A run down on events in Victoria
Expos and shows offer excellent opportunities to see first hand, the latest caravan model releases, updates, camping and caravan accessories from large and small manufacturers and dealers in the one place. In many cases, the shows cover everything you need for your caravan and camping adventures.
In Victoria, there are a number of major shows throughout the year, covering Melbourne and regional areas.
Victorian Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Shows
The industry association body, Caravan Industry Association Victoria, hosted three major shows in 2015 – the Victorian Caravan Camping and Outdoor Supershow at the Melbourne Showgrounds in February; the Border Expo in Wodonga in August and Bendigo Expo in November.
The largest by far is the Supershow which includes hundreds of exhibitors displaying products and equipment plus seminars and entertainment covering massive outdoor area and large indoor pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds.
The 2016 Supershow will be held 24-29 February and all ticketing information can be found at www.caravanshow.com.au
The Bendigo Leisurefest Expo is held in November at the Bendigo Racecourse and features over 200 new caravans, camper trailers, campervans, motorhomes, pop tops, tent trailers, off-road vehicles and plenty to more to keep the whole family entertainment.
Three days to satisfy the interest of the most avid aficionados.
For 2016 dates and details check out www.leisurefest.com.au
The Border Caravan and Camping Expo is held in Wodonga each year in August and is the premier industry event for north-east Victoria and southern NSW. The website is extremely informative with visitor and exhibitor information, travel tips and ticketing. www.borderexpo.com.au
Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Victoria (CTIAV) and the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) team up to present Melbourne Leisurefest in October at Sandown Racecourse. Now in its 9th year, this show brings together an impressive showcase of RV, camping, touring, off-road and fishing products and equipment.
This is a true family event with activities and entertainment as well as the serious stuff of checking out the latest model releases.
Keep an eye on the website for 2016 dates, ticketing info and exhibitor details www.melbourneleisurefest.com.au
Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Living Shows
The Geelong Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Living Show date to note is 21-24 January 2016 and head for the Geelong Showgrounds. Tickets are $17 for adults, available at the gate.
Highlights will include comprehensive displays of products and equipment with latest releases of caravans, motorhomes and RVs and an impressive array of camping gear and equipment.
Plus plenty of rides, carnival activities and entertainment to keep the kids happy while you check out your next purchase!
If you miss the Geelong show, catch the next Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Living Show in Yarrawonga, 11-13 March at Yarrawonga Showgrounds.
Explore Australia Expo – Melbourne
Another great show to keep an eye out for is the Melbourne leg of the Explore Australia Expo.
Held in May in 2015 at Melbourne Showgrounds, this expo covers a wider field of outdoor living than just caravans with plenty of displays and exhibitors to appeal to everyone interested in caravanning, camping, 4WDs, fishing and outdoor adventures.
Don’t forget to have your mobile device handy while you visit shows so you can quickly access the Jade Caravan Finance 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 Caravan Finance Consultant to organise your loan. Why not speak to us before you head to the expo and organise a pre-approved loan and keep our number in your phone to make a quick call for a quick quote so you can make a quick deal!