Treetops Camp Site
One of our clubs recently spent some time at the Treetops Camp Site run by Vic Scouts.
All indications are that it was a favourable experience and well worth a try and would make an excellent rally location for clubs.
Follow this link ... http://www.treetopscoutcamp.co...
Caravanners getting a Bad Rap!
Our three months trip to Cape York staying at both free camps and Caravan parks.
Jeanette and I heard from a lot of Councils and owners of caravan parks that they are closing free camps and raising prices of parks because of the rubbish and mess that caravaners leave behind. I found it to be the opposite on most occasions. We found that caravaners took their rubbish with them.
What we did see was back packers abusing free camps and stealing from Caravan Parks. On a number of occasions we saw back packers wait until the Park office was closed then jump fences and use camp kitchen and toilets of the parks. The rubbish they left was unbelievable; we actually cleaned up three camp kitchens’ that had been left a mess after backpackers had used them.
We spoke to the owners of the park about the mess and one reply was "Well what do you expect us to do about it we can’t monitor it 24 hours a day". These parasites cause caravaners to get a bad and undeserved reputation.
We spoke to a couple of backpackers and when they rented their vehicle they were giving a book on tips on how to "beat the system" ie wait until office was closed until you used the facilities (camp
Kitchens), Wait until no one is around and check out the camp kitchen fridge for food stuffs, stand next to a locked toilet door and wait for one of the residents to enter then follow behind, if there was no gate at the park entrance again wait until the office is closed then drive in and park right at the back of the park and leave early in the morning so you don't have to pay and probably the worst bit of advice they were given "Don’t worry about any fines you are given by the time they get to court and they find you, you will be back in your own country. Councils can’t enforce the fines and they can’t physically force you to move form a spot until they take you to court (usually 21 days) this was definitely the evident in Cairns.
Maybe some caravan park owners and councils need to be enlightened into what actually happens after 5pm closing.
Ian and Jeanette Erale
CFA Cravan Club
Christmas with NEVCC
Members of the North East Caravan Club braved the severe weather event to celebrate their Christmas rally at Boathaven Caravan Park at Ebden on Lake Hume on the 1st & 2nd December 2017.
And it rained, and it rained, and it rained.
However the weather didn’t dampen the spirit of the day although it did dampen everything else.
All the members enjoyed themselves and even Santa braved the storm to pay us a visit.
Good food, good fun and good company was experienced by all.