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Caravan muster injects cash into the community

About 100 caravans descended on Kingaroy for the Australian Caravan's Club chairmans muster.
About 100 caravans descended on Kingaroy for the Australian Caravan's Club chairmans muster. Tobi Loftus

A CARAVAN muster that was held in Kingaroy earlier this month has injected about $50,000 into the local economy.

Australian Caravan Club chairman Craig Humphrey said 96 RV units attended the muster from March 9 to 14.

"Our members completed expense sheets so we could keep a tally of the amount of money spent," Mr Humphrey said.

"It averaged out that over the five days, each RV unit spent somewhere between $500 to $550 in the region with a total spend overall of around $51,000."

Mr Humphrey said the majority of funds were spent on entertainment and dining.

"Some went very high and went out for every meal," he said.

"Others didn't so much."

He said grocery shopping was also a high target for spending from the caravanners.

"Generally speaking where ever there is a muster, entertainment, dining and groceries are the top three things RVers spend their money on."

Mr Humphrey said a number of the RVers went to the Kingaroy Wine and Food festival.

"I found it exhilarating," he said.

"We didn't take any data on who went, but I believe a fair percentage did."

The muster also raised funds for LifeFlight through a raffle of a week's cabin accommodation at Lake Boondooma or Yallakool donated by South Burnett Regional Council.

Mr Humphrey said $550 was collected from the raffle and "I will be personally visiting Kingaroy to hand over a donation cheque to LifeFlight for this amount".

"Special thanks must go to the South Burnett Regional Council for donating this great prize," he said.

Mr Humphrey said over the five days of the muster, ACC members visited the Endeavour Foundation Biscuit Factory, had a night visit to the Kingaroy Observatory, had morning tea at Mulanah Gardens, attended the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park festival, visited other tourist attractions, and dined out in the Kingaroy area.

"The South Burnett community at large were such fantastic hosts to us during our stay in the region," he said.

The ACC's next Chairman's muster is scheduled to take place at Peak Hill, New South Wales from MAy 18 to 23.

"We will also be staging our 2017 National Muster which will attract around 400 members in 200 RV units at Bingara, New South Wales in October," Mr Humphrey said.

South Burnett

Topics:  australian caravan club economy kingaroy tourism


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