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4 May 2015

Kui's Murrurundi Hunter Valley character country park encourages smiles

Murrurundi Caravan Park is located in stunning countryside, in the Hunter Valley of NSW.

The Kui Parks member park is located an hour from Tamworth and 3.5hrs from Newcastle on the New England Highway.

The pet friendly park can handle Recreational Vehicles to 20m. It also has one pet friendly cabin. Powered sites $29 and Unpowered $24. Stay for seven nights and the seventh one is free. Discounts for CMCA, Australian Caravan Club.

20 Apr 2015

Kui's Inverell Caravan Park fine pet friendly find in NSW Sapphire City

Inverell Caravan Park is conveniently situated in the New England North West region of New South Wales, linking the New England and Newell Highways.

It is a Pet Friendly park, with an off-leash designated area adjoining the park to exercise your dog.

Inverell Caravan Park accommodation options include an Eco cabin plus a range of Ensuite Cabins, together with spacious Powered and Unpowered Sites for caravanners and campers.

20 Apr 2015

Kui's Tingha Gems quiet bush park with fossicking, fishing and budget campfire camping

Tingha Gems Caravan & Camping Park is a quiet community run bush park perfect for those who enjoy fossicking, a campfire or just relaxing in a beautiful quiet setting next to a man-made lake suitable for fishing and swimming.

Pets are welcome as long as owners clean up after them.

Powered sites are $20, unpowered sites $15. There is a single rate for a weekly booking of $90. Stay seven nights and pay for six.

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15 Apr 2015

Kui Uralla Caravan Park only easy access game in town for Big Rigs to 15.24m

Uralla Caravan Park is the only park in town set off the New England Highway. Its a friendly park with lots of tourist information.

The Uralla Caravan Park provides mostly large sites and shaded and grassed areas and the park can handle Big Rigs up to 15.24m.

Powered sites are $28 and unpowered sites $20.

There is a definite advantage with the drive through sites.

14 Apr 2015

Kui Narrandera Caravan Park fits Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane travellers

Narrandera Caravan Park is conveniently located on the junction of two major highways the Newell and the Sturt in the heart of the Riverina.

The park is another Kui Parks member and is owner operated with all the comforts travellers expect.

Powered sites are priced from $32. Unpowered sites from $28.

Pets are allowed on lead and under control, by arrangement and the park provide a dog exercise area.

10 Apr 2015

Fees dumped for basic camping in Victoria's National Parks but there is more to do on bookings

Victorian families can now have a more affordable holiday and get the chance to experience Victoria's regional national parks.

Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville, has announced that unfair basic camping fees are gone.

GSA notes that a number of campsites in the Wyperfeld and Hattah areas still need to be pre-booked.

But without mobile phone coverage booking problems will still exist.

9 Apr 2015

Compliant innovation safeguards buyers as Sydney Supershow showcases $17.4 billion industries latest

The 2015 Caravan, Camping & Holiday Supershow at Rosehill Racecourse from Saturday, April 11 to Sunday, April 19 has a major safeguard built-in for potential product buyers.

In a word it is Compliance.

Chief Executive Officer Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW Lyndel Gray said today that the caravan and camping industry is committed to quality compliant products, not just for NSW, but nationally.

The 2015 Caravan, Camping & Holiday Supershow is open 10am-5pm daily (4pm on Sunday 19th).


7 Apr 2015

Kui Double D peaceful Peak Hill haven from Newell Hwy truck rumble

The Double D Caravan Park is a small family owned and run park at the southern end of Peak Hill, 49km north of Parkes and 71km south of Dubbo.

The Double D Caravan Park's 15 powered sites ($29) for caravans and five self-contained units are well off the highway and away from noisy trucks.

The sites are all drive through and powered, with flat concrete slabs for parking and a lovely green grassy verge for table and chairs. Pets are welcome with site bookings.

7 Apr 2015

Spacious Harrington Kui Park makes NSW fishing heaven cost effective

Colonial Holiday Park and Leisure Village is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales in the seaside village of Harrington, 3.5 hours from Sydney and 15 minutes from Taree on the mid North coast of New South Wales.

The park offers a range of Manning Valley tourist accommodation spread out over 12 acres.

The Park has powered (from $30) and unpowered sites (from $27) for caravans, motorhomes or camping.

Harrington is known as a fishing paradise.

2 Apr 2015

Milawa Gourmet Region definitely a Victorian destination to savour

It's all about the wine at Brown Brothers Milawa 120 years on and still growing. This is not a traditional wine maker.They quite probably produce the biggest range of different wine varieties of any cellar door in Australia.

