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Let’s Go Gold Coast Caravan & Outdoor Expo Coming This Weekend

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Gold Coast’s (Australia) biggest caravanning show, Let’s Go Gold Coast Caravan & Outdoor Expo presented by Caravanning Queensland, is returning to Metricon Stadium this March 4-6.

To headstart a new year for camping and caravan enthusiasts, the Gold Coast Expo is back larger and more impressive than before.

According to a report, over 100 exhibits will be present for those seeking the latest available gadgets and products, including caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, tent trailers, campervans, tow vehicles, and other accessories.

The caravanning lifestyle is becoming more and more popular in Australia. With a 275% increase in the number of new recreational vehicles such as caravans, campervans, camper trailers, and motorhomes registered across Queensland in September in 2021 (2,525) than 2020 (916), the sector has seen an unprecedented increase.

Queensland is leading the industry nationally, boasting the highest number of recreational vehicles registered across the country, with 192,751 closely followed by Victoria (179,163) and New South Wales (174,817).

With growing numbers of Queenslanders embracing the van-life, Jason Plant, CEO of Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Queensland, said the Expo is the ideal place for both seasoned and new Cara-fans to plot their next trip on the road or to get a kickstart into their Easter trip.

“The Gold Coast Expo offers something for the entire family, showcasing the latest products and technology, educational seminars on caravan weights and towing, as well as a land train amusement ride for the kids,” Plant said.

“You will have direct access to industry experts and suppliers who are ready to point you in the right direction, show you the best options for your budget and provide you with the safety advice you need before you hit the road,” he added.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet directly with local vendors and see and experience the amazing assortment of caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, tent trailers, campervans, tow vehicles, and accessories to fit any budget.

Plant said that they have seen how the pandemic has prompted Aussies to reinvent the way they live and work, which has not only provided a boost to the caravanning industry but has benefited the Queensland visitor economy more broadly.

According to the Queensland Visitor Economy Report, the camping and caravan sector is essential to the Queensland tourist economy, and visitors are spending more than AU$1.6 billion while they travel, which then supports local economies, job creation, and local communities.

Plant added that the advantages of adopting van-life as well as exploring own backyards—be it an unplanned weekend getaway or family holiday or an epic life adventure—do not end with stunning landscape or personal experiences. Caravanning also supports small-scale enterprises and regions across Queensland and Australia which rely heavily on tourism.

This story originally appeared on Caravan Industry News Australia.

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