News from GoSeeNewZealand - Best Touring Directory in New Zealand News Articles from GoSeeNewZealand en-us We review BainTuff power sockets with good results Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Have you ever looked at your Engel car fridge and been surprised to see it far above normal operating temperature? It happened to us on day four of a three week 4x4 trip from Kalgoorlie WA to Halls Creek NT via the extremely remote Canning Stock Route. There are little supplies available over those 2,400 odd kilometers, so we set up at Kalgoorlie for a few days, planned our menu, and purchased meat from the local butcher. He kindly cryovaced it into two-person portions and froze it in his Engel. Redarc Tow Pro Elite electric brake controller review Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT We test Redarcs Tow Pro Elite electric brake controller fitted to our 3.2 litre Ford Ranger towing our 2.5-tonne caravan and mobile office over some of Australias most demanding tourist roads. Confused Ratings and Masses numbers confound buyers and caravan industry Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT Ratings and Masses and their definitions and terminology remain the number one contentious and confusing issue for caravan buyers and the caravanning industry itself. But the first practical safety aids to prevent the caravan tail wagging the tow vehicle dog are obvious and they can be applied immediately by the caravan industry and caravan buyers. The tow-vehicle must be heavy enough, the caravan must be professionally-designed, the caravan must be correctly loaded, and the driver must be competent. Buyer beware don't get caught in 'fat van' towing trap Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT GSA gets regular requests for help from caravan buyers related to industry compliance and in particular tow vehicles and whether they are fit for the purpose intended. Consumers have the right to expect that a business will not mislead or deceive them. Advertising by a business should never lead a consumer to believe something that isnt true. This might relate to the value, capabilities or quality of goods and services, source Fair Trading Qld. Here is a cautionary tale... Function over form Jeep Wrangler marks 75th go anywhere do anything anniversary Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT Since 1941, the Jeep name has symbolised a unique family of go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles first developed for military use, and after 1945, continually adapted for a wide variety of civilian applications. The Jeep brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, and to mark the occasion, a commemorative one-of-a-kind Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle is being created today as a tribute to the brands legendary history and military heritage. Dry season opens Savannah Way sealed 2WD and 4WD route options to Northern Australian wonders Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT Russell Boswell, Manager Savannah Way Ltd says the dry season is underway in northern Australia signalling the best time to explore the wonders of The Savannah Way. Sealed 2WD routes lead to Undara Lava Tubes, historic Croydon, the incredible Gulflander Train, Kakadu National Park and classic towns of the Kimberley including Halls Creek and Broome. For those in 4WD mode the menu opens up to offer Cobbold Gorge, Lawn Hill Gorge, Lorella Springs and the Gibb River Road. Find out more at and get packing Volunteers build Farina's status as historic inland Aust. township Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT Tom Harding reports that the standard of workmanship and quality of outcomes in every aspect of activity at the historic Farina restoration in South Australia reflects great credit on all participants. It is certainly attaining status as an historic inland Australian township. The Farina Restoration Group Inc works each year in stabilizing the historic buildings and explaining the history of Farina. Volunteers from the Farina Restoration Group camp at and work in the town each year. Farina is located along the Oodnadatta Track within the Lake Eyre Basin. Ranger towing figures underline benefits of GSA eight year DPChip use Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT Over the last eight years six GoSeeAustralia vehicles have benefitted from the addition of DPChip. DPChip is an interactive computer which exploits the full potential of modern EFI diesel engines. The GSA Ford XLT Super, P/U HR 3.2 diesel DPChipped Ranger has been towing on the road as part of a full-time travelling office for two years now. So we can offer practical experience based on carefully compiled numbers. Its performance is satisfying. New approach to regional tourism strengthens NSW visitor economy Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT The Caravan and Camping Industry Association (CCIA) NSW, today welcomed the Governments announcement of a new approach and increased funding for the development of regional tourism in NSW. Announced by the Deputy Premier, Troy Grant and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, new destination networks for regional NSW will help strengthen tourism performance, attract more visitors and continue growth of the States tourism economy. Guest nights grow 8.5 percent to nudge 7.4m in New Zealand Holiday Parks Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT Holiday Accommodation Parks of New Zealand President Lisa Cornelissen says HAPNZ percentage growth exceeded that experienced by the hotel, motel and backpacker sectors with March alone delivering 35 percent growth. After their most successful summer ever, holiday park operators are being warned to prepare for an even busier peak season in 2016-17. HAPNZ is a strong supporter of the New Zealand Responsible Camping Forum which is led by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Jeep Grand Cherokee lock-out keys in steep, valuable learning curve Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT It was a real surprise when my Jeep Grand Cherokee Quadra-Lift, Adventure Pack MY13 DPchipped diesel locked me out. The 3500kg max trailer and 350kg on the tow ball 4WD never raised a serious problem, just replacement of two fuses and a faulty headlight, both replaced under warranty over three years. Now I stood on the outside of my car clicking unlock on the remote access fob and only drew a blank. GSA rides the rails to 48th Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow Thu, 9 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT GoSeeAustralia recommends the public transport arrangement for visitors to 48th Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow which runs to June 13 at the RNA Showgrounds 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. GoSeeAustralia parked in Queensland Rails spacious car park at Caboolture free of charge at 7.50 am and walked to the station (about two blocks). We purchased our tickets online and we scanned as we departed the station. The train was clean, the trip quiet, comfortable and stress free. GSA rides the rails to 48th Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow Sun, 5 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT The 48th Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow starts on Wednesday June 8 and runs to June 13 at the RNA Showgrounds 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. GoSeeAustralia will attend and try the public transport arrangement for visitors. GSA plans to drive to Caboolture, about 44km north of Brisbane, from our campsite on Bribie Island and catch the train to nearby Fortitude Valley Station. Visitors who purchase show tickets online get free train travel. Ute buyers defy logic as they back off at the sight of Mazda's pretty face Tue, 31 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT When it comes to Utes Australians are a weird mob. For example take Ford and Mazda Utes, new owners are not buying their mounts on price alone. Many potential buyers dont like the Mazdas pretty face. The Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab diesel outsells its kissing cousin the Mazda BT 50 XTR Double Cab by a claimed up to 2 to 1. Defying practical budget logic the Mazda seems to translate in the buyers minds as too pretty, while the Ford comes through as a grunty Yank Truck. Vic. Govt. $9.8m investment backs major overhaul for bushfire impacted Shipwreck Coast Sat, 28 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Victorias number one tourist destination will be given a major overhaul to create jobs, preserve the environment and support local communities impacted by the 2015 Great Ocean Road Bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily DAmbrosio, today announced a $9.8 million investment in Victorias iconic Shipwreck Coast. Volkswagen Amarok Adventura powers up with V6 diesel and ecoComfort electrically adjustable front seating Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Autonews reports. First shots of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Amarok Adventura on the move: the Ute is powered in future by a latest generation 3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel engine. For the driver and front-seat passenger, the Amarok provides 14-way adjustable ergoComfort seats, which have already won awards for their back-friendliness. The Adventura achieves 550 Newton metres of torque and 165 kW at this highest power output level. It can reach a top speed of 193 kilometres per hour and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. RMA needs to facilitate, not hinder and discourage, sensible NZ eco-tourism development. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Changes to the Resource Management Act must balance care for the environment with the pressing need for new infrastructure to cope with New Zealands tourism boom, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts today told the Local Government and Environment Select Committee that many tourism operators felt the RMA often hindered development. RMA requirements could be difficult, expensive and time-consuming. Great Ocean Road Coast Committee ends Morris family Anglesea park tenure despite $10m bid Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will take on the operation of the Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park at the end of the current lease, 1 December 2017, after a select tender process did not find an acceptable proposal for the value of the site. There is an Anglesea Community Meeting regarding the Morris family and the termination of their lease of 20 years Sunday 12th June 2016 - 10.45am - Anglesea Bowling Club. ContACT adds green energy backup to new world leading business website CMS V2 security package Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT ContACT Internet Solutions is an agile, flexible, solar supported Eco green energy, website hosting, internet advertising and design service company with CMS V2, a new world leading business website security package. Contacts responsible Eco solar powered and lithium battery backed up approach aligns with its development and launch this month of its CMS V2 business website security package which protects Contacts clients from a credibility crisis. Be prepared as things don't always go to plan while caravanning Wed, 11 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Getting a flat tyre can happen anywhere and can take hours out of your trip. Make sure you know how to change your own tyre and have all the necessary tools which fit your rig for the job before your travel. Nobody wants things to go wrong when they are going on a road trip, however somethings are unavoidable. The best thing to do is make sure you are as prepared as possible for anything that can go wrong. Here are some suggested situations that you may find yourself in and tips on how to be prepared. Rapid Finance suggests five 'Best Vehicles' for towing your caravan Wed, 11 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT When it comes to choosing a new vehicle for towing a caravan, some potential choices are better than others. With that in mind, Rapid Finance suggests five vehicles for towing your caravan. Here are their picks. As with all vehicle makers it is essential buyers inform themselves about warranted towing specification across model variations. For light to medium caravans the Ford FG X is a car option among SUVs and 4WD which could be overlooked. Kiama Coast Holiday Parks offers visitors five unique choices in natural NSW seaside experience Sun, 8 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Kiama Coast Holiday Parks offers a choice of five parks within Kiama, Gerringong and Gerroa. The charming seaside town of Kiama, is located less than two hours south of Sydney, along this magnificent coastline, and provides the opportunity to explore many inland tourist drives to quaint towns like Bowral and Berry, and the breathtaking Fitzroy Falls and Macquarie Pass. Visitors can also experience Kiamas breathtaking Cathedral Rocks and famous Blowhole and the dramatic Sea Cliff Bridge whilst driving north through seaside villages north of Wollongong. At Verdun GSA's International Claire meets The Man She Never Knew Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT The Man We Never Knew, was much honored on ANZAC Day. Now Germany and France honor a 100 years since the battle in the name of peace. GSA met The Man We Never Knew and thousands like him on a recent visit to the war cemetery at Verdun. The pain of that European killing field is palpable. My grand-daughter Claire is an International with two passports, Australian and German, who lives near the Dutchy of Luxembourg. We stood together at Verdun before the cross of a Frenchman who fell. Among the thousands of white markers, stark and lonely in a heavy mist it was the only one we saw with flowers which someone had left. The child understood, she stood in silence before the fallen Frenchmans grave and bowed her head in silence for the man she never knew. Her understanding is the seed of hope. ANZAC reflection: 'God that we can end it all soon and get it over with is my one and only prayer,' VX21753 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT On ANZAC Day Lest we Forget honors the Fallen, but across all of Australia and New Zealands military commitments there are many who return locked in a Black Dog battle with a silent enemy and so ill they struggle daily to find a way to live. So in an insane war world my Mums cake was second only in importance to the long delayed mail for a bunch of exhausted, battered, bloodied, but unbowed young men, of about 22, as they rested near the beach while serving Abroad. Vietnam Veterans honored as Legacy continues war on invisible PTSD enemy Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT In 1987 the then Prime Minister Bob Hawke designated 18 August as Australias official Vietnam Veterans Day. The date commemorates the Battle of Long Tan. