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

Full year 2018 visitor arrival stats

Australia welcomed 9.2 million international visitors in 2018, an increase of 4.9 per cent on the previous year according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report released this week. During the month of December there were 1.1 million visitor arrivals, up 4.2 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.

2019 Easter Availability

Are you looking for somewhere to take your family this Easter to create some wonderful holiday memories. We can give you a shortcut to save you time. Email the VicParks office at admin@vicparks.com.au for the Easter Availability for 2019. You can also download a copy of the 2019 Victoria Cabin, Caravan & Camping Guide

Industry stalwart awarded OAM

Caravan Industry Association of Australia would like to congratulate Ron Chapman on being announced as a recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Ron has been involved in the industry since 1966, and in that time has demonstrated incredible dedication to the industry and its people. Caravan Industry Association of Australia CEO … Read More

Australia Day Long Weekend Road Safety Blitz

24th Jan 2019 Victoria Police will be out in force this Australia Day long weekend, saturating holiday hot-spots, regional highways and city roads targeting speeding and distracted drivers. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane to launch Operation Amity, a four-day road policing blitz across Victoria. … Read More