caravan and Camping Show
will return to Brisbane Showgrounds from June 2. More than 200 exhibitors
reportedly lined up to attend.
Insurance assessors checking claims after the recent
Cyclone Seroja swept through parts of WA solved the tyranny of distance and
accommodation problems ... by hooking up a caravan and towing it with them.
Two people arrested after NSW police discovered
stolen camping equipment in camping area on Paringa Paddock Road, Murray
Car and caravan in accident on
NSW's New England Highway Bypass at St Aubins Street, Scone.
Caravan involved in accident on Manilla Road at
Anchor Road, Hallsville, north of Tamworth in NSW. No further information
Members of Caravan Industry Victoria are being reminded
that nominations for the Hall of Fame business awards close this week.
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