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects 800,000 Australians at any given time, making it the second-most common mental health disorder. Vietnam Veteran Warren Clarke, lost his ability to feel good in life through PTSD. In Australia we are great at training our young men and women how to be soldiers but we are hopeless at training them how to put themselves back together again. Once seen can never be unseen, his wife Karen-Ann Clarke says. Diverse natural beauty Manning Valley hallmark in NSW Mid North Coast fascinating world of difference Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT On the Mid North Coast of New South Wales three hours north of Sydney the Manning Valley is best described as naturally beautiful. Taree, Harrington, Old Bar, Manning Point, Wingham and Hallidays Point are the relaxed centres which link the Manning Valley experience. For anglers both fresh and saltwater action is on the menu. The artistic by nature fit naturally in the Manning Valley author Di Morrissey is typical. National Parks draw bushwalking, surfing and camping. Both Redhead and Blackhead are classed as Littoral Rainforest and are examples of what the Eastern Australian coastline looked like before European settlement. Lithium AMG15 heavy duty JumpsPower 3 in 1 surprise packet in GSA real world evaluation Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT The new JumpsPower Lithium AMG15 heavy duty Jump Start and Power Bank is a real surprise packet. It is many times lighter than a standard Jump Starter, Michael Tyrrell from Bainbridge Technologies says. The Lithium AMG15 heavy duty Jump Start and Power Bank 3 in 1 device, can jump start a vehicle battery up to 30 times when fully charged it can even bring a Smartphone to 100 percent in about an hour, depending on the phone battery condition. Destination Rotorua shoots for Big Gun travel tourism buyers Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT In the biggest event of its kind, Rotorua will host 600 TRENZ delegates, including hundreds of the worlds most influential travel and tourism buyers, to an afternoon of activities, ranging from exhilarating mountain biking to a rejuvenating spa. The 2016 event (10-13 May) is being hosted by Destination Rotorua and will be attended by 350 international tourism and travel buyers and representatives from around 300 of the countrys leading tourism operators. Road Rules clear view demands common factor in mirrors choices for compliant towing Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT The Australian Road Rules are the basis for compliance in all Australian states and territories. There are still a number of variations across Australia, which are allowed through laws of jurisdiction. The common factor is that the road rules state that a driver must not drive a motor vehicle unless the driver has a clear view of the road as well as traffic ahead, behind and to each side. A reversing camera fitted to the rear of a caravan and connected for viewing on a display screen in the tow vehicle cab will also provide a good rear view, but may not adequately provide good vision down both sides of the caravan or trailer. Tasmania's Port Arthur heritage icon breeds angry ghosts Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT Port Arthur is a heritage icon with a convict horror past which breeds angry ghosts. Port Arthur is a remarkable historic site. Convicts labour built the impressive architecture, gardens and chilling prison facilities which attract todays tourists. A lantern lit walk around the Port Arthur Historic Site after dark will focus the feel of the place. It is different after dark. It is also the trigger which changed gun laws in Australia. But there is more to be done former Australian Prime Minister John Howard says. He said Australias gun laws are almost certainly inadequate in an interview for SBS program Insight. L2P program mentors answer call for every kid to have a chance to get behind the wheel Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT Young and inexperienced drivers face the greatest risk on our roads with road crashes continuing to be one of the leading causes of death for young people aged 18 to 25 years. L2P (Learner to Provisional) is a community-based program that recruits mentor volunteers to provide supervised driving experience to learner drivers under 21 years of age who find it difficult to meet the mandated 120 hours of driving practice due to family, economic or other circumstances. New Zealand Holiday Park ignites national smoke-free goal as it butts out cigarettes Fri, 8 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT In what is believed to be a New Zealand-first, TOP 10 Holiday Park Russell has declared the property smoke-free. The popular holiday park in the Bay of Islands will be an entirely smoke-free zone from May 31, coinciding with World Smoke Free Day. Next Generation Holiday Parks, who manage the property, said the initiative supports the New Zealand Governments goal of a smoke-free country by 2025. Family first as NSW Caravan, Camping & Holiday Supershow puts classic Oz into traditional Aussie holiday Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT The Caravan Camping and Holiday Supershow is the perfect place to bring the whole family during the NSW school holidays with free kids movies, colouring in competitions with great prizes, face painting and jumping castles. GoSeeAustralias Lisa agrees: The best thing about Caravan Camping and Holiday Supershows for families, particularly grandparents, is that they can bring the grandchildren and they will be entertained during their watch, she says. And for me there will be live jazz music. And while all of that is going on I can get inside the next caravan on my wish list and get feedback from the family on whether they like it, she said. Pioneer Park trial closes as Ballarat City talks with CMCA about members only Recreational Vehicle facility Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT Ballarat City Council has ended its Pioneer Park Freedom Camping trial. Access to the Pioneer Park site will close on March 31 the draft Council minutes report. This allows sufficient time to notify travellers that the freedom camping option will no longer be available to them. Talks are under way with the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) aimed at the establishment of a CMCA Members Only Recreational Vehicle Park. Bright winner makes $35,000 memory as Vic. Supershow tops 50,000 attendance Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT In its second trip to Melbourne Showgrounds, the 2016 Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow drew more than 50,000 people over six days. The Go Make Some Memories Passport to Freedom competition was as popular as ever, with Mrs C. Christmas of Bright taking home the major prize: the Franklin 1970 Series caravan valued at over $35,000. GoSeeAustralia's Agnes and Nick make camper escape to 'breath of fresh air' Beaufort Wed, 9 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT Go SeeAustralias Agnes and Nick are just back from one of their regular visits to one of their favorite city escapes, Beaufort, a town about two hour drive, 158km northwest of Melbourne. Agnes and Nick say it is their breath of fresh air escape for a few days to explore the attractions of this authentic Victorian country area, as well as have a relaxing break. It is never quite long enough the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing, and there is always so much to see and do in the town, Agnes said. Effective drinking water hose is an on the road essential says GSA's full-time travellers Tue, 8 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT The GoSeeAustralia caravans drinking water hose is very important according to our full-time travellers Pam and Alan. They expect the hose to perform perfectly at every stop while travelling and living on the road. Alan said that the sun, combined with water pressure, can cause the click fitting to burst. He says that it is important to be aware that a mismatch of fitting types and brands will eventually cause trouble one way or another and eventually blow apart or continue dripping. Happy Birthday GoSeeAustralia, 13 years old today Fri, 4 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT has achieved a lot with more than 2600 caravan parks and campsites listed more than 14,000 Travel Smart Club Members, 2000 Editorial articles, hundreds of supporting Industry businesses and Caravan Parks around Australia. Thank you to all of our supporters and social media followers. Supported by the caravanning industry and CIA Vic in particular GSA has helped thousands of Newbies through seminars at industry Supershows, Leisurefests and Expos. There is no such thing as a silly question on GSA or its Kiwi sister website ContACT Internet Solutions beats sticky start to move into 20th year Thu, 3 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT ContACT Internet Solutions Pty Ltd is into its 20th year and its great cake time. Founder and Managing Director Graham Wallace said from the Fyshwick, Canberra ACT office this morning that the ContACT idea first drew breath as ContACT Malls Advertising about 22 years ago. ContACT is fully PCI DSS compliant and rated to Level 1. ContACT has an established firewall configuration approved by Trustwave. ContACT is the sponsor and mother company of and Accompanied kids come free for Waterhole site 360 info on NT direct from Priscilla and a cast of friends Fri, 26 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Kids 17 and under can see Priscilla free when accompanied by an adult at the Victorian Caravan and Camping Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds today. Priscilla, as you would expect, is at The Waterhole. In this case Priscilla is a camel and the Waterhole is the collected attractions of the Northern Territory. Adults pays $20 to see what is now the biggest show of its kind in Australia and Pensioners come through the gates for $16. Priscilla and a cast of Territory friends help with how to Do the NT on site 360 which has won the Supershows Best Exhibitor Award. Saracen Ultra high-security hitch lock secures trailers hitched and unhitched Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Caravan and trailer accessory manufacturer Purple Line has launched a new high-security hitch lock which secures most standard Australian 50mm ball hitches both when hitched and unhitched. The Saracen Ultra anti-theft hitch lock is made from high strength composite metals and has an anti-pick 7-pin cylinder lock with tubular, anti-copy key. It has been developed for trailer and caravan owners to keep their trailers secure whether hitched to the tow vehicle or not. Custom built approach can solve bike rack issues for caravans, campers or RV's Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT GoSeeAustralias Alan and Pam are bike enthusiasts. They bought two bikes to provide pedal transport for their GoSeeAustralia travelling office. Alans main concern was how to transport the bikes safely and securely without compromising their caravans load limits. According to Alan and Pam GripSport is the state of the art in bike racks for caravans. Their bikes can be put on or taken off in 30 seconds. The rack fits on to a welded mount and can be padlocked, or removed when not in use. The bikes are also securely lock chained, and there are no stretchy straps needed. Top 10 road touring gadgets for your caravan and camping show shopping list Sat, 13 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Alan and Pam are on the road full-time, working and living in their caravan. Lets GoMakeSomeMemories while we can - no time limit, no restrictions, no ties was their decision. Here is their shopping list of 10 of the most used gadgets they have on board and use at every camp site. Keep it handy for the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds this February 24-29. GoSeeAustralia is happy to help with road touring questions at Supershow information seminars on Wed. Feb 24 at 2.30pm. Thurs.Feb 25 at 2.30pm. Sat. Feb 27 at 3.30pm and Mon. Feb 29 at 11.30pm. $5.2m Waikerie Caravan Park agreement worth $2m to regional economy says Edwards Group CEO Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT An agreement between Edwards Group and Loxton Waikerie Council means Waikerie will get a new $5.2m caravan park. It is the first new caravan park of its size to be build in South Australia in a decade. Waikerie has all the creature comforts. This includes diverse shopping, cafes and wineries, first class health services, the Waikerie Hotel and Club, golf club and the Murray River. Waikerie is 1.5 hours from Adelaide. GoSeeAustralia salutes Bob Farmer caravanning industry mentor, friend Fri, 5 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Bob Farmer President of VicParks from 2003 to 2006 died on Thursday, Feb. 4. He was a good man. The caravan industry has lost a friend with a unique ability to apply statesman like logic for the good of all concerned. Bob had a proven ability to assist the hesitant. ContACT Internet Solutions and GoSeeAustralia Managing Director Graham Wallace said today: His efforts contributed to making the industry better than when he entered it. On Australia Day words like flexible, agile, responsive bring to mind a tiny nation with a big message Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip. Current Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, identifies flexibility, agility and speedy response to opportunity as essential to success for our nation. GoSeeAustralia has been spending time in northwestern Europe with expatriates, British, Americans, Irish and Australians plus of course Luxembourgers, French, Germans and Belgians who are part of a shining example of what sound leadership based around a flexible response to opportunity produces. This is 'The Little Sydney Harbour Bridge' on the Hume Highway near Tarcutta, NSW Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT The bridge is rare both on a local and a State level, being one of only two reinforced concrete bowstring arch bridges to be built in New South Wales. GSA think it is a marvelous venue for something special. Maybe a wedding. Or what a base to build a remarkable house on. The long and lat is: S 35 deg 10.665 E 147 deg 52.405. The bridge now stands in a field which is part of a sweepingly beautiful NSW rural valley about 100m off to the side of the Hume Highway. Here are tips from behind the wheel in a Big Rig hot-seat, on how to give everybody a fair go. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT Road courtesy and a bit of patience may save your life; it could also prevent road rage. Improved driver education and awareness of heavy vehicles, can only improve safety for all road users. Simple physics means trucks take more distance to stop. As a pedestrian you wouldnt step out in front of a bus, so dont do it in your car, with a truck. Kui Millicent Lakeside Caravan Park kick-back experience in SA scenic Limestone Coast Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT Millicent is the Tourist Hub of the South East, about 50km from Mount Gambier, South Australia. Millicent Lakeside Caravan Park is family owned and set in picturesque, grassed, tree lined surroundings close to the town centre with access to Millicents man made swimming lake. A range of comfortable cabins together with lawned sites for caravanners and campers and excellent park facilities ensure a pleasant stay in the park. Kui Kojonup Caravan Park puts WA country into genuine Australian cultural experience Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT Just three hours south of Perth in the rural heartland of the Great Southern region is Kojonup. It is a thriving country town steeped in history offering visitors the opportunity to experience Australias rural way of life. It is the kind of place which underlines Aussie in the Australia Day experience. That extends to Kojonups Australia Day races. Join the people of Kojonup for a chicken and champagne lunch and picnic races at Wandelca Race Course on Australia Day, Saturday, February 6. $55,000 in seven Passport prizes on offer at Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT The total value of the seven prizes on offer at the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds this February 24-29 is over $55,000. First prize is an incredible Franklin Iconic 1970 Series caravan valued at $34,990, plus one year of insurance by CIL Insurance. The 2016 Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow will be Australias largest ever outdoors show, showcasing more caravans, camping gear and outdoors accessories in one place than ever before. Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor heralds busiest ever NZ summer Mon, 21 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT As thousands of Kiwi families pack their camping gear in readiness for summer getaways, holiday parks are expecting their busiest-ever season. The latest Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor confirms that holiday parks are looking forward to healthy business this summer. There is still space available through January in many holiday parks. But it will definitely pay to check park websites and book ahead. Kick back in the shade hot tip from Halls Gap campers when Summer comes to stay Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT Kick back in the shade is the hot tip from Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park today. This camper is a fine example of what to do when Summer comes to stay. The relaxed lady in the shaded hammock is a European backpacker travelling Australia for three months. Looking around the Tourist Park, those not in the pool are sitting in a comfy chair under a shady tree with a cold drink, book or iPad. The message is relax, be cool and stay hydrated. Geelong Recreational Vehicle welcome mat includes short-stay-long-bay shop parks Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT VicParks has officially launched its new Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program at the Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine headquarters with its launch partner, the City of Greater Geelong. The City of Greater Geelong will provide welcome packs to RV travellers at various locations and short-stay-long-bay parking spaces in shopping areas. The welcome packs detail where to go and what to do, as well as offering information on where to stay, where to find dump points. Victoria drops cost of camping fees across range of parks from Dec 18 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Government has dropped camping fees for a range of Victorias parks in time for summer, following a state-wide review. We have some of the best parks in the country and we will continue to make sure they are accessible and affordable, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville said today. In total, there are 55 campgrounds around the state where fees have been reduced. Parks Victoria will immediately begin to process refunds for these campgrounds, which will continue in to 2016. Chiltern courtyard hides giant surprise, Australia's mightiest grapevine Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT Hidden in a pleasant courtyard behind The Vine Bar in Chilterns Main St Australias biggest grapevine is one among the authentic gold towns surprises. The authoritive Guinness Book of records says this is the biggest grapevine in Australia. The Chiltern vine is 148 years old. It was planted in 1867 from a cutting of the Baxter Sherry variety. It has never had fertilizer, nor is it watered. It bears fruit in March each year. In 1936 it produced a bumper 2.5 tonne crop. One bunch weighed 6.5kg. Jingle bells at Chiltern as GSA joins the Bates family in Kui Christmas hat-trick of firsts Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT Lake Anderson Caravan Park, is now a Kui Parks member and sits near the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, home to the Regent Honey Eater as well as a unique variety of birds. The pretty, country-style caravan park offers exceptionally well presented cabins, plus grassy, shady powered and unpowered sites for caravans and campers too. It is a first for the Bates family as owner operators. They were celebrating a first when GoSeeAustralia booked in. This week they joined Kui Parks and I am the first Kui customer to use my Kui Parks loyalty card. It was a first for me too as I joined in the excitement as I used my Kui Parks Loyalty Card discount to pay for my particularly comfortable cabin. Unique drive-through, undercover powered ensuite sites and comfortable cabins mark Gundagai Cabin and Tourist Park oasis Mon, 7 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT Quiet, roomy and shaded from the worst of the summer afternoon sun Gundagai Tourist Park is two minutes drive off the Hume Highway, midway between Sydney and Melbourne as the highway crosses the Murrumbidgee River. It is an excellent stopover point for travellers bound north or south on the Hume Highway, or just exploring the Riverina. It is an oasis. We relaxed in the cleanest, best equipped cabin GSA has used this year in extensive cabin touring. Kui Dwellingup Chalets and Caravan Park one for your bucket list Fri, 4 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT Dwellingup Chalets and Caravan Park is one of Western Australias most unique developments. Set in the heart of Dwellingup state forest, the park has beautiful night light effects in the relaxed peaceful setting. The park is walking distance to Dwellingup town centre, and a short drive to nearby Murray River. Dwellingup Chalets and Caravan Park has access to the Bibbulum Track and Munda Biddi trail, making this destination a relaxing holiday or an adventurous vacation. $3.85 m Swan Hill laser show emblazons Heartbeat of Murray pioneers as digital insights enhance tourism experience Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT The new $3.85 million Swan Hill Heartbeat of the Murray Experience project is a fantastic example of the State and Federal Government working together with local organisations, councils and communities to deliver outstanding outcomes for regional Victoria, The Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria, Danielle Green says. The project is a new night-time entertainment experience on the banks of the Little Murray which uses water and laser lighting to recreate stories from the Murray River region. No holiday peak price rise as Ibis Caravan Park offers wallet shock antidote Wed, 2 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT Tired of paying inflated holiday prices? Here is an option to avoid wallet shock. Ibis Caravan Parks rates stay the same all year. Ibis Caravan Park is located on the main highway from Melbourne to Mildura. Ibis Caravan Park has lots of shady trees and grass. It is an ideal park for a game of cricket with the kids. There is plenty of room for dogs to have a run. Ibis has a special tariff for Parkup Only (self-contained vehicles). The large sites are motorhome friendly, the park can easily fit large buses. Ibis Caravan Park cabins and onsite caravans are comfortable and affordable. Complicated caravan insurance needs real professional understanding working for you Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT The sudden death of three friends, all within a month showed Alan and Pam, a Victorian couple aged in the 55 - 65 bracket the reality of life. Could it happen to them? You betcha They decided to wind-up their home, go on the road, and work and live in their 21ft caravan. Pam and Alan need cover for their vehicle which is being used for business, their caravan, tools of trade plus computers, printer, cameras, phones, WiFi etc, all at no fixed address, and then additional contents cover for personal and camping items at any location in Australia. It is essential to use a broker who actually understands what you are really doing, Alan says. AL-KO Electronic Stability Control (ESC) wins Mobility Engineering Excellence Award Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT The AL-KO engineering team has secured a gold award at the 2015 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards. AL-KO was formally recognised in the professional category for the impact of AL-KO Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on caravan safety and stability. The Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A) Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards are the industrys premiere event. AL-KO has a long history of innovation and has recently invested in a multi-million dollar Recreational Vehicle Technology Centre in Dandenong South, Victoria. Caravan industry donates $5000 to Annie North to equip family violence facility Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic) has donated $5,000 to domestic violence service Annie North to help equip a new purpose-built family violence facility in Bendigo. CIA Vics donation coincided with the 14th annual Bendigo Caravan and Camping Leisurefest at Bendigo Racecourse. It is satisfying to help equip a refuge that will give comfort and practical support to women and children at a time of great need, CIA Vic President Nat Schiavello said. BIG4 Beacon Resort Vic. Caravan and Holiday Parks award Destination winner Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Victorians who are working hard to grow the States tourism and provide memorable experiences to visitors have been recognised at the 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. BIG4 Beacon Resort Vic. Caravan and Holiday Parks award Destination winner is notable for its contemporary villas that set a trend of city style by the beach. A family owned and operated business Beacon has seen the caravan industry grow over more than four decades. Jayco Newcastle nails major auto industry first as MTA names it new vehicle dealer of year Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Jayco Newcastle has done it again. This time it received the top gong for the Motor Traders Associations (MTA) New Vehicle Dealer of The Year award. This is a remarkable achievement for the dealership as it is the first time a non-car dealer has won the prestigious motor industry award. The MTA represents more than 4000 motor trade businesses in NSW and ACT. The dealership is described by owner of the Jayco Corporation Gerry Ryan as world class. Recreational Vehicle Industry Association Supershow wins Silver at RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT The 2015 Victorian Caravan, Camping and Tourism Supershow made an impressive debut at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Competing against other major event nominations which included the Australian Open, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Royal Melbourne Show and the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival, it took a Silver, second only to Gold winner the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Today, the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow is the largest travel and lifestyle show in the state. Collie River Valley Tourist Park Kui tree lover haven and relaxed family experience Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Here are the numbers to a unique Western Australian experience GPS: South 33 deg 21.45 East 116 deg 8.43 Drive 200kms south of Perth toward Bunbury, pass magnificent tall Jarrah trees and arrive at Collie River Valleys magnificent arboretum. Planted in 1922 using Australian native trees this arboretum is floodlit at night and creates a magic appreciated by visitors and locals. The area is ideal for bush walking, horse riding, picnics, water skiing, canoeing and swimming. Fishing is a favourite too as perch, trout and marron frequent the Collie rivers and streams. Kui Millaa Millaa Tourist park cool, clean, natural Queensland tropic highland getaway Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Millaa Millaa is just 60km from Innisfail, or 100km from Cairns, at the southern entrance to the Atherton and Evelyn Tablelands. Whether backpacking, camping, caravanning or staying in cabins, surround yourself with tropical highland rainforest, tree kangaroos, platypus, brightly coloured birds and butterflies. The accommodation options include Ensuite Family Cabins, Standard Cabins, Single or Backpacker units, and Powered and Unpowered Sites. Adventure Whitsunday wins Gold at Queensland Tourism Awards Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach is the Queensland Tourism Awards Caravan and Holiday Parks category winner for the fourth time. Multi-award winning BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has won the Whitsunday Tourism Award in the category Tourist and Caravan Parks 20 times as well as the Queensland Tourism Award four times and the Australian Tourism Award in 2012. New e-go Platinum 200 moves big Aussie caravans and trailers like nothing else Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Caravan accessory manufacturer Purple Lines e-go 200 has upgraded electronics, a wider 200mm tyre roller and a re-engineered engagement mechanism, it is designed to deliver maximum power to the road wheels of the heaviest caravans and trailers. The upgraded e-go Platinum remote control electric caravan mover delivers maximum manoeuvring power for big, tough Aussie caravans. . Tania Kernaghan tops Bendigo Leisurefest bill Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Golden Guitar winner Tania Kernaghan tops the entertainment bill at this years Bendigo Caravan and Camping Leisurefest, with two big days of free public performances and meeting her fans. The 14th annual Leisurefest opens on Friday at Bendigo Racecourse. Tania will perform on Friday at midday and 1pm, and will meet and greet her many fans on Saturday. Impressive new caravan, camping and 4WD products make Bendigo Leisurefest debut Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT CIA Vic Chief Executive Officer, Rob Lucas, said today that the industry was bringing new products to Bendigo Caravan and Camping Leisurefest that have never been seen outside the capital city shows. The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic) has product launches, from new caravan and camping accessories to new caravan models from leading manufacturers at Bendigo Racecourse, Epsom, from Friday to Sunday, 20-22 November. Lest we forget Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT South Australias most unusual cultural tourism experience was launched at State Heritage listed West Terrace Cemetery on Friday March 4, 2011. The self-guided interpretive trail, named Heritage Highlights, reveals many surprising stories of eminent and everyday South Australians buried at the