The Milawa Cottage Bakery's Big Brekkie Pie won a Gold Award at Australia's Greatest Pie competition in Sydney in 2013.

Snow Road Produce showcases the unique foods and wines of the Milawa region.

Red Stag Deer Stud and Emu farm Tourist complex is like dining in the Italian Alps.


1 Apr 2015

Outback Farina ANZAC Dawn service sounds Reveille for restoration team

The ANZAC Dawn Service in South Australian Outback Farina begins soon after 6am on April 25.

It is followed by Gunfire Breakfast at the Caravan Park at 8am which leads to Reflections and Tributes at 9.30am.

ANZAC coffee will be available to fortify the troops. Traditionally it has a rum content.

The Farina Restoration Group will identify, recognise and honor the eight servicemen from Farina who died whilst on active service.

27 Mar 2015

GSA takes The Great Alpine Road and finds drive to the conditions, you can do most things safely

GoSeeAustralia is in Bright, Victoria after towing our travelling home office from Lakes Entrance to Bright via The Great Alpine Road.

Was the trip worth it?


We would travel the Great Alpine Road again any day season and weather permitting.

If you drive to the conditions, you can do most things safely.

25 Mar 2015

Hand-crafted poppies heartfelt Aust-NZ tribute to 100th anniversary of ANZAC landings at Gallipoli

More than 200,000 poppies come to Melbourne's Federation Square for the Gallipoli centenary commemoration on Anzac Day 25th April 2015. The 200,000 hand crafted Australian poppies are made by volunteers one of whom is our very own GSA and GSNZ touring staff member Pam Hislop.

NZ Poppies Program Kiwi co-ordinator Lisa Wallace says: We will have 28,000 crafted poppies on display at Navy Museum, Devonport, Omaka Aviation Centre in Blenheim and Airforce Museum in Christchurch this Anzac Day.

New Zealand is to host the world's largest Poppy (a football field in size) this year in the Auckland Domain to honour the ANZACS.

25 Mar 2015

Kui's Ayr Sailean Chalets, Camping and Cottages allows guests to kick back WA country-style

Ayr Sailean Chalets, Camping and Cottages are located between the Bow Bridge and Kent River on Hwy 1, midway between Denmark (35km) and Walpole (30km), in the heart of the Walpole Wilderness in Western Australia.

It is backed by State Forest, National Parks and just 15 minutes from the Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants, and Peaceful Bay.

GSA agrees. The Valley of the Giants is well named.

25 Mar 2015

Kui Parks Wangaratta Caravan and Tourist Park convenient base camp for regional touring

Kui Parks member Wangaratta Caravan and Tourist Park is minutes from the region centres main shopping centre and close to historic Beechworth, Rutherglen, Bright and Glenrowan.

Wangaratta is surrounded by historic hamlets, world renowned wineries and Ned Kelly legend. The park is located close to Winton Motor Raceway, Rail Trail, magnificent lakes, valleys and streams. Benalla is close and Albury is 40 minutes drive away.

Nearby Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo and surrounds are a skier's delight.

22 Mar 2015

Victoria's Milawa Gourmet Region definitely a destination to savour

The Milawa Gourmet Region is a wine and deli food region with many speciality food stores and a plethora of wineries, cellar doors, restaurants and cafes.

Travel 30km to Beechworth for a historic experience and learn more about the early settlers in busy boutique Beechworth.

One hour further up the highway there is colourful Bright.

Glenrowan is a must see for its historic memories of Ned Kelly in the local museum.

20 Mar 2015

Drought bites hard as Burrinjuck Dam ebbs to 32 percent of capacity

In the Murrumbidgee Valley, Burrinjuck Dam is now at 32 per cent of capacity and Blowering Dam is at 31 per cent capacity.

Drought is biting hard in NSW hitting both tourism and rural industry.

Lake Burrinjuck is a NSW tourism asset as it is home to Murray Cod, as well as Golden Perch (yellow belly).

Other species such as trout, redfin and European carp are targeted seasonally on a regular basis by anglers.

18 Mar 2015

Kees and Carol ask GoSee about Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for Jayco Starcraft caravan

Kees and Carol asked GoSee about a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for their planned Jayco Starcraft caravan.

A Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) does not help you adjust ball weight.

It distributes the overall weight of the rig over all wheels- caravan and tow vehicle.

They also want to know about ball weight restrictions. With their Ok here is the discussion for the benefit of Goseers:

17 Mar 2015

Kui Parks Lakes Bushland real Gippsland country retreat with special welcome for pets

Between the Tambo and Nicholson Rivers, on 33 acres of rolling bushland lawns, Lakes Bushland Caravan Park is located 3.7 kms from the hustle bustle of the Princes Highway.

