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caravan accident

Woman changing tyre hurt after truck hits her caravan

An elderly woman lying under a caravan changing a flat tyre was badly hurt when her vehicle was hit by a passing truck... Read more

Rest areas for truckies and grey nomads

Crackdown announced on illegal rest area campers

Queensland is to clamp down on travellers who camp illegally in the state’s rest areas, in a move that has been welcomed by... Read more

spirit of tasmania

Spirit of Tasmania sees huge surge in bookings

All the signs are that grey nomads and other travellers are seizing the opportunity to get across to Tassie now that the island... Read more

camping at Sorrento foreshore

Still no foreshore camping on Mornington Peninsula

As Victoria records its 10th consecutive day of zero new Covid-19 cases and the ring of steel around Melbourne now dismantled, it would... Read more

Campsite in Girraween National Park

National park campsites see record numbers

The caravanning and camping boom has seen a huge surge of people heading out to national parks. In Queensland, records are being broken.... Read more

Bushwalkers get lost

‘Getting lost on bushwalk gave us fright of our lives’

News of the recent rescue of a 74-year-old woman who got lost while on a short walk near Mount Augustus, in Western Australia’s... Read more

Borders open in Australia

Big Lap slowly returning to normal as borders open

The gradual return to travel normalcy within Australia will take another big step forward in three weeks’ time when the border between New... Read more

grey nomads find solitude

Overseas travel is off … and camping is booming!

Even the most optimistic of crystal ball gazers would accept that it is hard to see international borders opening to anything other than... Read more

bushfires cause spike in insurance premiums

Caravan park industry may be ‘brought to its knees’

Already hit hard by this year’s pandemic-induced lockdowns, the caravan park industry could be ‘brought to its knees’ by a lack of affordable... Read more

grey nomad chaining vans down ahead of cyclones

Wild weather hits … more to come! Are you ready?

Wild weather has battered large parts of Australia over the past week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The Bureau of... Read more

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