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Caravan World Issue 611

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Caravan World is the definitive guide that gives caravanners the know-how and confidence to pursue their touring dreams. At its heart, Caravan World is committed to enabling caravan travel in Australia, through informed testing of RV products, helpful tips and advice and showcasing great destinations and activities.

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john ford

It was great to finally get to a caravan show after they've been on hold for so long. The Sydney Supershow ran for nearly a week in mid-April and thousands of people attended every day. Resident caravan and motorhome reviewer, Malcolm Street, and I visited most stands and you will find a report from p160. As current demand for caravans is at a generational high, I wondered how many builders would be in attendance given many order books are stretching out to late 2022 deliveries. So, it was excellent to see such a high turnout of brands and models. I had half expected that buyers might be so desperate to get on the road you could probably sell anything on wheels in the current market. But in fact the number of new…

2 min.
spinifex goes electric

The team at Spinifex Caravans are of the belief that generators will soon be a thing of the past. This belief is backed up by Spinifex's new Safiery 48V battery system that will power a caravan totally and will thereby eliminate the need for gas appliances. Consisting of a combination of Safiery batteries, Victron components and solar panels, the idea for a 48V system was planted when Spinifex customers Paul and Monique suggested the company look at building a caravan that doesn’t use gas. Instead of the standard 12V system, Spinifex decided to use a 48V system because it was far more efficient in that while batteries are being charged at 48V, an inverter uses 48V to convert to 240V. The 48V power is then lowered to 12V to power everything in…

1 min.
new hot springs set to open in east gippsland this summer

Award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs Group has joined forces with East Gippsland tourism operators Adrian and Rachel Bromage to build a new hot springs in the Gippsland suburb of Metung. A 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne, the hot springs will become a major addition for the region, particularly in the colder months as visitors to the area are enticed to lengthen their stay. Being in talks with Peninsula Hot Springs Group since 2012, the project has been a long-time dream for Rachel and Adrian. With recent funding from the East Gippsland bushfire economic recovery grant, the project has been able to commence. It is expected to produce 35 jobs when up and running, with an additional 25 set to be created during the construction phase. The development aims to promote “environmental regeneration…

2 min.
australian stockman's hall of fame and outback heritage centre to make a cracking return

The quintessential Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre — Australia's only museum dedicated to the little-recognised heroes of the outback — will be reopening its doors this April and has a range of new immersive experiences under its belt. Since its opening in 1988, The Stockman’s Hall of Fame has welcomed over 1 million visitors. After undergoing a $15 million transformation designed by creative technology company Art Processors, to enhance its levels of interactivity and immersiveness, the Centre is set to cast a new light on the stories of First Nations people, jackaroos, jillaroos, drovers, shearers, pastoralists, hawkers, flying doctors, inventors, pioneers, settlers, and their respective roles in shaping the story of the Australian landscape. Visitors will be able to experience bold and thought-provoking adventures by way of cinematic…

1 min.
motorheads step right up for the pambula motorfest

The non-for-profit Pambula Motorfest is set to take place on the Sapphire Coast this September. With hundreds of cars, trucks, bikes, boats, tractors and anything else with a motor on display, the festival will aim to raise funds for the Bega Valley community. Local charities and schools will use the funds to rebuild the community after battling drought, bushfires, and COVID-19. The Motorfest is an all ages event with over 300 exhibits and various activities including a Swap Meet, Trade Fair, lawn mower racing, trash and treasure, rocker cover racing, Kids Zone, Food Frolic, locally made products and crafts. There will also be a street cruise on Saturday 25th from 11am with different entrants vehicles driving around Pambula and Merimbula. Where: Pambula Sporting Complex – Pumbila Peach Road, Pambula NSW 2548 When: 10am…

2 min.
wilpena pound resort a win for nrma

After months of careful negotiations with resort owners Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA), and the South Australian government, NRMA Parks and Resorts has secured the management contract for the iconic Indigenous-owned Wilpena Pound Resort. The latter sits at the heart of South Australia's Flinders Rangers and is the sole source of accommodation set within an area regarded as one of South Australia’s most significant natural assets. Located approximately 430km north of Adelaide, The Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is a vast landscape best recognised by its natural amphitheatre, Ikara — or Wilpena Pound — and is home to South Australia’s largest mountain range. The Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park dates some 800 million years and includes some of the most spectacular scenery and important ancient geology in South…