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24 Nov 2015

Complicated caravan insurance needs real professional understanding working for you

The sudden death of three friends, all within a month showed Alan and Pam, a Victorian couple aged in the 55 - 65 bracket the reality of life. Could it happen to them?

You betcha!

They decided to wind-up their home, go on the road, and work and live in their 21ft caravan.

Pam and Alan need cover for their vehicle which is being used for business, their caravan, tools of trade plus computers, printer, cameras, phones, WiFi etc, all at no fixed address, and then additional contents cover for personal and camping items at any location in Australia.

It is essential to use a broker who actually understands what you are really doing, Alan says.

21 Nov 2015

AL-KO Electronic Stability Control (ESC) wins Mobility Engineering Excellence Award

The AL-KO engineering team has secured a gold award at the 2015 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards.

AL-KO was formally recognised in the 'professional' category for the impact of AL-KO Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on caravan safety and stability. The Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A) Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards are the industry's premiere event.

AL-KO has a long history of innovation and has recently invested in a multi-million dollar Recreational Vehicle Technology Centre in Dandenong South, Victoria.

20 Nov 2015

Caravan industry donates $5000 to Annie North to equip family violence facility

The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic) has donated $5,000 to domestic violence service Annie North to help equip a new purpose-built family violence facility in Bendigo.

CIA Vic's donation coincided with the 14th annual Bendigo Caravan & Camping Leisurefest at Bendigo Racecourse. 'It is satisfying to help equip a refuge that will give comfort and practical support to women and children at a time of great need,' CIA Vic President Nat Schiavello said.


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18 Nov 2015

BIG4 Beacon Resort Vic. Caravan and Holiday Parks award Destination winner

Victorians who are working hard to grow the State's tourism and provide memorable experiences to visitors have been recognised at the 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

BIG4 Beacon Resort Vic. Caravan and Holiday Parks award Destination winner is notable for its contemporary villas that set a trend of 'city style by the beach'. A family owned and operated business Beacon has seen the caravan industry grow over more than four decades.

18 Nov 2015

Jayco Newcastle nails major auto industry first as MTA names it new vehicle dealer of year

Jayco Newcastle has done it again. This time it received the top gong for the Motor Traders Association's (MTA) New Vehicle Dealer of The Year award.

This is a remarkable achievement for the dealership as it is the first time a non-car dealer has won the prestigious motor industry award.

The MTA represents more than 4000 motor trade businesses in NSW and ACT. The dealership is described by owner of the Jayco Corporation Gerry Ryan as world class.

18 Nov 2015

Recreational Vehicle Industry Association Supershow wins Silver at RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

The 2015 Victorian Caravan, Camping & Tourism Supershow made an impressive debut at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

Competing against other major event nominations which included the Australian Open, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Royal Melbourne Show and the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival, it took a Silver, second only to Gold winner the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Today, the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow is the largest travel and lifestyle show in the state.

17 Nov 2015

Collie River Valley Tourist Park Kui tree lover haven and relaxed family experience

Here are the numbers to a unique Western Australian experience GPS: South 33 deg 21.45 East 116 deg 8.43

Drive 200kms south of Perth toward Bunbury, pass magnificent tall Jarrah trees and arrive at Collie River Valley's magnificent arboretum. Planted in 1922 using Australian native trees this arboretum is floodlit at night and creates a magic appreciated by visitors and locals.

The area is ideal for bush walking, horse riding, picnics, water skiing, canoeing and swimming. Fishing is a favourite too as perch, trout and marron frequent the Collie rivers and streams.

17 Nov 2015

Kui Millaa Millaa Tourist park cool, clean, natural Queensland tropic highland getaway

Millaa Millaa is just 60km from Innisfail, or 100km from Cairns, at the southern entrance to the Atherton and Evelyn Tablelands.

Whether backpacking, camping, caravanning or staying in cabins, surround yourself with tropical highland rainforest, tree kangaroos, platypus, brightly coloured birds and butterflies.

The accommodation options include Ensuite Family Cabins, Standard Cabins, Single or Backpacker units, and Powered and Unpowered Sites.

16 Nov 2015

Adventure Whitsunday wins Gold at Queensland Tourism Awards

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach is the Queensland Tourism Awards 'Caravan and Holiday Parks' category winner for the fourth time.

Multi-award winning BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has won the Whitsunday Tourism Award in the category 'Tourist and Caravan Parks' 20 times as well as the Queensland Tourism Award four times and the Australian Tourism Award in 2012.

16 Nov 2015

New e-go Platinum 200 moves big Aussie caravans and trailers like nothing else

Caravan accessory manufacturer Purple Line's e-go 200 has upgraded electronics, a wider 200mm tyre roller and a re-engineered engagement mechanism, it is designed to deliver maximum power to the road wheels of the heaviest caravans and trailers.

