Written by: Caravan Industry of Australia

This bushfire season has been devastating for tourism regions across the country. Many caravan holiday parks in these areas should be brimming with visitors in what would normally be peak season, but instead are trying to rebuild.

As your national association we have been liaising with Federal Government Ministers and agencies as well as other industry associations to make sure the issues impacting our industry businesses are highlighted in any recovery discussions.  We are also working closely with caravan state associations and park chains in affected regions who have already provided incredibly useful practical information for their member businesses throughout the crisis.

In January, we put a call out to industry wishing to assist through a quarantined industry marketing fund to directly encourage future visitation to affected areas once it is safe for tourists to return.

We would like to thank Vic Parks, Setec, All Parks Insurance, NRMA Parks and Resorts, Caravan Industry Victoria, CCIA NSW, Reflections Holiday Parks, Discovery Holiday Parks, Top Parks, Dometic, Ingenia Holidays, BIG4 Holiday Parks, Apollo Motorhome Holidays, Caravan Park Brokers, Redarc, K-Mac Powerheads, and Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park for their support of the initiative.

We also like to acknowledge two of the smallest parks in New Zealand – Te Aroha Caravan Park ($250) and Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park ($500) who have each also pledged to support the campaign.