Caravans from 11 of Australia’s leading manufacturers will be on public display at the Caravan of the Year (COTY) 2024 Showcase to be held in the stunning beachside town of Portarlington on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula
And best yet, entry is free!
When: Saturday 10 February from 10am–2pm
Where: WG Little Reserve, 67-109 Newcombe Street, Portarlington Vic
Whether you’re a serious outdoor enthusiast or simply curious, the COTY Showcase offers a valuable chance to speak with the designers or business owners about their products and find out more about the future directions of the industry and its innovations.
Sponsored by MSA 4x4 Accessories, the COTY 2024 judging will be held at the Big 4 Bellarine Holiday Park in Ocean Grove from 7—11 February, where manufacturers will be vying for titles in categories such as Best Build Quality, Best Innovation, X-Factor and Value for Money and the ultimate prize of Caravan of the Year 2024. REDARC Electronics is one of the event’s other main sponsors and will be supporting the Saturday night event dinner to be held at the lovely Scotchmans Hill winery.
The manufacturers taking part in Caravan of the Year 2024 presented by MSA 4x4 Accessories are:
Active Caravans are Australian designed and built and are available in a variety of different layouts, no matter what your lifestyle.
The Active Storm range is stylish inside and out — constructed to give owners the confidence to explore the outdoors whatever the weather.
Evernew Caravans celebrated 60 years in business last year and is the oldest custom caravan builder in Melbourne. This Preston-based brand has built a loyal following of customers due to its boutique offerings, commitment to customer service and quality, custom-built caravans that last for years.
Every Evernew van is custom designed and built by the brand’s skilled tradespeople to meet the needs of the customer, whether that’s a rugged, all terrain offroader or a comfortable tourer that will stay on the black top.
Evernew Caravans strives to build vans that stand the test of time and is always looking for new and innovative ways to keep its vans at the forefront of the industry.
Great Aussie Caravans is the only manufacturer in Australia to offer three different types of building construction: 100 per cent timber free, aluminium framed caravans with 100 per cent timber free walls, floor and roof, and traditional meranti framed caravans.
It's extreme offroad range has been designed so users can go anywhere and have been built to tackle Australia's toughest tracks. Whether you are after an extreme offroad caravan or a lightweight touring van, Great Aussie Caravans has you covered.
Australian owned, designed and built, Majestic Caravans has been an industry leader in caravan innovation and design for more than 20 years.
Majestic Caravans offers high quality caravans with a wide range of layouts, options and designs, so you will be able to find a model to suit all your needs.
Perth-based Mobi Nomad offers premium caravans catering for all ranges of adventures from caravan parks to the most remote off-grid locations across Australia.
Mobi Nomad will bring an Australian-made, offroad capable van with a full ensuite, island bed and an ATM of 2400kg to this year’s Caravan of the Year. They describe it as a hotel room on wheels that doesn’t compromise on luxury.
On The Move Caravans are a three-time former winner of Caravan of the Year, and the team is excited to be entering again this year after an extended absence.
In addition to manufacturing boutique Australian made vans, On The Move Caravans also imports their own uniquely-designed and engineered range from overseas.
Prime Campers has been building RVs for more than 10 years and has about 14,600 customers on the road.
The range from Prime Campers is ideal for families, couples or the solo traveller looking to embark on weekend getaways, camping under the stars off-grid, or the bucket list Big Lap.
Prime Campers strives to make exploring Australia more enjoyable by using innovative materials and construction methods to build affordable, reliable, comfortable vans.
Prime Edge Caravans is proudly Australian made, with each van designed and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in Victoria. Using an aluminium frame, premium componentry and incorporating the latest innovative technologies, the team at Prime Edge Caravans strive to revolutionise and enhance the way Aussies travel.
The Prime Edge Caravans fleet features full offroad and on-road models as well as an extensive range of layouts suitable for families, couples and solo travellers.
The Snowy River Caravans story began in 2015, and since then, it has established itself as one of Australia’s most popular brands.
Snowy River won the Caravan of the Year ‘Best Value for Money’ Award in 2019 and again in 2022.
The Snowy River Caravans range offers travellers and adventurers a variety of layouts and budgets meeting the needs for couples, retirees and families.
Vancraft Caravans from Network RV manufactures premium top-of-the-line offroad caravans, perfect for adventurers who seek deluxe and innovative mobile living solutions.
Its models are suited to those looking to escape the urban environment and explore more rugged terrain with ease — even though it’s off-grid living, you won’t feel short on luxury.
Wonderland RV is among Australia's leading manufacturers of luxury offroad caravans designed for families, couples and solo travellers who want to explore the beauty of Australia in style. Founded in 2014, Wonderland RV is still a proud family run business employing a dedicated and knowledgeable team committed to going the extra mile for every customer.
Wonderland RV has a national dealership network ensuring an exceptional ownership experience.
Another year, another great event
Adventures Group Holdings Head of Partnerships and Sales, Dominic O’Brien, said each caravan will go through a range of testing and judging at the Big 4 Bellarine Holiday Park and other locations on the peninsula.
“We are very excited about the high calibre of caravans entered in Caravan of the Year 2024,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Bellarine Peninsula is a stunning location in which to put these vans through their paces and it promises to be a great week, including with the free public Showcase on Saturday where everyone is welcome to come along and see these caravans up close.”
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