What is Target 500? It is a campaign aimed at substantially increasing our Club membership over the next 12 months. The more members, the bigger the voice, and the more influence we have when advocating and protecting RVers rights when it comes to issues affecting RVers such as freedom camps, regulatory compliance, and employment on the road to name but a few.
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If history and the beauty of the Victorian High Country appeals to you, then why not take advantage of our Beechworth Farm Stay? The very warm welcome received by our members who have stayed there from hosts Allan and Vicki can be read on our RVSTAY Farm Stay website.
Current ACC membership is required.
This Farm Stay located in Woolshed Valley and surrounded by Mt Pilot National Park, is a perfect base from which to explore the local region. During your stay, you can enjoy a walk through the gardens of the old Beechworth asylum.
Other activities in the region include bushwalking, 4x4 driving, wine tastings, and of course who couldn’t resist a visit to the famous Beechworth Bakery! You never know, you might strike it rich gold panning or gem fossicking…and of course, there is all the history of the Kelly Gang.
There is a maximum of 10 caravan sites. A water tap and fireplace are available and there is unlimited mountain spring water. Dogs are allowed on a lead.
ACC members wishing to stay at our Beechworth Farm Stay, should first contact Allan and Vicki. To obtain contact details and the site address, members should log onto our ACC website and access Beechworth Farm Stay by clicking On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay.
Our club has a number of members who are property owners or who have access to property, and who are prepared to make their properties available to fellow members for free short term stays under our Farm Stay Scheme.
Our Club extends a warm welcome to our 46 new members who joined at the South East Queensland Caravan and Camping Expo at the Nambour Showgrounds last weekend.
17 members worked our Show Stand over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“On behalf of all members of our Club, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our 46 new members in 23 RV units who joined at the Nambour Show,” our Club Chairman Craig Humphrey said. “We are sure you will all find membership of our Club a rewarding experience.”
Most of our new members have selected new branches to join. ACC Sunshine Nomads, ACC Sun Coast Cruisers, ACC Wide Bay Burnett Nomads, ACC Eastern Explorers and ACC Gold Coast Gadabouts have all benefited from the Show, gaining new members.
“On behalf of our Club, a very big special thank you to all our members who worked on our Show Stand. Thank you to Rob and Janine Caldwell, Terry and Crea Nethercote, Peter Moore, Karen Newberry, Rod and Lozzie Townsend, Keith and Bernadette Owens, Garry and Dianne Pugh,
Ray Banham, Geoff Williams, our membership support director Graham Christie, and our Queensland membership support representative Dennis Mulholland and his wife Geraldine.”
“Without your hard work, our Stand would not have been the success that it was. We would especially like to thank Rob and Janine Caldwell who organised the display and rosters,” Mr Humphrey said.
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Our Chairman would like to extend an invitation to all RV travellers who will be in the Peak Hill region on 20 May 2017, and to all residents of Peak Hill and its surrounds who own an RV, to come and join us for Happy Hour at our Chairman's Muster at the Peak Hill Showgrounds at 4pm on 20 May 2017. Interested RVers should RSVP to our Chairman Craig on 0409 605 890.
If freedom camping along the side of a picturesque billabong appeals to you, then why not contemplate stopping for a day or two at the Camooweal Billabong if your travels find you on the Barkly Highway in North-West Queensland.
The first group of sites along Lake Francis can be easily located heading west from Camooweal, by turning left after crossing Georgina River and a short drive down a gravel track. With numerous sites stretching along the billabong, you will definitely find one that suits you. About 2 kilometres further down the track brings you to Lake Canellan where more sites are available.
While the cost of a stay is free, there are no facilities provided and self-containment is a must. There is a maximum stay of 48 hours. A dump point is located in town. Dogs are permitted.
If you want to do a little more than just relax and chill out, there are a few things to see and do in and around Camooweal. The Camooweal Caves National Park is only a short drive out of town and the Drovers’ Camp, open from May to September, is a living acknowledgement to the contribution of Australian Stockmen and Stockwomen of all races to Australia’s cattle industry. There is also the Barkly Tableland Heritage Centre and Camooweal Cemetery.
While staying at the billabong for free, don’t forget to support the town’s businesses by purchasing fuel and supplies in town, or buying lunch or dinner at the Post Office Hotel.
Just one word of warning. This freedom camp cannot be used in wet weather. If rain threatens, it is best not to stay. The cost of a tow out might set you back some unbudgeted dollars.
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members travelling along the Newell Highway through New South Wales’ Central West will now have access to free accommodation at the Club’s newest Farm Stay near Dubbo, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey announced today.
The ACC’s Farm Stay Scheme is an initiative that arose when a group of ACC members expressed an interest in making space available on their properties for fellow Club members to stay short term, free of charge. Strict rules are in place for users of the Farm Stay Scheme based on the laws of the relevant authorities. Current membership of the ACC is required.
“The ACC is delighted to welcome our newest Farm Stay in the Central West of New South Wales,’ said Mr Humphrey. “Camphorlaurel Farm Stay is conveniently located only 17 kilometres South of Dubbo. Set in a quiet rural area, the venue is a great base for ACC members to stay while looking around the Dubbo area and its surrounds.”
“The ACC is very grateful to Camphorlaurel Farm Stay hosts and ACC members Allan and Susan Glynn for opening up their property to fellow ACC members.
With Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo Museum, Japanese Gardens, Wellington Caves, Parkes Telescope, and Narromine Aviation Museum all within driving distance, Mr Humphrey said he is sure the Farm Stay is going to be very popular with members.
Allan and Susan welcome members to use the fire pit/BBQ and run a generator during daylight hours. Dogs on leads are also welcome and members are asked to please phone beforehand to check availability.
Further details about the site and contact details for Camphorlaurel are available for ACC members on the ACC website under the On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay tab. While the listing states a maximum of 3 caravan sites are available, the Farm Stay can accommodate a group of up to 6 who are happy to stay in close proximity to each other.
The town of Peak Hill in the Central West of New South Wales is the venue for a Chairman’s Muster of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) to be held next month.
The muster will take place from 18 to 23 May 2017 at the Peak Hill Showgrounds.
A full programme is in place for members attending. The programme includes a farm visit, tour of The Dish, visit to Goobang National Park, a guided tour of Snake Rock including a traditional lunch and entertainment, a visit to the market night at the Services Club, a ‘Bring out the artist within’ art class with a well-known local artist, golf, barefoot bowls, an historic walk around town and a sunset tour of a Gold Mine.
“The purpose of our Chairman’s musters are three-fold,” ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey said. “The first purpose is to provide a social event for our members. The second purpose is to provide a venue where members can sit down with the Chairman and other Club Officials face to face at Happy Hour and provide feedback. The third purpose is to provide economic support back into regional towns that support RVers.”
Mr Humphrey said that the Club are expecting from 70 to 100 members in 35 to 50 RVs to attend the Peak Hill muster. The Club recorded an average daily spend per RV unit of between $100 and $110 at its Chairman’s muster at Kingaroy in South-East Queensland earlier this year.
“I’m really looking forward to the muster which will provide an opportunity for me to meet and chat with members which is what our Chairman’s musters are all about,” said Mr Humphrey.
“In addition to the attractions and sight-seeing, our members will naturally enjoy their daily Happy Hour,” he said.
The Chairman extends an invitation to fellow travellers and residents of Peak Hill and its surrounds who would like to use their RV more to join himself and Club members for Happy Hour at the Muster on Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 4pm.
“This will provide an opportunity for other RVers to come along and learn more about the Club. Interested travellers and residents with RVs should RSVP to me on 0409 605 890,” Mr Humphrey said.