• DateFriday 4 - Sunday 6 March 2016
  • Time9.30am - 5.00pm daily

The 2nd Annual Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Expo will be held at Metricon Stadium again in 2016.

The Expo will feature over one hundred exhibitors displaying all the latest products and services the Caravanning Industry has to offer – caravans, motorhomes, campervans, camper/tent trailers and slide-ons. There will also be a large range of camping accessories for your next caravanning or camping holiday adventure.

PLEASE NOTE: There is only one exhibitor with a limited range of TENTS on display at this event. There are however a large number of exhibitors displaying tent trailers, camper trailers, roof top tents and more.

Travel and holiday destination information will also be on display and we are introducing a seminar program which will include subjects such as towing, preparing for your trip, solar products and much, much more.

And, the ever popular CAST IRON BOYS will be back with their Campfire Cooking Stage!

Ross Street Road Closure

Following advice from the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Metricon Stadium wishes to advise customers attending the Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Expo that the Ross Street roundabout and some surrounding roads will be closed from 10pm Friday 4 March to 5am Monday 7 March to all vehicles.

This road closure is unrelated to the event however is expected to impact customers travel to and from the event over the weekend. As such, we recommend planning your journey in advance and allowing additional travel time.

For more information relating to this closure please visit the Department of Transport & Main Roads website.

Parking Options

Paid parking will be available for customers in the stadium’s Red, Yellow & Blue Car Parks for this event.

Parking will be charged at $5.00 per vehicle per day.

Metricon Stadium Precinct Map jpeg

In addition to the parking located at Metricon Stadium, local private parking operators will also be offering paid parking for Caravan & Camping Expo customers. Please note that these options are run separately to Metricon Stadium and as such prices and parking availability may vary without notice.

– Nerang Train Station
– Dream Centre Christian Church – Cnr Chisholm Road & Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara
– Islamic School – Chisholm Road, Carrara

A shuttle bus will also run between these locations and Metricon Stadium to transport customers to and from the site.

Public Transport Options

By Train

The nearest train station to Metricon Stadium is Nerang Station.  A bus service is usually available from this station and usually runs in line with the trains.  Take the 745 bus and get off at Riverside Home Park, which is the closest bus stop to Metricon Stadium. It is a 700m walk from this bus stop. We suggest you check with Translink before travelling. www.translink.com.au 

By Bus

There are regular bus services from most areas of the Gold Coast. Route number 745 travels directly past Metricon Stadium.  For details on Surfside Bus routes that access Metricon Stadium on non-event days please visit www.translink.com.au or contact TransLink on 13 12 30 anytime.

Tickets

Adults $10
Concession $8
Accompanied School Aged Children FREE

Purchase your tickets to the Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Expo in advance online through Ticketmaster for your chance to win a Honda EU10i Generator valued at $1,499!

The Lounge Bistro

The Lounge on Level 2 will operate as a public bistro and bar for customers attending the Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Expo. The area is air conditioned and offers a relaxed setting for customers to enjoy during the event. The Lounge Bistro will operate from 10.30am – 3.00pm daily and is accessed by the staircase near the GC SUNS Shop or the lifts in the corporate foyer (Ramp/Stair Q).

Menu

– Beer battered flathead w fries, salad & tartare sauce
– Braised Irish lamb pie w thick cut wedges
– Chicken schnitzel w fries, salad & gravy
– Pulled pork burger on a damper roll w house made slaw & fries
– Sweet potato, spinach & fetta frittata w fresh garden salad
– Nacho share plate w mild tomato salsa, refried beans, guacamole & sour cream
– Thick cut potato wedges w sour cream
– Selection of Wraps & Baguettes
– Gourmet Sandwiches

Bistro menu available from 11.00am – 2.30pm daily, with a Café offering available from 10.30am – 2.30pm.

In addition to the Lounge Bistro the following catering outlets will also be in operation:

– Fifth Quarter Snack outlet
– Coffee Kick (near the training field)
– Kebabs
– Sate House
– Boost Juice
– Quick Fix Coffee

Exhibitors

To view the most up to date list of exhibitors at the event please visit the Caravanning Queensland website.

Seminar Program

TIPS FOR SAFER TOWING WITH GARY GARDINER

Hayman Reese Technical Towing Expert, Gary Gardiner, will offer information and advice on how to make your towing experience safer and more enjoyable.

Gary has been involved in your industry for over 16 years and with all of his experience with towing and towing related systems like Weight Distribution, Sway controllers and Brake Controllers his expert knowledge is sure to help and guide you on how to stay safe and feel more comfortable on the road.

Gary will be conducting two seminars each day based on the following important topics:

Weight Distribution
Gary will discuss the safety benefits of using weight distribution.  What the system is actually doing as well as how to choose the right size and style of system for your needs. Plenty of time will be given for questiosn as this is all about you and what you need.

Hot Topics
During this session Gary will discuss a whole range of hot topics including brake controllers, D Shackles and towing ratings.  This seminar will be all about what you need or want to know so make sure you come prepared with questions.

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN DOORSTEP WITH PETER ‘SPIDA’ EVERITT

Spida Everitt

The Great Australian Doorstep brand has expanded and now includes a national travel television show, radio show which airs on 38 stations Australia-wide as well as an online Emagazine, hosted by former Australian Rules Football (AFL) superstar Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt and his wife Sheree.  Showcasing some of Australia’s hidden secret spots, off the beaten track destinations, idyllic coastal spots as well as fishing & 4wding. They aim to do it all by motorhome, caravan or tent and prove that no mater what your budget is, everyone can still enjoy a holiday of a lifetime. They also venture overseas to New Zealand, USA, Canada and China in their motorhome!

SOLAR & BATTERY USAGE WITH EDDIE SPRINGER

Eddie Springer

Many travellers rely on batteries and solar in their travels around Australia. But are they the right products for the job? Our specialist presenter deals with these installations on a daily basis. This seminar will provide existing owners and people looking to purchase an RV with knowledge on how to be more independent while on the road by using solar power and batteries. We will discuss system design and installation techniques as well as look at new products and electrical accessories available.

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