CARAVANNERS ROLL INTO TOWN
$16,000 spent in two months at Biggenden businesses One group spent $30,000 in 10 days at Monto stopover Mundubbera park turns over 150 sites in one month
FOR Sydney couple Patricia and Gordon Steer, travelling has always run through the family, especially since the pair officially retired a few years ago.
Staying at the Three Rivers Caravan Park in Mundubbera, Mr Steer said they had contributed a bit to the communities they visited in the last few weeks.
“We’ve got another six weeks remaining on our trip, and when we were in Stanthorpe we were with a caravan club and in a week I would say all of us contributed to spending around $20,000,” Mr Steer said.
“We contributed a bit to Mundubbera and Gayndah by shoppingand buying dinner, but unfortunately we have to keep going.”
The pair started from their home town in Sydney and went to the Mayfield Gardens, then to Mudgee, through to Gunnedah, then to Inverell, through to Texas then across to Stanthorpe, then to Toowoomba, Gayndah and to Mundubbera.
The journey was estimated to take three months, however an operation is required for Mr Steer back home in Sydney.
“It was meant to be a three month trip, but it’s been cut short due to a melanoma re-appearing,” Mr Steer said.
“We still have six weeks remaining, so that’s enough time to visit more places.”
He says it’s vital that tourists visit the region as it keeps people employed.
“In little towns it’s very important and it keeps people in jobs and makes the economy go around,” Mr Steer said.
Mrs Steer praised Mundubbera’s facilities.
“It’s one of the best places we’ve stayed and they’ve got the cleanest amenities in the region, we’ll definitely be returning next time we’re around,” Mrs Steer said.
Sherrie and Andrew Breitkopf, from the Three Rivers Caravan Park, said it had been a good season for nomads.
“From May and June they come through looking for warmer weather. The numbers have been good and they attend the shows and tourist attractions,” Mrs Breitkopf said.
“We’ve had 150 sites turn over in one month which is pretty good for us.
“We work really hard to get our facilities up to scratch for those visiting the region.”
❝ We work really hard to get our facilities up to scratch for those visiting the region. — Sherrie Breitkopf
WELCOME NOMADS: Patricia Steer with Gordon Steer and their dog Jazzy are from Sydney and have praised Mundubbera facilities.