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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.

Until Feb. 28 the Benalla Leisure Park has a caravanning special. Stay seven nights on a Powered site, Ensuite site or Unpowered site and pay for six nights.

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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18 Feb 2015

Range Rover Sport premium diesel Hybrid tows 2.5 tonne Airstream 4023km to the Arctic Circle

Land Rover has teamed up with Airstream on an adventure to the Arctic Circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The world’s first premium diesel hybrid towed the 2.5 tonne travel trailer 4023 km to Land Rover's cold-weather test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle.

The hybrid towed the 13.1m long rig through some of the worst winter weather Scandinavia has experienced in living memory.
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18 Feb 2015

Let's Go Caravan and Camping Lifestyle Show explores SA's diverse outdoor options

The Let's Go Caravan and Camping Lifestyle Show from tomorrow Feb 19 to Monday Feb. 23 at Adelaide Showgrounds explores South Australia's largest range of caravan and camping gear and accessories. There are more than 200 different exhibitors on show.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 Feb feature children's activities. The Top Tourist Parks Camping Kids Zone activities include a giant mural for the kids to paint, mini golf, giant puzzle with camp scene and Miners Den prospecting.
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15 Feb 2015

Full plaster interior sets off Jayco Leisure Homes 2015 Melbourne Supershow release

Jayco Leisure Homes new 2015 release at the Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow was 15m x 5.2m and includes full plaster interior.

The 2015 example is an impressive three bedrooms.

The design comes with a lounge, dining table, chairs and all beds. Curtains, floor coverings, the cooktop and a fridge come standard.
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14 Feb 2015

Most of biggest and best Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow under cover

For the first time most of the Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow is under cover. What luxury GSA share the CIA Vic stand 234 and we are airconditioned and sun and rain proof.

GSA is in the Tourism Pavilion.

It is next to the Green Room in which the free seminars are held.

Look for the seminar sign board. The Free courtesy buggies run right to the door and around the whole show.

The volunteer drivers do a great job.
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13 Feb 2015

Greens on the run grow your own as you go seminar puts nutrition into camping meals

Neville Passmore's seminars in the Green Room at Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow include how campers can grow their own greens while they are on the road. Neville and his partner like quality crunch with their salads and this is achieved with a mini version of a GreenWall vertical garden. This brings healthy camper-grown greens into the travelling diet.

Sprouts are a tasty addition to many dishes, and the leaves and tiny blossoms are used for herbal remedies.
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12 Feb 2015

Caravan industry refreshing good news story minister tells Melbourne Supershow launch

Victorian Minister for Industry Energy and Resources, Lily D'Ambrosio, says the caravan and camping industry is a refreshing good news story.

She launched the biggest and certainly the best representation of the abilities of the caravan industry at Melbourne Showgrounds for the first time with comments which point to a positive attitude on caravanning and camping. Caravan Trade and Industries Chief Executive Officer, Robert Lucas, said today that seven million Australians have had caravan or camping experiences in the last two years.
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10 Feb 2015

Mark has perfectly polished the Opal Caravan Park Lightning Ridge to show WOW factor

Mark Walsh drew on his own camping and caravanning experience to design Opal Caravan Park Lightning Ridge and added many features that he believes make his guests stay even more enjoyable.

He says he wants people to have the WOW factor in the park, to enjoy themselves so much that they have to come back.

GoSee chose the Opal Caravan Park for our stay in Lightning Ridge in 2012 and found this member of the Top Tourist Parks of Australia outstanding.
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9 Feb 2015

Kui Cape Paterson Caravan Park designed to tap natural Victorian seaside beauty

Cape Paterson is about families, beauty and the sea. The coast has something for everyone. The bay beach is a child's delight and the modified rock pool allows supervised swimming.

Kui member Cape Paterson Caravan Park is laid out to take advantage of the natural setting and the proximity to beaches. There are more than 100 powered tourist sites located throughout the park, all in natural, shady bush settings.

It's a perfect spot for children, not only because of the playgrounds and walking tracks, but it's only a short walk to the beach with no roads to cross.
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9 Feb 2015

Peaceful Arderns friendly family Kui park central to Ovens Valley attractions

Arderns Caravan Park is a friendly family Kui park in the Ovens Valley, about a kilometre from the Myrtleford post office.

It is adjacent to the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail and backs onto Happy Valley Creek.

The park has: Barbecue area, tennis court, spotless amenities, guest laundry, and dump point. The caravan park has spacious powered or unpowered caravan and camping sites, where pets are welcome.
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6 Feb 2015

$64,000 in prizes at first Melbourne Showgrounds based Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow

From Wednesday until Monday Feb 16 every visitor to the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds has the chance to win some great prizes in the Passport to Freedom competition.

The Supershow entry ticket is the Key to win some great prizes worth over $64,000. Make sure you have registered your ticket, scan the barcode at each site highlighted on your ticket and you could be taking home one of four fantastic prizes.

See all prizes at the Go Make Some Memories Passport to Freedom Stand 375A.
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3 Feb 2015

Newbies Libby and family ask for help as they plan to buy their first caravan and tow vehicle

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.

