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Families drive Sydney Supershow caravan and camping to unique place among fastest growth tourism sectors

April 05, 2009
Families drive Sydney Supershow caravan and camping to unique place among fastest  growth tourism sectors

Caravan and camping are amongst the fastest growing sectors in tourism says NSW Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay

Camping holidays are an inexpensive way for holiday makers to enjoy the many attractions and regional areas of NSW, she said.

It is no wonder caravan and camping are amongst the fastest growing sectors in tourism, with annual growth rates of more than 10 per cent over the past 12 years, Jodi McKay said.

She made her comments as she launched the start of promotions for the NSW Caravan, Camping, 4WD and Holiday Supershow. The popular NSW Supershow event which ended at Rosehill Racecourse on Sunday.

David Carrick of Jayco Sydney whoexhibited at the NSW Supershow and says that Jayco campers had been an item of interest at the show this year.
Families with children aged between two and 15 years have shown real interest in the Jayco campers and we have noticed a real trend towards two and three generations of families choosing to travel together.

Barry Baillie, CEO of the Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) says attendance at the NSW Supershow this year revealed a strong industry that has a positive future.

The Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) stages the popular NSWSupershow each year at Rosehill Racecourse.

The event attracts some 75,000 people annually to browse the latest caravans, motorhomes,campervans, camper trailers, tent and camping gear and 4WD accessories.

Barry Baillie, says that the NSW Supershow offered something for every budget.

Whether you choose to tow a caravan, drive a motorhome or stay in a holiday park cabin, the caravan and camping industry continues to be one of the best value of money holidays on offer and the NSW Supershow has it all on show for visitors to browse, choose and buy, he said.

Barry Baillie says that the theme of the NSW Supershow this yearwas Caravanning its Magic with Australias top magician, Matt Hollywood, making a Golf caravan disappear three times during the nine-day event.

This year wehad a strong entertainment line up with Matt Hollywood amazing the crowds with a world first performance of making a Golf caravan disappear and country music singer,Tania Kernaghan, playing twice daily with songs from her new album, Livin The Dream, he said.

The NSW Supershow is also an eco-friendly event which provides calico bags to visitors to the event to promote alternatives to plastic bags when touring, Barry Baillie said.

Editors Note: Here are interesting and informative stands from the Supershow -

CIANSW CEO Barry Baillie talks to the media
CIANSW CEO Barry Baillie talks to the media

RR Beadbreaker tyre repair solution for bush travellers:

Safari 4x4 knows how much of a pain tyre problems can be. More than 10 years of Australia touring build that kind of knowhow. They will be at the Sydney Supershow with their solution RR Beadbreaker.

Feedback from bush travellers at caravan shows and field days while demonstrating tyre repair equipment has added up to the development of comprehensive tyre repair kits to meet the needs of bush travellers all over Australia.

Safari 4X4 says their kits contain a quality range of products to cover all repairable tyre injuries.

The ability to repair a tyre on the roadside gives many more chances of continuing on with your travels.

Breaking the bead:

To break the bead simply push the foot of the RR Beadbreaker between the tyre and rim as close to the inside of the rim as possible.

Then push the bead down past the safety ring (or down off the lock ring on a split rim) lubricate the exposed area and release the tension.

Continue this around the rim until the tyre comes away from the rim. The RR Beadbreaker anchors to the centre of the rim and pulls from the rim to the rim.

Refitting the tyre:

The RR Beadbreaker and Tyre Refitting Tool holds the bead down and directs it into the well of the rim while at the same time it applies tension to the opposite side of the tyre.

With the tyre in this state as the bead is fed over the rim by the operator it uses its own tension to pull into the well.

The operator needs little effort to evenly feed the tyre over the rim with the hooked ends of the tyre levers.

The last part where the tyre is normally the tightest on the rim the RR Beadbreaker and Tyre Refitting Tool is disconnected then slid back allowing the bead to slip onto the last landing.

Once it is there the tool can just be lifted as a third lever and the tyre will slip onto the rim . It cannot travel back up the ramp. This eliminates damage to the bead.

R&R Beadbreaker  kit
RR Beadbreaker kit

Adria models designed to live the mobile life:

RV - Asia Pacific are importers and distributors of Adria products for Australia and New Zealand. Adria is one of the biggest caravan and motor home manufacturers in Europe.

Adria Mobil and RV - Asia Pacific have achieved this by working together to develop a Premium European product that is built and tested to suit Australian conditions.

The Adria range has a broad design spread to meet individual buyer needs.

The Action is retro-styled for trendy action. Recognisably trend-setting, it is compact and agile enough to suit both fun seekers and action enthusiasts.

This is reflected in the lightweight touring design and contemporary interior.

New cooker and sink, with increased working surface and functionality.

The large toilet compartment.

The load capacity is a generous 200kg.

There is a five year factory backed water ingress warranty.