Lakes Bushland Caravan Park is five minutes drive from the boat launching ramp at Nicholson, on the Nicholson River, with direct access to the vast Gippsland Lakes.

17 Mar 2015

Kui Parks Mersey Bluff Caravan Park fine base for Tassie experiences

Imagine this: You are by the beach relaxing on the deck of one of Mersey Bluff Caravan Park's cosy units or in the comfort of your own camp chair, glass of wine in one hand camera in the other....

Enjoy the serenity and picturesque views. Watch as the Spirit of Tasmania sails away. Mersey Bluff Caravan Park in Devonport is an ideal park to stay when exploring Tasmania. The park can handle motorhomes to 15m and has a pet friendly policy.

16 Mar 2015

GoSee responds to questions on Jeep Grand Cherokee with Quadra Lift Air Suspension towing concerns

GoSee's feedback would be very much appreciated prior to me paying out $80k for a fancy model JGC (Jeep Grand Cherokee) with a QL (Quadra Lift) feature that may prove to be more of a problem than a feature.

I have spoken to many Jeep dealers and none of them seem to have had any experience with towing issues on JGC's fitted with QL.


13 Mar 2015

Bonnie Doon Caravan Park handy city escape haven for memory making water lovers

Waterside Bonnie Doon is just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne, 39km from Yea and 22km from Mansfield, on the shores of Lake Eildon.

It is an easy to get to escape for people who aim to Go Make Some Memories and we did.

So the three-day second annual Bonnie Doon Music and Buskers Festival 2015 was a great excuse for us to check out the serenity at this lovely lakeside town.

12 Mar 2015

'Just a look' wins major Victorian Supershow Passport Nova caravan prize

The winners of the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow Passport Competition 18ft Nova Metrolink Family Caravan went to the Supershow - 'Just to have a look'.

Norman and Kerry Orr of Launching Place Victoria have never been caravan or camping before.

Now they are the lucky owner of an 18ft Nova Metrolink Family Caravan worth over $48,000.

The Passport to Freedom competition at the Supershow was the biggest in years.

11 Mar 2015

OPUS plant, unique caravan mover examples of caravan industry Purple Patch says CIA Vic CEO

Purple Line Australia and Victorian Caravan Trade and Industries Chief Executive Officer, Rob Lucas shared a fourth birthday in their Australian roles today. Both have similar reasons to celebrate Rob Lucas said as he cut a Purple ribbon at the new Governor Rd., Braeside, Victoria factory to set Purple Line OPUS production formally in its Australian home.

Purple Line Australia was established in 2011 by British expatriate Malcolm Hill. It combined its birthday celebrations with the official opening of its new OPUS Camper assembly plant. Rob Lucas and Purple Line Founder and Owner Jonathan Harrison both see continued growth as the future for the industry in Australia.

10 Mar 2015

Grey 'loss of control' area raises need to better inform caravan buyers

GSA met with Nova's National Sales Manager Nigel Lammiman at the recent Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow to discuss the capsize of a Nova dual-axle caravan near Cann River Victoria.

The owners of the caravan involved supplied the chassis number in response to a request from Nigel to allow checks to be made on the caravan's build-history. Nigel Lammiman said checks show nothing which explains the Cann River capsize from a build point of view.

10 Mar 2015

National industry body streamlines strategy direction with landmark independent nine member board

State associations unanimously voted to move to an Independent Board to strategically direct Caravan Industry Association of Australia.

The new Board, replacing the existing structure of state association nominees on the Board, will shrink from 14 to nine Board members.

The state associations will continue to have a close working relationship with the National Body, and will provide operational input through an Advisory Committee made up of state association representatives.

5 Mar 2015

12 months in The Alice locks Margaret Wallace into spell of Outback

I arrive, it's hot raining and humid and I am anxious and excited; January 2014. Fast forward; March 2015. I am back in the South physically however my spirit stays in the Alice with my adopted family Marjorie and Phyllis.

They have taught me an aboriginal aspect to 'mindfulness'and also a deep love and respect for the changing land. They have told me many aboriginal tales/lore like the story behind the willy-willy.

They are very tolerant of me and with skin names and position; they have decreed my position would be a cousin to Marjorie but a mother to Phyllis.

4 Mar 2015

CIA VIC appoints New Industry Development Manager with strong compliance skills

The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria, (CIA VIC) has appointed Daniel Sahlberg to the new position of Industry Development Manager. He will also assist with the ongoing implementation of CIA VIC's Industry Blueprint in conjunction with the Blueprint Working Group.