historic cemetery. The Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) cemetery opened in 1920 and provided a burial ground for men and women who served in the First World War. It was the first soldiers burial ground in the Commonwealth. Among those buried in the AIF cemetery are four of the five South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross during the World War I. Industry pays tribute to passing of National caravanning, camping and accreditation pioneer Richard Davis Sat, 7 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Yesterday we lost one of the great legends of the Australian caravanning and camping industry, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia President Mark Lindsay said today. In a moving tribute just a couple of months ago at a celebratory dinner for his service to the Caravan Parks Association of South Australia, fellow national Board member Dennis Austin described Richard in eight words: Leader, Dependable, Loyal, Visionary, Genuine, Successful, Server, and finally Passionate. Fantastic fishing in Waychinnicup National Park setting key Kui engredient for Cheynes Beach Caravan Park Thu, 5 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Whether you are travelling from Albany or Esperance, Cheynes Beach Caravan Park offers an attractive relaxed area for the holiday maker. It is a great place for the family. Experience a diversity of activities from fantastic fishing, boating, surfing, diving, water sports, and seasonal whale watching tours. Waychinnicup National Park surrounds the caravan park. In the Land of the Giants Manjimup Central Caravan Park Kui gateway to WA tall timber country Thu, 5 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Manjimup is located 307km South of Perth with a beautiful 30 minute drive to Pemberton, Bridgetown, Nannup, and further on a magnificent 90 minutes drive to Walpole. There is lots to do in Manjimup and the absolute best is a wooden treetop tower called the Diamond Tree Lookout. Located at the top of 51m karri tree which is 600 years old. Nearby there is a Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park and a 100 year old forest. The Four Aces which has 230 year old Karri trees lined up in Indian rows near the roads. NZ Tourism growth boom blows away its own targets Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT New figures show that one in eight New Zealanders are directly or indirectly employed in tourism, reinforcing the industrys value to communities around the country. Tourism supports jobs in every part of New Zealand, often in areas where few other opportunities exist, Total tourism expenditure in the year to March 2015 was $29.8 billion, an increase of 10.3 percent on the previous year. International tourism expenditure increased 17.4 percent to $11.8 billion, while domestic tourism expenditure increased 6.3 percent to $18.1 billion. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort continues award collection with Aussie family holiday commitment Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Multi-award winning BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has won the Whitsunday Tourism Award in the the category Tourist and Caravan Parks 19 times as well as the Queensland Tourism Award and the Australian Tourism Award in 2012. Now BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach has won the top award in the category Tourist and Caravan Parks at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards in Airlie Beach on Saturday, October 24. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has been in the McKinnon family for 22 years. Archibald exceptional as Ballarat Gallery captures a gambit of precise portrait emotion Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT I went to the 2015 Archibald Prize, as I do every other year today at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and it is exceptional. Not just the Archibald Prize entries which are the best I have seen, but the Ballarat Gallery itself and its standing exhibits which are unique by any standards. I walked in and was drawn to the third gallery by Thirteen Noahs. The work hit me right between the eyes. From a distance it looked like a collage, as I got closer I saw the subject was Noah Taylor by the artist Paul Ryan. I have had a secret love affair with the actor Noah Taylor my whole adult life. Jayco Newcastle builds on prestige profile with Best NSW Regional dealer industry excellence award Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT It is clear that Jayco Newcastle is thriving in its five acre dealership in Heatherbrae which is described by owner of Jayco, Gerry Ryan, as world class and The best RV dealership in Australia, Jayco Newcastle has been honoured with a win in the Best NSW Regional Dealer category at the 2015 NSW Caravan and Camping and Industry Associations annual Awards of Excellence. This is the second prestigious award to be presented to the dealership this year. River Road junction Wentworth unlocks Inland Sailor legends of Australia's pioneer paddle steamers Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Wentworth on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in south western New South Wales is the River Road gateway to Outback NSW and beyond into Queensland. In the late 1800s Wentworth was one of Australias busiest ports. Determined, businesslike captains steamed to beyond the Back of Bourke into Queensland, backing their skill and luck against being stuck as the unreliable Darling fell. Captain Billy, William Richard Randell, first of the steam powered Rivermen moved to Wentworth with the woman who was the love of his life. His wife Bessie. River Road junction Wentworth unlocks Inland Sailor legends of Australia's pioneer paddle steamers Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Wentworth on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in south western New South Wales is the River Road gateway to Outback NSW and beyond into Queensland. In the late 1800s Wentworth was one of Australias busiest ports. Determined, businesslike captains steamed to beyond the Back of Bourke into Queensland, backing their skill and luck against being stuck as the unreliable Darling fell. Captain Billy, William Richard Randell, first of the steam powered Rivermen moved to Wentworth with the woman who was the love of his life. His wife Bessie. Melbourne Leisurefest shows Australia's up market camping life Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Design compliance had Caravan Industry Association Victoria (CIA Vic.) Chief Executive Officer Rob Lucas on a mission at Melbourne Leisurefest. Rob Lucas told a bevy of Media, as he sent Leisurefest into full stride last Thursday morning, that compliance and safeguarding the best interests of caravanning industry customers has an additional sharper focus. Here in words and pictures is Lisas take on the Sandown Racecouse based Leisurefest experience. Savvy advice on should I buy a new or used caravan Tue, 6 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Lets say you have decided the time is right to buy a caravan. Apart from all the options RV, traditional, old school, pop-top or pop-out and camper trailers, you have to decide whether you are going to buy something factory fresh or pre-loved. The upsides to buying new are many - they have had no previous owners (and no unexplained stains or smells), they have the latest mod-cons, water tanks, safety features and also come with a manufacturers warranty in case anything goes wrong. AL-KO delivers real Quiet Australian all terrain suspension to Australia's biggest Leisurefest Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT For serious Off-road, in all terrain, serious kit is essential. AL-KO has delivered just that with its new AL-KO Enduro Outback independent Trailing Arm Suspension. GSA rocked it, rolled it over deep ruts and steep ridges and took a 2000kg trailer paddling along a rocky river bottom to reach that conclusion. The AL-KO Enduro Outback independent Trailing Arm Suspension impresses. It was among many new products at Melbourne Leisurefest. Solar helps solve power gulp as road travellers and parks face reality of fair campsite costs Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT It was a -3 degree night in central NSW in June. The site fee was $30 per night less Chain discount, a high end users campsite costs resulted in a site fee less power use of around $15.40. In stark contrast GSA ran our caravan on solar and LPG to show a caravan park what road travellers CAN do if they want. Of the caravan parks powered additional facilities GSA only used a washing machine for three loads of washing. We used 0.40 cents of power. The parks power cost was a fraction under 40c per kWh. Pioneer Park freedom camping trial poses key stakeholder issues for Ballarat Council Sat, 26 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Executive summary by City of Ballarat Chief Executive Officer Anthony Schinck on the Freedom Camping Trial in Ballarats Pioneer Park says the data put forward by the owners and operators of two Ballarat commercial (holiday) parks does show that since December 2014 there has been a significant reduction in site nights at their parks. The position put by the CMCA Supervisory Team is also consistent with the fundamental argument that owners of recreational vehicles want freedom of choice and do not prefer caravan and holiday parks, Anthony Schinck says. Major shift as Tourism Research Australia says biggest caravan industry consumers 35 to 49 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT While older road travellers remain a significant factor Tourism Research Australia says the biggest consumer group in the caravan industry is made up of 35-49 year olds, who account for about 50 percent of all travel in the sector. This upsweep reflects younger families who are getting into the caravanning and camping spirit researchers say. And there is more to the value of camping and caravanning than the cost . . . Kui Low Head Tourist Park offers value accommodation, penguin parade and $12 self-contained deal Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT Low Head Tourist Park offer affordable accommodation of a high standard to suit a variety of budget conscious travellers, including a range of cottages and cabins, on-site vans, backpacker bunkrooms, and spacious powered and unpowered sites with plenty of room for large 5th wheelers, motorhomes and caravans. Powered ensuites are available for that extra bit of comfort and privacy. The park offer a range of value accommodation plus a $12 self-contained deal. . Mt Carbine Caravan Park green Kui oasis in dry Savannah far North Queensland Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT Mt Carbine Caravan Park is ideally located for travellers wanting to experience far North Queensland. Only 68km from Mareeba and 70km form Port Douglas and 135km from Cairns. The park is surrounded by the Brooklyn station which is around 59,000 hectares and is in Iron bark country. It is owned by Australian Wildlife Conservancy which is a wildlife conservation park - in perpetuity. Enjoy Bird Watching and Bushwalking. Experience 4WD tracks just for fun. Happy campers return to basic getaway as they head for stress breaking natural experiences Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT Maggie Tagg, who writes Citadel Financial Info on the Go for GSA, says the falling Aussie dollar, improved technology and facilities drive a resurgence in interest in back-to-nature, basic camping getaways. Caravan and Camping Industry of Australia CEO Stuart Lamont supports that view and says camping holidays appeal most to under 50s with young people and families with kids keen to escape to nature from urban stresses. Caravan registrations are higher than any other recreational vehicle type in the last two years, Lamont says. 20 per cent discount welcomes Kui members to Barcaldine Roses n Things Caravan Park Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT Barcaldine Roses n Things Caravan Park welcome visitors with a 20 percent discount for all Kui Park members. Barcaldine is about 520 kilometres by road west of the city of Rockhampton. The town is situated on Lagoon Creek, which flows into the Alice River about five kilometres south of Barcaldine. Eleven $30 powered sites are all grassed and shaded, in a treed setting. The spotless amenities with disabled facilities offer hot showers, and the BBQ area includes a pizza oven, which is free for guests use. Croc Park puts smile into quirky Kui Lightning Ridge Outback opal town experience Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT Lightning Ridge is the outback mining town thats famous for its rare black opals. This charismatic opal town on the edge of the NSW outback, is the worlds main source of the most desirable of opals, the unique precious gem coveted since the time of Antony and Cleopatra. Crocodile Caravan Park offers a range of Lightning Ridge accommodation, including En-suite Cabins, Standard Cabins, On-Site Vans and grassed Powered Sites. Two meals into one goes in diverse travel friendly thermal DreamPot Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT Two meals in one will go in our travel friend the DreamPot. We are long standing mates since 2006. This is based on the diverse recipes and extras which just keep coming online, in print and at caravan and camping shows from DreamPot. So when we spotted a four-egg poacher at the Wodonga Border Caravan and Camping Expo we parted with $15 and it was added to our DreamPot kit. We use the 6 litre DreamPot which comes with a 2 litre inner pot. This allows cooking variety with recipes which run from soup to cake and most things in between. Kui member Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park offers relaxed, friendly Tassie family beachside holiday escape Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park is a wonderful, relaxed, friendly atmosphere that you will experience during you stay in warm cosy cabins located in a beautiful historic village beneath The Nut along the seaside and just 200m from the town centre. A great place for families to recover from their hectic lifestyles with the beach on the doorstep, playground adjoining and a short walk to the golf course - yet only a short drive to the Tarkine Wilderness. Kui member Bush Oasis Caravan Park meets over 50 needs close to Townsville attractions Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Bush Oasis Caravan Park is situated on the Bruce Highway, 15kms south of Townsville, next to the award winning tourist attraction Billabong Sanctuary. You know its cold in the morning when the Qld locals appear wearing Ugg boots, flannel shirt and shorts. Bush Oasis Caravan Park says that the cheerful sounds which start their day is the birds chirping in the parks treed setting. Bush Oasis is only 12 to 15 minutes to the CBD of Townsville via the Port Rd. $3m regional strategy launch builds tourism reach in Murray River region in concert with Vic. and NSW councils Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT A new strategy to attract visitors to events in the Murray River region was launched today by the Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford. In