These are the first questions in a series GoSee will post for general information with the agreement of Libby and family.
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29 Jan 2015

Kui Park's Mount Gambier Central Caravan Park lives up to its name

In a quiet street in the heart of town Mount Gambier Central Caravan Park lives up to its name. It is central to shopping, dining, cinema movies and unique attractions.

This Kui Parks member park in South Australia's Limestone Coast Region is a base from which to explore World Heritage listed caves, Mount Gambier's mysterious crater cradled Blue Lake, wineries which hold their own in the best of company and nearby towns which are the essence of the Limestone Coast.
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28 Jan 2015

Pam's Pink DreamPot transforms the taste of beef with veggies mushrooms and tomatoes

Any cut of meat takes on a completely different flavour when it is slow cooked in Pam's Pink Dreampot. Pam uses the 6 litre DreamPot which comes with a 2 litre inner pot.

The DreamPot has one or two stainless steel inner pots and lids, which are the saucepans. This allows cooking variety with recipes which run from soup to cake and most things in between.

On the road the secured DreamPot cooks along until it is meal-time. DreamPot is also a rice cooker, Bain Marie, cooler and yoghurt maker.
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28 Jan 2015

OPUS unfolds latest in luxury camping with innovative British-Australian design

The innovative British-Australian developed OPUS camper trailer will make its Novocastrian show debut at the Newcastle Caravan, Camping & Holiday Expo next week.

Local OPUS dealer Kangaroo Tent City will have the latest OPUS Ready To Roll model to show local enthusiasts the latest in luxury camping from, 6-8 February at Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground.
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27 Jan 2015

All about Kui member parks-meet tranquil Milang Lakeside SA

Milang Lakeside Caravan Park is a Kui Parks member in a birdwatchers paradise with many trees.

The caravan park is situated on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, Australia's biggest permanent fresh water lake system.

Milang Lakeside Caravan Park at 1 Woodrow Drive Lake Alexandrina Foreshore Milang SA offers comfortable and affordable accommodation to suit all budgets.
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22 Jan 2015

4x2 Ranger diesel choice steps away from long-term towing comfort zone

Editor's Note: GoSee tows its 2500kg, full-time on the road, caravan travelling office with a Ford Ranger XLT Super, P/U HR 3.2 diesel so the Information Article on the GoSeeAustralia and GoSeeNewZealand Home Pages has current pictures from the practical working life of our Ranger diesel.

The 4x2 is a rear-wheel drive Ranger. This brought a significant cost saving over a 4x4 version. So while the choice of the Ranger 4x2 is a step away from our collective comfort zones the decision is based in extensive towing experience.
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22 Jan 2015

Ford Ranger NZ's most popular pickup as it challenges HiLux in Oz

The Ford Ranger has passed the Toyota HiLux to become New Zealand's most popular pickup. In addition to being the number one selling truck in New Zealand, the Ranger is also New Zealand's most awarded light truck.

In Australia the Ranger design mix set 2014 sales records as it challenges the Toyota HiLux in the Oz market.

GoSee tows its 2500kg, full-time on the road, caravan travelling office with a Ford Ranger so this Information Article has current pictures from the practical working life of our Ranger diesel.
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20 Jan 2015

Pam's Pink DreamPot chicken bacon recipe served with crusty bread is yum

As she and Alan live full-time on the road in their 21ft GSA travelling office caravan Pam values her eco-friendly DreamPot.

It is pink because DreamPot, Pam and Alan are National Breast Cancer Foundation supporters.

DreamPot is thermal cooking, a portable, easy-to-use, cooking appliance which uses only a fraction of the power or heating source to achieve magnificent meals anywhere or anytime. DreamPot is an Australian family operated company which has made meals for travellers much better since 1964.
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19 Jan 2015

Newsy GoSeeAustralia kicks goals online for Vic. Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow campers

GoSeeAustralia.com.au is newsy, alive and kicking goals online for campers at the first Melbourne Showgrounds Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow series of free seminars from Wed. Feb 11.

The GSA free Internet picture show delivers fresh information online as it happens. Our Alan and Pam live full-time on the road in GSA's 21ft caravan. They tell it like it is, right now.

Learn how to tap thousands of free Information Articles from GSA Editor Garth Morrison. Join thousands of GoSeers and chat across Australia on free forums. Plan a trip with four Way Points. Check out 2700 caravan parks free.
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16 Jan 2015

Coromandel Council more permissive to responsible freedom camping in line with Act

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) website reports that The Thames-Coromandel District's Freedom Camping Bylaw 2014 came into effect from December 1st, 2014.

The TCDC made its original Freedom Camping Bylaw on Dec 14 2011 under Section 11 of the Freedom Camping Act of 2011. The current 2014 review of this bylaw is in accordance with section 13(1) of the Act. Affectivity, the camping-related provisions under the Council's original freedom camping bylaw, public places bylaw and parking control bylaw are revoked.
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18 Dec 2014

Downward $ has strong upside for Aussie based manufacturers and service providers

Maggie Tagg, who writes Citadel 'Financial Info on the Go' for GSA, says companies that manufacture or provide a service in Australia and compete with the now more expensive imports should do well.

