Saturday, 28 April 2018

Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow Ends Up On Sunday

Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow
A popular event that people flock to each year in Sydney is the Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow. People who love the great outdoors go and see the latest offerings by manufacturers and retailers.

I attended yesterday and was wowed by the huge number of exhibitors. All makes and models of vehicles for holidaying in were on display. These allow people to have holidays away from their home surroundings in a comfortable and relaxed manner. Caravans, mobile homes and tents of all shapes and sizes dazzled me and the crowds of other people as we wandered around the indoor and outdoor display areas.

I did not realise there were so many varieties of caravans to choose from.

Caravans that are towed behind cars range in size from 3 to 10 metres long have all the sleeping, cooking and dining options you can ask for. In years gone by, beige was the dominant colour scheme, cupboards were timber grained laminex, with floral curtains adding colour. This year it seemed to me that black and white is the new preferred colour scheme, and shiny plastic surfaces have taken over from timber.

Campervans combine the vehicle and the van in the one unit. The campervan does away with towing and has tables, seats and beds just like caravans. Often the roof can be raised so people can stand inside.

Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow
Camper trailers place a tent on a trailer, folded down when driving, but erected when sleeping the night. Some are simple and others are very elaborate. Many have glide out kitchen units and hard floors that can be folded out.

Tents of all sizes can be stowed away in the boots of cars and put up in national parks, camping grounds or holiday parks. Swags are a smaller tent for one or two people, with just enough space in them to lay down for sleeping. (I was given a swag for my Christmas present last year from my family.)

Motorhomes are ideal for longer stretches of travel and are like a home on wheels.

Slide-on campers are lowered on to the back of utes to turn them into mobile sleeping quarters.

Caravan Parks these days have morphed into Holiday Parks, providing both simple and deluxe cabins to just drive the family car too. They also offer van sites and spots for tents. They have ideal locations for holidaying, often at coastal beaches.

Apart from the big money vans on display, many accessories that make camping enjoyable were on display such as chairs, cooking items, towing gear, and solar panels. Recreational activities were covered with canoes, boats and fishing gear on display.

A feature of the Supershow that I enjoyed was seeing the display of vintage caravans on display, going back to the 1930's. The early kitchens in them had timber cupboards and hot water units just like those in kitchens in homes of the era.

The Supershow is much more than just seeing caravans. Free entertainment includes singers, caravan related movies, and a pampering lounge with mini massages and manicures. Free daily seminars are offered on a range of travel-related topics. Areas are set up with free children's activities.

Once the caravan or tent has been purchased, people need inspiration as to where to go for holidays.  Many regions, cities and holiday parks were offering brochures, maps and friendly advice to help people discover the beauty of Australia. The information is helpful for just a weekend way or that long-planned trip around Australia

There are plenty of food and beverage outlets at the Supershow, offering barista coffee, snacks and main meals.

Beaut prices totally $89,000 can be won by getting a Passport and having it hole punched at 6 locations around the Supershow.

Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow

Venue: ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE, James Ruse Drive, Rosehill NSW 2142
When: Tuesday 24th – Sunday 29th April 2018
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 5.00pm Saturday 28 April; 9:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 29th April

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