Locals know Queensland is the best place in Australia to live or for a holiday. But now Caravanning Queensland believe there’s a good chance Queensland could also be known as the ‘Caravanning State’.
In 2017, Queensland recorded the largest density of caravan registrations in Australia. Eight of the top 10 postcodes were located in Queensland, as well as boasting the largest fleet of caravans and campervans in Australia, accounting for 170,812 registered vehicles, according to ABS statistics.
While Mandurah in Western Australia took out the number one spot, postcodes from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Toowoomba, Mackay, Gympie, Gladstone, Maryborough and Caloundra rounded out the top 10, alongside Napier in WA.
General Manager of Caravanning Queensland, Jason Plant, said for many years caravanning was popular amongst Queenslanders as well as ranking highly as a destination for holidaymakers.
Data from Tourism Research Australia for the Caravanning Industry Association of Australia revealed that in addition to Queenslanders exploring their own backyard, interstate caravanners from New South Wales contributed to 24 percent of caravan and camping nights spent in Queensland in 2017.
Mr Plant said the true popularity of caravanning and camping, especially amongst families, is never more evident than at the recent 50th Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow, held at the Brisbane Showgrounds.
This year’s Supershow had more than 60,000 attendees, proving caravanning is as popular as ever. If you’re interested to see the latest in caravans and accessories, including pet-friendly products, here are some other shows being held around Queensland this year, and here is a guide to help you navigate a caravan show.