Nomad News from January 2020

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Caravan accident for grey nomads

‘Caravan crash still haunts me a full five years later!’

It seems like barely a week goes by without news filtering through of yet another terrifying caravan accident on one of our highways... Read more

Arrawarra rest area is crowded with caravans

Is four-hour time limit the answer to rest area tension

The nation’s often overcrowded highway rest areas have long been ground zero for any simmering tension between grey nomads and truckies to play... Read more

New ecotourism venture for Millstream Chichester

Ecotourism plan approved at Millstream Chichester

Millstream Chichester National Park in Western Australia’s north-west is poised to become the venue for a new ecotourism project. Within the park, Palm... Read more

Caravanner hits fuel pump

Ooops! Most embarrassing caravanning blunder ever?

Ooooops! It’s one of those extremely embarrassing incidents that every grey nomad hopes and prays never happens to them … but one that... Read more

Canberra caravan park

New Canberra van park will accommodate larger rigs

A new 73-site caravan park designed to accommodate the very largest rigs is poised to open in Canberra. Those behind the project say... Read more

Burdekin free camping

Free camping is set to continue at the Burdekin

Burdekin Shire Council in north Queensland is resisting pressure to impose fees at its camping grounds. The Townville Bulletin reports that the introduction... Read more

Higher toll charges grace period

Toll refund ‘grace period’ extended until February 29

Toll operator Transurban has extended its grace period for travellers ‘caught out’ by a vehicle classification change which left many paying significantly more... Read more

Bruce highway caravan rollover

Another caravan rollover brings Bruce to a standstill

Yet another nasty caravan rollover accident on the Bruce Highway is bound to prompt yet further questions about the safety of the road.... Read more

Grey nomads find it's a small lap after all

Surprise meetings prove it’s a ‘Small Lap’ after all

Australia may be a huge country and the numbers of travellers on the road may be skyrocketing … but the so-called Big Lap... Read more

Caravan park floods in the Gold Coast

‘Life-threatening’ floods sweep through van park

While the drought and bushfires are still causing untold heartache in many parts of the country, elsewhere heavy rainfall and flooding have been... Read more

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