The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome North Star Holiday Resort to its member benefits programme.
You will find North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales. Hastings Point is the “jewel of the tweed”, within an hour’s drive to World Heritage listed rainforests, and nestled between the ocean and a beautiful but delicate estuary. Visitors come here to appreciate nature at her finest.
Just a stroll to surf beaches and tidal estuary, North Star Holiday Resort boasts an adventure lagoon, games room, tennis court, a marine environment field study & resource centre and a convenience store. If relaxing is more your thing, then enjoy and massage or sauna in the seascape leisure centre or a meal at the licenced café. Onsite amenities include laundry facilities, outdoor barbecue area, and a camp kitchen.
North Star Holiday Resort offer ACC members 10% off sites up to the value of $50. The offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount card. Pets are not permitted.
ACC members – to find out the special ACC member code and for contact details for North Star Holiday Resort, you will need to log onto this website and click on the green Member Benefits – Accommodation button on this webpage.
A delicious bacon and egg or sausage and egg sandwich breakfast started Day 5 on Monday for the majority of our members for the last day of our ACC Chairman’s Muster at Elmore.
During the morning, members attended a technical session at The Hub. This included a presentation by Derek Hale (ACC East Gippsland Roadrunners) who gave an overview of the results from the Newmerella RV weigh in held in January 2017 conducted by VicRoads and Victorian Police. Derek emphasised the importance of ensuring that our tow vehicles and RVs fall within legal limits.
Derek’s presentation was followed by a presentation by Catherine Howe from SavvyLevel. Members listened with interest about how the SavvyLevel works and how easy it is to use as a levelling device. Indeed following Catherine’s presentation, a number of our members queued to make a purchase at the special ACC members only price which can be found on our ACC member benefits – non accommodation listings on our Club’s website.
Our final technical presenter was Ben Somerville who gave a presentation on caravan design and construction.
Day 5 concluded with the final Happy Hour for the muster. Vince Padgett entertained us with some great songs with members joining in, gifts of thanks were presented to our muster co-ordinators Kaye and Ian Hocking, to our site coordinator Leigh Marshall (aka Stretchlizard) and Derek Hale paid tribute to and thanked our Chairman Craig for selecting Victoria as the venue for our 2018 National Muster. Chairman Craig thanked the three directors Graham Christie, Lynne Friis and Greg Sonter for making the long journey South from Queensland to Elmore to attend the muster.
Tuesday will sadly see the great exodus of members from the Elmore Events Centre, marking the end of what could only be said was a truly great muster, thoroughly enjoyed by all who came.
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks to its member benefits programme.
You will find BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks on the mid north coast of New South Wales.
South West Rocks sits on Trial Bay, nestled against the mouth of the Macleay River. Along with the beautiful beaches and warm ocean, local attractions include Trial Bay Gaol, Smokey Cape Lighthouse and The Slim Dusty Centre. There are shops, clubs, restaurants, golf course, swimming, fishing and boating all within easy driving distance.
Park facilities include a resort style pool, games and movie room, putt putt, SUP/Canoe/Bike hire, & The Full Circle eatery – on site café/restaurant. Ensuite sites are available with non-ensuite site located close to the amenities and the fully equipped camp kitchen. Walking tracks into town or the beach make this gated, secure resort the perfect getaway.
BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks offer ACC members 10% off sites or a 20% discount for groups of 10 or more staying for a minimum of 2 nights. Pets are permitted.
ACC members – to find out the special ACC member code and for contact details for BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks, you will need to log onto this website and click on the green Member Benefits – Accommodation button on this webpage.
The river town of Murray Bridge in South Australia will be the venue for our Club’s 2019 Chairman’s Muster in March next year, Chairman Craig announced Friday.
The announcement was made by Craig to ACC members at the Chairman’s Muster currently underway at Elmore in Victoria with 150 members in 75 RV units in attendance.
“South Australia members first mooted the idea of a Chairman’s muster in their State to me last year,” Craig said. “I asked them to put forward a town and venue. They came back with Murray Bridge.”
Murray Bridge has a number of attractions that will ensure members who choose to journey to the region will have plenty to see and do.
There’s wineries, chocolate shops, antiques, Op shops, giftware, Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village, The Round House with spectacular river and bridge views, Monarto Zoo and members can cruise the Murray River on a paddleboat if they choose.
“It’s all only in the early stages of planning and more information will be provided to members as it becomes available,” said Craig.
A number of sites have been reserved from 13 to 20 March 2019 at the Murray Bridge Marina Camping and Caravan Park.
“Our Club now has three major events in its upcoming calendar
Our 2018 National Muster at Denmark in Western Australia from 14 to 21 October 2018;
Our 2019 Chairman’s Muster at Murray Bridge in South Australia from 13 to 20 March 2019; and
Our 2019 National Muster at Warrnambool in Victoria from 14 to 20 October 2019.”
“Your board and I were anxious to make sure Club members are aware of these important major event dates so that our members on the road can look at planning their travels for this and next year,” Craig said.
Meningie on the southern end of Lake Albert near the Coorong in South Australia was the venue for the February muster for our ACC Sundowners branch.