The Altea is designed to be edgy, but also safe and secure, the Altea family caravan offers a light, top-quality exterior and a comfortable interior

Light weight value for dollar touring is a big attraction with this design .

It has a 5 year factory backed water ingress warranty.

The Adora- is luxury caravanning. The spaciousness design is fresh and it has intrinsic quality.

Logical layout of the kitchen, dining area and bathroom is aimed at ease of use.

The Adria Adiva is prestige, different and aims at people who want more in their Recreational Vehicle.

Adiva has modern curved lines which suggest prestige. The modern interior is designed with contemporary high quality materials.

Model Range:

Action 361 LH 850kg tare (1200kg max laden mass).

Altea 432 PX 910kg tare (1300kg max laden mass).

Adora 532LT 1225kg tare ( 1700kg max laden mass).

Adiva 532 UP 1240kg tare. (1700kg max laden mass).

Adiva 642 UP 1420kg tare (2000kg max laden mass).

Editors Note: The recommended ball weights for all Adria caravans is between 60-100Kgs subject to what is loaded in the luggage compartment at the front of the caravan.

There are Adria dealers in WA, QLD, NSW and VIC.

Caravan group therapy
Caravan group therapy

Custom Boat Loader solves single-handed dingy loading:

The Custom Boat Loader and roof rack combined enables one person to easily and safely load and unload an aluminium dinghy onto a 4WD vehicle roof, secure it down for travel whilst also providing ample roof rack storage.

It is operated simply using a cordless 14.4 volt battery drill or there is also the fully remote controlled electric motor model.

The rack is custom-made for most 4WD vehicles, using sturdy, high grade aluminium giving strength in a lightweight construction. All other fittings are stainless steel.

The loader-roof rack can carry dinghies up to 100 kgs 3.9 metres in length (subject to the vehicle's carrying capacity).

The Custom Boat Loader has a sturdy mesh floor for carrying equipment beneath the boat such as boating accessories (tackle boxes, rods and general gear.)

It is not necessary to remove anything carried on the rack during the loading/unloading process as the boat travels up and over the stored equipment.

The Custom Boat Loader and roof rack combined, was designed by Perth man, Bill Maney, and is manufactured right in WA. The Custom Boat Loader was designed to allow Bill, who could no longer lift a heavy aluminum dinghy on and off the roof of his 4WD, to travel in the caravan and still take the boat as well.

One person can easily load or unload a 100kg aluminum dinghy on to, and off, the roof of most 4WD vehicles using a 14v cordless drill! It takes only about two minutes to load or unload - you can place the boat in the water if you can get to it.

The heavy duty construction is maintenance free and perfect for the serious 4WD'er and those people traveling with a caravan and wanting to take a boat too.

The Custom Boat Loader (CBL) rack is manufactured from high grade anodized, powdercoated aluminum to give strength and reliability in a lightweight construction.

Custom Boat Loaders offers a complete service package and as well as manufacturing the Custom Boat Loaders for many makes and models of vehicles the company can add modifications/enhancements to dinghies.

Custom Boat Loaders supplies dinghies and outboard motors at competitive prices.

Custom Boat Loaders has dealers in all states.

Toyota Landcruiser LC200 Custom Boat Loader
Toyota Landcruiser LC200 Custom Boat Loader

Holiday Parks offer four bites at choice time-out cherry:

Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks offer four bites at a choice holiday cherry.

Halifax Holiday Park is in natural bushland, surrounded by two calm water beaches Halifax Holiday Park is an ideal choice to have variety all around. The Auto Clubs of Australia rated 4 star park is 15

minutes stroll to the centre of Nelson Bay, with its cafes, shops, and restaurants.

The park is a favourite for boating enthusiasts with a deep water boat ramp adjacent, calm waters and a marina close by.

Halifax Holiday Park have replaced their popular Cedar Cabins with ultra modern cabins and have renamed them to Bay Villas.

Halifax Holiday Park was a finalist in the 2008 North Coast Tourism Awards for Best Tourist Caravan Park.

The park was also a finalist in the 2008 CCIA Awards for Best North Coast Holiday Park.

Halifax Holiday Park
Halifax Holiday Park

Soldiers Point Holiday Park is surrounded by the calm waters of the bay and located only 10 minutes from the facilities and attractions of Nelson Bay.

The completely refurbished park has 45 camp sites with water views from all of the tent sites and a choice of headland or water views from one of the 33 luxury self contained villas.

There is a pool or enjoy the calm waters surrounding the park with sheltered sandy beaches for the kids to play. There is a childrens play area across the road or tennis courts for hire.

The marina is adjacent with fishing and boat ramp facilities as well as an award winning restaurant. There are also nearby cafes and take away conveniences.

Soldiers Point Holiday Park has a CCIA Silver Gum Nut Award and was a finalist in the 2007 NSW Tourism Awards for Best Tourist and Caravan Park.