Swan Hill for the Murray River Group of Councils 2015 conference, Ms Pulford said tourism in the Murray Region was worth more than $1 billion per year and employed an estimated 15,500 Victorians. The most ambitious regional marketing campaign in Victorias history, highlights regional Victorias treasures and showcases regions. Geelong & The Bellarine non-compliant freedom camping ban backs community, region and business Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Geelong Tourism Executive Director Roger Grant says supporting the local community, region and local accommodation providers is the priority in a ban on non-compliant freedom camping. Not all tourism is good tourism, he said. Geelong and The Bellarine needed to consider (in their decision to ban non-compliant freedom camping) their compliance with national competition policy and competitive neutrality principles, he said. Laid back Sapphire Caravan Park offers peaceful Kui camping with a gem field sparkle in the mix Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Situated on over four acres of beautiful bush land in the middle of the Gem fields in Central Queensland, Sapphire Caravan Park (formerly Sunrise Cabins) offers its guests a peaceful and tranquil stay. The Sapphire Gem fields are situated in Central Queensland on the tropic of Capricorn, 320 km West of Rockhampton, 400 Km East of Longreach and 42 km West of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. Crows Nest Kui Queensland smiling grassed four star park with space for really big rigs Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Crows Nest Caravan Park is situated on the ridges of the Great Dividing Range, 45 kms north of Toowoomba, Queensland, an easy 35 minutes drive along the New England Highway. The caravan park can handle really Big Rigs to 35m. Stay seven days and get the 8th day free. Group bookings of five caravans or more 10 per cent discount on daily rate. Set on over seven acres of rolling lawns and gardens, this is Four Star accommodation with a smile. Savvy helps Newbies with Top 5 tips to get caravan finance in Australia Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT If you are new to handling finance and loans the process can seem technical and complicated. So to help with the process and help you find good caravan finance, this guide from Savvy Caravan + Motorhome Finance gives a clearer picture of how it all works. There are many individual banks and caravan lenders out there, but it makes much more sense to use a broker. A broker has connections with many lenders and knows the market much better than someone navigating it on their own. VicParks launches free Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program for Local Government Authorities Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT The VicParks conference at Lorne launched a Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program free to participating Local Government Authorities. Easily accessible parking within walking distance of facilities is the requirement for a participating Local Government Area to be part of the program. When a Local Government Authority joins VicParks will provide a hi-resolution jpeg file to provide the signage which points to the accessible parking. VicParks delegates break ideas blockages with Ryan based mindset massage Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Ten years from now look at a picture of yourself and you will say: Damn I look good. That friends is the inevitable truth. GSA knows this because Chris Helder told 330 delegates to the VicParks Conference at the Mantra in Lorne of this self-evident fact of life. His workshop reflects the path to new ideas, courtesy of Gerry Ryan OAM, founder of Australias leading caravan builder Jayco. Jayco Leisure Homes puts on Great Ocean Rd star turn to exhibit at VicParks Lorne conference Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT SAs Alan Pam Garth and Lisa are at the VicParks annual conference at the Mantra Lorne today. The Great Ocean Road is one of the most amazing drives in world tourism at any time of year. Lorne is a must do on the GOR experience. The Mantra is traditional beachside accommodation on a grand scale. One of the conference star turns is the Jayco Leisure Home on the lawn outside the Mantra front doors. The turn part is the wondering that is going on among delegates at the skill and determination which brought it around the challenging curves of the Great Ocean Road to its Lorne showplace. New Kui Parks membership booms ahead to 53 as GSA joins sunny Wodonga Caravan and Camping crowd Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Kui Parks reports it is at 53 member parks and rising. GSA first carried an Information Article on Kui Parks in January as Bert van Spronsen, Kui Founder and Managing Director set out to find parks which fill the gap between free camping and big destination parks. GoSeeAustralia found plenty to be interested in among caravan industry offerings at Wodonga Caravan and Camping Border Expo. Here are some snaps we took as we wandered about with the big Wodonga crowd in the sunshine. SA Parks President steps back after exceptional 40 year industry contribution Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Richard Davis is exceptional in his service to the caravan and camping industry in Australia over decades. This week Richard Davis retired at the annual conference after 40 years as a Board Member and President of SA Parks. In a marathon performance the SA Parks President, who is a foundation member, has been a driving force since SA Parks incorporated in 1976. From self-levelling caravans to on-board spa Border Caravan and Camping Expo at Wodonga breaks new camping ground Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Everything from self-levelling off-road caravans to an on-board spa bath will be at the official industry show at Wodonga Racecourse from 14 to 16 August. Luxurious new campers and caravans are among a host of eye-catching products making their show debuts at the 5th Annual Border Caravan and Camping Expo at Wodonga next week. Star attractions include Travelanders new premium range of tray-back campers and camper trailers, while Stockman Products has its super-lightweight moulded POD Trailer. and change faces as road tourism and industry shift into fast forward Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Changes to the and websites you see today respond to what you say. So please help us to give you what you want. Click the survey on the left of the new Home Page and tell us how you feel about the new look. Over more than 13 years as online caravan directories which works free to users for road tourism and the caravanning industry GSA and GSNZ have reported change. GSA and GSNZ have changed too, after all that is the natural order of things. Service Safe launch guarantees future growth and confidence for caravan industry and Recreational Vehicle owners Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT The first phase in a caravan industry accreditation program which answers the major question for owners of Recreational Vehicles of where to find reliable compliant service went into place today. The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIAVic) launched phase one of Service Safe at Hardings Swift Caravan Services in the Melbourne suburb of Kilsyth. As the caravan industry is changing, so has the consumer, Rob Lucas said today. Victorian roundtable works to identify partnered automotive and caravan industries capabilities Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT An industry roundtable held in Bundoora today featured discussions to identify the capability and suitability of suppliers to the automotive industry to manufacture products for the caravan industry. Opening the event, Minister for Industry Lily DAmbrosio told stakeholders: The combined technical and commercial knowledge in the automotive supply chain is critical to assisting the caravan industry advance their productivity and professionalism. Caravan Industry Association of Australia audits find recurring RV issues Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Caravan Industry Association of Australia reports it is undertaking Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Accreditation Program (RVMAP) audits. During these inspections, its auditors have identified recurring issues. In order to be accredited, Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers must manufacture products according to all the relevant Australian Design Rules, applicable standards and also to RVMAPs Code of Practice. Caravan industry meets PM on key growth areas Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Stuart Lamont CEO of Caravan Industry Association of Australia joined representatives from aviation, health insurance, wine, recreational fishing, timber, and sport to discuss industry issues with the Prime Minister on July 28, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia reports. A Caravan Industry Association of Australia delegation will go to Parliament in several weeks to discuss industry issues with senior Cabinet Ministers. Riverbreeze Caravan and Cabin Park is Kui Tasmanian base camp for special connections with nature Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Riverbreeze Caravan and Cabin Park in Smithton, North West Tasmania, is on the banks of the Duck River and the start of the Tarkine Wilderness Drive. The Tarkine is noted for its beauty and natural values, containing the largest area of Gondwanan cool-temperate rainforest in Australia. The Duck River is a top Tasmania fishing place. The $23 million Tarkine Drive project, funded by the Tasmanian Government, is an important infrastructure project for Tasmania. Griffith Caravan Village NSW value, spacious, peaceful Kui Parks option Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Griffith Caravan Village is a family owned and operated spacious and peaceful park from which to explore all Griffith and the surrounding regions attractions. Griffith in NSW is located 572 km from Sydney and 57km from Leeton, and is at the heart of the vast Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. Everything in the park is clean and well maintained with lots of extras, which extend to flowers in the ladies amenities. Festivals include the Festival of the Sausage in August. Caravan industry partners Wodonga TAFE in National training college to cement world class pro standards Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Australias recreational vehicle industry is determined to remain world class. This drives the launch of a new training college by the Caravan Industry Australia Victorian Trades Division (CIAVic) and Wodonga Institute of TAFE. The college is an innovative partnership between CIAVic and Wodonga Institute of TAFE which aims to raise the professionalism and standards of the caravan industry by producing skilled people with nationally accredited industry qualifications and non-accredited industry specific training. Natural Barambah Bush Caravan Park Qld stops rat race with fair dinkum Kui camping experience Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Set in 200 acres of spotted gum forest, Barambah Bush Caravan Park in Queenslands South Burnett region is a fair dinkum Kui bush camping experience to end the rate race blues. The peace and tranquillity of the native forest park will soon have you relaxing and admiring some of the many birds to be found. Light a campfire, and cook a proper bush dinner on the wood fired barbeque. Attractions include winemaking, fishing on the nearby Bjelke-Petersen Dam and gem-fossicking. Kui landscaped Chinchilla Tourist Park environment comfortably central to meals and services Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Chinchilla Tourist Park is minutes from the heart of Chinchilla and the RSL Club and hotels. Courtesy buses are available. The beautifully landscaped cabin and caravan park, at 264 Zeller Street Chinchilla, provides guests and visitors with a comfortable environment. Caravan park guests have two camp kitchens and two toilet and shower blocks for their use. The camp kitchens have barbecues and games areas. Mundubbera Three Rivers TP North Burnett Kui winner as north-south Country Way for campers Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Mundubbera Three Rivers Tourist Park is in the heart of Queenslands North Burnett region. The A3 Country Way Burnett Highway with its many side trips and attractions is seen as a viable route for caravanners and other travellers as they make their way north for the winter and south for the summer. The area is home to one of the leading citrus producing regions in Australia. Fresh water fishing is also a significant attraction in the North Burnett. Porta Potti toilet stop work leads GoSee to positive, practical learning experience Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT This is a story about mobile camping toilets. It starts with a learning experience. This is one of the ways the GoSee staff make themselves useful to campers and the caravanning industry. Quality manufacturers put up their best products for evaluation and that it what happens. They are used, constantly, over a long period. GoSee finds that often when things stop it is an opportunity to learn. So that is what we did. We followed the online web route GoSee travels daily, went to the Thetford website, and found their service centres/dealers. Vic. Govt. backs Gunditjmara unique ancient aquaculture settlement based UNESCO World Heritage site claims Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Victorian Government has reaffirmed its full support to seeing the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, home to the Gunditjmara people for thousands of years, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Gunditjmara lived in permanent settlements, dispelling the myth that Australias Indigenous people were all nomadic. The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape is home to the remains of potentially one of Australias largest aquaculture systems. Dating back thousands of years, the area shows evidence of a large, settled Aboriginal community systematically farming and smoking eels for food and trade. Tourism big winner as Vic. Govt. delivers on Easter Sunday-Grand Final holiday commitment Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Victorian Government is delivering on its election commitment to reward hard-working Victorians by introducing annual public holidays for Easter Sunday and Grand Final Friday. Acting Minister for Small Business, Gavin Jennings, today released the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the public holidays: an independent analysis of the potential costs and benefits of their introduction. Jeep Grand Cherokee side impact strength shines in five-star ANCAP safety rating Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating after excelling in ANCAPs crash-test program, industry website Autonews reports today. The Grand Cherokee scored highly in all crash-test scenarios, including a perfect 16 out of 16 in ANCAPs side-impact test. The rating, which applies to every V6 Jeep Grand Cherokee from March 2013 onwards, follows the Jeep Cherokees five-star ANCAP rating, while Jeeps Patriot was awarded the maximum five-star safety score in 2014. 