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As fuel fears fade Victorian CIA Caravan and Camping Supershow lays on 15 acres of latest and best 

March 22, 2007
As fuel fears fade Victorian CIA Caravan and Camping Supershow lays on 15 acres of latest and best

Over seven days at Caulfield Racecourse Caravan Camping and Supershow goers can checkout hundreds of the latest industry products at the one venue Show Organiser Peter Wright told GoSeeAustralia today.

Fuel fears have faded and at both the recent Perth and Adelaide Caravan and Camping Supershows travellers said they are going back to longer trips.

Time change and touring challenges come and go but the Victorian Supershow just keeps growing. "We are in our 53rd year with the Victorian Caravan Camping & Touring Supershow", Peter Wright said.

The Caravan and Camping Supershows are not just about product the Caravan Industry wants Australians to get out there, fully prepared with practical knowledge so this year there is even more information on learning all about caravanning, motorhoming and camping in Australia.

GoSeeAustralia is part of the big line-up of Free Seminar speakers. Please come and talk to us. GoSeeAustralia can help with information on stuff like trip planning, getting online on the road, satellite TV and radio hook ups, caravans for you, travelling with children, towing, toilets and showers.

We have some thoughts on cooking, motorhomes and managing them, driving techniques, destinations, dealing with caravan parks when you travel with a pet and when and where to travel in all states and territories.

We also know where some of the biggest barra, great wines, and surf can be found. But with the Barra unfortunately we will have to kill you if we tell.

There are hundreds of new caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, off-road vehicles, tent trailers, campervans, and other Recreational Vehicles and touring vehicles to be checked out at the Supershow.

They including 4x4s and there are more than 350 new Recreational Vehicle models on display. Leading caravan manufacturers have their latest releases at the Supershow.

Radical Trailers - Family Overnighter
Radical Trailers - Family Overnighter

And with many touring Australians looking for a bigger rig the latest luxurious Australian motorhomes and 5th wheelers will get plenty of attention.

There is also an extensive range of 4WD, off road and touring products.The dedicated 4WD, off-road and touring segment which features leading 4 x 4 manufacturers has once again been extended in response to buyer needs.

This includes 4WD and towing vehicle accessories Off-road products and services for alternative power, refrigeration and communications camping and living in the outdoors.

There are Touring tents and outdoor equipment from leading suppliers Camping accessories, equipment and clothing free Australia-wide camping and touring guides trailers, towing equipment, aids and accessories. Wet and wild is covered too and there are canoes, fishing gear and accessories. The Supershow continues to supply an outstanding range of comprehensive Australian tourism information.

This includes 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.

Boroma concept caravan
Boroma concept caravan

There is free holiday park information from caravan park managers and owners who really know what their product is all about. Seminars, activities and special events include celebrity speakers Geoff Coxy Cox andvet Dr Harry Cooper.

Industry experts will speak about planning the big trip, outback adventures at free daily seminars. Free entertainment for children includes Dorothy the Dinosaurs Dance Party.

Sponsored by CIL Insurances, The Victorian Caravan, Camping Touring Supershow has more than 320 exhibitors who will display their products and services. An estimated 60,000 visitors will attend the event The weather is not a stopper as more than 70 per cent of the Supershow is undercover.

Peter Wright says there are more than 350,000 registered caravans and recreational vehicles in Australia today. More than 85 per cent of caravan and Recreational Vehicle manufacture takes place in Victoria, he said.

We estimated that there are over 15,000 Australians in an extended road holiday at any one time, Peter Wright told GoSeeAustralia.

With Adelaide and Perth Caravan Camping Shows now both over the show circuit is on the east coast with the Melbourne Show next week followed by Easter and then it is off to the Sydney Caravan, Camping and 4WD Supershow.

Top Tourist Parks of Australia CEO Bill Pycroft says both Adelaide and Perth had attendances around the 40,000 mark and membership/directory enquiries for Top Tourist were strong at both shows.

Caravans here, there everywhere
Caravans here, there everywhere

This year the Perth Show was held for the first time at Belmont Racecourse and overall it was a successful show.

One of the interesting factors from the Adelaide show was the traveller indicating that this year they were going to return to doi ng the longer trips, Bill Pycroft said.

This time last year petrol prices were starting to escalate and this deterred many from considering any type of lengthy trip. This year, petrol wasn't an issue at either show. People indicated that they would be hitting the road once Easter was out of the way, Bill Pycroft said.

At Caulfield where, when, how much, parking and how to get there:

Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield

Dates:

Wednesday 28 March to Tuesday 3 April 2007

Times:

10 am to 6 pm Wednesday to Monday, 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday

Costs:

Adults $15; Government Concession holders $10; Kids under 15 free when accompanied by an adult

Getting there:

Only minutes from Caulfield Station

Getting around:

Disabled access throughout the venue

Parking:

Heaps of car parking, free before 11am or $6 thereafter

15 acres of outdoor equipment
15 acres of outdoor equipment
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