- Published: 19 March 2018 19 March 2018
Congratulations to ACC members Peter Lewis, Graeme Wooler, Janelle Allen, Alan Marsh and Kim Gladman who have each won a Double Pass ticket to ‘Day on the Plain’.
The competition was run via our ACC Facebook page, and also advertised on this webpage.
The inaugural ‘Day on the Plain’ is the first of its kind – a day-long festival hosting some of Australia’s most iconic music acts. It will be held on 5 May 2018 at Jimbour Amphitheatre, Jimbour on the Western Downs in Queensland.
Hear some of Australia's best Rock 'n' Roll artists - The Eurogliders, Wendy Matthews, Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows, Glenn Shorrock, Richard Clapton, Frankie J Holden, and Wilbur Wilde.
Day on the Plain is part of the Big Skies Festival being held from 28 April to 6 May 2018. To read more about the event, go to https://www.bigskies2018.com.au/
- Published: 14 March 2018 14 March 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome North Star Holiday Resort to its member benefits programme.
You will find North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales. Hastings Point is the “jewel of the tweed”, within an hour’s drive to World Heritage listed rainforests, and nestled between the ocean and a beautiful but delicate estuary. Visitors come here to appreciate nature at her finest.
Just a stroll to surf beaches and tidal estuary, North Star Holiday Resort boasts an adventure lagoon, games room, tennis court, a marine environment field study & resource centre and a convenience store. If relaxing is more your thing, then enjoy and massage or sauna in the seascape leisure centre or a meal at the licenced café. Onsite amenities include laundry facilities, outdoor barbecue area, and a camp kitchen.
North Star Holiday Resort offer ACC members 10% off sites up to the value of $50. The offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount card. Pets are not permitted.
ACC members – to find out the special ACC member code and for contact details for North Star Holiday Resort, you will need to log onto this website and click on the green Member Benefits – Accommodation button on this webpage.
- Published: 13 March 2018 13 March 2018
A delicious bacon and egg or sausage and egg sandwich breakfast started Day 5 on Monday for the majority of our members for the last day of our ACC Chairman’s Muster at Elmore.
During the morning, members attended a technical session at The Hub. This included a presentation by Derek Hale (ACC East Gippsland Roadrunners) who gave an overview of the results from the Newmerella RV weigh in held in January 2017 conducted by VicRoads and Victorian Police. Derek emphasised the importance of ensuring that our tow vehicles and RVs fall within legal limits.
Derek’s presentation was followed by a presentation by Catherine Howe from SavvyLevel. Members listened with interest about how the SavvyLevel works and how easy it is to use as a levelling device. Indeed following Catherine’s presentation, a number of our members queued to make a purchase at the special ACC members only price which can be found on our ACC member benefits – non accommodation listings on our Club’s website.
Our final technical presenter was Ben Somerville who gave a presentation on caravan design and construction.
Day 5 concluded with the final Happy Hour for the muster. Vince Padgett entertained us with some great songs with members joining in, gifts of thanks were presented to our muster co-ordinators Kaye and Ian Hocking, to our site coordinator Leigh Marshall (aka Stretchlizard) and Derek Hale paid tribute to and thanked our Chairman Craig for selecting Victoria as the venue for our 2018 National Muster. Chairman Craig thanked Geoff Halson for his preparatory work and the three directors Graham Christie, Lynne Friis and Greg Sonter for making the long journey South from Queensland to Elmore to attend the muster.
Tuesday will sadly see the great exodus of members from the Elmore Events Centre, marking the end of what could only be said was a truly great muster, thoroughly enjoyed by all who came.
- Published: 13 March 2018 13 March 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks to its member benefits programme.
You will find BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks on the mid north coast of New South Wales.
South West Rocks sits on Trial Bay, nestled against the mouth of the Macleay River. Along with the beautiful beaches and warm ocean, local attractions include Trial Bay Gaol, Smokey Cape Lighthouse and The Slim Dusty Centre. There are shops, clubs, restaurants, golf course, swimming, fishing and boating all within easy driving distance.
- Park facilities include a resort style pool, games and movie room, putt putt, SUP/Canoe/Bike hire, & The Full Circle eatery – on site café/restaurant. Ensuite sites are available with non-ensuite site located close to the amenities and the fully equipped camp kitchen. Walking tracks into town or the beach make this gated, secure resort the perfect getaway.
- BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks offer ACC members 10% off sites or a 20% discount for groups of 10 or more staying for a minimum of 2 nights. Pets are permitted.
ACC members – to find out the special ACC member code and for contact details for BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks, you will need to log onto this website and click on the green Member Benefits – Accommodation button on this webpage.
- Published: 12 March 2018 12 March 2018
Day 4 at Elmore was a bit of a ‘free day’, with some members taking up the self-drive option and driving to Bendigo.
For those remaining at camp, we had a group morning tea at The Hub in the morning.
At lunchtime and dinner, a number of members took advantage of the lunch and dinner meal options at the Railway Hotel.
The afternoon saw an interesting address by Councillor Andrea Metcalf on the theme of ‘Tourism and Development in Greater Bendigo’.
Happy Hour concluded with a very humorous ditty / poem from Banjo which left us all laughing and with a greater appreciation for one-armed bandits from days gone by.
- Published: 11 March 2018 11 March 2018
The river town of Murray Bridge in South Australia will be the venue for our Club’s 2019 Chairman’s Muster in March next year, Chairman Craig announced Friday.
The announcement was made by Craig to ACC members at the Chairman’s Muster currently underway at Elmore in Victoria with 150 members in 75 RV units in attendance.
“South Australia members first mooted the idea of a Chairman’s muster in their State to me last year,” Craig said. “I asked them to put forward a town and venue. They came back with Murray Bridge.”
Murray Bridge has a number of attractions that will ensure members who choose to journey to the region will have plenty to see and do.
There’s wineries, chocolate shops, antiques, Op shops, giftware, Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village, The Round House with spectacular river and bridge views, Monarto Zoo and members can cruise the Murray River on a paddleboat if they choose.
“It’s all only in the early stages of planning and more information will be provided to members as it becomes available,” said Craig.
A number of sites have been reserved from 13 to 20 March 2019 at the Murray Bridge Marina Camping and Caravan Park.
“Our Club now has three major events in its upcoming calendar
- Our 2018 National Muster at Denmark in Western Australia from 14 to 21 October 2018;
- Our 2019 Chairman’s Muster at Murray Bridge in South Australia from 13 to 20 March 2019; and
- Our 2019 National Muster at Warrnambool in Victoria from 14 to 20 October 2019.”
“Your board and I were anxious to make sure Club members are aware of these important major event dates so that our members on the road can look at planning their travels for this and next year,” Craig said.
- Published: 11 March 2018 11 March 2018
Meningie on the southern end of Lake Albert near the Coorong in South Australia was the venue for the February muster for our ACC Sundowners branch.
Lake Alexandrina and Albert and the Coorong form part of the mouth of the mighty Murray River where it enters the Southern Ocean. The township is a popular stopover or pass through for grey nomads coming to or coming from the SA Limestone Coast in the South East. The lakes are a photographers delight with magnificent sunsets and views from anywhere around the foreshores. Pelicans and other water birds frequent the Lake's foreshore.
The itinerary for the weekend included a knowledge quiz of Meningie and surrounds that saw members scampering around the town, a fishing competition, and a dinner at the Meningie Hotel. Warren organised a fishing rod prize worth $100 from a Goolwa Tackle shop.
Overall, it was a great start for the year for our Sundowners, with a good roll up. While a small branch compared to some of the larger ones in the club, the members say it’s the friendships they have made that endure beyond their musters.