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Interviews with celebrities who still prefer tents and caravans to five-star resorts, chats with campers looking after the environment in their own special way and stories from interesting folk travelling around Australia.

Leylands: Ready for their next adventure

“You value every day, you get up in the morning and I say I’ve got another day,” –Mal Leyland Mal Leyland has had a life of incredible highs and he’s also survived some painful setbacks over the years. His recently published life ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Neil Chesney’s 60 years in caravans

There are plaques alongside framed photographs of Neil being presented with awards. There’s the occasional memento from Australia’s golden days of caravanning in the 1960s and early 1970s when Chesney reigned supreme on the roads of Queensland ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

40 Years Of Jayco Caravans

Gerry Ryan celebrates 40 years in business and reveals how Jayco Caravans outlasted all the other big names from the 1970s. By ROD BRUEM The outer Melbourne industrial suburb of South Dandenong is not the sort of place you’d normally pick as a ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

The rise and fall of Franklin

Australians have Geoffrey Robertson to thank as one of the great innovators who made caravan holidays affordable for the masses. For the first time, the Franklin Caravans founder reveals how not taking a holiday led to the company’s demise.  ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

What really happened to Viscount?

In the 1970s when Aussies sang of their love for football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holdens, odds were that close behind the car was a Viscount caravan. Join us as we dive into the history of this caravanning icon.  Viscount brought mass ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Brian Cadd

Brian Cadd is perhaps best remembered for the classic hit songs he wrote and performed back in the 1970s including “A Little Ray of Sunshine”, “Arkansas Grass” and “Ginger Man.” Brian Cadd and the Bootleg Band has recorded and ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Stacey Thomson

Stacey Thomson is known to Australians young and old simply as Ranger Stacey.   She went from one dream job to the next when, as a young Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service field officer, she was invited to appear on children’s television to ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Adam Harvey

When it comes to enjoying a drink and good yarn beside the campfire, there’s probably no bigger fan than country music star Adam Harvey. In a recording and touring career spanning over two decades he’s seen Australia from top to bottom yet ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Beccy Cole

Of all the celebrity campers featured in ROAM, Beccy Cole would have to take the prize as the most enthusiastic we’ve met. The successful singer songwriter is no stranger to winning prizes. She’s won nine Golden Guitar Awards and been named ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan is one of Australia’s most celebrated vocalists. Getting her start in the industry as part of indie band George, Katie quickly built a reputation for her range and versatility, but it wasn’t until she branched out into her solo ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017