Set out for trip around the coun­try

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

PACK up the bags and the fam­ily for your own all-Aussie ad­ven­ture with a camp­ing and car­a­van trip.

Dur­ing the past year, camp­ing hol­i­days have risen by 16 per cent, ac­cord­ing to the Car­a­van and Camp­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion NSW.

Do­mes­tic travel around the coun­try is also up, with car­a­van parks ex­pect­ing more than 11 mil­lion peo­ple for an overnight stay this year.

“Aus­tralians are re­con­nect­ing with do­mes­tic hol­i­days,” the as­so­ci­a­tion’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Lyn­del Gray said.

“There’s def­i­nitely a grow­ing nostal­gia for the tra­di­tional hol­i­day.”

The an­nual Pen­rith Car­a­van, Camp­ing and Hol­i­day Expo is a one-stop shop for camp­ing en­thu­si­asts. More than 20,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to at­tend the three­day expo at Pen­rith Pan­thers Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre from Fri­day, Septem­ber 9 to Sun­day, Septem­ber 11. We are giv­ing away 165 dou­ble passes to the Pen­rith Car­a­van, Camp­ing and Hol­i­day Expo at Pan­thers Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre. To en­ter visit newslo­ and click on the com­pe­ti­tion tab. Se­lect Pen­rith Car­a­van, Camp­ing and Hol­i­day Expo and fol­low the prompts. One en­try per per­son. Closes on 5pm, Au­gust 22; win­ners drawn Au­gust 23; an­nounce­ment on NewsLo­cal com­pe­ti­tion page on Au­gust 24. Au­tho­rised un­der NSW Per­mit num­bers LTPM-1600545. Terms and con­di­tions at newslo­

Get some hol­i­day in­spi­ra­tion and hit the open road. Picture: Tourism Illawarra

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