Daniel Sahlberg conducted compliance audits at the recent Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow.

Over the last few years, CIA VIC has been building and implementing more services to drive growth in the industry and Daniel's appointment compliments this.

4 Mar 2015

Happy Birthday GoSeeAustralia, 12 years old today!

We have achieved a lot with more than 2700 caravan parks and campsites listed almost 13,000 Travel Smart Club Members, 1,100 Editorial articles, 9,000 pages of information are read daily, hundreds of supporting Industry businesses and Caravan Parks around Australia.

Thank you to all of our supporters and social media followers.

Supported by the caravanning industry and CIA Vic in particular GSA has helped thousands of Newbies through seminars at industry Supershows, Leisurefests and Expos. There is no such thing as a silly question on GSA or its Kiwi sister website GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz


3 Mar 2015

ContACT Internet Solutions beats sticky start to celebrate 18th great cake birthday

Tuesday March 3 2015: Today is our birthday. ContACT Internet Solutions Pty Ltd is 18 and its great cake time. Founder and Managing Director Graham Wallace allocated staff cake shares at the Fyshwick, Canberra ACT office this morning in lieu of breakfast. The birthday cake is a great fit as ContACT was registered in sticky circumstances.

ContACT is fully PCI DSS compliant and rated to Level 1. ContACT has an established firewall configuration approved by Trustwave.ContACT is the sponsor and mother company of GoSeeAustralia.com.au and GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz

2 Mar 2015

First Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds springboards more growth

The first Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds laid the foundation for even bigger Supershows in the years ahead Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic) CEO, Rob Lucas, said today.

He said he was delighted with the Supershow's first trip to the Melbourne Showgrounds. Despite searing heat, a new location and a new time, attendance was over 51,000.

2 Mar 2015

GSA's Pam and Alan find Melbourne a great place to Go Make Some Memories

Melbourne has many must see and do activities close to the city.

We visited attractions over two days and looked at city transport options too.

For caravan park accommodation close to Melbourne CBD, we chose BIG4 Ashley Gardens Holiday Park at Braybrook as it was also close to Melbourne Showgrounds for daily attendance at the 2015 Melbourne Caravan Camping & Touring Supershow.

GSA supporting park Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park at Coburg should also be considered.

25 Feb 2015

$28 big shady powered sites don't blow the budget at Kui's Highlands Caravan Park

At $28 big shady powered sites don't blow the budget at Highlands Caravan Park in Victoria's Goulburn riverside Seymour and unpowered camping sites at $25 for two per night are easy on the wallet too.

Some sites are drive-through and there is a free undercover gas barbecue.

The Goulburn River is about 400m from the caravan park via popular walking tracks.

Pets are welcome at Highlands Caravan Park with site bookings.

24 Feb 2015

Part 2 of Libby and family question GoSee about caravans and tow vehicles

Libby Wilson of Lower Hutt New Zealand and her family of two adults and two children asked GoSee to help them buy their first caravan and a tow vehicle.

On both sides of the Tasman thousands of Newbies have had their questions answered. The collective knowledge of the 'Old Heads' who assist newcomers to GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz and its sister website GoSeeAustralia.com.au is based in practical experience.

Here is the second run of questions GoSee is posting for general information with the agreement of Libby and family.

24 Feb 2015

Deeming exemption boosts annuity interest for part age pension, Com. Sen. Health Card seekers

Maggie Tagg, who writes Citadel 'Financial Info on the Go' for GSA, says an annuity works like a regular pay cheque in retirement.

The advantage of buying an annuity within super is that your annuity payments are tax-free once you turn 60.

The downside is that you will then be subject to the minimum annual withdrawal amounts which range from 4 per cent for those under 65 to 14 per cent for those aged 95 or more.(ii)

24 Feb 2015

Granny's aspirations die as elder abuse chains her to selfish soul destroying child care savings

In an article in Crikey on December 19, 2013 Everald Compton said Seniors become five days a week slaves because their children prey unashamedly on granny's undeniable love of grandchildren:

Today his comments are even more relevant as Australia faces the real prospect of a succession of one-term governments.

Australia is abusing its Seniors and 'Volunteer' workers many of whom are victims of New Start and job training rorts.

23 Feb 2015

Benalla Leisure Park something special for travellers among Kui real deal options

Picturesque Benalla, in Victoria's High Country is a two hour drive from Melbourne on the Hume Highway.

GSA often uses Motel Room, Studio Ensuite Cabins and Standard Ensuite Cabins when travelling. Sometimes these are older accommodation, but for clean, basic comfort the price is hard to beat.

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