Caravanning Queensland has declared the recent Queensland Caravanning, Camping and Touring Supershow at the Brisbane Showgrounds a raging success, with attendance figures reaching more than 55,000 across the six-day event.
It seems people weren’t merely window-shopping either, with over $65 million in sales recorded throughout the course of the show. This impressive figure included the sales of more than 1,200 caravans and other recreational vehicle types, proving caravan and camping holidays remain a popular option across for the region.
The event featured displays from 300 exhibitors, showcasing everything from top of the range caravans and motorhomes to budget-friendly camper trailers and camping gear, plus a huge array of gadgets and accessories.
Visitors were treated to appearances from family travel bloggers Cas and Craig Makepeace, outback legend Mal Leyland, former AFL star Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt, and V8 Supercar driver Todd Kelly, as well as The Block Sky High’s Trixie and Johnno.
The reality show favourites were on hand to reveal the final version of their three month Reno-Van Challenge. The dynamic duo project managed the renovation of a 1958 vintage Carapark, which will be auctioned in the coming months with all proceeds going to domestic violence support group, Assist-a-Sista.
Caravanning Queensland’s manager of shows, events and operations, Jason Plant, said he was thrilled with the feedback received regarding the Supershow, and is already making plans to enhance the event in 2016.
“We received incredibly positive feedback from both exhibitors and attendees during the course of the Supershow and were pleased to see more families and children enjoying the displays and entertainment than ever before, with more than 6,000 children visiting this year’s Kids Zone,” Mr Plant said.
“We’re elated with the positive feedback from attendees and exhibitors alike, and are looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better show in 2016.”