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14 Apr 2014

Venue change causes Wagga Wagga Stone the Crows flutter, but Easter festival is go

The Stone the Crows Festival in Wagga Wagga, NSW over Easter is a celebration for all grey nomads, no matter what sort of RV, from Thursday April 17 to Tuesday April 22.

Stone the Crows is five days of entertainment, poetry, seminars, workshops and fun and games for Grey Nomads. The venue has changed to the ACTA grounds near the corner of Copland Street and Tasman Road.

This relocation means the festivals full schedule is uninterrupted.
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11 Apr 2014

NZMCA call to court action on councils approach to freedom camping bylaws

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) say they had no option other than to initiate a Judicial Review legal challenge to the Thames-Coromandel District Council's freedom camping bylaws.

NZMCA President Bruce Stanger urges as many NZMCA members as possible to attend the review.

The two-day Judicial Review is set to be heard at the Hamilton High Court on April 15 and 16.
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11 Apr 2014

Six new Concept Vehicles for US 48th Annual Offroad Moab Easter Jeep Safari

The Jeep and Mopar brands have once again collaborated to develop a variety of vehicles that will debut at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, USA from April 12 to 20.

Wrangler Maximum Performance has a 70:1 crawl ratio.

It is armed with new Jeep Performance Parts-exclusive push-button electric-locking Dana 60 axles at the front and rear, as well as 4.88 gearing and the 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case.
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10 Apr 2014

Qld free GoSee TravelSmart Club winner scores 23 litre Techni Ice Cooler Bag

Generous industry supporter Techni Ice provides another great prize for March GoSee TravelSmart Club members. The Techni Ice 23 lt Cooler Bag free TravelSmart member Club winner for March is Shane Lewthwaite of Marsden Qld.

All freeTravelSmart Club members are automatically in line for the chance to win monthly prizes.

Join the free TravelSmart members club for a chance to win Great Divide Tours Classic Outback Tracks in the (April) TravelSmart prizes draw.

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9 Apr 2014

Family drives caravan and camping key Aust, NZ, European speakers tell CRVA delegates

Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) CEO Fergus Brown delivered the mail on a reality which is now valid on both sides of the Tasman.

Brown and other key speakers indentified a completely new first priority focus for the caravan and camping industry.

'It is not just a matter of picking things up where we left them the key market segment for industry is not older people anymore it's families', he said.
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7 Apr 2014

As three week Tassie campervan tour ends Agnes and Nick would be back in a heartbeat

GSA's Agnes and Nick have completed a three week GSA campervan tour of Tasmania and they want to come back - soon.

'Nick and I absolutely loved our time in Tasmania, and would come back in a heartbeat', Agnes said.

'We spent our last night in a lovely ensuite cabin at Seven Mile Beach Cabin and Caravan Park and Nick unloaded the faithful, comfortable Tassie Motor Shacks campervan, and cleaned it before we waved it goodbye', she said.
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7 Apr 2014

Hayman Reese to launch first wireless break-away monitor at Sydney Supershow

Hayman Reese launches the first wireless battery monitor designed to ensure the fail-safe operation of trailer break away batteries at the NSW Caravan and Camping Super Show on April 26.

Mandatory on all caravans and trailers in Australia with a gross trailer mass of over two tonnes, some states like NSW also require a battery monitor unit (like SmartCheckTM) be installed to ensure that the battery powering the system never fails.

SmartCheckTM will also be available in New Zealand.
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2 Apr 2014

Practical services attract Agnes and Nick to Discovery Holiday Park Hobart

Agnes and Nick like Discovery Holiday Park Hobart as home base for the GSA Tassie Motor Shacks campervan over three nights.

They said today that the reasons they like their location are entirely practical.

On a tour down the Huon Trail Agnes and Nick found The Honey Pot,on the Huon Highway.

Another Huon Trail attractions Agnes and Nick visited was the Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania is a school and visitor centre dedicated to preserving the traditional craft of wooden boat building.


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1 Apr 2014

Tassies brand new natural Huon Valley Caravan Park includes down on the farm experience

On Sunday Agnes and Nick drove the Tassie Motor Shacks Campervan from Snug to Huonville via Cygnet, a charming little town with friendly people.

The Huon Valley Caravan Park is short drive off the highway.

