The Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) has joined the Australian Made Campaign to support and promote the Australian manufacturers that contribute to the country’s caravanning and camping industry. The CIAA is the peak body for the Australian caravanning and camping industry, and represents more than 3500 businesses across the sector, including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, … Read More

Record-Breaking Year For Tourism In Victoria

Victoria has cemented its place as Australia’s best tourist destination, with new data showing that 2018 was our tourism industry’s biggest year on record, welcoming more international visitors than ever before. International visitors to Victoria spent an unprecedented $8.5 billion in 2018, up 12.9 per cent on the previous year driving economic growth and creating … Read More

Vale Judy Golightly

It is with immense sadness that I advise of the passing of industry legend of the Victorian Caravan Parks Association Jude Golightly of BIG4 Beacon Resort. Jude is an industry doyen having built the award winning Beacon Resort from bare paddocks at was once a dairy farm on the Bellarine Peninsula at Queenscliff to the … Read More

Planning to come into the city?

It could take you longer than usual to get into the city in April, as an autumn construction blitz disrupts public transport and roads across Melbourne. Plan ahead and allow extra time for your trip to be sure you arrive on time for that Comedy Festival gig, the footy, or to meet friends at that … Read More

A New Way Forward For Tourism In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will look to find new ways to grow tourism and support regional Victoria, through a review into the regional tourism industry. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said tourism was one of regional Victoria’s most important industries, with 40 per cent of total tourism employment based outside Melbourne … Read More

New Campaign Shows Gippsland is Open for Business

A new tourism campaign will encourage visitors to choose Gippsland for their next day trip, overnight visit or longer stay, as the community continues to manage ongoing fires and the recovery effort.Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula visited Cannibal Creek Vineyard today to launch the new tourism brand for Gippsland- GIPPS all … Read More

Industry’s richness report reveals secret of romance on the road

ROMANCE for some travellers is just a road-trip away, according to the caravanning and camping industry. In fact, according to the Caravanning Industry Association of Australia, camping sojourns are particularly good for improving relationships. It’s Real Richness Report found that 85 percent of campers felt closer to their spouse or partner compared to 65 percent of non-campers. … Read More

Do you know how high your van is?

Melbourne’s notorious lowbridge snares another victim GREY nomads and other travellers have again been warned about the notorious Montague Street Bridge in Melbourne. Numerous RVers on their way to the Spirit of Tasmania ferries have been caught unaware by the three-metre high structure in the city’s south. The latest victim was the driver of a motorhome who failed … Read More

Survey reveals alarming stats on campfire safety

A NEW survey has revealed disturbing statistics on campfire safety. The alarming findings came during one of Victoria’s peak times for camping and as the State ‒ one of the most fire-prone areas in the world ‒ experienced a period of high temperatures. Park Rangers are concerned after the survey showed that an incredible three quarters of campers had … Read More