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Grey nomads are expected to desert the Gold Coast in favour of bushfire-ravaged areas.

Van park investment likely despite nomad downturn

Queensland’s Gold Coast is poised to spend $1.3 million on improving its council tourist parks … despite the fact that it expects the... Read more

Truck areas crowded out by caravans

Is there an obvious answer to the rest area ‘shortage’?

The news that the New South Wales Government is to trial ‘four-hour parking only’ limits at two of its highway rest areas, with... Read more

Bulahdelah Lions Parks

Gold coin donation camp at Bulahdelah ‘here to stay’

The town of Bulahdelah in New South Wales has long been held up as a model of how small communities can embrace the... Read more

Byron Bay campsite sinkhole

Pair discover the ‘pit-falls’ of camping in heavy rains

There are plenty of travellers who have had their Big Lap plans affected by the torrential rains that have been falling in many... Read more

Motorhome blaze sparks new smoke alarm appeal

A motorhome parked in a camping area in Tasmania has been completely destroyed by fire. The incident at the Forth Football Ground left... Read more

Townsville free campsites set to introduce charges

Townsville set to introduce fees at ‘free’ camping areas

Grey nomads are being asked for their feedback on plans to introduce fees at six currently free campsites on Townsville’s northern beaches. Townsville... Read more

Grey nomad claims he was stuck in his RV on Spirit of Tasmania

‘I was stuck in my RV for entire Bass Strait crossing’

A 68-year old grey nomad claims he was left below deck in his recreational vehicle for an entire overnight journey on the Spirit... Read more

Caravan in floods

Caravanners escape after massive flood blunder

Two caravanners had had an incredibly lucky escape when they got stuck in raging floodwaters near Oberon in New South Wales. The pair... Read more

Caravan park erosion

Coastal campsites face growing erosion threat

With wild winds and heavy rain lashing many parts of the country, plenty of grey nomads are once again having to batten down... Read more

caravan crash

Two hurt in crash involving two trucks and a caravan

Two people have been taken to hospital in a stable condition after a crash involving two semi-trailer trucks and car towing a caravan... Read more

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