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The outback town with a name worth fighting for

Photo Credit: Qantas Founders Museum By Kimberley Nicoll   It’s famous as the birthplace of Qantas and the airline once used the town’s name to brand its 747 fleet. Now Longreach has become caught up in a trademark dispute in the ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Police open fire outside Queensland caravan park

Photo Credit: Sunshine Coast Daily By Kimberley Nicoll   A police officer pulled out his handgun and shot a dog three times outside a popular Sunshine Coast caravan park. Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park Manager Lee Nelson was mowing lawns ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Caravan ‘re-birthing’ scam exposed

By Kimberley Nicoll Queensland police are yet to lay charges against a caravan dealer they allege has been illegally selling caravans previously written off in insurance claims. Police are jointly investigating the so-called “re-birthing” ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Overwhelming destination choice leaves travellers disappointed

Photo Credit: Qanats Upon being presented with an inordinate selection of holiday destinations, travellers are more likely to be dissatisfied with their choice. The University of Sydney Business School has released a research article by Dr ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

What not to do when you find a snake in your tent

By Kimberley Nicoll It’s a nightmare experience… Waking up to find a snake on the loose in your tent while camping. In the case of nine-year-old Brisbane girl Gabby Pettigrew, it was almost a matter of strangulation when she woke to find a ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Are you concerned about outback crime?

Photo Credit: News Corp Australia In light of recent crimes, foreign governments have warned against travelling to the Australian outback. As a response, Tourism Northern Territory have issued an Open Invitation to tourists. The letter ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Upgrade program for WA tourism operators

The Caravan Industry Association Western Australia Inc (CIAWA) has signed an agreement with Tourism WA to administer the Caravan Industry Development Initiative (CIDI) program. CIAWA CEO Craig Kenyon says the initiative will equip regional ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Lemon Caravans founder facing legal action

Tracy Leigh is behind the Facebook page “Lemon Caravans and RVs in Aus”, which has around 8000 members. She set it up over a year ago after paying $70 000 for a new Lotus Freelander caravan and allegedly discovering various defects keeping it ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Cyclone Debbie’s destructive backwash

Two humble tents somehow withstood a tsunami that destroyed 15 caravans in the flooded NSW city of Lismore. Lismore Centra Tourist Park was one of hundreds of homes and businesses devastated as torrential rains and floods from ex tropical cyclone ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Don’t cancel your Queensland holiday

Photo Credit: NASA By Kimberley Nicoll Caravan park operators in parts of North Queensland hit by Tropical Cyclone Debbie say they’ve come through the storm relatively unscathed. Ilona Rodgers, Manager of BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017