Huge caravan muster in town
ABOUT 200 people have descended on Kingaroy for the Australian Caravan Club's Queensland Chairman's Muster.
Chairman Craig Humphrey said they chose this weekend for the muster as it coincided with the 2017 South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival.
"Memorial Park is just around the corner from the showgrounds, so we can all easily walk there,” Mr Humphrey said.
The club has organised a number of other events too.
Mr Humphrey said he believed the South Burnett Region was a caravan-friendly place.
"I've been to a number of places around the South Burnett,” he said.
"For a caravanner, you've got caravan parks, you've got alternative type places, and free areas too.
"There are lots of areas for caravanners to use.
"The free camp at Wondai is wonderful. The facilities are first class.”
He said this was the biggest state muster ever.
"Only the national one gets a bigger crowd, they usually get about 150-200 caravans,” he said.
"People are coming down from Mackay, Rockhampton, all over Queensland and up from New South Wales.”
Mr Humphrey said bringing money into the town was important to the club.
"We've asked everyone to tabulate how much they spend in town,” he said.
"At our last national muster in Shepparton last year, we put $250,000 into the town, though that was 200 vans for one week and we're 100 vans for six days roughly.”
Nanango is the only South Burnett town considered RV friendly.