Adventure beckons, so ACC members can sail by day or night on the Spirit of Tasmania from $79* per person each way. Offer extended for a limited time!
This offer is available on selected night sailings between late August and mid-December 2018.
The offer is available until sold out. To book your adventure online today, ACC members should log onto this website, click on the orange member benefits – non accommodation button on our home page, and click on the special Spirit of Tasmania webpage for ACC members under the Spirit of Tasmania listing.
Our Park of the Month for July is Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park at Warrnambool in Victoria.
Located only 5 minutes from Warrnambool, the Gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park is located on the banks of the beautiful Hopkins River.
While enjoying your stay at Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park, you can make the most of the many facilities that the Park has to offer. Here you’ll find a resort style lagoon pool complete with ‘grotto’, waterfalls and a water slide for all ages. There is a children’s playground, mini golf, tennis court, jumping pillow, gym and indoor heated pool and spa so you can swim all year round, camp kitchen and barbeques.
There’s just so much to do in the Warrnambool area. It’s only a short drive to Hopkins Falls and the world famous Twelve Apostles, experience whale watching in Winter/Spring, plus there’s the Tower Hill Nature Reserve, Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show, and Flagstaff Hill Historic Maritime Village to see.
The Park has ensuite and powered grassed sites and can cater for large 5th wheelers. Dogs are welcome year round and special pet friendly studio cabins are available.
Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park offer all ACC members a 10% discount off accommodation up to the value of $40 per stay. Don’t forget to show your membership card when booking.
Up to 31 August, the Park has a special offer available to all guests. Guests can Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2 on all powered and ensuite suites. (Cost is $80 for 3 nights on a powered site and $104 for 3 nights on an ensuite site).
ACC members can find contact details for Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park by logging onto this website and clicking on the green member benefits – accommodation button.
With a number of members travelling on the mainland, it was a small but hardy group of Tassie Travellers who attended the muster at St Helen’s Big 4 Caravan Park in June. The nights were cold but the days were lovely and sunny and some even stepped out in T Shirts!
The sightseeing in the area included a Tagalong to the Loila Weir which is just south of St Helen’s and features beautiful views to the coast, and also an adventure to Eddystone Point, Deep Creek and Ansons Bay, areas which some members had not previously visited.
Of course it wouldn’t be a muster without the food, a shared meal and a Sunday brunch and apparently the best jelly slice in Australia!
The Tassie Travellers welcome any visitors to their state to attend their musters - just check the muster calendar on the website if you are heading their way.
On a dry but cool winter’s day, 58 of our Club members attended the Sydney City Slickers annual Branch Picnic day at the Auburn Botanical Gardens last weekend . Our Slickers members were joined by several couples from our recently formed branch, the Sydney Freedom Seekers.
This event was started several years ago and is now a featured event on the Slickers’ calendar. It provides an opportunity for branch members who are not travelling in June to enjoy the company of other members. Several branch members delayed their departure from Sydney so they could attend.
As has been the case in recent years, a covered venue was hired and this allowed the event to take place irrespective of weather conditions. Those attending paid a small donation to partially offset the cost of the venue hire.
Our Slickers’ muster coordinator, Gary, took the opportunity to present the 2019 Muster Calendar to those attending. It was generally agreed that 2019 looks like an exciting year with a variety of events being offered!
As is the normal case, the six hours allocated for the picnic proved to be well short of the time that is required for all members to engage in conversation and share what they have been doing since their last get together.
All in all, an enjoyable day was had by those attending and it looks like this midyear event will become a permanent feature of the Slickers’ branch calendar.
(Words and pictures by John Porter)
With a name like Awesome Bundy Cruisers, a new branch of our Club to service RVers living in the Bundaberg and surrounding region is sure to attract attention and become a successful branch.
The Awesome Bundy Cruisers was officially formed in mid-June. The branch brings the total number of branches in our Club to 52.
“Our Club is delighted to welcome the formation of our 52nd branch,” said our ACC Chairman Craig. “I congratulate and thank our Club’s membership team and our members in Bundaberg who have worked tirelessly to bring the branch to fruition.”
Bargara resident, RVer and ACC Awesome Bundy Cruisers branch convenor Janelle said that inaugural branch members had recently met at the Innes Park Country Club. “The meeting gave everyone a good chance to get to know each other,” Janelle said.
“We are all very excited about our new Awesome Bundy Cruisers branch of the ACC and we are keen to see our membership grow. We welcome RVers living in the Bundaberg and surrounding region interested in joining us or finding out more about us to contact the ACC on 1800 734 493.”
“We are really looking forward to our first muster planned for Arvos Campground between Maryborough and Biggenden from 27 to 31 July,” Janelle said.
Craig said that the ACC is one of the largest RV Clubs in Australia, having experienced a 12% increase in membership over the past year. “Our Australia-wide membership is currently around 5,000 and growing.”
“ACC membership brings with it a huge range of advantages including member benefits, free Farm Stays, and social and fun activities including muster and tagalong events where our members share RVing experiences with like-minded people.”
“We also have an active team who advocate on issues affecting our RV Lifestyle, working to promote and protect it,” Craig said.
A recall notice has issued for 2014-2018 (KL) Jeep Cherokees.
The recall notice states that the computer software for the Power Control Module (PCM) is faulty and that in certain circumstances this may affect cruise control and the possible locking of speed or cause acceleration of the vehicle.
The notice further states that if the driver does not shift to neutral or apply the brakes to stop the vehicle, this condition can cause a vehicle crash without warning.
To find out if your vehicle is affected and for further information, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/fca-australia-pty-ltd-2014-2018-kl-jeep-cherokee
Our Club is proud to announce the formation of a new branch in the Cairns region following successful membership recruitment at the Cairns Home, Boating and Caravan Expo last month.
Our Club’s 51st branch, the ACC Rainforest Ramblers, has taken off with a running start boasting an initial 34 members. The branch will service RVers in Far North Queensland from Cooktown to the Cassowary Coast including Cairns, Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands and their surrounds.
“Our Club is very proud to announce the formation of our new branch in the Cairns region,” said our ACC Chairman Craig. “The formation of the Rainforest Ramblers is the result of the invaluable efforts of dedicated Club members from our Tropical Tourers branch based in Townsville who staffed a stall at the Cairns Expo.”
“Congratulations to our Tropical Tourers for a job well done. I also congratulate the members of our new ACC Rainforest Ramblers and its inaugural executive of Edwin (Eddie) Wickham (President), Andrea Volpi (Secretary) and Jan Verdon (Treasurer). This branch is bursting with enthusiasm and I look forward to watching it grow,” Craig said.
Inaugural President Eddie said that the branch had a long list of suggestions for upcoming musters following a recent ‘meet and greet’. “We are busy planning our first muster for August at the Fishery Falls Caravan Park just South of Cairns,” he said.
“Our group focus is very much about fun, friendship and adventure within the recreational vehicle community. Bearing that in mind, we have some great ideas for future musters including Undara, Charters Towers, Chillagoe, Mareeba and Karumba to name but a few.”
“We just can’t wait to get out there and enjoy our RVs together. We invite RVers living in Far North Queensland wishing to make enquiries about joining our new branch to contact the ACC on 1800 734 493,” Eddie said.