Yes, we are exhibiting at the Mackay Home Show & Camping, Caravan Expo at the Mackay Showgrounds from 19 – 21 May 2017!
If you’re planning on attending the Expo, why not call in at our stall and say hello? Not a member, then come along and see what we are all about? We are waiving our $10 joining fee for any new members who join at the Show!
You might like what you see and join the ACC, the Club for ALL RVers…where Friendships and Adventure begin.
The Australian Caravan Club welcomes Quirindi Caravan Park on the Liverpool Plains as its newest accommodation member benefit provider offering a discount to ACC members.
The Park is a great base from which RVers can explore the beautiful Liverpool Plains. If you visit between December and March, the sunflowers may be out in bloom.
There is much to see and do in and around Quirindi. Your first stop must, of course, be to the Who’d-A-Thought-It Lookout which offers picturesque views over Quirindi. There you can see the beautiful gold, orange, green and brown colours of the Liverpool Plains. Don’t forget to stop in and check out Bob’s Shed on the way up to the lookout.
Nearby to the North there’s the historical Railway Station, Australian Railway Monument and Railway Journeys Museum at Werris Creek. A little further North there’s the Currabubula Pub.
At Wallabadah a short distance to the East, you’ll find the historic Marshall McMahon Pub and the First Fleet Memorial Gardens, to the West the pretty village of Spring Ridge, and on the outskirts of Quirindi you’ll find the Rural Heritage Village and Miniature Railway.
Quirindi Caravan Park offers ACC members a 20% discount on powered and unpowered sites, and cabins. Pets are permitted on caravan sites, but are not permitted in cabins. Don’t forget to show your current ACC membership card to obtain the discount.
Don’t forget to include a stopover for a few days when travelling the Kamilaroi Highway, or to take a short detour West at Wallabadah into Quirindi on your next trip along the New England Highway.
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.