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Ten years ago, a caravanner living at Lake Macquarie decided to contact other caravanners living on the New South Wales Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle regions to gauge support for the formation of a branch of our Club.
His dream was realised when 9 vans and 18 people turned up at Taylors Beach Caravan Park for a “meet and greet” and the ACC Hunter Ramblers branch was born. Since its foundation, the branch has grown in size to 32 members.
In April this year, members of the Hunter Ramblers mustered at South West Rocks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the branch. At the muster, branch president Ken outlined the history of the Ramblers, and praised those involved with the early establishment of the branch.
“Members of the Hunter Ramblers had a great time celebrating our 10th anniversary,” Ken said. “We had a very special morning tea and dinner to mark the occasion. In fact, the celebrations went on for an entire day.”
“Branch foundation members Ian and Cheryl cut our 10th anniversary cake at the morning tea.”
The morning tea was followed by some frivolity and fun with old fashioned games. A birthday dinner was held at the South West Rocks Surf Club in the evening. “Many stories of past musters created lots of laughter and maybe a little embarrassment between us.”
Ken said he put the long term success of the Ramblers down to the friendships and adventures shared between members of the branch. “We are a friendly group. We have around six musters every year and when one muster is over, we all start looking forward to meeting up for the next one.”
Our ACC Chairman Craig congratulated the Hunter Ramblers on the success of the branch. “The ACC Hunter Ramblers was one of our Club’s early branches to form and has successfully served RVers living in the Hunter region now for ten years. On behalf of all ACC members, I congratulate the branch.”
Any RVer requiring further information about the ACC or its Hunter Ramblers branch can contact the ACC on 1800 734 493.
Adventure beckons, so ACC members can sail by day or night on the Spirit of Tasmania from $79* per person each way. Offer extended for a limited time!
This offer is available on selected night sailings between late August and mid-December 2018.
The offer is available until sold out. To book your adventure online today, ACC members should log onto this website, click on the orange member benefits – non accommodation button on our home page, and click on the special Spirit of Tasmania webpage for ACC members under the Spirit of Tasmania listing.
Our Park of the Month for July is Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park at Warrnambool in Victoria.
Located only 5 minutes from Warrnambool, the Gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park is located on the banks of the beautiful Hopkins River.
While enjoying your stay at Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park, you can make the most of the many facilities that the Park has to offer. Here you’ll find a resort style lagoon pool complete with ‘grotto’, waterfalls and a water slide for all ages. There is a children’s playground, mini golf, tennis court, jumping pillow, gym and indoor heated pool and spa so you can swim all year round, camp kitchen and barbeques.
There’s just so much to do in the Warrnambool area. It’s only a short drive to Hopkins Falls and the world famous Twelve Apostles, experience whale watching in Winter/Spring, plus there’s the Tower Hill Nature Reserve, Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show, and Flagstaff Hill Historic Maritime Village to see.
The Park has ensuite and powered grassed sites and can cater for large 5th wheelers. Dogs are welcome year round and special pet friendly studio cabins are available.
Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park offer all ACC members a 10% discount off accommodation up to the value of $40 per stay. Don’t forget to show your membership card when booking.
Up to 31 August, the Park has a special offer available to all guests. Guests can Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2 on all powered and ensuite suites. (Cost is $80 for 3 nights on a powered site and $104 for 3 nights on an ensuite site).
ACC members can find contact details for Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park by logging onto this website and clicking on the green member benefits – accommodation button.