- Published: 06 June 2018 06 June 2018
Boort Simply Tomatoes Farm in Victoria is our Freedom Camp of the Month for June.
Nominated by ACC East Gippsland Roadrunners branch member Derek, you will find Simply Tomatoes on Parkers Road, Yando near Boort.
Friendly hosts Ian and Marilyn provide a tour of their Aussie Wool Quilts business and a tasting of their green tomato produce. There are tea and coffee facilities.
The campground is a picturesque grassy area beside the dam with geese and willow trees. Power and toilets are available. Camping is free but please leave a donation in the donation box. Donations go back into the upkeep of the campground and camping facilities.
Group day tours to check out the hidden gems of Boort which include a packed lunchbox are also available on enquiry.
In his nomination for the site, Derek stated –
On our Silos Tag A Long we finished at Simply Tomatoes At Boort Vic. Ian and Marilyn are the owners of the property and have opened it up to RVs as a free Budget camp. We had 2 nights there and our group did the Simply Tomatoes Tour which included their history and afternoon tea on day 1, then on day 2 we finish the Tag A Long with a 3 course meal served around the fire. The 2 day tour only cost $25:00 per head and the meal was great. We had full use of the Outdoor Entertainment area as well as free tea and coffee anytime. There is also limited 10 amp power available to keep the vans’ batteries charged.
Pets are permitted and there is a maximum stay of 72 hours. Please ring Ian and Marilyn prior to your arrival to confirm availability on 03 5455 4237.
While staying at Simply Tomatoes, a visit to the nearby Spannerman is a must!
- Published: 06 June 2018 06 June 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to announce a new offer from existing Member Benefit Provider No Boundaries.
ACC members Kym and Lyn have just written an eBook ‘Be an Australian Nomad Adventurer - Confidently rove and fund your lifestyle while on the road.’
This eBook is available from the No Boundaries online store for $12.50. Using a special ACC discount code ACC members will receive a $1.00 discount.
Kym and Lyn are donating $1.00 from every sale of their book to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
No Boundaries has been a long time supporter of our Member Benefit Programme and in addition to the above offer they also give ACC members discounts on various specials as advertised on their website.
To obtain the special ACC discount code and for further details, ACC members should log into this website and click on the orange member benefits - non accommodation button on this webpage.
- Published: 05 June 2018 05 June 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Affordable Caravan Repairs to its member benefits programme.
Affordable Caravan Repairs are located in Bundaberg. Qualified technicians are on hand to work on your caravan, camper or RV and offer everything from fixing windows & doors, full re-sheets or servicing solar panels and batteries. Repairs are also carried out for all Insurance Companies.
Parts and accessories are also available.
Advise you are a member of the ACC to obtain discount.
Affordable Caravan Repairs offer ACC members a 10% discount off parts, accessories and servicing and a 5% discount on labour costs.
- Published: 04 June 2018 04 June 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Dunbogan Caravan Park to its member benefits programme.
Dunbogan Caravan Park is in the heart of Dunbogan, on the Camden Haven River, on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
With its sheltered swimming beaches, pristine waterways, and nestled at the foot of North Brother Mountain in Dooragan National Park, Dunbogan is the home base for the local fishing fleet and one of the best fish co-ops on the coast.
Launch your boat or kayak from one of the boat ramps within minutes from the caravan park for a spot of fishing or a relaxing paddle. Or, from the shore, watch the fishing fleet navigate the mouth of the Camden Haven River at sunrise. If boating isn’t for you then take a walk on one of the walking trails in Dooragan National Park or Kattang Nature Reserve.
The pet friendly park offers everything you will need during your stay, including a pool, onsite laundry facilities, barbecues, playground and spotless amenities.
Dunbogan Caravan Park offer ACC members a 10% discount off seasonal tariff for a minimum 2 night stay (up to $30), OR $175 for 7 night stay (consecutive) between 30 April 2018 - 30 September 2018.
- Published: 02 June 2018 02 June 2018
DexKo Global Inc., known for its trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G&S Chassis and Hume Caravan and Camping Accessories to expand its Australian operations.
G&S Chassis and Hume Caravan and Camping Accessories are Australian family-owned businesses and manufacture chassis and supply a range of accessories used by leading caravan manufacturers nationally.
Fred Bentley, CEO at DexKo Global said: "We are excited to welcome the G&S Chassis and Hume teams to the DexKo organization. These acquisitions allow us to expand into chassis manufacturing and supplying an even more diverse range of products in Australia through the integration of two leading businesses.”
The transaction has the strong endorsement of the Inturrisi family as the owners of G&S Chassis and Hume, including Rob Inturrisi who will remain within the business as General Manager, along with many other members of the Inturrisi family.
“At G&S Chassis and Hume, we are very proud of the legacy we have built for over 40 years. Becoming part of the DexKo family will allow the business to continue to grow with the backing of the industry leader. “I am confident that uniting with DexKo will be very beneficial for both our customers and employees,” Mr Inturrisi said.
- Published: 01 June 2018 01 June 2018
The Northern Territory enjoys an economic boost from grey nomads heading North each Winter to escape the cold of the South, says our Club Chairman Craig.
Craig was responding to a comment in an NT News article on Monday where the Northern Territory Tourism Minister Lauren Moss was unable to comment whether grey nomads heading North boosted the Northern Territory’s economy.
Our Club is the second largest non-branded RV Club in Australia with 51 branches from Cairns to Perth including Tasmania, and members throughout the country including the Northern Territory.
“Each year sees a huge number of grey nomads from the southern States head North with their RVs into Queensland and the Northern Territory to escape the colder months down South,” said Craig. “They tend to depart the South around Mother’s Day, and return back home in time for Father’s Day.”
“The RVer is becoming a valuable commodity in the survival of many regional towns in all States. Many underestimate the economic value that grey nomads and other RVers bring to a region.”
“A survey of our Club members found that they spend an average of just over $100 per day when on the road with their RV. That can account for a lot of income flooding into a region.”
“While staying in a region, RVers support local businesses and need to buy fuel and groceries. Some will dine out, sightsee, buy alcohol, require their vehicles or RVs servicing or repairing, and unfortunately some may require medical attention and pharmaceuticals. All this injects money into a community. The more RVers, the greater the economic benefits that a region receives.”
“There are over 646,000 registered RVs in Australia with an estimated 135,000 RVs on the road at any one time and this figure has been steadily growing.”
“Tourism Research Australia figures show that in the year ending December 2017, caravan parks and commercial camping ground usage around Australia was 32.6 million nights.”
“With such a steady flow of RVs heading up the Stuart Highway each year and each spending around $100 per day, well that’s a lot of money going into the Northern Territory by grey nomads,” Craig said.
- Published: 31 May 2018 31 May 2018
The Southern Highlanders recently followed the Silo Art Trail through Victoria and NSW.
First on the list was Patchewollock, then it was on to Lake Lascelles near Hopetoun where the group camped. Then the remaining four were visited the next day, these being Rosebury, Brim, Sheep Hills and Rupanyup.
The pictures speak for themselves.