The upgraded e-go Platinum remote control electric caravan mover delivers maximum manoeuvring power for big, tough Aussie caravans. .

16 Nov 2015

Tania Kernaghan tops Bendigo Leisurefest bill

Golden Guitar winner Tania Kernaghan tops the entertainment bill at this year's Bendigo Caravan and Camping Leisurefest, with two big days of free public performances and meeting her fans.

The 14th annual Leisurefest opens on Friday at Bendigo Racecourse. Tania will perform on Friday at midday and 1pm, and will meet and greet her many fans on Saturday.


13 Nov 2015

Impressive new caravan, camping and 4WD products make Bendigo Leisurefest debut

CIA Vic Chief Executive Officer, Rob Lucas, said today that the industry was bringing new products to Bendigo Caravan and Camping Leisurefest that have never been seen outside the capital city shows.

The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic) has product launches, from new caravan and camping accessories to new caravan models from leading manufacturers at Bendigo Racecourse, Epsom, from Friday to Sunday, 20-22 November.

11 Nov 2015

Lest we forget

South Australia's most unusual cultural tourism experience was launched at State Heritage listed West Terrace Cemetery on Friday March 4, 2011. The self-guided interpretive trail, named Heritage Highlights, reveals many surprising stories of eminent and everyday South Australians buried at the historic cemetery.

The Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) cemetery opened in 1920 and provided a burial ground for men and women who served in the First World War. It was the first soldiers burial ground in the Commonwealth. Among those buried in the AIF cemetery are four of the five South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross during the World War I.

7 Nov 2015

Industry pays tribute to passing of National caravanning, camping and accreditation pioneer Richard Davis

'Yesterday we lost one of the great legends of the Australian caravanning and camping industry', the Caravan Industry Association of Australia President Mark Lindsay said today.

In a moving tribute just a couple of months ago at a celebratory dinner for his service to the Caravan Parks Association of South Australia, fellow national Board member Dennis Austin described Richard in eight words: Leader, Dependable, Loyal, Visionary, Genuine, Successful, Server, and finally Passionate.

5 Nov 2015

Fantastic fishing in Waychinnicup National Park setting key Kui engredient for Cheynes Beach Caravan Park

Whether you are travelling from Albany or Esperance, Cheynes Beach Caravan Park offers an attractive relaxed area for the holiday maker.

It is a great place for the family.

Experience a diversity of activities from fantastic fishing, boating, surfing, diving, water sports, and seasonal whale watching tours.

Waychinnicup National Park surrounds the caravan park.

5 Nov 2015

In the Land of the Giants Manjimup Central Caravan Park Kui gateway to WA tall timber country

Manjimup is located 307km South of Perth with a beautiful 30 minute drive to Pemberton, Bridgetown, Nannup, and further on a magnificent 90 minutes drive to Walpole.

There is lots to do in Manjimup and the absolute best is a wooden treetop tower called the Diamond Tree Lookout. Located at the top of 51m karri tree which is 600 years old.

Nearby there is a Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park and a 100 year old forest. The Four Aces which has 230 year old Karri trees lined up in Indian rows near the roads.

28 Oct 2015

NZ Tourism growth boom blows away its own targets

New figures show that one in eight New Zealanders are directly or indirectly employed in tourism, reinforcing the industry's value to communities around the country.

Tourism supports jobs in every part of New Zealand, often in areas where few other opportunities exist, Total tourism expenditure in the year to March 2015 was $29.8 billion, an increase of 10.3 percent on the previous year.

International tourism expenditure increased 17.4 percent to $11.8 billion, while domestic tourism expenditure increased 6.3 percent to $18.1 billion.

25 Oct 2015

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort continues award collection with Aussie family holiday commitment

Multi-award winning BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has won the Whitsunday Tourism Award in the the category 'Tourist and Caravan Parks' 19 times as well as the Queensland Tourism Award and the Australian Tourism Award in 2012.

Now BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach has won the top award in the category 'Tourist and Caravan Parks' at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards in Airlie Beach on Saturday, October 24.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has been in the McKinnon family for 22 years.

24 Oct 2015

Archibald exceptional as Ballarat Gallery captures a gambit of precise portrait emotion

I went to the 2015 Archibald Prize, as I do every other year today at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and it is exceptional. Not just the Archibald Prize entries which are the best I have seen, but the Ballarat Gallery itself and its standing exhibits which are unique by any standards.

I walked in and was drawn to the third gallery by Thirteen Noahs. The work hit me right between the eyes. From a distance it looked like a collage, as I got closer I saw the subject was Noah Taylor by the artist Paul Ryan. I have had a secret love affair with the actor Noah Taylor my whole adult life.