Unique among caravan parks in Tasmania it is a genuine Tasmanian farm experience too. They visited timber town Geeveston and experienced Tahune Airwalk.
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31 Mar 2014

Bruny Islanders produce engredients for one of the best foodie tours in Tasmania

Agnes and Nick visited the Penitentiary Chapel in Hobart on (Friday March 28) then on Saturday they toured with Bruny Island Safaris to Kettering and the ferry to Bruny Island.

They stayed at Snug Beach Caravan Park with beach access 25 minutes (30 km) from Hobart.

Snug is central to Hobart, the Huon region, the Channel region, and Bruny Island. On Bruny they saw rare white wallabies.

The food is amazing. The Islanders are producing some of the finest gourmet foods in Tasmania, making Bruny Island Safaris one of the best foodie tours in Tasmania.
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28 Mar 2014

Drive Murray Loop to secret Flying Boat base in remarkable wartime world

Discover Swan Hill, Mildura, Mungo, Echuca and Bendigo on the Murray Loop. Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum pays tribute to a vital secret part of the Allied defenses during World War 11.

The Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill remembers the Mallee-Murray adventure from the 1830's to the 1930's.

Lonely Lake Mungo, identify a human culture more than 40,000 years old.

The Calder Highway traverses fine arts, a golden past, sweeping pastures, the state's biggest salt lake, magic Hattah Kulkyne and Murray Sunset National Parks. The sudden green of grapevines at Red Cliffs underlines the miracle of Murray irrigation.
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28 Mar 2014

Hobart convict Female Factory link to harsh Australian penal settlement saga

'Hi all, whatever your troubles be grateful you live in today's time and not as a convict in the 1800's'.

That is the reaction of GSA's Agnes and Nick after a visit to the Cascades Female Factory in South Hobart.

The life of convict women was perhaps even harsher than that of the men.

Between 1788 and 1853 some 25,000 women were transported to Australia for their crimes. About half that number came to Van Diemen's Land.
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27 Mar 2014

On Port Arthurs Isle of the Dead Agnes and Nick meet Australia's first novelist

On Port Arthur's Isle of the Dead most of the convicts, with a few exceptions, were buried without a headstone or marker. But one convict buried with a headstone was Henry Savery, who was Australia's first novelist.

The latern lit Ghost Tour brings the past close. In fact the presence of the past walks with you.

The World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site includes what are reputedly some of Australia's most haunted buildings. Port Arthur was much more than a prison. It was a whole community.
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26 Mar 2014

GSA gets wildlife education and buzz on honey bees in Northern Tasmania

Trowunna Wildlife Park has become such an animal friendly place that much of the wildlife is drawn to the sanctuary as a natural safe haven.

Trowunna houses the world's biggest heritage population of endangered Tasmanian Devils.

15 km west of Deloraine, along the B12 which connects Deloraine with Mole Creek and Cradle Mountain Chudleigh Honey Farm shop has a huge range of honey products,including a variety of honey flavors, (including chocolate) nougat and honey ice cream.
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25 Mar 2014

Fine chocs, Devonport Old Salts, Mural town and peaceful Mole Creek on GSA Tas Tour

On Monday GSA's Agnes and Nick left Beauty Point in their Tassie Motor Shacks campervan and travelled to Devonport.

They stopped at the Anvers Chocolate Factory. Anvers confectionery tries to use Australian produce and services as much as possible.

At Bass Strait Maritime Centre they sank the ship a couple of times helming the simulator. At Sheffield they found a mural culture. They visited caves and now they are at peaceful Mole Creek Caravan Park.
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24 Mar 2014

Huge bed, plenty of storage Agnes and Nick find campervan travel really comfortable

Agnes says, the Tassie Motorshacks Campervan is really spacious. The bed when made up is huge, and there is ample storage now Nick has things sorted out.

'We are really comfortable, it is a great way to travel', she says.

Over Friday Saturday and Sunday Agnes and Nick visited Cataract Gorge, Launceston Holiday Park Legana, Seahorse World, Platypus House and Beaconsfield Mine while they camped at Beauty Point Tourist Park.
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21 Mar 2014

GSA finds Oatlands authentic mill, English to its socks Ross and a Riverside campervan camp

After an overnight stay at Longford Agnes and are now at Beauty Point Tourist Park near Launceston today (Sat) in their Tassie Motor Shacks campervan.

On Thursday they travelled from Richmond to Oatlands. In Oatlands is Callington Mill built in 1837 by John Vincent.

