Victorian Supershow goes biggest on the best

May 03, 2006
Victorian Supershow goes biggest on the best

In its 52nd year Victorias annual Caravan Camping Touring Supershow at Caulfield Racecourse which opened on Wednesday , May 17 and runs to 4pm on Tuesday the 23rd is the biggest ever on giving visitors the best information from people who know what they are on about.

For example - Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring SuperShow Executive Officer, Peter Wright told Go SeeAustralia today - Travelling with Pets is a hot topic so we have deliberately targeted TV vet Dr Harry Cooper to talk at our Show on Thursday May 18 only. The topic is Travelling with pets

We also did a feature on the Best Friend Holiday Retreat at Yarram (Tarra Valley). This is a popular dog park. The park will be screened along with other Recreational Vehicle information on Network 7 and Prime Victoria Show on Coxys Big Break Channel 7, Metro Melbourne and PRIME Regional Victoria in conjunction with the SuperShow on Sunday May 14 at 5,30pm, Peter Wright said.

The Celebrity guests and industry experts scheduled to speak at the SuperShow include Olympian Cathy Freeman and TV travel identity Geoff Coxy Cox.

In addition to Travelling with Pets the relevant range of topics also includes - Travelling in Indigenous Australia, Planning the Big Trip, Heading off Road and Managing your Finances.

The seminars are on level 2 of the grandstand with special events located throughout the grounds. Click here to download the seminar and speaker timetable.

The tourism information available at our show is invaluable for anyone planning a holiday in Australia whether its a weekend away or that big trip around Australia, Peter Wright told GoSeeAustralia.

The physical size of the Victorian Show has actually doubled since 2001, The increased space accommodates an ever-increasing number of exhibitors and new products plus more visitors who attend each year. In fact this year will be our biggest ever for new model releases, he said.

Dr Harry Cooper
Dr Harry Cooper

Over seven days, visitors have the unique opportunity to view hundreds of the latest industry products at the one venue while also learning all about caravanning, motorhoming and camping in Australia.

This year there will be more caravans, campers and motorhomes, more tents and camping equipment, more 4-wheel drives and accessories, more tourism displays, and more free activities and seminars.

Weve seen a strong trend towards larger sized caravans and motorhomes, driven by the cash rich Baby Boomers, which we expect will continue throughout 2006, Peter Wright told GoSeeAustralia.

He says he anticipates highlights this year will include Winnebagos newly released 40 foot Classic motorhome valued at over $580 000, plus Jaycos recently released Sterling and Destiny models.

Geoff Cox
Geoff Cox

Organisers also anticipate the Grandstand which is filled with tourism displays will be popular. New tourism exhibits include displays from outback adventure tour operators, exotic camping destinations and resort-style holiday park groups.

Activities for children, especially over the weekend, include live performances by Dorothy the Dinosaurs Dance Party and a special appearance by Barbie whose life-size campervan will be on display for the kids to explore.

Henry the Octopus Wags the Dog and Captain Feathersword take part in Dorothy the Dinosaurs Dance Party. Dorothy the Dinosaurs Dance Party performances are on Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm.

There is a special childrens play area available every day.

Industry is responding to family needs and some caravans and motorhomes at the SuperShow come with PlayStations, TVs and DVD players in them.

All childrens activities are free.

Things to see at the show include - Hundreds of new caravans, motor homes, camper trailers, off-road vehicles, tent trailers, campervans, and other recreational vehicles and touring vehicles including 4x4s.

More than 350 RV models The most expensive caravan ($130,000) ever built in Australia by Boroma Expanded dedicated 4WD, off road and touring segment featuring leading 4 x 4 manufacturers including Jeep, Nissan, BMW, Ford and Subaru.

A complementary range of 4WD and towing vehicle accessories Off-road products and services for alternative power, refrigeration and communications.

Kimberley Karavan is serious about getting Out There
Kimberley Karavan is serious
about getting Out There

Touring tents and outdoor equipment from leading suppliers. Camping accessories, equipment and clothing. Free Australia-wide camping guides. Trailers, towing equipment, aids and accessories Small boats, fishing gear and accessories.

Australia-wide tourism information on destinations, products and services. Highlights include outback adventure operators, exotic camping destinations plus up-to-date information for the big trip around Australia. Free holiday park information and guides

Sponsored by CIL Insurances, the Victorian Caravan Camping Touring Supershow runs from 17 to 23 May 2006 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Its open daily from 9.30 to 5.30 pm except Tuesday when the Show will close at 4 pm. There is free parking before 11 am and the venue is only minutes away from Caulfield Station and the Number 3 Tram.

For more information visit www.caravanshow.com.au.

The quirky, light Tab tows behind a VW
The quirky, light Tab
tows behind a VW