2015 Nissan Patrol V8 makes significant changes in specifications and value Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Nissan has confirmed details for the 2015 Nissan Patrol V8, on sale this month, with new pricing and significant improvement in specification and value. GoSee Australia thinks the result will attract buyers interested in a bargain who have plenty of work for a vehicle with serious towing and off-road capability. Fuel use will be seen in the context of those realities. Caravan Industry Association of Australia develops new Mobile App to assist dealers and manufacturers Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Caravan Industry Association of Australia reports in its Industry Pulse Enews that: Providing for sufficient payload has become a major challenge for manufacturers and dealers alike. Caravan Industry Association of Australia has developed a quick and easy Payload Estimator to simplify the task of calculating the approximate minimum load carrying capacity required for any particular towable Recreational Vehicle . AS/NZS compliant 4000kg rated muscular Kojack levels out major caravan and RV lifts Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Leading Australian caravan manufacturers are switching to the Australian designed and developed Kojack hydraulic jack from Purple Line as their original equipment jack. The Kojack kit minimises the amount of equipment needed to be carried. The portable Kojack kit GoSee tried weighed about 12kg in its carry case including the 150mm extension which is aimed at the higher chassis off-road Recreational Vehicles (RVs). Kojack helps make certain fridges and aircons work properly by applying its grunt to levelling off parked RVs. Birdwatchers delight with bush wildlife walks along the billabong at Pioneer Tourist Park Deniliquin Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Kui Parks member Pioneer Tourist Park is a small, quiet friendly park with all the facilities for an enjoyable stay, and situated just 4km from the town centre. The park has big grassed areas with bush walks along the billabong. There is lots of visible wildlife, and Pioneer Tourist Park is known as a birdwatchers paradise. Friendly hosts Chris and Terry Cavanagh are welcoming and make sure visitors enjoy all the park has to offer. Enjoy a peaceful stay with resident hosts Donna and Peter Mayes near beautiful Lake Nillahcootie Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Kui Parks member Midland Holiday Park, sits amongst 50 acres of peaceful, serene bushland in Lima South. It is half way between Benalla and Mansfield (About 32km either way) on the Midland Highway, or around two hours from Melbourne in north-eastern Victoria. Lake Nillahcootie provides the best boating and fishing combined with all types of water sports in the area and is just four kilometres down the road. During the winter, Mt. Buller can be reached in around 45 minutes. Objective decision on fair Aged Pension essential-Everald Compton expands superannuation reality check Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Posted on June 19,2015 by everaldcomptonatwordpress The Federal Government must appoint an independent Pensions Commission to objectively determine what the size of the Age Pension should be. Up until now, its size has always been determined by political decisions of very doubtful validity. Quite simply, this is not good enough. We are all aware that we live in a world of rapid and unending change. We all have no option but to adapt to those changes while making sure that we work towards attaining a lifestyle that the nation can afford. We are living in an era of responsible citizenship. Daily Avalon-Gold Coast flights agreement idea development lift-off for Bellarine and Great Ocean Road tourism Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Victorias Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the announcement by Jetstar that it will commence daily return services between Avalon and the Gold Coast from 26 October 2015. One-third of all arrivals in to Avalon are tourists and the new daily flights are expected to carry an additional 65,000 passengers a year arriving at Avalon Airport from Gold Coast. Avalon is a gateway to great Victorian tourism landmarks, like the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Ford Ranger MK11 steps up safety features drive in targetted tech attack on Toyota Hilux market share Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT The 2015 Ford Ranger will offer more technology and capability than the current Hilux when it hits the Australian market in September, Industry website Autonews reports. The Ford Ranger MkII will also have a higher maximum payload than the current Toyota Hilux. Ford says capability to tow 3.5 tonnes using a genuine Ford towbar. Subject to State and Territory regulations. GoSee has a 4x2 2014 Ford Ranger XLT HI Rider Super Cab with 3.2lt diesel motor and six-speed automatic among our tow vehicles. Merimbula Lake Holiday Park offers magic views, affordable price plus $10 sites for fully self-contained vehicles Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Merimbula Lake Holiday Park is a Kui Parks member who takes pride in ensuring a visitors stay is comfortable, affordable and enjoyable. The campground is well equipped with a generous 10 metre by 10 metre grassed level sites. Accommodation options in include powered sites from $25 to $50 and non-powered sites from $20 to $45 for tents, caravans, campervans or motorhomes. Holiday units range from $90 to $200. Merimbula Lake Holiday Park offers fully self-contained RV sites from $10 per night. Peaceful Horseshoe Motor Village lucky Kui Park Nomad find plus lifestyle options for over 50's Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Horseshoe Motor Village is situated off the Olympic Highway seven minutes drive north of Wagga Wagga CBD. Wagga Wagga is home to the Charles Sturt University, RAAF Base Forest Hill and the Australian Army Base Kapooka. Horseshoe Motor Village Residential Park also offers the over 50s a lifestyle option, security, peace of mind, community support, facilities and the company of other like-minded retirees. There are many dining options available and the park provides a courtesy bus services. Back saver entry-level caravan mover uses high performance to set new precision parking benchmark Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT It is rare to find the best mechanicals in the budget version of a product. Even rarer for a buyer to make a saving of up to $700 by opting for the lowest-priced model. But caravan accessory manufacturer Purple Line has launched a new caravan mover which makes its high-performance motor available on its lowest-priced mover. The twin units have alloy motors which save about 10kg per pair. This kind of thinking is essential if Australian built caravans are ever going to follow the obvious need for lighter production. Kui's Colac Otway Caravan and Cabin Park rural retreat near Great Ocean Road attractions Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Colac Otway Caravan and Cabin Park is centrally located in Colac within an hour to some of Victorias best tourist destinations such as Apollo Bay, Lorne, and Port Campbell. Accommodation options include ensuite and standard cabins, a 4 bedroom House, and $28 Powered and $20 Unpowered sites, some drive through and suitable for large rigs. Discounts for pensioners and Kui Parks members apply. A single room cabin with no ensuite starts at $75. There is also a quirky Retro caravan available at $60. Kui's Peaceful Padthaway start point for SA Limestone Coast touring attractions Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Nestled on a hillside overlooking historic Padthaway Homestead and township South Australia, Padthaway Caravan Park offers a relaxing and peaceful setting for its guests. Accommodation options include Ensuite Cabins, On Site Vans, Backpacker rooms, and $30 Powered or $24 Unpowered sites for caravanners and campers. Onsite vans are available from $40 and two bedroom ensuite cabin Red Rosella from $80 a double. Easts unique Holiday Park experience provides real difference to unspoilt NSW South Coast escape Wed, 3 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT GoSeeAustralia enjoyed an Easts experience in May on the unspoilt South Coast of NSW. GSA stayed at BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park, BIG4 Moruya Heads Easts Dolphin Beach Holiday Park, BIG4 Batemans Bay at Easts Riverside Holiday Park. In anything to do with Easts unique experience makes a real difference. The East family has been proudly associated with holiday parks since Bruce East started Easts Beach Kiama in 1935. His son, Phillip, and wife, Dianne, have continued the tradition, running parks on the unspoilt South Coast of NSW. Kui's Kapunda Tourist and Leisure Park combines mines, fine wines, and heritage times Wed, 27 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Between the famous Barossa Valley (20 min. drive) Clare Valley (50 min. drive) wine areas, Kapunda is the oldest mining town in Australia and offers many heritage opportunities to explore. There are 42 powered sites and large open spaces (both grassed and bush setting), for unpowered camping. Large motorhomes, and buses are welcome. Fires are allowed during non-fire ban days. Powered site $28 to $30 and Unpowered sites $22. Stand easy campers on Kui's friendly Standown Caravan Park's big Qld bush-style sites Wed, 27 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Standown Caravan Park, half way between Gympie and Tin Can Bay, Qld is the unique bush camping experience with new, modern facilities, where all campers, motor homers, caravanners and weary travellers are welcome to pull up a stump and meet your old friends or make new ones. Australian war veterans of all conflicts get 28 percent discount on power. Powered sites are $28 and Unpowered $18. Caravan and boat storage is available at $10 a week. Govt. education stance fails to provide customers with compliant products says industry CEO Wed, 27 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Wade OLeary, NRMA Advocacy and Community Content Manager says an incorrectly positioned number plate story posted to the NRMA Advocacy Blog page has been viewed more than 200,000 times. Caravan Industry Association of Australia chief executive Stuart Lamont told the NRMA that Crusader Caravans will be audited in response to the article. We are working closely with the national regulator to stamp out non-compliance across a range of areas, Stuart Lamont said. NRMA caravan owner taken for a ride by the law with $415 fine and three demit points Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT This is from NRMAs Would you cop a $415 fine and three demerit points for something you didnt do that was approved by someone who should know better? NRMA reports that member Steve Laws had to but hes not happy about it, and wants to make sure it doesnt happen to anyone else. New Caravan Industry of Australia Board reflects balance of knowhow says CEO Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Following an election of members this week a new National Board was announced to lead Caravan Industry Association of Australia forward in its next stage of development. Stuart Lamont, CEO of Caravan Industry Association of Australia said: We are excited by the breadth of industry and commercial knowledge that the new Board will bring to our Association, and to the industry in general. The ability of the state associations and the Federal national body to work even closer together will see great benefit moving forward. Savannah Way News reports on different things to do and quirky things to see on one of Australia's Greatest Drives Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Savannah Way News says: Halls Creek has a fascinating history you can explore on local walks and short drives, not to mention a flight over the Bungle Bungles. About $1 million has been spent over the past couple of years at Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park. The new Burketown Pub is a hub for great fun in the Gulf Savannahs oldest town. Family owned and operated Lorella Springs Station is one of the great highlights of the Roper Bar road. Stop in at quirky Heartbreak Hotel at Cape Crawford. Plan your Savannah Way trip to include the infinity pool at Cobbold Gorge, Kui's Sommerville Valley Tourist Park combines relaxed Qld bush holiday with luxury facilities Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT This Kui Parks member is a unique combination of the beauty of the natural environment and modern facilities providing visitors with a relaxing experience with brilliant sunsets and night skies in the heart of Queenslands Granite Belt. The park can handle Big Rigs to 30m. Sommerville Valley Tourist Park Stanthorpe accommodation options include small one-room cabins (without ensuite) BYO own linen, and spacious powered and unpowered sites. Powered sites are $30 and unpowered $28. Free range welcome for guests at spacious Kui's Silver Wattle Caravan Park Qld Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Silver Wattle Caravan Park welcomes guests with complimentary free range eggs on arrival. Silver Wattle is located just 2km from the township of Mount Morgan which is 38kms South West of Rockhampton. A powered site is $25 a double a night, unpowered $20. Stay for seven nights and pay for five nights in cabins or on sites. Cabin rates range from $80 for family ensuite and ensuite cabins to $65 for non-ensuite cabins. 'Have a go Budget' moves to restore confidence of ordinary Australians in growth prospects Thu, 14 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT In what has been dubbed the have a go budget, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has moved to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians in the countrys growth prospects. The big winners are small business, families, farmers and job-seekers, with spending measures designed to stimulate spending, investment and growth. There is also a big lift in spending on national security. Retirees and investors will be relieved that the government has repeated its promise to not make any changes to superannuation in this term of government. Kui's Lake Leslie Tourist Park has peaceful bush style camping with many added touring and fishing extras Wed, 13 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Lake Leslie Tourist Park is a peaceful and quiet caravan park with cabins overlooking Leslie Dam only 13km from Warwick in the heart of Darling Downs, Queensland. The park has excellent freshwater fishing and is perfect for water sports. It is a good place to base camp while exploring the surrounding country side attractions. Lake Leslie Tourist Park accommodates both park style and bush style camping. Kui's Lake Redbrook Queensland sugar cane farm setting includes deer eating out of your hands Wed, 13 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat is set on 165 acre sugar cane farm setting and located just north of beautiful Childers on Queenslands Fraser Coast. Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat has beautiful Moluccan Rusa deer and they are quiet and timid. Be gentle and respectful as they may eat out of your hand. The cows are pretty spoilt and dont mind a biscuit for morning and afternoon tea, and the chooks cook up a great egg, which is perfect on the BBQ for breakfast. Phil and Alayne snap signs of the times as they roll along Australia's roads Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Phil Jones and his partner Alayne Russell are often on the road. Phil is one of GoSeeAustralias helpful Old Heads. Many a GoSee Newbie is better for his generous assistance over the last 11 years. They have a sense of fun and an eye for the larconic humour of Australias country men and women. Examples are linked into this snapshot of some of their work in Queensland and Tasmania. Please Mr Hockey can we have a Budget of gradual reform Fri, 8 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Everald Compton says: My first visit to Parliament in Canberra to attend a Budget speech occurred half a century ago when Harold Holt was Treasurer and he delivered it in the old Parliament House. This year we must take the first deliberate steps to meet the fast growing challenge of Ageing, the restoration of the Environment, the creation of the right type of Housing in the right places at the lowest possible cost and, above all, create jobs. I await Budget Night 2015 with anticipation and I wish Joe Hockey well as he attempts to blot out the sad memories of 2014 and in the process give voters a sense of hope that is currently lacking. Sydney Supershow success builds on easy-find, accessible product zones concept Wed, 6 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Lyndel Gray, CEO, CCIA NSW said today that: We had another hugely successful Supershow this year, the weather was favourable, and it coincided with the NSW school holidays, so we saw more young families turn out than in the past. Visitors to the Supershow are now able to find similar products all in the same zone including Camper Trailers, Camping and Accessories, Holiday Parks, Destinations and Accessories, Motorhomes and Fifth Wheelers and Caravans, Lyndel Gray said. Victorian Vietnam Vets Parade honours Long Tan victory as a defining feat of Australian Arms Tue, 5 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides $1 million to host a Vietnam Veterans Parade commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and associated commemorative activities. Heavily outnumbered but supported by strong artillery fire, 108 young men from D company 6 RAR held off a regimental assault in a defining feat of Australian Arms. In 1987 Prime Minister Bob Hawke designated 18 August as Australias official Vietnam Veterans Day. The date commemorates the Battle of Long Tan. Take your horse with you to Kui real deal Kilkivan Bush Camp Queensland Tue, 5 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Kilkivan Bush Camping and Caravan Park offers outdoor space to ride or walk the beautiful surrounds. Kilkivan is nestled in the foothills of the Oakview State Forest, next to Fat Hen Creek, in Queensland. Kilkivan is a place to relax in total peace and quiet in a magnificent birdlife area. The park is situated near riding and walking tracks. All pets are welcome, including horses. Kui's Twin Dolphins options satisfy whole range of Holiday Park demands Tue, 5 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Relax under the shade of beautiful palm trees and take a dip in the crystal-clear water of the full-size saltwater solar heated pool, cook a meal in the large covered BBQ area, hire Pedal Go-Carts or try the games room. Kui Parks member park Twin Dolphins has options to satisfy the whole family. Powered and unpowered sites for caravanners and campers start from $28 to $50, depending on season and unpowered sites from $25 to $45. Kui's Murrurundi Hunter Valley character country park encourages smiles Mon, 4 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Murrurundi Caravan Park is located in stunning countryside, in the Hunter Valley of NSW. The Kui Parks member park is located an hour from Tamworth and 3.5hrs from Newcastle on the New England Highway. The pet friendly park can handle Recreational Vehicles to 20m. It also has one pet friendly cabin. Powered sites $29 and Unpowered $24. Stay for seven nights and the seventh one is free. Discounts for CMCA, Australian Caravan Club. Kui's Inverell Caravan Park fine pet friendly find in NSW Sapphire City Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT Inverell Caravan Park is conveniently situated in the New England North West region of New South Wales, linking the New England and Newell Highways. It is a Pet Friendly park, with an off-leash designated area adjoining the park to exercise your dog. Inverell Caravan Park accommodation options include an Eco cabin plus a range of Ensuite Cabins, together with spacious Powered and Unpowered Sites for caravanners and campers. Kui's Tingha Gems quiet bush park with fossicking, fishing and budget campfire camping Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT Tingha Gems Caravan and Camping Park is a quiet community run bush park perfect for those who enjoy fossicking, a campfire or just relaxing in a beautiful quiet setting next to a man-made lake suitable for fishing and swimming. Pets are welcome as long as owners clean up after them. Powered sites are $20, unpowered sites $15. There is a single rate for a weekly booking of $90. Stay seven nights and pay for six. Kui Uralla Caravan Park only easy access game in town for Big Rigs to 15.24m Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT Uralla Caravan Park is the only park in town set off the New England Highway. Its a friendly park with lots of tourist information. The Uralla Caravan Park provides mostly large sites and shaded and grassed areas and the park can handle Big Rigs up to 15.24m. Powered sites are $28 and unpowered sites $20. There is a definite advantage with the drive through sites. Kui Narrandera Caravan Park fits Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane travellers Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT Narrandera Caravan Park is conveniently located on the junction of two major highways the Newell and the Sturt in the heart of the Riverina. The park is another Kui Parks member and is owner operated with all the comforts travellers expect. Powered sites are priced from $32. Unpowered sites from $28. Pets are allowed on lead and under control, by arrangement and the park provide a dog exercise area. Fees dumped for basic camping in Victoria's National Parks but there is more to do on bookings Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT Victorian families can now have a more affordable holiday and get the chance to experience Victorias regional national parks. Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville, has announced that unfair basic camping fees are gone. GSA notes that a number of campsites in the Wyperfeld and Hattah areas still need to be pre-booked. But without mobile phone coverage booking problems will still exist. Compliant innovation safeguards buyers as Sydney Supershow showcases $17.4 billion industries latest Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT The 2015 Caravan, Camping and Holiday Supershow at Rosehill Racecourse from Saturday, April 11 to Sunday, April 19 has a major safeguard built-in for potential product buyers. In a word it is Compliance. Chief Executive Officer Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW Lyndel Gray said today that the caravan and camping industry is committed to quality compliant products, not just for NSW, but nationally. The 2015 Caravan, Camping and Holiday Supershow is open 10am-5pm daily (4pm on Sunday 19th). Kui Double D peaceful Peak Hill haven from Newell Hwy truck rumble Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Double D Caravan Park is a small family owned and run park at the southern end of Peak Hill, 49km north of Parkes and 71km south of Dubbo. The Double D Caravan Parks 15 powered sites ($29) for caravans and five self-contained units are well off the highway and away from noisy trucks. The sites are all drive through and powered, with flat concrete slabs for parking and a lovely green grassy verge for table and chairs. Pets are welcome with site bookings. Spacious Harrington Kui Park makes NSW fishing heaven cost effective Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT Colonial Holiday Park and Leisure Village is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales in the seaside village of Harrington, 3.5 hours from Sydney and 15 minutes from Taree on the mid North coast of New South Wales. The park offers a range of Manning Valley tourist accommodation spread out over 12 acres. The Park has powered (from $30) and unpowered sites (from $27) for caravans, motorhomes or camping. Harrington is known as a fishing paradise. Milawa Gourmet Region definitely a Victorian destination to savour Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT Its all about the wine at Brown Brothers Milawa 120 years on and still growing. This is not a traditional wine maker.They quite probably produce the biggest range of different wine varieties of any cellar door in Australia. The Milawa Cottage Bakerys Big Brekkie Pie won a Gold Award at Australias Greatest Pie competition in Sydney in 2013. Snow Road Produce showcases the unique foods and wines of the Milawa region. Red Stag Deer Stud and Emu farm Tourist complex is like dining in the Italian Alps. Outback Farina ANZAC Dawn service sounds Reveille for restoration team Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT The ANZAC Dawn Service in South Australian Outback Farina begins soon after 6am on April 25. It is followed by Gunfire Breakfast at the Caravan Park at 8am which leads to Reflections and Tributes at 9.30am. ANZAC coffee will be available to fortify the troops. Traditionally it has a rum content. The Farina Restoration Group will identify, recognise and honor the eight servicemen from Farina who died whilst on active service. GSA takes The Great Alpine Road and finds drive to the conditions, you can do most things safely Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT GoSeeAustralia is in Bright, Victoria after towing our travelling home office from Lakes Entrance to Bright via The Great Alpine Road. Was the trip worth it? Absolutely We would travel the Great Alpine Road again any day season and weather permitting. If you drive to the conditions, you can do most things safely. Hand-crafted poppies heartfelt Aust-NZ tribute to 100th anniversary of ANZAC landings at Gallipoli Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT More than 200,000 poppies come to Melbournes Federation Square for the Gallipoli centenary commemoration on Anzac Day 25th April 2015. The 200,000 hand crafted Australian poppies are made by volunteers one of whom is our very own GSA and GSNZ touring staff member Pam Hislop. NZ Poppies Program Kiwi co-ordinator Lisa Wallace says: We will have 28,000 crafted poppies on display at Navy Museum, Devonport, Omaka Aviation Centre in Blenheim and Airforce Museum in Christchurch this Anzac Day. New Zealand is to host the worlds largest Poppy (a football field in size) this year in the Auckland Domain to honour the ANZACS. Kui's Ayr Sailean Chalets, Camping and Cottages allows guests to kick back WA country-style Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Ayr Sailean Chalets, Camping and Cottages are located between the Bow Bridge and Kent River on Hwy 1, midway between Denmark (35km) and Walpole (30km), in the heart of the Walpole Wilderness in Western Australia. It is backed by State Forest, National Parks and just 15 minutes from the Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants, and Peaceful Bay. GSA agrees. The Valley of the Giants is well named. Kui Parks Wangaratta Caravan and Tourist Park convenient base camp for regional touring Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Kui Parks member Wangaratta Caravan and Tourist Park is minutes from the region centres main shopping centre and close to historic Beechworth, Rutherglen, Bright and Glenrowan. Wangaratta is surrounded by historic hamlets, world renowned wineries and Ned Kelly legend. The park is located close to Winton Motor Raceway, Rail Trail, magnificent lakes, valleys and streams. Benalla is close and Albury is 40 minutes drive away. Nearby Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo and surrounds are a skiers delight. Victoria's Milawa Gourmet Region definitely a destination to savour Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Milawa Gourmet Region is a wine and deli food region with many speciality food stores and a plethora of wineries, cellar doors, restaurants and cafes. Travel 30km to Beechworth for a historic experience and learn more about the early settlers in busy boutique Beechworth. One hour further up the highway there is colourful Bright. Glenrowan is a must see for its historic memories of Ned Kelly in the local museum. Drought bites hard as Burrinjuck Dam ebbs to 32 percent of capacity Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT In the Murrumbidgee Valley, Burrinjuck Dam is now at 32 per cent of capacity and Blowering Dam is at 31 per cent capacity. Drought is biting hard in NSW hitting both tourism and rural industry. Lake Burrinjuck is a NSW tourism asset as it is home to Murray Cod, as well as Golden Perch (yellow belly). Other species such as trout, redfin and European carp are targeted seasonally on a regular basis by anglers. Kees and Carol ask GoSee about Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for Jayco Starcraft caravan Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Kees and Carol asked GoSee about a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for their planned Jayco Starcraft caravan. A Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) does not help you adjust ball weight. It distributes the overall weight of the rig over all wheels- caravan and tow vehicle. They also want to know about ball weight restrictions. With their Ok here is the discussion for the benefit of Goseers: Kui Parks Lakes Bushland real Gippsland country retreat with special welcome for pets Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Between the Tambo and Nicholson Rivers, on 33 acres of rolling bushland lawns, Lakes Bushland Caravan Park is located 3.7 kms from the hustle bustle of the Princes Highway. Lakes Bushland Caravan Park is five minutes drive from the boat launching ramp at Nicholson, on the Nicholson River, with direct access to the vast Gippsland Lakes. Kui Parks Mersey Bluff Caravan Park fine base for Tassie experiences Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Imagine this: You are by the beach relaxing on the deck of one of Mersey Bluff Caravan Parks cosy units or in the comfort of your own camp chair, glass of wine in one hand camera in the other.... Enjoy the serenity and picturesque views. Watch as the Spirit of Tasmania sails away. Mersey Bluff Caravan Park in Devonport is an ideal park to stay when exploring Tasmania. The park can handle motorhomes to 15m and has a pet friendly policy. GoSee responds to questions on Jeep Grand Cherokee with Quadra Lift Air Suspension towing concerns Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT GoSees feedback would be very much appreciated prior to me paying out $80k for a fancy model JGC (Jeep Grand Cherokee) with a QL (Quadra Lift) feature that may prove to be more of a problem than a feature. I have spoken to many Jeep dealers and none of them seem to have had any experience with towing issues on JGCs fitted with QL. Bonnie Doon Caravan Park handy city escape haven for memory making water lovers Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Waterside Bonnie Doon is just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne, 39km from Yea and 22km from Mansfield, on the shores of Lake Eildon. It is an easy to get to escape for people who aim to Go Make Some Memories and we did. So the three-day second annual Bonnie Doon Music and Buskers Festival 2015 was a great excuse for us to check out the serenity at this lovely lakeside town. 