Nomad News from September 2020

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crocodile takes dogs in Cairns

‘Dog-taking Cairns croc is a danger with a capital D!’

With grey nomads this year lingering longer in the north than usual, many are more conscious than ever of the threat posed by... Read more

Grey nomads and caravan parks

Caravan industry hopes funding will help recovery

The Federal Government has announced a massive package of funding to help boost tourism in regional Australia. The Caravan Industry Association of Australia... Read more

Scarecrows are socially distanced for grey nomads

The shows must go on … events back on the agenda

The Covid-19 pandemic has swung a wrecking ball through the long list of Outback events that typically attract hordes of excited grey nomads,... Read more

Grey nomads given fright in the bush

‘Our bush camp was quiet … until the police chase!’

Most grey nomads who have camped out in the bush or at some remote roadside stop have at one time or another allowed... Read more

WA grey nomads make hay while the sun shines

While various eastern states have been tinkering with their border controls in response to the changing Covid-19 situation, the position over in the... Read more

Aussie travel code

The signs are humorous … but it’s no laughing matter

As the traveller numbers in the Outback rise again, so too do the associated ‘problems’ … such as littering and trespassing. When the... Read more

South Australian border

Not quite ‘Big Lap as usual’ … but it’s edging closer!

There have been more encouraging signs for grey nomads dreaming of seeing a speedy return to ‘Big Lap as usual’. With the number... Read more

Colac Colac caravan park and grey nomads

Caravan parks in regional Victoria ‘busier than ever’

With travel restrictions finally lifted in regional Victoria, it seems that grey nomads and others are seizing the opportunity to enjoy their post-lockdown... Read more

The Mooloolaba Beach Caravan Park in around 1950.

$11m ocean walkway to be built on site of old van park

Any faint hope that what was one of Australia’s most iconic beachfront caravan parks might open once again to welcome grey nomads and... Read more

Saxophone playing grey nomad

‘Playing the saxophone made lockdown bearable!’

When Australia’s first round of travel restrictions were eased, full-time grey nomad Lisa M was thrilled that she could finally ‘escape’ three months... Read more

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