21 Oct 2015

Jayco Newcastle builds on prestige profile with Best NSW Regional dealer industry excellence award

It is clear that Jayco Newcastle is thriving in its five acre dealership in Heatherbrae which is described by owner of Jayco, Gerry Ryan, as world class and 'The best RV dealership in Australia,' Jayco Newcastle has been honoured with a win in the Best NSW Regional Dealer category at the 2015 NSW Caravan and Camping and Industry Association's annual Awards of Excellence.

This is the second prestigious award to be presented to the dealership this year.

20 Oct 2015

River Road junction Wentworth unlocks Inland Sailor legends of Australia's pioneer paddle steamers

Wentworth on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in south western New South Wales is the River Road gateway to Outback NSW and beyond into Queensland. In the late 1800's Wentworth was one of Australia's busiest ports.

Determined, businesslike captains steamed to beyond the Back of Bourke into Queensland, backing their skill and luck against being stuck as the unreliable Darling fell.

Captain Billy, William Richard Randell, first of the steam powered Rivermen moved to Wentworth with the woman who was the love of his life. His wife Bessie.

15 Oct 2015

River Road junction Wentworth unlocks Inland Sailor legends of Australia's pioneer paddle steamers

Wentworth on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in south western New South Wales is the River Road gateway to Outback NSW and beyond into Queensland. In the late 1800's Wentworth was one of Australia's busiest ports.

Determined, businesslike captains steamed to beyond the Back of Bourke into Queensland, backing their skill and luck against being stuck as the unreliable Darling fell.

Captain Billy, William Richard Randell, first of the steam powered Rivermen moved to Wentworth with the woman who was the love of his life. His wife Bessie.

10 Oct 2015

Melbourne Leisurefest shows Australia's up market camping life

Design compliance had Caravan Industry Association Victoria (CIA Vic.) Chief Executive Officer Rob Lucas on a mission at Melbourne Leisurefest.

Rob Lucas told a bevy of Media, as he sent Leisurefest into full stride last Thursday morning, that compliance and safeguarding the best interests of caravanning industry customers has an additional sharper focus.

Here in words and pictures is Lisa's take on the Sandown Racecouse based Leisurefest experience.

6 Oct 2015

Savvy advice on should I buy a new or used caravan?

Let's say you have decided the time is right to buy a caravan.

Apart from all the options RV, traditional, old school, pop-top or pop-out and camper trailers, you have to decide whether you are going to buy something factory fresh or pre-loved.

The upsides to buying new are many - they have had no previous owners (and no unexplained stains or smells), they have the latest mod-cons, water tanks, safety features and also come with a manufacturer's warranty in case anything goes wrong.

5 Oct 2015

AL-KO delivers real Quiet Australian all terrain suspension to Australia's biggest Leisurefest

For serious Off-road, in all terrain, serious kit is essential. AL-KO has delivered just that with its new AL-KO Enduro Outback independent Trailing Arm Suspension.

GSA rocked it, rolled it over deep ruts and steep ridges and took a 2000kg trailer paddling along a rocky river bottom to reach that conclusion.

The AL-KO Enduro Outback independent Trailing Arm Suspension impresses. It was among many new products at Melbourne Leisurefest.


27 Sep 2015

Solar helps solve power gulp as road travellers and parks face reality of fair campsite costs

It was a -3 degree night in central NSW in June. The site fee was $30 per night less Chain discount, a high end users campsite costs resulted in a site fee less power use of around $15.40.

In stark contrast GSA ran our caravan on solar and LPG to show a caravan park what road travellers CAN do if they want. Of the caravan parks powered additional facilities GSA only used a washing machine for three loads of washing. We used 0.40 cents of power.

The parks power cost was a fraction under 40c per kWh.

26 Sep 2015

Pioneer Park freedom camping trial poses key stakeholder issues for Ballarat Council

The Executive summary by City of Ballarat Chief Executive Officer Anthony Schinck on the Freedom Camping Trial in Ballarat's Pioneer Park says the data put forward by the owners and operators of two Ballarat commercial (holiday) parks does show that since December 2014 there has been a significant reduction in site nights at their parks.

The position put by the CMCA Supervisory Team is also consistent with the fundamental argument that owners of recreational vehicles want freedom of choice and do not prefer caravan and holiday parks, Anthony Schinck says.

25 Sep 2015

Major shift as Tourism Research Australia says biggest caravan industry consumers 35 to 49

While older road travellers remain a significant factor Tourism Research Australia says the biggest consumer group in the caravan industry is made up of 35-49 year olds, who account for about 50 percent of all travel in the sector.

This upsweep reflects younger families who are getting into the caravanning and camping spirit researchers say.

And there is more to the value of camping and caravanning than the cost . . .