Lake Alexandrina and Albert and the Coorong form part of the mouth of the mighty Murray River where it enters the Southern Ocean. The township is a popular stopover or pass through for grey nomads coming to or coming from the SA Limestone Coast in the South East. The lakes are a photographers delight with magnificent sunsets and views from anywhere around the foreshores. Pelicans and other water birds frequent the Lake's foreshore.
The itinerary for the weekend included a knowledge quiz of Meningie and surrounds that saw members scampering around the town, a fishing competition, and a dinner at the Meningie Hotel. Warren organised a fishing rod prize worth $100 from a Goolwa Tackle shop.
Overall, it was a great start for the year for our Sundowners, with a good roll up. While a small branch compared to some of the larger ones in the club, the members say it’s the friendships they have made that endure beyond their musters.
A well-organised tagalong including a tour of the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, a luncheon cruise on the M.V. Mary Ann Cruising Restaurant, and a visit to a Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum were all part of the activities for members on Day 3 of our Chairman’s Muster at Elmore.
On the way to Echuca, we passed a statue of Sir Hubert Opperman, an acclaimed endurance cyclist and politician, and on the way back, we saw a large number of RVs staying at the popular free camp at Aysons Reserve on the Campaspe River, a camp no doubt many of our ACC members will have noted for future reference.
The guided tour of the Port of Echuca was excellent, with members learning about the activities at the Port and how important the Murray River was as a mode of transport with its paddle steamers, in days gone past. As it was a long weekend in Victoria, the Port was abuzz with several people taking advantage of the day and having a paddle boat ride. It was great to see the paddle boats cruising up and down the river, taking us back in time. We were told how Crawford Productions had transformed the street where we were standing back in time, for the ‘All the Rivers Run’ series. A few members were seen purchasing ice-creams, and in the chocolate and lolly shops! Our Chairman was seen making a large purchase of alcohol – but we won’t go there!
Lunch on the M.V. Mary Ann Cruising Restaurant was also excellent, and members all enjoyed the camaraderie that came with it.
The next stop was a unique tourist attraction where a local Neil had the biggest collection of beer mugs, beer cans, and an amazing collection of items from the past in two huge sheds on his property. Neil kept us all entertained for about 20 minutes while he told us a little about the history of several items in his collection in a very humorous way. Did he actually did drink the beer out of every one of those cans in his collection of thousands like he said?
Sunset saw the close of another great day at the Elmore Chairman’s Muster and the start of the serenade from the B & S Ball and Rev Heads in the next paddock…but that’s another story.
A visit to the H.V. McKay Rural Discovery Centre in the morning, the Campaspe Olive Grove in the afternoon, and a catered dinner at the Hub at the Elmore Events Centre were all part of the activities members enjoyed on Day 2 of our Club’s Chairman’s Muster at Elmore.
At the H.V. McKay Rural Discovery Centre, members watched a movie telling about the history of the region from its first indigenous people, through European settlement, and on to the present day. Members heard the history about local Hugh McKay’s invention of the Sunshine Combined Harvester, learning that the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine was named after the place where the machinery factory was situated.
Members queued to ride on the miniature train and enjoyed watching the spinning of yarn and other farm activities. Interesting farm equipment of days gone past was on display.
After lunch, while some of our members visited the Campaspe Grove Olive farm, others ventured out into the surrounding region.
The excellent two course muster dinner at the Hub was well attended, with special guest speaker Derek Shooton, President of the Elmore and District Machinery Field Days Inc telling about the establishment of the Elmore Events Centre, and of the many events and activities undertaken at the Centre.
The night culminated with our Chairman Craig paying tribute to the many organisers and members who are helping make the muster function smoothly.
A very special thanks also to our webmaster Rob who is doubling throughout the muster as our ‘expert photographer’!
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Port Stephens Treescape to its member benefits programme.
You will find Port Stephens Treescape at Port Stephens in New South Wales.
The Park, set in 8 hectares of natural bushland, offers the perfect getaway. Enjoy a peaceful walk on one of the many nature trails in the Port Stephens area or amble along one of the walking trails that connect the Park to spectacular Samurai Beach and One Mile Beach. There are shops, clubs, restaurants, golf courses, surfing, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, boating plus many more attractions all nearby.
Park facilities include pool and heated spa, games and equipment, tennis court, direct access to a walking track to Samurai Beach from the back of the resort, it’s close to a spectacular patrolled surfing beach, there’s onsite amenities including family/disabled room, onsite laundry facilities, free barbecue facilities, and a camp kitchen.
Port Stephens Treescape offer ACC members 10% off van sites for a minimum 2 night stay. The offer is not valid during school holidays, public holidays, long weekends or peak periods. Pets are not permitted.
ACC members – to find out the special ACC member code and for contact details for Port Stephens Treescape, you will need to log onto this website and click on the green Member Benefits – Accommodation button on this webpage.
ACC members – don’t forget that for every new member you sign up to the ACC before 1 May 2018, you receive a $25 fuel card!
The more members we have, the more impact we will have when lobbying all levels of government, the RV industry and chambers of commerce on behalf of you, the RVer.
To be eligible for the fuel card offer, you must be a current financial member of the ACC and your name or membership number must appear as the referring member in the place provided on the new member’s application form. Fuel cards are issued on a quarterly basis.
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