- Published: 18 September 2018 18 September 2018
During the past year, the Caravan Trades and Industries Association in conjunction with the Department of Transport have been weighting caravans and checking weights and measurements. Here are some staggering results ....
- 51% of the vans weighed were over their ATM.
- 24% of tow vehicles weighed were over their GVM.
- 8% of tow vehicles weighed were over their GCM.
- Highest reading over-weight single-axle caravan, 618kg.
- Highest reading over-weight tandem-axle caravan, 485kg.
- Highest reading over-weight tow vehicle, 215kg.
- Highest reading tow ball mass 405kg on a caravan with an ATM of 3350kg.
These results are from 2000 caravans that were randomly inspected. With these results, can we expect to see Department of Transport inspectors beside the highway soon? It was not stated whether drivers were fined or cautioned.
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- Published: 15 September 2018 15 September 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Kafe Kookaburra to its member benefits programme.
Kafe Kookaburra is in Nana Glen, NSW. Where’s Nana Glen???....., well it’s just 25kms inland north-west of Coffs Harbour on the Orara Way.
Enjoy the rustic Cafe/Restaurant where you can enjoy the view of the valley from every seat. With an extensive menu on offer, including wholesome fresh food, locally roasted coffee and beautiful homemade desserts, it’s the perfect place to stop and relax. You can also peruse through a selection of artisan smallgoods.
They are Pet Friendly, Bike Friendly and with ample parking for the biggest of vehicles.
Kafe Kookaburra offer ACC members a 10% discount on their menu. Pre-arranged group bookings will enjoy a 15% discount.
- Published: 14 September 2018 14 September 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Pioneer Tourist Park to its member benefits programme.
You will find Pioneer Tourist Park in Deniliquin, New South Wales.
With Ensuite, Powered & Unpowered sites there’s accommodation for everyone. The grassed drive-through sites can accommodate the large vehicles.
The deciduous tress throughout the park provide plenty of shade in the summer months.
While in Deniliquin be sure to visit the Peppin Heritage Centre which has a variety of travelling and local exhibitions throughout the year. Of course Deniliquin is famous for the Deni Ute Muster, so make sure you see the mosaic ute in the gardens adjacent the Heritage Centre.
Fishing in the Edward River or a round of golf on the 18 hole, par 72 course which boasts some of the best greens in the region can also be enjoyed.
ACC Members staying at Pioneer Tourist Park for a minimum of 2 nights will receive a 10% discount…KUI member discount also applies (total of 20% discount for KUI members).
Groups of 5 or more staying for 3 or more nights will receive the discount above PLUS the park will put on a BBQ one night.
- Published: 13 September 2018 13 September 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Rainbow Pines Tourist Park to its member benefits programme.
Rainbow Pines Tourist Park is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Eucumbene only 40 minutes to Selwyn Snowfields with the breathtaking Snowy Mountains as its backdrop.
The heated amenities block includes disabled/family rooms, while most of the powered sites overlook Lake Eucumbene.
The Onsite shop is stocked with basics such as bread, milk, bacon, butter, etc and a lot more to make a meal. The shop also has a large collection of fishing tackle and bait ranging from hooks up to complete trout combo's from Abu Garcia.
Pets are permitted with a current vaccination certificate.
Rainbow Pines Tourist Park offer ACC members a 10% discount up to $50 per stay.
- Published: 12 September 2018 12 September 2018
Here is also a great opportunity for ACC Branches to make great savings when planning Musters:
At Ingenia holidays we believe in creating memories and positive experiences for all our guests.
We offer accommodation in prime waterfront locations, in vineyard settings, on major transit routes and everywhere in between!
We provide a variety of caravan, camping and cabin accommodation and you will find our parks spread throughout coastal and inland NSW and Queensland.
Ingenia Holidays are the ideal place for a short break, stop over or holiday. Relaxing and enjoyable we offer a welcoming environment, where you and your family are catered for in a safe and social community.
INGENIA HOLIDAYS LOOKS FORWARD TO HELPING YOU FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE!
- Published: 12 September 2018 12 September 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Belair National Park Holiday Park to its member benefits programme.
Belair National Park Holiday Park is situated within the boundaries of the tranquil Belair National Park, just 13km south of Adelaide city centre. It is South Australia’s oldest National Park covering 835 hectares and is home to Old Government House – a significant heritage building.
Guests of Belair National Park Holiday Park may choose to explore the many walking trails located within the National Park, play a round of golf at the Belair National Park Golf Course, enjoy a meal and a drink at the Belair Park Country Club or just sit back and relax by the pool and forget that the city is only 25 minutes away.
The park is ideally situated for day trips to explore the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and the Fleurieu Peninsula. At the end of the day, relax by a fire pit (winter only and dependant on conditions) and talk about your day with new friends.
Dogs are permitted on powered & unpowered sites only.
Belair National Park Holiday Park offer ACC members travelling in Winter a powered site for $30 per night or stay for 7 pay for 6. At other times a 10% discount.
- Published: 05 September 2018 05 September 2018
“The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is pleased to welcome its newest branch – the ACC Blue Mountains Explorers. The branch continues the strong growth of the Club around Australia and I’m pleased that RV travellers are attracted to the ACC where we pride ourselves for being the Club where Friendship and Adventure begin.” announced Club Chairman Craig Humphrey.
On Sunday, 26 August 2018, and under the guidance of Lorraine Theodoros, the NSW ACC Membership Support Committee Representative, 31 like-minded people met at the Blackheath Glen Tourist Park in the NSW Blue Mountains.
Shortly afterwards, and with great enthusiasm from those attending, the ACC Blue Mountains Explorers Branch (Branch Number 53) was formed.
At the time of writing this article, the new branch has 15 member units.
Foundation members generally come from the Blue Mountains area but from as far west as Orange.
Lorraine Theodoros also noted that “ACC members in general would also be pleased to know that one comment the group made was that when they have met up with ACC members on the road, the ACC members were always very friendly and always invited them to join them. They were impressed!”
The ACC Blue Mountain Explorers will hold their first muster back at Blackheath Glen Tourist Park from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd of September. A meeting is planned for Saturday (22nd) at 2pm and an early look at the meeting agenda indicates that members will be strongly encouraged to think about travels and activities.
Gwen Aspinall is the Branch President and Ken Newton the Secretary. Ang Newton is working in the background assisting with the branch badge design etc. Further contact details are on the ACC website.