Ross impressed them. Ross is listed on the Register of the National Estate.

They enjoyed their overnight stay at the Longford Riverside Caravan Park.
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20 Mar 2014

GSA Tassie tour finds Dicken's Fagin,1820's Hobart and finest wine

Agnes and Nick enjoyed Richmond Caravan and Cabin Park in the Tassie Motor Shacks Campervan and found multi-award winning family owned Pooley Wines and beautiful Belmont Lodge.

At eerie Richmond Gaol a famous inmate Ikey Solomon is said to have provided novelist Charles Dickens with the model for his character Fagin in the classic Oliver Twist.

The multi Tasmanian Tourism award winning Old Hobart Town is an exacting model of the Tasmanian capital as it was in the 1820's.
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20 Mar 2014

Inventive Berrima Diesel asks for help to hold its home ground

Berrima Diesel is in the final phase of a battle to stay put and they ask for support.

Over 30 years Berrima Diesel has been a positive, proactive part of Berrima NSW.

The company which is the home of exceptional diesel engineering experties and products like the inventive power enhancing DPChip, is good for Berrima and the Australian 4wd and diesel automotive scene.
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19 Mar 2014

Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow up 2,464 on last year at 52,273

2014 Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow over six days at Caulfield Racecourse was up 2,464 on last year at 52,273.

The Minister for Manufacturing, David Hodgett officially opened the Supershow at the media breakfast held on the first day of the show.

Exhibitors report excellent sales results. Six decades of Supershows were celebrated at Caulfield.
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18 Mar 2014

GoSeeAustralia's Aggie and Nick bed into 3 weeks on Tasmanian campervan tour

GoSeeAustralia is on campervan tour in Tasmania for the next three weeks showcasing Tasmania.

Agnes says the Tassie Motor Shacks campervan is lovely, equipped with just about everything you could hope for, and looks very comfy.

They stocked up at historic surprise packet Sorell. Overnighted at Seven Mile Beach Cabin and Caravan Park Hobart about 15 min from the CBD and are now in quirky, historic Richmond.
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13 Mar 2014

Feb free GoSeeTravelSmart prize practical driving-towing safety net

The February free GoSee TravelSmart Club members prize will save lives. The Driving and Towing to Stay Alive DVD is a practical safety-net for those who tow or are about to.

On route to Outback adventure is free GoSee TravelSmart Club member Bob MacDonald of Maitland Bar who has won a copy of Vic Widmans latest book Classic Outback Tracks.

Prizes are won each month by GoSee TravelSmart Club members in Australia and New Zealand.
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7 Mar 2014

Light, strong vintage caravan built fighter bomber style

The attention which has been given to this vintage caravan by its owners is astonishing inside and out.

It was on display during the Melbourne Caravan and Camping Supershow which ended yesterday. The caravan uses a plywood laminating techniques which made the Mosquito fighter bomber a war winner.

Among the contemporary exhibitors Jurgens had a stylish presentation across a range of caravans.


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28 Feb 2014

JTECH suspension headlines Jayco's new flagship Silverline caravan design

Jayco's flagship caravan the new Silverline was breakthrough news at the 60th Victorian Caravan and Camping Show. It is no European.

This is an Aussie product with a chassis and suspension that underlines that the leading RV builder in this country understands its Australian home.

The headline event in the case of the Jayco Silverline is the suspension.
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28 Feb 2014

Free is freedom action word at 60th Vic.Caravan and Camping Supershow

Free parking, free entertainment, free informative seminars, free shuttle buggy and free kids show bags.

Adults have the chance to win $14,403 in prizes with a Passport to Freedom. Children have a chance to win a Caravan Cubbie worth $1,995.

More prizes will be given away at the show on centre stage and in the free seminar room. RACV members receive a $5 discount on the price of adult tickets.
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28 Feb 2014

Pre-planning streamlines super-size Melbourne Supershow for easy access

The 60th Anniversary Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow from March 6 to 11 is easier to get to and around than ever before.

For the first time, there will be free parking at Caulfield Racecourse for the duration of the show.

There are Shuttle Buggies to help people get around the show faster, plus a brand new Vic Shows smartphone app to help find show exhibitors fast.
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26 Feb 2014

80 years on Ford celebrates pioneering evolution of Aussie iconic ute

Ford is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its Australian invention of the iconic ute, which led to the development of the F-Series and Ranger.