Shoal Bay Holiday Park is directly opposite one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast of Australia and is a fine fit for short breaks or an extended stays.

The clean white sand of Shoal Bay provide a perfect swimming beach that the kids love and, within just two minutes walk is the village of Shoal Bay with cafes, shops, restaurants and clubs.

Fingal Bay Holiday Park is surrounded by National Park and across from a patrolled surfing beach, the 4 star Fingal Bay Holiday Park is five minutes from the heart of Nelson Bay and close to Shoal Bay.

Fingal Bay Holiday Park offers all the convenience of a first class holiday resort with pool, camp kitchen and self contained luxury special Beach Houses. This holiday park park also has bushwalking on the doorstep.

Black Widow shapes unique storage answers

Soldiers Point 45 camp sites with water  views
Soldiers Point 45 camp sites with water views
Black Widowleads in vehicle storage. They take customers needs, use and test the productsthemselves andapply innovative design.

Black Widow storage systems gives a life time warranty. Black Widow distributors are not chosen because they can but because they want to sell the products.

The Tourer series designed by Black Widow offers travellers an alternate style of storage solution where compromise is required.

If you have a large fridge that you just cannot see into on a standard twin drawer storage system there is an answer.The fridge might be so big it will only fit on the floor and because of the nature of the full length lid, you need to pull it all the way out to get access. The Tourer series has answers.

With Black Widows unique heavy duty full extension fridge slides (250kg rated) low fridge access is no longer a problem. Optioned with either one or twin stacked drawers with a cover over the fridge, touring can get on with what it should be, organized and fun to do.
Black Widow fridge solutions
Black Widow fridge solutions

Depending on the orientation and design of a fridge, the Tourer system can allow the fridge to be slide mounted on either the passenger or the drivers side.

Black Widow's new water tank range has been designed to takeup minimal space while delivering fuss free water with a flick of a switch. All Black Widow water tanks come standard with an inbuilt mount 12V pressure switch pump, delivering water at any time or at any angle. Forget gravity feed or air pressure!

Campers who build for campers trigger for versatile Challenge

Challenge Camper Trailers is a Edwardstown, South Australia, family business run by campers who build for campers.

This Challenge Camper Trailer off-road deluxe  package sold on the spot
This Challenge Camper Trailer off-road deluxe package sold on the spot

Gareth and Sandy Handshin put their considerable camping experience into designing and manufacturing a camper trailer which included all their holiday needs.

So many of their fellow campers were impressed they made a business of building affordable campers for Australia.

The Challenge Camper Trailers feature quality, heavy duty, lightweight and practical features which make a camping holiday easy.

They took the challenge and now produce -Off and on-road camper trailers.

Tents supplied on steel bed base to suit existing trailers.

Awnings, annexes, walls to customer specifications.

Standard trailers. Boat trailers. Transport trailers. Upgrades and repairs to existing trailers (South Australia only). Trayback campers. Traytop tents. Sheep-feeders.

Next Destination stays ahead with the latest

Australian based and owned Next Destination Pty Ltd has introduced a wide range of new and innovative products since 1988.

This includes the Magellan GPS in 1989, Magellan certified mapping, topographic map contour lines and vertical profiles,sat nav and marine charting.

Magellan is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate and Maestro series portable car navigation systems, as well as the Magellan Triton outdoor handheld navigation devices.

Next Destination handles innovative gear like -

H2O Audio waterproof headphones and housing for iPods, MP3 Players and phones.

Aquapac provides waterproof packaging to keep mobile phone, electronic equipment, car keys and accessories safe and dry in any conditions.

SPOT is the world's first satellite messenger. No mobile phone converage, no problem. SPOT uses reliable communication satellites to send your GPS location to others back home in real time.

KANNAD Personal Locator Beacon: Kannad 406 XS-3 GPS is Kannad's third generation of Personal Locator Becons (PLB)s. Kannad has selected the version with integrated GPS as its unique model.

AlerteGPS specialises in GPS warning devices for fixed speed and redlight cameras, school zones, danger zones and mobile speed camera locations.

The Next Destination Team is at the Caravan Camping 4WD Holiday Supershow at Stand No

Soldiers Point luxury villas
Soldiers Point luxury villas
Golf Bushman with customised sleeping and eating layout
Golf Bushman with customised sleeping and eating layout
Campervans come in many styles
Campervans come in many styles
Jayco builds on the Fiat Ducato Maxi
Jayco builds on the Fiat Ducato Maxi
Jayco Sterling with additional pop-out for bed space
Jayco Sterling with additional pop-out for bed space
Slide-on from  North Star
Slide-on from North Star
Swagman slides out more space
Swagman slides out more space
Toilet  in Jayco Sterling ensuite plus washer
Toilet in Jayco Sterling ensuite plus washer
Big Wheels Swagman
Big Wheels Swagman
Golf approach to queen bed layout
Golf approach to queen bed layout