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

November 13, 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.

"Regional debuts include impressive new models from Centaur, Jurgens and Bailey, not to mention new caravan and 4WD equipment never seen in Bendigo before," he said.

"Now in its 14th year, Leisurefest has all the best gear for caravanning and camping.

"We have well over 250 new caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, off-road vehicles, campervans, pop-tops, tent trailers, fifth-wheelers, slide-ons and four-wheel-drives.

"There is also a huge range of tents, annexes, clothing, towing gear, telecommunications, alternative power and off-road accessories, plus information on destinations near and far.

"As always, this is a great family event, with free showbags for the kids featuring the Caravanning Explorers Club characters, and free admission for kids under 15 when accompanied by an adult.

And then there is the magnificent Bendigo Racecourse, the most beautiful show venue in Australia.

Once again Leisurefest will donate $5,000 to a local charity, bringing the total to $70,000.

Leisurefest is a great value day out, with free parking and tickets at just $12 adults, $10 concession and free for kids under 15 (when accompanied by an adult) plus a special two-day pass at just $17 for adults and $15 concession.

There are free kids activities and family entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, plus free seminars to make the most of camping and RV touring.

Guest speakers in the seminar room are:

Friday, November 20.

10.30 am Bendigo 4WD Club discusses planning and setting up for your next 4WD trip.

11.30 am Sid Whiting takes a hard look at long haul caravanning.

12.30 pm its Bendigo 4WD Club doing an encore.

1.30 pm Garth Morrison of GoSeeAustralia.com.au about what works in road touring Australia.

2.30 pm Sid Whiting does an encore.

Saturday, November 21.

10.30 am Bendigo 4WD Club opens the seminar batting.

11.30 am Sid Whiting steps up.

12.30 pm Darren Maggs on satellite phones.

1.30 pm Bendigo 4WD Club and;

2.30 pm Garth does a GoSeeAustralia encore.

Sunday November 22.

10.30 am Sid Whiting.

11.30 am Bendigo 4WD Club.

Sid Whiting and Boss Cocky.
Sid Whiting and Boss Cocky.

12.30 pm GoSeeAustralia Garth Morrison.

1.30 pm Darren Maggs satellite phones..

2.30 pm Sid Whitings long haul caravanning wraps up the seminars.

Leisurefest is held annually at Bendigo Racecourse, Epsom, from Friday to Sunday, 20-22 November, open 9.30 am to 5pm on the Friday and Saturday and 9.30 am to 4 pm on the Sunday.

Bendigo Racecourse, Heinz Street, Epsom CAR PARKING FREE.

(Melway Ref 509 E3. GPS Coordinates: S36.72665 E144.31522).

Admission: Adults $12; Pensioner Concession and Seniors Card Holders $10;

Adult 2-day pass $17; Concession and Seniors Card Holders 2-day pass $15. Children (under 15) Free when accompanied by an adult

www.leisurefest.com.au

GSA-DPChip Jeep Grand Cherokee  4x4 ideal tow tug.
GSA-DPChip Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 ideal tow tug.

Hayman Reese WDH set-up On Jeep.
Hayman Reese WDH set-up On Jeep.
GSA-DPChip Ranger on kickback campsite.
GSA-DPChip Ranger on kickback campsite.
GSA  Jayco Sterling  and TD Toyota Sahara.
GSA Jayco Sterling and TD Toyota Sahara.
GSA Tailgate Tent campsite.
GSA Tailgate Tent campsite.