A rundown on events in South Australia
Avid fans and novices know well that attending expos and shows is the best way to see all the latest caravan releases, gear, equipment and accessories. They offer superb opportunities to see a whole of suppliers in one place for easy and convenient comparisons on the spot.
Expos also run seminars and presentations by leading experts, so they are a great place to update your knowledge and a source of valuable information to enhance your caravan experience.
The peak industry body in South Australia is the Caravan and Camping Industries Association of South Australia, which runs several annual expos.
The annual South Australia Caravan and Camping Show was held in February 2015 at Adelaide Showgrounds, and Let’s Go Caravan and Camping Super Sale was born 30 July – 2 August 2015 at Adelaide Showgrounds.
At the time of writing, no dates were advertised for upcoming shows, so keep an eye on the association’s website and Facebook page to stay in touch and know when event information is released. www.caravanandcampingsa.com.au
Travel to Interstate Shows
While only a few significant shows are scheduled for South Australia, just across the border in Victoria, there is a more extensive calendar of events, so why not plan a road trip to coincide with the interstate expos?
The industry association body, Caravan Industry Association Victoria, hosts three significant shows annually in Melbourne, Bendigo and Wodonga, with other shows in Melbourne, Yarrawonga and Geelong.
The largest is the Victorian Caravan Camping and Outdoor Supershow, which will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 24-29 February 2016. all ticketing information can be found here.
The Border Expo in Wodonga is held in August, so keep an eye on the association's website and Facebook page for details.
The Bendigo Leisurefest Expo is held in November at the Bendigo Racecourse. It features over 200 new caravans, camper trailers, campervans, motorhomes, pop tops, tent trailers, off-road vehicles, and plenty more to entertain the whole family.
The Geelong Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Living Show is scheduled for 21-24 January 2016 at head for the Geelong Showgrounds and Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Living Show in Yarrawonga, 11-13 March at
Another large Victorian show is the Explore Australia Expo, which was held in May 2015 at Melbourne Showgrounds and covers a broader field of outdoor living than just caravans. Keep an eye on the organiser’s website for details of the 2016 events.
New South Wales Events
Of course, one of the largest annual caravan expos is the Sydney Caravan, Camping, RV and Holiday Supershow hosted by the Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW.
Held at the Rosehill Racecourse, the next show is 9th-17th April 2016, and you can expect to connect with over 300 exhibitors with the latest in caravans, motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers, holiday parks, fifth wheelers, slide ons, tents and camping equipment, parks and sites and accessories.
The show websites offer a wealth of information on travel and accommodation https://www.supershow.com.au/
If planning a more extended trip, why not take in the Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow? An annual event running for nearly 50 years, the show is held in June each year at the Brisbane Showgrounds.
The 2016 Supershow is scheduled for 8-14 June, and information on getting there, ticketing, and exhibitors can be sourced at www.caravanqld.com.au
Don’t forget to have your mobile device handy. At the same time, you visit shows to quickly access the Jade Caravan Loan Calculator to calculate a quick ballpark estimate of repayments when something catches your interest.
Then, when you’re ready to purchase, speak to a Jade Fast Caravan Finance Approval to organise your loan. Why not talk to us before you head to the expo and manage a pre-approved loan? Keep our number on your phone to make a quick call for a quick quote so you can make a fast deal!