The decline against the US dollar to its lowest level in four years will be particularly welcomed by the Reserve Bank which has talked about the currency being uncomfortably high for some time.
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18 Dec 2014

Hamilton Mystery Creek Show free TOP 10 rally open to all campers

The Camper Care New Zealand Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show from Feb 27 to March 1 2015 says that TOP 10 Holiday Parks will host the Show's Rally.

The TOP 10 Rally will be held at Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, is FREE OF CHARGE.

All members of the public with a motorhome, caravan or tent are welcome to attend. Entrance to the Rally is via Gate 2, Mystery Creek Rd.
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18 Dec 2014

Drab to Fab Caravan Do Up Challenge returns to Camper Care Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show

The Resene Caravan Do Up Challenge returns to the Camper Care Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show at Mystery Creek, Hamilton February 27th to March 1st 2015.

Two teams will once again compete to make over their caravans in just three days, on site at the show at Mystery Creek, a unique addition to the shows 10th birthday celebrations, and tying in the all new 'Everything Outdoor and Leisure zone'.
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17 Dec 2014

PowerTop neat fit for portable, versatile second battery needs in contemporary vehicles

The Baintech PowerTop is a neat, portable 12V 100Ah Gel battery powerhouse with a sleek anodized aluminum top.

It fits well into current camping power needs which demand an easy to manage second battery with serious grunt.

As many popular contemporary 4WD's, Utes and SUV designs do not have room in the engine bay for a second battery a solution like the PowerTop works.
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12 Dec 2014

Get your towing head together and be a safer caravan camper

The closer a tow ball is to the rear axle of the tow vehicle the better. This really is a case of getting your towing head together. It is one big reason 4WD's are often chosen as tow vehicles. In addition to being heavier vehicles the design requirements of a 4WD, which must have serious entry and exit angles front and back to cope with off-road work, means the tow ball is not way aft, waving about. This means better, safer towing.
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4 Dec 2014

Unique islands link to a true Aussie Out There Western Australia experience

The Abrolhos Islands, with their rich flora and fauna and surrounding coral reef communities, form one of Western Australia's unique marine areas.

The Abrolhos Islands lie about 60 kilometres west of Geraldton, on the Western Australian coast, and consist of 122 islands clustered into three main groups: the Wallabi Group, Easter Group and Pelsaert Group, which extend from north to south across 100 kilometres of ocean.
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3 Dec 2014

BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park a rare SA roost devoted to bush peace

BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park, Aldinga, South Australia is all about peace and quiet.

It is 46km from South Australia's capital Adelaide between the townships of Maslin Beach and the Historic Port Willunga in the Aldinga area.

So don't drive to Aldinga township to find it.
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3 Dec 2014

GoSeeAustralia Christmas wish is the gift of RV safety to those you love

It is important that a Recreational Vehicle, be it caravan, camper, motorhome or 4WD which has been sitting in the drive-way or under a carport for months be serviced before it is taken off to the summer holiday spot.

Professional service is essential both for safety and also to retain a high re-sale value in the RV.

Internal fixtures like stove, refrigerator and sink plumbing need to be checked over too.

The spin-off Christmas New Year gift to you and yours is a safe trouble free holiday.
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28 Nov 2014

Ranger moves to No. 2 Ute in Oz as it challenges Hilux 32-year New Zealand run

Twenty fourteen has become a milestone year for the Ford Ranger as it has broken each of its monthly sales records through October in Australia while closing in on Toyota Hilux's record of 32 consecutive years as New Zealand's best-selling Ute.

Ranger sales in NZ are 31 per cent up to the end of October compared to the same time last year. Ranger is within striking distance of the top-selling Toyota Corolla as there are only 26 units separating the two.
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26 Nov 2014

14,100 drawn to Bendigo Leisurefest as CIA Vic focus on first Melbourne Showgrounds Supershow

For the fourth time in four years Bendigo's 13th annual Caravan and Camping Leisurefest drew crowds near 14,000.

CIA Vic CEO Rob Lucas said CIA Vic's focus now was on the Victorian Caravan Camping & Touring Supershow, which moves to Melbourne Showgrounds for 2015 on the new dates of 11-16 February.

The RV & Camping Leisurefest will return to Bendigo for 20-22 November 2015.
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25 Nov 2014

CIL Insurance sponsors Australia's biggest Caravan, Camping and Touring Outdoors Show

The Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow will celebrate the move to their new home, the Melbourne Showgrounds with CIL Insurance returning as the major show sponsor in 2015.

Announcing the new sponsorship arrangement, CEO of the Caravan Industry Association Victoria, (CIA Vic), Rob Lucas, said he was delighted that CIL Insurance had returned to team up with the event to showcase the very best outdoor exhibition space in the state.
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24 Nov 2014

What do you think rolled this caravan over and put the tow vehicle in the ditch?

What speed do you think the rig was travelling at when the caravan went into uncontrollable fishtailing?

Look carefully at the picture.

There is something GSA thinks is obvious.

It may not be the cause but we think it is certainly a prime suspect.


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