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* Fireman recovers long-lost medal at NSW caravan park ... 8186 people reached.

* Major floods in NSW ... 5610 people reached.

* New facilities planned for Kaniva Caravan Park ... 5073 people reached.

* Grey nomads' best experiences ... 4837 people reached.

* Caravan crooks caught on camera ... 4785 people reached.

* Update on Crusader Caravans new factory ... 4068 people reached.



Mudjimba Beach holiday park


Mudjimba's hidden oasis undergoes $1.6m upgrade

QUEENSLAND'S Sunshine Coast Council is investing $1.6 million in Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park and contemporary camping. The hidden oasis has been welcoming generations of travellers craving a caravanning and camping escape since the 1970s. And the tranquil park, situated directly across the road from the stunning Mudjimba Beach, will offer upgraded visitor comfort. Sunshine Coast Council Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said works had started on a modern, sustainable and accessible amenities block. "This home-away-from-home is one of our region's most peaceful holiday havens which is why council has invested $1.6 million in the amenities facility to ensure they remain contemporary and attractive for all our valued guests," he explained. Read More button

Kui Parks

River campsite   State Govt honours promise

Hundreds of new Victorian riverside camping sites planned

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VICTORIANS are set to enjoy more of the state's great outdoors, with the first of hundreds of new riverside camping spots throwing down the welcome mat. Up to 50 more will come online by the end of this month, with newly available sites to be listed on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website once they are identified as suitable for camping. The sites are coming online gradually as part of a staged approach, following a comprehensive consultation process where more than 1100 submissions were received on draft regulations. Further sites along the Goulburn, Broken, Ovens, Campaspe, Loddon and Murray rivers are being assessed for inclusion in the program. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne commented: "We promised to give Victorians and visitors to our state the opportunity to camp at some of Victoria’s most picturesque spots – and that's exactly what we've done, with careful work to get the first sites ready for campers."

POTENTIAL caravanners looking for a bargain RV after recent floods have been warned to take extra care before handing over their hard-earned cash. Queensland's A/Commissioner for Fair Trading Anthony Crack said consumers buying vehicles following flood events needed to be very wary of cars and caravans that may have been affected by flood waters. "Consumers buying a vehicle or caravan should exercise due diligence by having a pre-purchase inspection undertaken by a qualified mechanic to gauge the extent of any water damage before they make the purchase," he said. Read More button

ProSmart Starter  Monitoring essential functions

ProSmart reveals newcomer to smart technologies

BMPRO has announced the latest addition to its range of RV smart technologies, in the form of ProSmart Starter. Designed to promote accessibility, BMPRO chief executive Louise Bayliss said it had been developed with the goal of offering ProSmart to newer RVers, caravanners and outdoor adventurers. "ProSmart Starter will allow users to get comfortable with using a smart RV system and add devices later, so that they can monitor their essential functions and appliances at their own pace," she said. The move is set to give users a greater level of choice and freedom to decide which RV parameters they wish to monitor. Read More button


video of caravan theftPOLICE in South Australia have released video of a brazen caravan theft in the state. The 53-second long footage shows the thieves hooking up the white Traveller dual-axle caravan with gas bottles on its A-frame to a grey station wagon at Prospect shortly after midnight. "If you see the caravan in your travels please call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444," Western District police said. The caravan carried registration plates YIP 688. To see video, click here.

Brand new Newgen with no plates stolen from Gympie

Stolen Newgen caravanMeanwhile, a brand new 2022 Newgen NG2022 caravan was stolen from Gympie in Queensland at about 11.45pm on Sunday, March 13. It was not bearing registration plates and is described as silver with yellow stickers and black chequer plate on the bottom. A silver Toyota LandCruiser with damage was seen in the area around that time. Anyone with information regarding the location of the stolen caravan or the offence itself is urged to contact Policelink and quote QP2200436595.

outback caravanner  'Perfect destination'

Beef City out to attract more grey nomads heading north

ROCKHAMPTION Regional Council's Advance Rockhampton initiative has launched its 2022 winter nomad's Curb Your Caravan in Rockhampton campaign. It will run for three months and is aimed at attracting more nomads to the Beef City as they head north to escape the colder southern states. Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said the city was perfectly positioned for the nomad drive market. "Located in the centre of the Pacific Coast Way (Bruce Highway) where the Australian Country Way and Leichhardt highways meet, Rockhampton is the perfect destination for nomads to curb their caravan as they make their way up the east coast on their winter escape to the Sunshine State," he said. Read More button

Boroma caravans'Keeping the name alive'

Boroma Roamers plan next annual rally

OWNERS of Boroma caravans are planning their next annual rally. The faithful band of Boroma Roamers will enjoy a full programme of activities for the four-day event, including happy hours and an annual dinner from May 26 to 29 at Casino in NSW. Sites have been booked for an extra day so members can also enjoy the town's 40th Beef Week. The traditional get-together has been an annual event since 2005, missing only 2020 and 2021 due to COVID travel restrictions. In its heyday, Queensland-based Boroma was regarded as the Rolls Royce of caravans. But it  shocked the industry in 1985 after being forced into liquidation when a global economic downturn caused sales to plummet as jittery customers cancelled orders. The Roamers have vowed to keep the name of well renowned manufacturer alive. Have your say

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Do yourself a favour ... install a UHF radio in your tug

CARAVANNERS should do themselves a favour and install a two-way radio in their tow vehicle.

Several times during the past few weeks I have tried contacting them on my UHF to warn them of potentially dangerous or costly faults with their caravans.

The last was on the Mt Perry to Gin Gin road in central Queensland.

His Jayco was being hauled at speeds of up to 100km an hour on the winding and sometimes narrow highway... with a door merrily flapping in the wind. An accident waiting to happen.

I gave him a shout on my UHF but without any reply. Obviously he didn't have a radio.

He finally stopped in Gin Gin and I was able to pull alongside. He was totally unaware of the errant door, despite his car having rear-view mirrors.

Very worrying!

Dan Somverville.