Caravanning and Camping in Australia

With the fall in the Aussie dollar many Australians are again looking to our great vast land to explore when it comes to holidaying. Did you know that over 85% of Australians have stayed in a caravan or holiday park at least once in their life? We are certainly a nation that loves the great outdoors and why wouldn’t you with what our great land has to offer.


The Caravan, Camper Trailer and Camping industries have been going gang busters for many years now and if you have ventured out yourself into the wilderness or even one of the well-equipped holiday parks lately you will find all walks of life. Camping is no longer just for people wanting to holiday on a budget, there are now many people “glamping” in style with most of the creature comforts that a modern hotel can offer.

All you need to do is take a walk around one of the many Caravan and Camping Shows that are held around Australia each week end to know that this industry is now responsible for a huge $7 Billion of annual expenditure here in Australia and it’s not showing any signs of slowing any time soon. Caravans have experienced a higher rate of registration increases than any other vehicle type over the past two years which goes to show that families have become more comfortable with hitting the open road than ever before.

It’s no wonder that the average age of people flooding through the gates at caravan and camping trade shows is steadily falling as the stigma of the grey nomads vanishes and is replaced with the younger generation embracing the new trend of travel here. Now, the largest consumer group in the caravan and camping trailer industries are made up of 35 to 49-year-olds, who account for about 50 per cent of all travel in this sector.

So how long does it take to see Australia? Well, if you want to do it properly you better put aside 2 years. My brother is currently half way through his adventure throughout Australia with his family and some of the images that they have been able to capture on their trip look like they are straight out of a travel guide, #nofilterneeded. On top of this, add the life long memories and life skills that they are creating for themselves and their children.

My brother and his family are typical of the type of young families that have now overtaken the grey nomads in terms of people you are likely to bump into out on the open road. For young singles and couples, a quick road trip is easily turned into an adventure with the new generation of Camper Trailers being built right here in Australia. If you are starting to think about a camper trailer you need to check out the quality and value of an Australian Made Lifestyle Camper Trailer. They have a wide model range with heaps of options, so you are bound to find the one that suits you. Just hook one of these babies onto the back of your 4WD and you are are set to hit some of the many coastal adventure holiday spots that are dotted around this great coastline of ours.

So why are Australians now looking to this style of holiday?

It’s a fact that generally, Australians are working longer hours and are working harder than ever before, making the caravanning or camping holiday experience more attractive and accessible. This shift has provided the opportunity for people of all ages to discover more of the local landscape and sights on a less stressful and much more affordable budget. There is also the appeal of making your own great adventures in the great outdoors; something is just inbuilt into us as Australians and our culture.

Lifestyle Beach Shot

Caravan park operators have seen an increase in demand which has driven their industry to become even more professional, family friendly and competitive than ever before. Major upgrades to facilities and improvements to overall value especially in the larger resort-style parks with eateries, bars, water parks and other facilities have grown ever more popular.

When you choose the caravan or camper trailer option of holidaying you get the added bonus of being able to re-use your own caravan or camper trailer over and over again. The thrill of hitting the road for a spontaneous trip or over nighter is even more achievable with your very own caravan or camper trailer. Another added bonus is that when you have decided that you have seen all that you need to see, you still have an asset to sell at the end, and if you have kept your camper trailer or caravan in good condition, they can still fetch a pretty penny when it comes time to sell up.

Competition has also increased in the caravan loans and camper trailer loans market due to the high demand for these ever popular recreational vehicles. Financiers have opened their minds to offering better deals for these types of vehicles and the demand for people wanting to arrange a caravan loan or camper trailer loan has driven this competition, which is great news for the adventure seeking holiday maker.

If you are thinking that you might want to join the many Australians who are out there every day creating their own adventure holidays on our door step and you are looking at turning this dream into an even more affordable reality, please call us on 1300 769 177 or visit our Ask 4 Finance website to speak with one of our experienced caravan or camper trailer loan specialists today.

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