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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..

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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.

26 Aug 2015

Geelong & The Bellarine non-compliant freedom camping ban backs community, region and business

Geelong Tourism Executive Director Roger Grant says supporting the local community, region and local accommodation providers is the priority in a ban on non-compliant freedom camping. 'Not all tourism is good tourism', he said.

Geelong & The Bellarine needed to consider (in their decision to ban non-compliant freedom camping) their compliance with national competition policy and competitive neutrality principles, he said.

25 Aug 2015

Laid back Sapphire Caravan Park offers peaceful Kui camping with a gem field sparkle in the mix

Situated on over four acres of beautiful bush land in the middle of the Gem fields in Central Queensland, Sapphire Caravan Park (formerly Sunrise Cabins) offers its guests a peaceful and tranquil stay.

The Sapphire Gem fields are situated in Central Queensland on the tropic of Capricorn, 320 km West of Rockhampton, 400 Km East of Longreach and 42 km West of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway.

25 Aug 2015

Crows Nest Kui Queensland smiling grassed four star park with space for really big rigs

Crows Nest Caravan Park is situated on the ridges of the Great Dividing Range, 45 kms north of Toowoomba, Queensland, an easy 35 minutes drive along the New England Highway.

The caravan park can handle really Big Rigs to 35m.

Stay seven days and get the 8th day free. Group bookings of five caravans or more 10 per cent discount on daily rate.

Set on over seven acres of rolling lawns and gardens, this is Four Star accommodation with a smile.

25 Aug 2015

Savvy helps Newbies with Top 5 tips to get caravan finance in Australia

If you are new to handling finance and loans the process can seem technical and complicated.

So to help with the process and help you find good caravan finance, this guide from Savvy Caravan + Motorhome Finance gives a clearer picture of how it all works.

There are many individual banks and caravan lenders out there, but it makes much more sense to use a broker. A broker has connections with many lenders and knows the market much better than someone navigating it on their own.

23 Aug 2015

VicParks launches free Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program for Local Government Authorities

The VicParks conference at Lorne launched a Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program free to participating Local Government Authorities.

Easily accessible parking within walking distance of facilities is the requirement for a participating Local Government Area to be part of the program.

When a Local Government Authority joins VicParks will provide a hi-resolution jpeg file to provide the signage which points to the accessible parking.

18 Aug 2015

VicParks delegates break ideas blockages with Ryan based mindset massage

Ten years from now look at a picture of yourself and you will say: 'Damn I look good'.

That friends is the inevitable truth. GSA knows this because Chris Helder told 330 delegates to the VicParks Conference at the Mantra in Lorne of this self-evident fact of life.

His workshop reflects the path to new ideas, courtesy of Gerry Ryan OAM, founder of Australia's leading caravan builder Jayco.

17 Aug 2015

Jayco Leisure Homes puts on Great Ocean Rd star turn to exhibit at VicParks Lorne conference

SA's Alan Pam Garth and Lisa are at the VicParks annual conference at the Mantra Lorne today.

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most amazing drives in world tourism at any time of year.

Lorne is a must do on the GOR experience. The Mantra is traditional beachside accommodation on a grand scale.

One of the conference star turns is the Jayco Leisure Home on the lawn outside the Mantra front doors. The turn part is the wondering that is going on among delegates at the skill and determination which brought it around the challenging curves of the Great Ocean Road to its Lorne showplace.

15 Aug 2015

New Kui Parks membership booms ahead to 53 as GSA joins sunny Wodonga Caravan and Camping crowd

Kui Parks reports it is at 53 member parks and rising. GSA first carried an Information Article on Kui Parks in January as Bert van Spronsen, Kui Founder and Managing Director set out to find parks which fill the gap between free camping and big destination parks.

GoSeeAustralia found plenty to be interested in among caravan industry offerings at Wodonga Caravan and Camping Border Expo.

Here are some snaps we took as we wandered about with the big Wodonga crowd in the sunshine.

12 Aug 2015

SA Parks President steps back after exceptional 40 year industry contribution

Richard Davis is exceptional in his service to the caravan and camping industry in Australia over decades.

