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Caravan & Camping Industry Association NSW

New caravan and camping event for the Illawarra starts this week!

New caravan and camping event for the Illawarra starts this week


SYDNEY Tuesday 11 February 2020:  The NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association (CCIA) is bumping in and ready to welcome crowds to its first Illawarra Caravan Camping Lifestyle Expo at Kembla Grange Racecourse from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February 2020.


It’s the perfect place to check out over 100 exhibitors and start planning your next getaway. See the latest RVs including caravans, motorhomes, campervans and camper trailers, as well as tents, camping gear, holiday park displays and accessories.


Visitors to the Expo will have the chance to enter the passport competition* to win $1,500 worth of holiday accommodation at a CCIA NSW member holiday park of their choice. CCIA has over 400 holiday parks in some of the best locations across the state.


Australians of all ages are rediscovering – and redefining the caravan and camping lifestyle as they seek to connect with nature and the outdoors in regional NSW.


The caravan and camping industry is continually responding with major new innovations that continue to enhance the holiday experience.


This includes new technology being incorporated into the design and build quality of all types of RVs; the massive investment made by holiday parks in upgrading accommodation and incorporating new experiences such as glamping, plus the innovations in camping equipment which make it easier and quicker to pack and unpack a campsite.


RV ownership is also on the rise in the Illawarra with 7800 RVs registered in the Illawarra region.  One in every 15 homes in the Illawarra own a recreational vehicle. Comparing this to the rest of the state; where one in every 18 households owns an RV; this means that households in the Illawarra are 20% more likely to own an RV than the broader NSW population.


Lyndel Gray, CEO of CCIA NSW said “We are very excited to be launching this new event at Kembla Grange Racecourse. It will be the quality caravan and camping showcase that this region deserves”


“We have a long history in successful show operations and our hallmark event the Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow at Rosehill Racecourse has been operating for over 50 years.”  


Destinations from the fire impacted South Coast and Snowy Mountains areas will be showcasing what they have to offer at the Expo, including local produce to be sampled. Help communities get back on their feet by paying them a visit on your next road trip.



Event Details

WHAT: Illawarra Caravan Camping Lifestyle Expo

WHERE: Kembla Grange Racecourse, Princess Highway, Kembla Grange

WHEN: Friday 14 February – Sunday 16 February 2020

TIME: 9:30am – 5pm Friday to Saturday and 9:30am – 4pm Sunday

ENTRY: $15 for adults and $10 for concession. Children 16 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are available at the gate.


Picture/vision opportunities include: 

  • Crowds exploring the racecourse filled with caravans, motorhomes, campers, camper trailers and tents. 
  • Visitors looking inside the caravan and camping set ups.
  •  Exhibitors talking to the public about the latest product offerings and top tips for camping and caravanning.


To find out more visit


*Authorised under NSW Permit LTPS/20/41295


For more information please contact:


Roxane Turnbull

T: 0409 710 435





 Caravan & Camping Industry Association NSW (CCIA NSW) is the caravan and camping peak industry body in NSW. CCIA NSW has over 720 member businesses, including owners and operators of caravan and holiday parks; manufacturers, dealers and retailers of caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, camping equipment and accessories; and service industries.