Not a member of our Club but own a caravan, motorhome, slide-on, 5th wheeler, campertrailer or campervan and live from Geelong to Warnambool?
If so, you might be interested to know that we are holding a muster at the Surfside Gardens Holiday Park at Warnambool from 24 to 26 March 2017 for the express purpose of holding a meeting to start a new branch in your area. A warm welcome awaits any local RVers who book in for the weekend, or who just come along to the meeting at 2pm on Saturday 25 March – even if it’s just to find out what our Club is all about.
The Australian Caravan Club…where Friendships and Adventure begin.
Are you travelling solo? The Lone Trekkers is a special interest group for Australian Caravan Club members who travel around this beautiful country of ours on their own.
Our Lone Trekkers have their own Facebook page and communicate on their own members’ forum so that no matter where they are in OZ, Lone Trekkers can join up with each other for a tagalong, give support, share experiences or just meet for a cuppa or Happy Hour.
So if you are travelling solo, why not join the ACC today?
Our Farm Stay of the Month for February is ‘Lionel’s Farm Stay’ at Illawarra, Victoria.
Did you know that we have a number of members who are property owners or have access to property, and who are prepared to make their properties available to fellow members for free short term stays under our Farm Stay Scheme?
Many of our members have already enjoyed the experience of a Farm Stay in a bush atmosphere with views of the Grampians, at ‘Lionel’s Farm Stay’ at Illawarra in Victoria.
However, for our members who have not, Lionel would welcome you to come along and stay.
Now for our members who do not know who Lionel is (and we doubt if there would be many), not only is Lionel our Club’s Publicity Officer, Lionel is a former Chair of our Club! He is also an author and a columnist for Caravan World.
Lionel’s Farm Stay is only available in summer months. In Winter, like many Victorians, Lionel heads North to the warmer regions.
Local attractions to see during your stay include above ground viewing of a gold mine, Lake Lonsdale and Stawell. The Grampians with its bushwalks, picnic spots and picturesque views are only 20 kilometres away. Shops and a hospital are nearby.
There is a good Telstra signal and pets are welcome. Reviews on our Farm Stay site on our Club’s website are all favourable and complimentary about the welcome they have received from their host.
So if you are a member of the Australian Caravan Club and you happen to find yourself travelling in the Illawarra region in the near future, why not give Lionel a ring or email, and make arrangements to stay. All Lionel asks is that you give him 7 days’ notice (or less if he is at home). Members should log in to our Club website and click the "On The Road>RVSTAY>Farm Stay" menu item to find Lionel’s contact details and property address.
Not a member of the Australian Caravan Club? If not, why not join now?
If you like waterfalls, scenic views, bushwalking and history, why not stay for a few nights at the Big4 Highlander Van Village at Armidale, New South Wales? All it requires is a short detour off the New England Highway Armidale by-pass into the town.
Located close to tourist attractions, waterfalls, and a shopping precinct, the Park has generous sites and cabin accommodation to suit all budgets. It is a great base from which to explore all that the New England and Armidale region has to offer.
The Park’s features include a pool, barbecue, camp kitchen, and clean amenities. Drive-through sites are available, all set in a peaceful environment.
Big4 Armidale Highlander Village is one of our Club’s supporters and proudly display an ACC RVSTAY sign. They offer us a 10% discount on overnight stays, and to stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights. Don’t forget to show your ACC membership card when booking in.
Travelling along the New England Highway soon? Sue and Michael would welcome you to call in and stay.
Picturesque Strahan on the Tasmanian west coast was the town of choice for the Australian Caravan Club's Tassie Travellers branch muster last weekend.
While on the muster, members took in the picture perfect views over the town and supported local businesses including dining out at Molly's Café.
The Kingaroy Showgrounds is expected to be filled to capacity next month when the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) holds its first Chairman’s muster for 2017, Club Chairman Craig Humphrey said today.
The Chairman’s muster will be held at the Kingaroy Showgrounds from 9 to 14 March 2017.
“All sites that can be serviced with power and water are taken and we are now only able to accept registrations from members who have RVs with their own power and water,” said Mr Humphrey. “In fact, we have a waiting list for serviced sites.”
“When we first mooted the idea of a Chairman’s muster at Kingaroy, there was quite a lot of interest from our members.”
“Usual attendance at a Chairman’s muster is around 50 RVs, or about 100 people. Registrations for the Kingaroy muster have more than doubled the usual Chairman’s muster attendances.”
“As a South-East Queenslander myself, I knew that there was a lot to see and do in and around Kingaroy and our Club has extensively advertised this to our members. We knew registrations would be higher than usual but we had no idea the interest would be more than double.”
“The larger than expected number of registrations has proved logistically challenging, but nothing that has not been able to be resolved.”
Mr Humphrey said that the Club holds one National Muster each year which attracts over 400 people in over 200 RVs. As well as the National Muster, two Chairman’s musters are held annually at different regional locations.
“Chairman’s musters are less formal than National Musters. They were introduced to provide an opportunity for the Chairman to engage with members at Happy Hour and other events and chat about the Club in a casual and friendly environment.”
“There is also plenty of time for members to take in the various attractions that the region has to offer and to share friendships and adventure with like-minded people,” Mr Humphrey said.