As the feature entertainer for the evening, Tania Kernaghan engaged the audience with country tunes and captivatedthem with a song that she has written specifically for the caravan and camping market, titled Its a Freedom Thing.
CCIA Excellence in Innovation Park: Beachcomber Holiday Park, Bodalla.
Commendation: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay.
CCIA Excellence in Innovation Trade Trakka, Mt Kuring-gai.
Department of Lands Environmental Excellence Award Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, North Narrabeen
Best Manufacturer Caravans, Camper Trailers Tents The Complete Campsite, West Gosford
Ben Binns of Winnebago Industries with Merv King President CCIA NSW
Best Manufacturer Motorhomes Campervans, Winnebago Industries, Emu Plains
Best Manufactured Home Builder, Timberline Builtsmart Homes, Lisarow
Best Dealer / Retailer / Wholesaler Sydney Trakka, Mt Kuring-gai
Best Dealer / Retailer / Wholesaler Regional Australian Motorhomes, Bennetts Green
Commendation: Watsons Caravans RVs Coffs Harbour
Best Service /or Product Provider, CIL Insurances, Chatswood
Commendations: Tow-Ed, Prospect and Rhino Rack, Rydalmere
Best Hire Company, Murray River Caravan Hire, Bundalong
Commendation: Gold Coast Tweed Camper Caravan Hire, Banora Point
Best South Coast Park 3 to 4 Stars (less than 100 sites) BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park, Nelligen
Best South Coast Park 3 to 4 Stars (more than 100 sites) Lakesea Park, South Durras
Best North Coast Park 3 to 4 Stars (more than 100 sites) BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park, Port Stephens
Best Inland Park 3 to 4 Stars (less than 100 sites) BIG4 Forbes Lachlan View Holiday Park, Forbes
Best Inland Park 3 to 4 Stars (more than 100 sites) Pembroke Tourist and Leisure Park, Armidale
Best Resort/Holiday Park 4 to 5 Stars (less than 100 sites) BIG4 Deniliquin Paringa Holiday Park Deniliquin
Best Resort/Holiday Park 4 to 5 Stars (more than 100 sites) Darlington Beach Holiday Park Arrawarra
Best of the Best NSW Trade Business, Winnebago Industries, Emu Plains
Best of the Best NSW Holiday / Resort Park, Darlington Beach Holiday Park, Arrawarra
GoSeeAustralia team Alan and Graham show the Caravan industy the latest developments on GoSeeAustralia
The Gumnut Awards are an initiative of the CCIA and are designed to recognise CCIAs member parks for commitment to environmental sustainability and socially responsible management.
Bronze, Silver and Gold recipients were presented with their certificates at the CCIA Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner on 24 July. Gumnut Award Recipients include:
Park Bronze Gumnut Awards
Ocean Lake Caravan Park, Narooma
Tathra Beach Tourist Park, Tathra
Shaws Bay Holiday Park, East Ballina
Flat Rock Tent Park, East Ballina
Corindi Beach Holiday Park, Corindi Beach
Moonee Beach Holiday Park, Moonee Beach
Scotts Head Holiday Park, Scotts Head
Urunga Heads Holiday Park, Urunga
Terrace Reserve Holiday Park, Brunswick Heads
Ferry Reserve Holiday Park, Brunswick Heads
Clarkes Beach Holiday Park, Byron Bay
Broken Head Holiday Park, Broken Head
Trade Bronze Award
Watsons Caravans RVs Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour
Park Silver Gumnut Awards
Beachcomber Point Tourist Park, Bodalla
Ulladulla Headland Tourist Park, Ulladulla
BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park, Soldiers Point
Park Gold Gumnut Awards
Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, North Narrabeen
North Star Holiday Resort, Hastings Point
The CCIA Awards of Excellence were incorporated into the three day CCIA Annual Conference (23 25 July, 2008) at Novotel North Beach, Wollongong where members learnt about ways to identify changes in the market and progress their businesses and the industry.
Sponsors of the Awards of Excellence include: (Platinum) Department of Lands and Manufactured Homes Insurance Agency; (Gold) Sydney Turf Club and NRMA; (Silver) All Park Products, Austar, K-Mac Powerheads, The Senior NSW / ACT, and Tourism New South Wales.
CCIA Awards of Excellence delegates go a little bit country
Tania Kernaghan, with Graham Wallace of ContACT