- Published: 16 May 2017 16 May 2017
The great hospitality and welcome afforded by our Hurry Slowly Farm Stay Hosts Peter and Wendy, stand out in the comments made by ACC members on the Farm Stay website.
Located only 6 kilometres from the Dubbo CBD, 3 kilometres from a major shopping complex and more importantly for our gentlemen, 2 kilometres from Bunnings, at Hurry Slowly Farm Stay you will find easily accessible level sites.
Here, you can relax and wake up to the sound of birds, in a very quiet place to leave your van while site seeing…and there is plenty to see and do in and around Dubbo.
Not only do you have the Western Plains Zoo, there is a free Culture Centre, the Old Dubbo Gaol, wineries, and large shopping centres and eateries. The site is a little over one hour from Lake Burrendong Dam, home of the Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic which attracts thousands each Easter. Situated on the Macquarie River, Dubbo has great fishing, walking and bike trails, and picnic spots. The Wellington Caves are only 40 minutes away.
Hurray Slowly Farm Stay is available for use by ACC members for most of the year, unless Peter and Wendy are travelling. There is a maximum of 3 caravan sites and 2 days’ notice is required. Pets are allowed, but fires are not permitted.
Why not call in and see Peter and Wendy on your next trip along the Newell Highway? ACC Members can find the contact and full address for Hurry Slowly Farm Stay in the Farm Stay listing on our Club’s website. To access, members must first log into the website and then click on the link that will appear.
- Published: 15 May 2017 15 May 2017
Shady grassed sites and the ability to accommodate RVs of all types and sizes, are some of the features why we have chosen Ibis Caravan Park as our Park of the Month for May.
You will find Ibis Caravan Park on the outskirts of Kerang in Victoria, between Swan Hill and Echuca. It is only 20 minutes to Bendigo and 40 minutes to Barham.
Powered, unpowered and drive through sites, and a variety of cabins (some pet friendly) are available. Pets are permitted and doggie day care is available. Other features of the Park include a well-equipped camp kitchen and barbeque hut, fire pit, and swimming pool.
When staying at Ibis Caravan Park, you are within an easy drive of the Kerang Wetlands with its 50 lakes, swamps and lagoons. Activities include fishing and bird watching as the wetland house thousands of beautiful water birds.
If you are partial to a glass of wine, there are a number of wineries producing exotic wines nearby. The popular Murrabit Market operates on the first Saturday of each month with more than 200 stalls selling everything from fruit and vegetables, local handicrafts, and tools, to fishing gear, clothes, shoes and hardware.
Ibis Caravan Park proudly display an ACC RVSTAY Sign and offer all ACC members a $2 discount on stays of 2 nights or more. ACC Branch musters are welcome with a free sausage sizzle for members with a minimum of 8 RVs staying 5 nights. The Park is also a member of KUI Parks.
Up until 1 July 2017, Ibis Caravan Park are offering ACC members a special discount rate of 20% off a powered site on a minimum 2 nights’ stay. ACC members should check out the special offer listed in the May Member Benefits Newsletter.
- Published: 13 May 2017 13 May 2017
ACC members - the May edition of your Member Benefits e-Newsletter will be out soon!
Not only does it contain some very special winter offers for you as an ACC member, it introduces you to our newest member benefits, lists all our Autumn Parks, Farm Stays and Freedom Camps of the Month, and contains up to date listings of all current ACC member benefits and Farm Stays.
Watch your email ‘inbox’ for this exciting edition. Don’t forget to click and open it when it arrives!
- Published: 12 May 2017 12 May 2017
Enjoying the benefits available through our member benefits programme is one of the many advantages of being a member of our Club.
A big welcome and thank you to new member benefit providers Aussie Road Crew Tours, BioMagic Environmental Solutions, Caravan Relocation Services, Coral Coast Veterinary Hospital, Currabubula Pub and Café, Jason Hawkins Tupperware Consultant, Junee Golf Club Campground, Kingaroy Showgrounds Caravan Park, Liquitube Distributor QLD, Quirindi Caravan Park, Robyn Faye Designs, Royal Hotel Spring Ridge, Tenterfield Lodge Caravan Park, and Yarraman Caravan Park which have recently joined our programme and are offering our members benefits.
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- Published: 11 May 2017 11 May 2017
Spring Ridge Sports Ground on the Liverpool Plains in New South Wales is our Freedom Camp for the month of May.
Located on Darby Road, it is a great place to stay for a night or two when travelling east or west to or from Quirindi.
The campground has grassy, flat sites, with picturesque views to distant mountains. There are flushing toilets, recently installed hot showers, and a few powered sites. There is a donation box to assist with upkeep.
Set in a pretty, agricultural environment on the Liverpool Plains, Spring Ridge is surrounded by farming including the production of wheat, sheep, and cattle, sorghum, sunflowers, canola and a variety of other crops.
When staying at Spring Ridge, don’t forget to support the local community. There is a general store with basic supplies. The Royal Hotel at Spring Ridge, run by ACC members Tom and Robyn, has recently joined our member benefits programme and offers all ACC members 10% off meals and a complimentary standard drink with each meal.
While visiting the Liverpool Plains, don’t forget to call in at the Liverpool Plains Information Centre at Willow Tree. Nikki will be more than happy to assist you with your sightseeing in the region which has many interesting attractions.
- Published: 10 May 2017 10 May 2017
Planning on travelling with Spirit of Tasmania between 16 September 2017 and 16 December 2017?
If so, and if you are a member of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC), if you book a ‘Feel the View’ day sailing before 27 May 2017, passenger fares are available from $69* per adult each way and from $29* per child each way. *Conditions apply.
To take up this offer, ACC members should log into the ACC website and click on the special ACC members’ Spirit of Tasmania webpage link that will then appear in this article.
- Published: 09 May 2017 09 May 2017
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) and the Caravan Council of Australia Inc. (CCA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will provide substantial support for the ACC and its members in areas of RV construction, compliance and maintenance.
The ACC is a not-for-profit RV Club with a membership of around 4,400 members. Its objectives include ensuring its members can be provided with general advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs. The CCA focusses primarily on RV compliance, safety, quality and manufacturing issues.
In a joint statement released today, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey and Honorary General Manager of the CCA Colin Young said, “We are pleased to announce that an MOU has been signed by Craig Humphrey as Chairman of the ACC, and Colin Young as Honorary General Manager of the CCA.”
“This arrangement with the CCA builds on the existing avenue for advice already available to our members for basic maintenance and technical tips through the Caravan Guru,” said Mr Humphrey. “The MOU allows our members seeking more in depth advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs to have direct access to a qualified engineer. It also allows the ACC to use CCA technical and other articles.”
“Every now and then, we hear of an RV that has been manufactured with a major defect and that is not Australian Design Rules compliant. Under the arrangement, the ACC may refer to the CCA, a member whose endeavours to resolve a dispute with an RV dealer or RV manufacturer arising from major defective manufacturing compliance and safety non-compliance have been exhausted.”
“If the CCA considers that an ACC member may benefit from the provision of an engineering assessment of the affected RV, one will be provided,” said Mr Young. “If the defect is assessed as a significant compliance, quality or build safety issue at the point of manufacture, the CCA will refer the member to a solicitor for a 30 minute free consultation on the options available to them for remedy.”
Under the MOU, the arrangement commenced on 1 May 2017. It will run for a period of 12 months when both parties have the option to renew the arrangement for a further 12 months.
“With the objectives of both the ACC and the CCA both focussed on the education and safety of RVers on the road, our organisations look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling year ahead working together for the benefit of all RVers, not just ACC members,” said Mr Humphrey and Mr Young.