Spending the summer holidays in a caravan park surrounded by friends, family, and ‘friends you haven’t met’ is a tradition that has been taking place in caravan parks across the country for generations.
Caravan Industry Association of Australia, the peak national body representing the caravan and camping industry, says this year will be no different.
“85 percent of Australians have had a caravanning and camping experience, and for many, this is the time of year they get into the spirit of the great Aussie adventure, whether in a tent, caravan, motorhome, or camper trailer,” said CEO Stuart Lamont.
“Camping and caravanning promotes family cohesion, satisfaction, togetherness and fulfilment, creating memories, traditions and special places that stay with you for life.”
“We love knowing that caravanning and camping provides a very special experience to Australian families of all shapes and sizes, and is continuing to reach more and more Australians every season.”
“We love to see Australians getting into the camping and caravanning spirit – and research shows its one of the most valuable holidays on the market, not only in terms of cost but in the after effects of a holiday that allows you to reconnect with loved ones and nature,” he added.
A report from the UK titled ‘Real Richness’ concluded that campers are more happy, energised, optimistic and satisfied than non-campers, and that families that go camping feel closer and more wealthy. 88 percent of campers say it’s something every child should experience, while 79 percent of kids who have never camped say they would like to.
With such a big country to explore, full of diverse environment and natural wonders waiting to be explored, there’s no better way to see it that caravanning and camping.