Saturday, November 2, 2013

Caravanning and Camping Expo on next Weekend in Batemans Bay

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The South Coast Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo starts next weekend, Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November at Mackay Park in Batemans Bay.

With over 130 exhibitors, entertainment for the kids, exciting competitions and plenty of free parking, organisers, the Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) are anticipating that the South Coast Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo will attract visitors from near and far.

For the first time there will be a free shuttle bus transporting visitors to and from the Expo from the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on the Saturday and Sunday of the event. Parking is free and the bus runs every half an hour to ensure that visitors can make the most of their time at the Expo.

Research reveals that 25 per cent of visitors to the South Coast Expo travel over two hours to attend, and 6 per cent come from outside of NSW.

Lyndel Gray, CEO of the CCIA says that the South Coast Expo attracts people from such a wide area  because Expo's are the most convenient way for consumers to research, book and buy with everything in the one easy to access location.

"The continued popularity of Expo's, as well as the recent statistics indicating strong growth of caravanning and camping holidays in NSW, means that next weekend's event in Batemans Bay is sure to be  very popular."

Tourism Research Australia's latest National Visitor Survey demonstrates that caravanning and camping is one of the strongest growth segments in the NSW tourism industry shows that commercial caravan parks and camp grounds in NSW recorded an 11 per cent increase in domestic visitors and a 7 per cent increase in visitor nights in the year ending June 2013.

The South Coast Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo starts next Friday 8 November and runs until Sunday 10 November. Its open daily 9am-4pm. Adult tickets are $10, Senior and Concession Card Holders $6 and children 16 years and under are free.

"Caravan and camping expo's have something for everyone from tents, campervans and slide-ons, through to camper trailers, caravans and motorhomes that can fit the entire family. We will also have a range of holiday parks on display and a huge variety of accessories, so there will be plenty to ensure you are fully prepared for your next caravan and camping getaway, said Ms Gray."

For more information, exhibitor lists and maps and details regarding the free shuttle bus running from The Batemans Bay Soldiers Club visit

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