TWO lucky families will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey next
month to combine adventure and education, thanks to Australia's peak
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia has joined forces with
Tourism Central Australia to create a "real-life classroom" competition.
The venture is also being supported by Apollo Motorhomes and Ted's
It is open to families with children aged between five and 13, who will
experience some of the nation's most iconic sights in the Northern
They will become ultimate junior explorers as they set off with their
parents on a 28-day trip in an Apollo Motorhome with return economy
flights to Alice Springs, $100 a day to spend, entry to outback tourism
experiences and a $2000 Ted's Cameras prize pack to help them document
Caravan Industry Association of Australia chief executive Stuart Lamont
said more and more Australians were taking time off work and taking their
families on a caravanning and camping adventure.
"While exploring this great country it is important to maintain
consistency with the education system," he said.
"Many parents will work with their children's school to ensure that not
only do their children receive the benefits of what they learn in the
great outdoors, but they remain connected with the school curriculum."
The "Real Life Classroom" competition, which closes on August 10, will
reach out to a variety of media publications and platforms to emphasise
the benefits of caravan and camping holidays to families and highlight the
educational opportunities available around Australia.
For more information,
** The Caravan Industry Association of
Australia’s 2017 Real Richness report found that 94 percent of
campers believe camping enabled children to engage socially, 97 percent
that it allowed them to learn about the environment and 71 percent that it
improved their behaviour. Even 69 percent of non-campers surveyed thought
it taught them important life skills.