Ten things you must see and top tips on how to get the most out of your great Australian road trip

THE Big Trip is the dream of countless thousands of Australians. They picture hitching their caravan to the tail of their shiny new four-wheel drive and heading for the Outback and the travel experience of a lifetime. It’s a dream that is often tied to retirement, when the shackles of day-to-day commitments are lifted, but Continue Reading »

Border Caravan and Camping Expo Albury and Wodonga

The Border Caravan and Camping Expo will be held over three days with new caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, off-road vehicles, campervans, pop-tops, tent trailers, fifth wheelers, slide-ons, 4 x 4s and much more. It is the show of all shows in the North East region of Victoria. Read more here. (Source: www.borderexpo.com.au)

Byron Bay Park’s Up There With Best

THE BYRON Bay Tourist Village has been named as one of the country’s best caravan and camping parks. In a survey of 3000 Australian holidaymakers conducted by Turu.com.au, the Great Ocean Road Tourist Park in Victoria was named the overall winner. Byron’s Tourist Village was included in a list of four other “overall winners” and Continue Reading »

Make Sure You’re Gas Safe in the Great Outdoors

BUNDABERG residents are reminded to be gas safe when using portable gas appliances. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said portable gas appliances were popular during holidays and long weekends as Queenslanders headed outdoors for backyard barbecues, to local beaches or popular camping spots. “LPG cylinders and portable appliances such as barbecues, refrigerators Continue Reading »

Families opt for Easter fun at Leslie dam

FORGET eggs, free-range parenting was all the rage this Easter, as Leslie Dam campers embraced the freedoms that came with their laid-back lifestyle. “We love the freedom that comes with camping, it’s nice and friendly and no-one is stuck watching the TV,” Toowoomba resident Pauline Bickhoff said. This echoed the attitude of multiple families at Continue Reading »

Free parks vs caravan parks

FREE RV and caravan parking is again under the microscope. SA Parks last week released a document aimed at minimising the development of non-compliant camping areas in towns where caravan parks already provide facilities for travellers. SA Parks said the development of non-compliant camping areas in the close vicinity of existing caravan parks was a Continue Reading »