This week Richard Davis retired at the annual conference after 40 years as a Board Member and President of SA Parks.

In a marathon performance the SA Parks President, who is a foundation member, has been a driving force since SA Parks incorporated in 1976.

6 Aug 2015

From self-levelling caravans to on-board spa Border Caravan and Camping Expo at Wodonga breaks new camping ground

Everything from self-levelling off-road caravans to an on-board spa bath will be at the official industry show at Wodonga Racecourse from 14 to 16 August.

Luxurious new campers and caravans are among a host of eye-catching products making their show debuts at the 5th Annual Border Caravan and Camping Expo at Wodonga next week.

Star attractions include Travelander's new premium range of tray-back campers and camper trailers, while Stockman Products has its super-lightweight moulded POD Trailer.

6 Aug 2015 and change faces as road tourism and industry shift into fast forward

Changes to the and websites you see today respond to what you say.

So please help us to give you what you want. Click the survey on the left of the new Home Page and tell us how you feel about the new look.

Over more than 13 years as online caravan directories which works free to users for road tourism and the caravanning industry GSA and GSNZ have reported change. GSA and GSNZ have changed too, after all that is the natural order of things.

4 Aug 2015

Service Safe launch guarantees future growth and confidence for caravan industry and Recreational Vehicle owners

The first phase in a caravan industry accreditation program which answers the major question for owners of Recreational Vehicles of where to find reliable compliant service went into place today.

The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIAVic) launched phase one of Service Safe at Hardings Swift Caravan Services in the Melbourne suburb of Kilsyth.

As the caravan industry is changing, so has the consumer, Rob Lucas said today.

31 Jul 2015

Victorian roundtable works to identify partnered automotive and caravan industries capabilities

An industry roundtable held in Bundoora today featured discussions to identify the capability and suitability of suppliers to the automotive industry to manufacture products for the caravan industry. Opening the event, Minister for Industry Lily D'Ambrosio told stakeholders: The combined technical and commercial knowledge in the automotive supply chain is critical to assisting the caravan industry advance their productivity and professionalism.

30 Jul 2015

Caravan Industry Association of Australia audits find recurring RV issues

Caravan Industry Association of Australia reports it is undertaking Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Accreditation Program (RVMAP) audits.

During these inspections, its auditors have identified recurring issues.

In order to be accredited, Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers must manufacture products according to all the relevant Australian Design Rules, applicable standards and also to RVMAP's Code of Practice.

30 Jul 2015

Caravan industry meets PM on key growth areas

Stuart Lamont CEO of Caravan Industry Association of Australia joined representatives from aviation, health insurance, wine, recreational fishing, timber, and sport to discuss industry issues with the Prime Minister on July 28, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia reports.

A Caravan Industry Association of Australia delegation will go to Parliament in several weeks to discuss industry issues with senior Cabinet Ministers.

28 Jul 2015

Riverbreeze Caravan and Cabin Park is Kui Tasmanian base camp for special connections with nature

Riverbreeze Caravan and Cabin Park in Smithton, North West Tasmania, is on the banks of the Duck River and the start of the Tarkine Wilderness Drive.

The Tarkine is noted for its beauty and natural values, containing the largest area of Gondwanan cool-temperate rainforest in Australia.

The Duck River is a top Tasmania fishing place. The $23 million Tarkine Drive project, funded by the Tasmanian Government, is an important infrastructure project for Tasmania.

24 Jul 2015

Griffith Caravan Village NSW value, spacious, peaceful Kui Parks option

Griffith Caravan Village is a family owned and operated spacious and peaceful park from which to explore all Griffith and the surrounding regions attractions.

Griffith in NSW is located 572 km from Sydney and 57km from Leeton, and is at the heart of the vast Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Everything in the park is clean and well maintained with lots of extras, which extend to flowers in the ladies amenities. Festivals include the Festival of the Sausage in August.

20 Jul 2015

Caravan industry partners Wodonga TAFE in National training college to cement world class pro standards

Australia's recreational vehicle industry is determined to remain world class. This drives the launch of a new training college by the Caravan Industry Australia Victorian Trades Division (CIAVic) and Wodonga Institute of TAFE.

