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Family Parks crosses The Ditch for first caravan parks International Conference

October 22, 2006
Family Parks crosses The Ditch for first caravan parks International Conference

Family Parks of Australia and Family Parks New Zealand reinforced their alliance at what GoSeeAustralia believes is the first International Conference held by an Australia/New Zealand caravan park chain

The friendly FPA Chain held its annual conference in Rotorua. GoSeeAustralias Managing Director Graham Wallace and partner Michele joined the conference and spent three weeks gathering information for a new venture a GoSeeNewZealand website from the start of September. Graham and Michele used a Kea camper as their base.

There was of course a traditional Haka which included FPAs Aussie members. Despite their best efforts no warfare followed, in fact the New Zealand hospitality was outstanding. Family Parks members and GoSeeAustralia found the conference a great learning experience.

A Plan Your Trip feature has been added to the Family Parks website by GoSeeAustralias mother company ContACT and conference delegates on both sides of The Ditch worked to establish the accuracy of this touring feature.

Patricia and John Dobosz of White Rock Tourist Park, Cairns won the $990 GoSeeAustralia advertising package Level 6 enhancement for 12 months and they took advantage of GoSeeAustralia's mapping facility.GoSeeAustralia is working ona Look at us Now feature as a follow up to the support feature we carried after cyclone Larry.It is scheduledforrelease before the QParks conference in November.

Tony and Joanne Gangemi of Banksia Tourist Park (WA) told GoSeeAustralia they regard the New Zealanders as Troopers

What a fantastic country and what a great bunch of people those New Zealanders are, they said.

Thanks to anyone else that put the hard yards, everything was fantastic Tony and Joanne said.

Chris, Jon and Steven from Albury All Seasons Tourist Park (NSW) are of the same mind, but they seem to have done better than most.

Heres what they have to say about the first Caravan Park International in New Zealand Wow! What a great conference and holiday.

Graham Wallace with GoSeeAustralia advertising package prize winner Patricia of White Rock Tourist Park
Graham Wallace with GoSeeAustralia advertising package prize winner Patricia of White Rock Tourist Park

Many thanks to Waiwera (Heather and Robin), Pukenui (Jo and Mick), and for the fish you caught for our tea Mick. Tauranga Bay (Rob and Meanne) for the scallops and oysters you and Rick gave us (never seen oysters that big) also for lending your surf rod, Miranda (Rae), Bowentown (Dave and Kaye).

Steve says thanks for the kayaks and bikes Corramandel (Sean and Caron). We had a great time thanks to all you guys for wonderful hospitality and great family parks and for the parks we didnt get to maybe next time. Hope all you Kiwis can drop in for a visit when you are in Australia.

Family Parks Conference 2006
Family Parks Conference 2006
School children give a Maori Welcome
School children give a Maori Welcome
Gus CEO, Peter, Kel, Gary all life members and Mark President
Gus CEO, Peter, Kel, Gary all life members and Mark President
Gold Award for New Zealand Parks Sandspit Holiday Park Jared and Zena Morrison
Gold Award for New Zealand Parks Sandspit Holiday Park Jared and Zena Morrison
Gold Award for Parks with 100 plus sites Tallebudgera Tourist Park Accepted by Lisa Robie, Australian Tourist Park Management
Gold Award for Parks with 100 plus sites Tallebudgera Tourist Park Accepted by Lisa Robie, Australian Tourist Park Management
Gold Award for Parks with 50 to 100 Sites Foreshore Tourist Park Peter and Ruth Deane
Gold Award for Parks with 50 to 100 Sites Foreshore Tourist Park Peter and Ruth Deane
Gold Award for Parks with less than 50 sites Shelly Beach Caravan Park Anna and Lynton Brown
Gold Award for Parks with less than 50 sites Shelly Beach Caravan Park Anna and Lynton Brown
Gary Jeal Presentation
Gary Jeal Presentation
Peter MacDonald Life Member Award
Peter MacDonald Life Member Award
Dinner Dance
Dinner Dance
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Family Parks Board
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