Nomad News from February 2018

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mouse plague to scare grey nomads

Stand on the campchair? Mouse plague fears grow

Any grey nomad who has been given a fright by a scurrying mouse at a campsite, or who has had one of the... Read more

Westbury free camping ban

Tasmanian council bans free camping … again!

Local businesses are up in arms, but a council in northern Tasmania has banned free camping … again! Meander Valley mayor Craig Perkins... Read more

Grey nomads and Outback

Overseas visitors urged to join nomads in Outback

Many grey nomads already prefer to avoid the crowds and the costs associated with a coast-hugging Big Lap by heading inland … and... Read more

South Australian national parks

Out with the old as national park camping changes

While there is no shortage of grey nomads who are far from happy about online booking for national park campsites, there is no... Read more

Rockhampton bulls

Rockhampton bulls put best feet forward for Expo

With Rockhampton’s iconic Beef Australia expo just weeks away, the city has set about sprucing up its most prized assets … a herd... Read more

Bendigo caravan crash

4WD towing caravan in freak city centre crash

A four-wheel-drive towing a caravan has rolled onto its side and crashed through temporary fencing after a collision in the centre of the... Read more

Stealth campers leave mess in car parks

‘It’s our beach, too!’ Local hits out at stealth campers

Alice (not her real name) has had enough. She’s had enough of going to the beaches she loves to find car parks crowded... Read more

Caravan food

Gourmet grey nomads cook up a Big Lap storm

Like many grey nomads, there’s nothing Heather and Steve Jones love better after a big day of travelling, bushwalking or sightseeing than sitting... Read more

Long drop toilet

‘And the winner in the loo with a view category is …’

As tourism awards go, the gong for the ‘best toilet’ may not sound the most glamorous or most desirable … but that’s not... Read more

Kingscliff Foreshore caravan park redevelopment

Newly renovated van park makes big rigs welcome

As the average size of caravans and motorhomes has grown, it is a common complaint from grey nomads in ‘big rigs’ that caravan... Read more

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