Not only was it an Australian invention, but the concept has been exported to the world.

The ute is the result of a letter from a Gippsland farmer's wife asking for a combination car for church and a truck to take pigs to market.
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25 Feb 2014

Shellharbour Beachside TP nails exceptional leisure and pleasure options

Shellharbour Beachside nails the experience it provides in its name.

And the NSW seaside Tourist Park comes through with exceptional leisure and pleasure options supported by a range of accommodation on a headland with sweeping views of Shellharbour and South Beach.

White sand, sound of waves,swimming, surfing and beach fishing in the heart of The Illawarra region make the park location unique.
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25 Feb 2014

Road stop ahead as Aust nears 100pc dependent on imported transport fuels

If tankers stop entering Australian ports tomorrow Australia has just three days of petrol in our service stations.

A new report released by NRMA Motoring & Services shows our reliance on imported transport fuel has risen from 60 per cent in 2000 to 91 per cent in 2013, putting immense pressure on Australias liquid fuel security reserves.
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21 Feb 2014

Caravan Industry Assoc. of Aust new merged direction for industry

The Boards of RVM Australia and CRVA have unanimously agreed to support the merger of the two organisations to create one national peak industry body, a statement by the Integration Working Party said today.

The new industry entity will be called the Caravan Industry Association of Australia.
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21 Feb 2014

Financial Info on the Go: Can you travel while on NewStart?

Welcome to the first edition of the GSA/Citadel 'Financial Info on the Go' with Maggie Tagg for the information of GoSeers.

We kick off with a question from Kerrie-Ann in regards to NewStart:

Kerrie-Ann has asked - 'Would it be possible for us to travel while on NewStart Allowance?'
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18 Feb 2014

Fishing families feature in Port Broughton authentic SA time-out

Port Broughton Caravan Park South Australia has a Friendly, Fishing and Families signature in a destination which is authentically laid back.

Jody and Jason Boundy are on a winner with their park. Its seaside location is a bay frontage close to the jetty and boat ramp.

Surf the web, check Facebook and comments like 'great value', 'has it all', 'great place for kids', 'great park', 'nice beach setting with adequate facilities' are among thoughts on Port Broughton Caravan Park.
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18 Feb 2014

RVM Australia launches new Code of Practice and Compliance Standards

RVM Australia, the peak body for Australia's RV manufacturing industry, has launched a new Code of Practice and Compliance Standards.

RVM Australia CEO David Duncan said the totally updated Code was the latest step towards total industry compliance.

It is the How To manual for members to achieve and maintain RVMAP accreditation.
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14 Feb 2014

GoSee sacrifices some camping time to keep caravan hot water service on stream

GoSee is now working from the Blue Sky caravan on an unpowered site by the river at Glen Cromie Caravan Park Gippsland, near Drouin.

Friend and Beanie Bunch survivor from Canning Stock Route days Bert is camped next to us in his October 2011 Jayco Discovery 17-55-3 Off Road pop top.

It is time to check the hot water service anode. Bert has not checked it since purchasing the Jayco caravan 13 months ago.
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13 Feb 2014

Lake Tinaroo Qld Barra Bash lands World Record catches to 40.7kg

Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park joined GoSeeAustralia as a participating park this week. GoSee first visited in 2007 while touring to Cairns via Outback Australia in a 3.8 litre 1995 Statesman.

The lake is popular for fishing, redclaw crayfish, sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

The heaviest known barramundi so far caught in Tinaroo is Mark Hopes 40.7 kilo fish.
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12 Feb 2014

Historic Farina lives again in Adelaide Caravan Show presentations

The Farina Restoration Group will present at the Caravan Shows in Adelaide February 19 to 23 and Melbourne Supershow at Caulfield March 6 to 11.

Call in and have a yarn to Peter Harris, Lindsay Gould , Tom Harding and their assistants.

Volunteers from the Farina Restoration Group camp at and work in the town each year in May and June. Farina Restoration group are winners of the South Australia 2012 Heritage Heroes Award.
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11 Feb 2014

Bumper Wet primes North for great fishing says Savannah Way News

A bumper wet season so far across Northern Australia has the region set for a great fishing season.

So start planning your journey now Savannah Way News suggests today.

Several legendary fishing events are held annually across the Savannah Way, the drive is a massive drawcard for fisherman all over the globe.

The 3700 kilometre route links 15 National Parks and five World Heritage areas.
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