'Just a look' wins major Victorian Supershow Passport Nova caravan prize Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT The winners of the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow Passport Competition 18ft Nova Metrolink Family Caravan went to the Supershow - Just to have a look. Norman and Kerry Orr of Launching Place Victoria have never been caravan or camping before. Now they are the lucky owner of an 18ft Nova Metrolink Family Caravan worth over $48,000. The Passport to Freedom competition at the Supershow was the biggest in years. OPUS plant, unique caravan mover examples of caravan industry Purple Patch says CIA Vic CEO Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Purple Line Australia and Victorian Caravan Trade and Industries Chief Executive Officer, Rob Lucas shared a fourth birthday in their Australian roles today. Both have similar reasons to celebrate Rob Lucas said as he cut a Purple ribbon at the new Governor Rd., Braeside, Victoria factory to set Purple Line OPUS production formally in its Australian home. Purple Line Australia was established in 2011 by British expatriate Malcolm Hill. It combined its birthday celebrations with the official opening of its new OPUS Camper assembly plant. Rob Lucas and Purple Line Founder and Owner Jonathan Harrison both see continued growth as the future for the industry in Australia. Grey 'loss of control' area raises need to better inform caravan buyers Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT GSA met with Novas National Sales Manager Nigel Lammiman at the recent Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow to discuss the capsize of a Nova dual-axle caravan near Cann River Victoria. The owners of the caravan involved supplied the chassis number in response to a request from Nigel to allow checks to be made on the caravans build-history. Nigel Lammiman said checks show nothing which explains the Cann River capsize from a build point of view. National industry body streamlines strategy direction with landmark independent nine member board Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT State associations unanimously voted to move to an Independent Board to strategically direct Caravan Industry Association of Australia. The new Board, replacing the existing structure of state association nominees on the Board, will shrink from 14 to nine Board members. The state associations will continue to have a close working relationship with the National Body, and will provide operational input through an Advisory Committee made up of state association representatives. 12 months in The Alice locks Margaret Wallace into spell of Outback Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT I arrive, its hot raining and humid and I am anxious and excited; January 2014. Fast forward; March 2015. I am back in the South physically however my spirit stays in the Alice with my adopted family Marjorie and Phyllis. They have taught me an aboriginal aspect to mindfulnessand also a deep love and respect for the changing land. They have told me many aboriginal tales/lore like the story behind the willy-willy. They are very tolerant of me and with skin names and position; they have decreed my position would be a cousin to Marjorie but a mother to Phyllis. CIA VIC appoints New Industry Development Manager with strong compliance skills Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria, (CIA VIC) has appointed Daniel Sahlberg to the new position of Industry Development Manager. He will also assist with the ongoing implementation of CIA VICs Industry Blueprint in conjunction with the Blueprint Working Group. Daniel Sahlberg conducted compliance audits at the recent Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow. Over the last few years, CIA VIC has been building and implementing more services to drive growth in the industry and Daniels appointment compliments this. First Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds springboards more growth Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT The first Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds laid the foundation for even bigger Supershows in the years ahead Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic) CEO, Rob Lucas, said today. He said he was delighted with the Supershows first trip to the Melbourne Showgrounds. Despite searing heat, a new location and a new time, attendance was over 51,000. GSA's Pam and Alan find Melbourne a great place to Go Make Some Memories Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Melbourne has many must see and do activities close to the city. We visited attractions over two days and looked at city transport options too. For caravan park accommodation close to Melbourne CBD, we chose BIG4 Ashley Gardens Holiday Park at Braybrook as it was also close to Melbourne Showgrounds for daily attendance at the 2015 Melbourne Caravan Camping and Touring Supershow. GSA supporting park Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park at Coburg should also be considered. $28 big shady powered sites don't blow the budget at Kui's Highlands Caravan Park Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT At $28 big shady powered sites dont blow the budget at Highlands Caravan Park in Victorias Goulburn riverside Seymour and unpowered camping sites at $25 for two per night are easy on the wallet too. Some sites are drive-through and there is a free undercover gas barbecue. The Goulburn River is about 400m from the caravan park via popular walking tracks. Pets are welcome at Highlands Caravan Park with site bookings. Part 2 of Libby and family question GoSee about caravans and tow vehicles Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Libby Wilson of Lower Hutt New Zealand and her family of two adults and two children asked GoSee to help them buy their first caravan and a tow vehicle. On both sides of the Tasman thousands of Newbies have had their questions answered. The collective knowledge of the Old Heads who assist newcomers to and its sister website is based in practical experience. Here is the second run of questions GoSee is posting for general information with the agreement of Libby and family. Deeming exemption boosts annuity interest for part age pension, Com. Sen. Health Card seekers Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Maggie Tagg, who writes Citadel Financial Info on the Go for GSA, says an annuity works like a regular pay cheque in retirement. The advantage of buying an annuity within super is that your annuity payments are tax-free once you turn 60. The downside is that you will then be subject to the minimum annual withdrawal amounts which range from 4 per cent for those under 65 to 14 per cent for those aged 95 or more.(ii) Granny's aspirations die as elder abuse chains her to selfish soul destroying child care savings Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT In an article in Crikey on December 19, 2013 Everald Compton said Seniors become five days a week slaves because their children prey unashamedly on grannys undeniable love of grandchildren: Today his comments are even more relevant as Australia faces the real prospect of a succession of one-term governments. Australia is abusing its Seniors and Volunteer workers many of whom are victims of New Start and job training rorts. Benalla Leisure Park something special for travellers among Kui real deal options Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Picturesque Benalla, in Victorias High Country is a two hour drive from Melbourne on the Hume Highway. GSA often uses Motel Room, Studio Ensuite Cabins and Standard Ensuite Cabins when travelling. Sometimes these are older accommodation, but for clean, basic comfort the price is hard to beat. Range Rover Sport premium diesel Hybrid tows 2.5 tonne Airstream 4023km to the Arctic Circle Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Land Rover has teamed up with Airstream on an adventure to the Arctic Circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The worlds first premium diesel hybrid towed the 2.5 tonne travel trailer 4023 km to Land Rovers cold-weather test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle. The hybrid towed the 13.1m long rig through some of the worst winter weather Scandinavia has experienced in living memory. Let's Go Caravan and Camping Lifestyle Show explores SA's diverse outdoor options Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT The Lets Go Caravan and Camping Lifestyle Show from tomorrow Feb 19 to Monday Feb. 23 at Adelaide Showgrounds explores South Australias largest range of caravan and camping gear and accessories. There are more than 200 different exhibitors on show. Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 Feb feature childrens activities. The Top Tourist Parks Camping Kids Zone activities include a giant mural for the kids to paint, mini golf, giant puzzle with camp scene and Miners Den prospecting. Full plaster interior sets off Jayco Leisure Homes 2015 Melbourne Supershow release Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Jayco Leisure Homes new 2015 release at the Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow was 15m x 5.2m and includes full plaster interior. The 2015 example is an impressive three bedrooms. The design comes with a lounge, dining table, chairs and all beds. Curtains, floor coverings, the cooktop and a fridge come standard. Most of biggest and best Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow under cover Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT For the first time most of the Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow is under cover. What luxury GSA share the CIA Vic stand 234 and we are airconditioned and sun and rain proof. GSA is in the Tourism Pavilion. It is next to the Green Room in which the free seminars are held. Look for the seminar sign board. The Free courtesy buggies run right to the door and around the whole show. The volunteer drivers do a great job. Greens on the run grow your own as you go seminar puts nutrition into camping meals Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Neville Passmores seminars in the Green Room at Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow include how campers can grow their own greens while they are on the road. Neville and his partner like quality crunch with their salads and this is achieved with a mini version of a GreenWall vertical garden. This brings healthy camper-grown greens into the travelling diet. Sprouts are a tasty addition to many dishes, and the leaves and tiny blossoms are used for herbal remedies. Caravan industry refreshing good news story minister tells Melbourne Supershow launch Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Victorian Minister for Industry Energy and Resources, Lily DAmbrosio, says the caravan and camping industry is a refreshing good news story. She launched the biggest and certainly the best representation of the abilities of the caravan industry at Melbourne Showgrounds for the first time with comments which point to a positive attitude on caravanning and camping. Caravan Trade and Industries Chief Executive Officer, Robert Lucas, said today that seven million Australians have had caravan or camping experiences in the last two years. Mark has perfectly polished the Opal Caravan Park Lightning Ridge to show WOW factor Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Mark Walsh drew on his own camping and caravanning experience to design Opal Caravan Park Lightning Ridge and added many features that he believes make his guests stay even more enjoyable. He says he wants people to have the WOW factor in the park, to enjoy themselves so much that they have to come back. GoSee chose the Opal Caravan Park for our stay in Lightning Ridge in 2012 and found this member of the Top Tourist Parks of Australia outstanding. Kui Cape Paterson Caravan Park designed to tap natural Victorian seaside beauty Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Cape Paterson is about families, beauty and the sea. The coast has something for everyone. The bay beach is a childs delight and the modified rock pool allows supervised swimming. Kui member Cape Paterson Caravan Park is laid out to take advantage of the natural setting and the proximity to beaches. There are more than 100 powered tourist sites located throughout the park, all in natural, shady bush settings. Its a perfect spot for children, not only because of the playgrounds and walking tracks, but its only a short walk to the beach with no roads to cross. Peaceful Arderns friendly family Kui park central to Ovens Valley attractions Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Arderns Caravan Park is a friendly family Kui park in the Ovens Valley, about a kilometre from the Myrtleford post office. It is adjacent to the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail and backs onto Happy Valley Creek. The park has: Barbecue area, tennis court, spotless amenities, guest laundry, and dump point. The caravan park has spacious powered or unpowered caravan and camping sites, where pets are welcome. $64,000 in prizes at first Melbourne Showgrounds based Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT From Wednesday until Monday Feb 16 every visitor to the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds has the chance to win some great prizes in the Passport to Freedom competition. The Supershow entry ticket is the Key to win some great prizes worth over $64,000. Make sure you have registered your ticket, scan the barcode at each site highlighted on your ticket and you could be taking home one of four fantastic prizes. See all prizes at the Go Make Some Memories Passport to Freedom Stand 375A. Newbies Libby and family ask for help as they plan to buy their first caravan and tow vehicle Tue, 3 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT Libby Wilson of Lower Hutt New Zealand and her family of two adults and two children asked GoSee to help them buy their first caravan and a tow vehicle. On both sides of the Tasman thousands of Newbies have had their questions answered. The collective knowledge of the Old Heads who assist newcomers to and its sister website is based in practical experience. These are the first questions in a series GoSee will post for general information with the agreement of Libby and family.