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Family-friendly places to see Australia’s unique wildlife

With unique and iconic wildlife scattered throughout the country, there are many destinations for families to see and meet Australia’s cute, cuddly and colourful creatures: Home to the Irwin Family, Queensland’s Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast is home to an abundance of animal species. Families can feed native animals, watch a crocodile feeding show and see birds of prey interact with their keepers. Lone… Read More »Family-friendly places to see Australia’s unique wildlife

Are we there yet? – Kid-friendly stops for a great Aussie road trip

A road trip with the family is guaranteed to create long lasting memories and with a country so vast, Australia is the perfect place to do it. However, road tripping with young kids in tow can often prove to be a challenge, with time on the road needing to be balanced out with stops for them to stretch their legs and keep the “are we… Read More »Are we there yet? – Kid-friendly stops for a great Aussie road trip

Caravan Industry calls for roofed accommodation & RV’s to be included in Step One easing of restrictions

The National Cabinet’s 3 Step COVIDSafe framework is an important step in providing confidence to industry on when they can expect to be operational.   While Caravan Industry Association of Australia is pleased with the National Cabinet’s positive messaging to a return to “normal” and the clear framework it provides to business and our travelling community, there must be further consideration to cabin style accommodation and… Read More »Caravan Industry calls for roofed accommodation & RV’s to be included in Step One easing of restrictions

Caravan Industry best placed to drive and lead the road to recovery for domestic tourism with over 710,000 RVs set and ready!

The recent release of April 2020 Caravan Park Accommodation figures shows a devastating blow to the industry with $208million in losses for April.   Across Australia in the past month alone, COVID-19 response measures have cost the industry over $208million and this figure is further inflated when you consider the loss of expenditure that would have been generated by regional tourism and thousands of small businesses.  It… Read More »Caravan Industry best placed to drive and lead the road to recovery for domestic tourism with over 710,000 RVs set and ready!

Experience Australian Wildlife in their Natural Habitats

There are plenty of locations around Australia to experience our native wildlife in their natural habitats. Just remember: especially for children, when in the wild it is always best to give animals their space – even the really, really cute ones! For something a bit different, take the kids to The Entrance waterfront in New South Wales for the daily Pelican Feed, which has become… Read More »Experience Australian Wildlife in their Natural Habitats

Camping’s back with a Boom, with 19 million Australians keen to stay in Caravan Parks!

The caravan and camping lifestyle is deep rooted in the Australian psyche, with 19 million Australians indicating they would consider staying in a caravan Park according to new research released by Caravan Industry Association of Australia. Adding to its popularity is that it is one of the safest accommodation types available in Australia, ideally suited for Australians to get away and have a safe and… Read More »Camping’s back with a Boom, with 19 million Australians keen to stay in Caravan Parks!

Caravan and Camping Resurgence reflected in Occupancy figures

Caravan Industry Association of Australia identifies strong, sustainable surge in caravan park visits and occupancy. Australians are once again able to explore our great country. For many residents, the first taste of overnight freedom in months fell over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Weekly Accommodation Data for the Caravan Industry indicates a strong resurgence is already taking place, highlighting the rapid uptake and potential to… Read More »Caravan and Camping Resurgence reflected in Occupancy figures

Caravan and RV ownership interest spiking as Australians look to holiday safely amid COVID concerns

Interest in buying a recreational vehicle has recently surged, with strong foot traffic and sales enquiry being reported by dealerships around the country as travel restrictions ease.   This is great news for not only the local manufacturing and retail markets, but also the tourism sector, with the flow on effect reaching many regional towns as excited caravanners hit the road in their new vehicles.   “Recent weeks have shown a shift in people’s behaviour – having been cooped up for months, Australians are now turning their attention to travelling within their own backyard.” said Stuart Lamont CEO… Read More »Caravan and RV ownership interest spiking as Australians look to holiday safely amid COVID concerns

Spotlight on the Caravan Industry – Why this is your time to shine!

Keeping the Spirit of Camping alive during lock down While Australia was under strict instruction to stay at home over Easter, that didn’t stop everyone from dreaming – in fact far from it. The Camp at Home Heroes campaign was designed to keep people connected to the camping lifestyle, give people something positive to talk about on social media and have a bit of fun… Read More »Spotlight on the Caravan Industry – Why this is your time to shine!

Camping proves popular for families this school holidays, providing welcome relief to regional tourism

Tourism operators and regional Australia benefit from families choosing camping these school holidays.   As COVID restrictions ease for some states and we adjust to living in the new normal, the desire to travel and escape remains strong with families choosing a camping holiday.   The ability to remain close to home, enjoy an intrastate holiday while also having an array of options puts camping ‘front of mind’.   While we live and learn to live with COVID, it is important that businesses and people remain responsible and a camping… Read More »Camping proves popular for families this school holidays, providing welcome relief to regional tourism