24 Sep 2015

Kui Low Head Tourist Park offers value accommodation, penguin parade and $12 self-contained deal

Low Head Tourist Park offer affordable accommodation of a high standard to suit a variety of budget conscious travellers, including a range of cottages and cabins, on-site vans, backpacker bunkrooms, and spacious powered and unpowered sites with plenty of room for large 5th wheelers, motorhomes and caravans.

Powered ensuites are available for that extra bit of comfort and privacy. The park offer a range of value accommodation plus a $12 self-contained deal..

24 Sep 2015

Mt Carbine Caravan Park green Kui oasis in dry Savannah far North Queensland

Mt Carbine Caravan Park is ideally located for travellers wanting to experience far North Queensland.

Only 68km from Mareeba and 70km form Port Douglas and 135km from Cairns. The park is surrounded by the Brooklyn station which is around 59,000 hectares and is in Iron bark country.

It is owned by Australian Wildlife Conservancy which is a wildlife conservation park - in perpetuity. Enjoy Bird Watching and Bushwalking. Experience 4WD tracks just for fun.

16 Sep 2015

Happy campers return to basic getaway as they head for stress breaking natural experiences

Maggie Tagg, who writes Citadel 'Financial Info on the Go' for GSA, says the falling Aussie dollar, improved technology and facilities drive a resurgence in interest in back-to-nature, basic camping getaways.

Caravan and Camping Industry of Australia CEO Stuart Lamont supports that view and says camping holidays appeal most to under 50's with young people and families with kids keen to escape to nature from urban stresses.

Caravan registrations are higher than any other recreational vehicle type in the last two years, Lamont says.

8 Sep 2015

20 per cent discount welcomes Kui members to Barcaldine Roses n Things Caravan Park

Barcaldine Roses n Things Caravan Park welcome visitors with a 20 percent discount for all Kui Park members.

Barcaldine is about 520 kilometres by road west of the city of Rockhampton. The town is situated on Lagoon Creek, which flows into the Alice River about five kilometres south of Barcaldine.

Eleven $30 powered sites are all grassed and shaded, in a treed setting. The spotless amenities with disabled facilities offer hot showers, and the BBQ area includes a pizza oven, which is free for guests use.

8 Sep 2015

Croc Park puts smile into quirky Kui Lightning Ridge Outback opal town experience

Lightning Ridge is the outback mining town that's famous for its rare black opals. This charismatic opal town on the edge of the NSW outback, is the world's main source of the most desirable of opals, the unique precious gem coveted since the time of Antony and Cleopatra.

Crocodile Caravan Park offers a range of Lightning Ridge accommodation, including En-suite Cabins, Standard Cabins, On-Site Vans and grassed Powered Sites.

7 Sep 2015

Two meals into one goes in diverse travel friendly thermal DreamPot

Two meals in one will go in our travel friend the DreamPot. We are long standing mates since 2006. This is based on the diverse recipes and extras which just keep coming online, in print and at caravan and camping shows from DreamPot.

So when we spotted a four-egg poacher at the Wodonga Border Caravan and Camping Expo we parted with $15 and it was added to our DreamPot kit.

We use the 6 litre DreamPot which comes with a 2 litre inner pot. This allows cooking variety with recipes which run from soup to cake and most things in between.

31 Aug 2015

Kui member Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park offers relaxed, friendly Tassie family beachside holiday escape

Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park is a wonderful, relaxed, friendly atmosphere that you will experience during you stay in warm cosy cabins located in a beautiful historic village beneath The Nut along the seaside and just 200m from the town centre.

A great place for families to recover from their hectic lifestyles with the beach on the doorstep, playground adjoining and a short walk to the golf course - yet only a short drive to the Tarkine Wilderness.

31 Aug 2015

Kui member Bush Oasis Caravan Park meets over 50 needs close to Townsville attractions

Bush Oasis Caravan Park is situated on the Bruce Highway, 15kms south of Townsville, next to the award winning tourist attraction Billabong Sanctuary.

You know its 'cold' in the morning when the Qld locals appear wearing Ugg boots, flannel shirt and shorts.

Bush Oasis Caravan Park says that the cheerful sounds which start their day is the birds chirping in the parks treed setting. Bush Oasis is only 12 to 15 minutes to the CBD of Townsville via the Port Rd.

28 Aug 2015

$3m regional strategy launch builds tourism reach in Murray River region in concert with Vic. and NSW councils

A new strategy to attract visitors to events in the Murray River region was launched today by the Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford.

In Swan Hill for the Murray River Group of Councils 2015 conference, Ms Pulford said tourism in the Murray Region was worth more than $1 billion per year and employed an estimated 15,500 Victorians.

The most ambitious regional marketing campaign in Victoria's history, highlights regional Victoria's treasures and showcases regions.

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