Hundreds of Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) members have set up camp in Bundaberg for the second year in a row for its annual general meeting.
It comes as the local CMCA caravan park is continuing to see higher than average bookings at the site.
This year alone, bookings at the Burrum Street venue have increased by 44 per cent on 2019 figures, and 89 per cent on 2020 figures to date.
There have been nearly 2000 bookings for the park since April, with most guests staying in the region for three nights and 20 per cent of guests staying anywhere from five nights to two weeks.
CMCA Chairman Kim Templeton said the club was excited to be back in Bundaberg, after COVID restrictions had necessitated a relocation of the CMCA AGM.
“Bundaberg Regional Council and Mayor Jack Dempsey have been very supportive and accommodating of us as we have had to change plans from originally holding the event in New South Wales,” she said.
“Bundaberg is actually our biggest cohort within about a three-hour driving time frame for our members, so this makes it the most central location for us.”
It is expected that there will be over 200 people visiting the region for the AGM, with the club encouraging all members to support the community.
“There will be over 100 vehicles descending on the site from Tuesday morning with staggered arrival times to not cause any traffic issues,” she said.
“We are looking at over 220 people, so we hope this gives a welcome boost to the region as we are encouraging everyone to get out and explore all that is on offer during their time here.
“Amazingly, many of the locals are pulling out the vehicles and coming on site to join in the comradery which is fantastic.”
The members will have a busy few days during the CMCA AGM with a number of them opting to spend more time around the region, making the most of the opportunity to explore.
“There’s a picnic organised for the members on Tuesday, the AGM on Wednesday morning followed by a barbecue cooked by Lions club for lunch,” she said.
“Members will be able to do as they please until they depart with some members looking to stay in the region for around two weeks.”
You can find out more about the CMCA here.
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