The college is an innovative partnership between CIAVic and Wodonga Institute of TAFE which aims to raise the professionalism and standards of the caravan industry by producing skilled people with nationally accredited industry qualifications and non-accredited industry specific training.

17 Jul 2015

Natural Barambah Bush Caravan Park Qld stops rat race with fair dinkum Kui camping experience

Set in 200 acres of spotted gum forest, Barambah Bush Caravan Park in Queensland's South Burnett region is a fair dinkum Kui bush camping experience to end the rate race blues.

The peace and tranquillity of the native forest park will soon have you relaxing and admiring some of the many birds to be found.

Light a campfire, and cook a proper bush dinner on the wood fired barbeque. Attractions include winemaking, fishing on the nearby Bjelke-Petersen Dam and gem-fossicking.

16 Jul 2015

Kui landscaped Chinchilla Tourist Park environment comfortably central to meals and services

Chinchilla Tourist Park is minutes from the heart of Chinchilla and the RSL Club and hotels. Courtesy buses are available.

The beautifully landscaped cabin and caravan park, at 264 Zeller Street Chinchilla, provides guests and visitors with a comfortable environment.

Caravan park guests have two camp kitchens and two toilet and shower blocks for their use. The camp kitchens have barbecues and games areas.

15 Jul 2015

Mundubbera Three Rivers TP North Burnett Kui winner as north-south Country Way for campers

The Mundubbera Three Rivers Tourist Park is in the heart of Queenslands North Burnett region.

The A3 Country Way Burnett Highway with its many side trips and attractions is seen as a viable route for caravanners and other travellers as they make their way north for the winter and south for the summer.

The area is home to one of the leading citrus producing regions in Australia. Fresh water fishing is also a significant attraction in the North Burnett.

12 Jul 2015

Porta Potti toilet stop work leads GoSee to positive, practical learning experience

This is a story about mobile camping toilets. It starts with a learning experience. This is one of the ways the GoSee staff make themselves useful to campers and the caravanning industry.

Quality manufacturers put up their best products for evaluation and that it what happens. They are used, constantly, over a long period. GoSee finds that often when things stop it is an opportunity to learn.

So that is what we did. We followed the online web route GoSee travels daily, went to the Thetford website, and found their service centres/dealers.

12 Jul 2015

Vic. Govt. backs Gunditjmara unique ancient aquaculture settlement based UNESCO World Heritage site claims

The Victorian Government has reaffirmed its full support to seeing the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, home to the Gunditjmara people for thousands of years, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Gunditjmara lived in permanent settlements, dispelling the myth that Australia's Indigenous people were all nomadic. The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape is home to the remains of potentially one of Australia's largest aquaculture systems.

Dating back thousands of years, the area shows evidence of a large, settled Aboriginal community systematically farming and smoking eels for food and trade.

8 Jul 2015

Tourism big winner as Vic. Govt. delivers on Easter Sunday-Grand Final holiday commitment

The Victorian Government is delivering on its election commitment to reward hard-working Victorians by introducing annual public holidays for Easter Sunday and Grand Final Friday.

Acting Minister for Small Business, Gavin Jennings, today released the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the public holidays: an independent analysis of the potential costs and benefits of their introduction.

7 Jul 2015

Jeep Grand Cherokee side impact strength shines in five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating after excelling in ANCAP's crash-test program, industry website Autonews reports today.

The Grand Cherokee scored highly in all crash-test scenarios, including a perfect 16 out of 16 in ANCAP's side-impact test. The rating, which applies to every V6 Jeep Grand Cherokee from March 2013 onwards, follows the Jeep Cherokee's five-star ANCAP rating, while Jeep's Patriot was awarded the maximum five-star safety score in 2014.

6 Jul 2015

2015 Nissan Patrol V8 makes significant changes in specifications and value

Nissan has confirmed details for the 2015 Nissan Patrol V8, on sale this month, with new pricing and significant improvement in specification and value.

GoSee Australia thinks the result will attract buyers interested in a bargain who have plenty of work for a vehicle with serious towing and off-road capability.

Fuel use will be seen in the context of those realities.

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