Caravanning continues to be Aussie’s holiday of choice

Queensland’s largest caravan, camping and outdoor event, the Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Outdoor Supershow, presented by Caravanning Queensland, saw many exhibitors exceed national sales records.

The caravanning lifestyle is not slowing down anytime soon with more than 40,000 people attending the six-day caravan Supershow, resulting in thousands of recreational vehicles and products sold.

With sales continuing to surge, the caravan industry in Queensland continues to experience strong interest across the board, from manufacturers and dealers right through to parks and local tourism.

Caravanning Queensland Trade CEO, Jason Plant, says that even with the rising interest rates and record fuel prices, more and more Aussies are still eager to invest in the caravan lifestyle.

“We are expecting the next 12 to 18 months to be very strong for the industry, as some dealers and manufacturers announce record sales resulting from this year’s show,” he said.

“Even with international borders now open, caravanning continues to be the top holiday option for Aussies, evident by these record sales which is great news for the wider tourism industry here in Queensland and across Australia.”

With the growing trend of off-grid and extreme caravan customisations, the show was the prime spot for dealers to release their new 2022 models and advanced tech.
Vaughan Hindley, Managing Director of Market Direct Group (MDG), couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the launch of their 15 year anniversary edition models which were revealed at this year’s Supershow.

“I’m very happy with the results from the show and proud of what my team achieved this year, setting an all-time national sales record for MDG.” he said.

Jason Lawrence, Owner of Lawrence RV – Lotus & Essential Caravans, also had a record-breaking result explaining it was their best show to date, selling above their expected sales goal.

“We experienced our best turnout yet and broke the record for Lotus caravan sales with 60 new purchases, and sold 97 vans in total across the show and our other brands,” he said.
This year, the show also welcomed several VANbassadors, giving visitors the chance to meet some of their favourite caravan and camping influencers and learn how to master the van-life, while making money on the road.

Mr Plant said it wasn’t only exhibitors who had a successful show, with the off-road towing track proving to be a main attraction, alongside the educational seminars including weight and towing.

“Back for its second year and more challenging than last, the off-road towing track was a huge hit among attendees, providing tips and advice on off-road caravanning.”

“Our weight and towing seminars were a big hit over the four days, with ‘how to load your van’ proving to be the most popular segment, indicating travellers are putting safety top of mind when it comes to their vehicles and holidays,” he said.

For further information about Caravanning Queensland or any of their other upcoming events, please visit www.caravanqld.com.au/.