Brisbane Caravan & Camping Show highlights
Discover our top picks from the Brisbane Caravan Show including the latest caravan models from top Australian manufacturers and the innovative technology that could help you navigate offroad tracks.
The weather gods shone on Brisbane for the week-long 46th annual Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Holiday Show at the RNA Brisbane Showgrounds.
Dozens of manufacturers launched new vans at the show. We came across new models including Kokoda’s Endure Platinum semi-offroader, the Majestic Knight Phase 2, the lightweight Bailey Pursuit, the five-berth Regent Monarch Weekender MkII, the Elite Goulburn 1810, Sunland’s offroad Taipan, Roadstar’s Little Rippa offroader and Lotus Caravans, which celebrates a decade in the industry this year, showed off a special 10th Anniversary rear-cutaway version of its Trooper offroad van.
Top 5 Brisbane Caravan & Camping Show caravans
1. AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD WITH NEW AL-KO BRAKING SYSTEM
Australian Off Road (AOR) debuted its striking new Aurora Offroad van, featuring Al-Ko’s ground-breaking new IQ7 hydraulic disc braking system. The Aurora is, so far, the only van in Australia with this new system, which replaces the need for a separate break-away system. The Aurora also has a narrow, aerodynamic front to help it navigate bush tracks, a ramp to help owners get the rear bumper-mounted spare wheels off easily and an AOR-designed dust-proof door. It will be available in four layouts, fully-optioned, for around $135,000.
Bushtracker premiered its new composite floor which will replace ply on all its vans. The floor is said to be lighter, stronger, better insulated and rot-free.
3. KRATZMANN CARAVANS
Brisbane-based Kratzmann Caravans used the show to launch its full range of Franklin vans, including the Arrow, X-Factor and Limitless models.
Kedron showed its re-vamped TopEnder series, plus the new XC3 Compact pop-top.
5. SWIFT CARAVANS
Swift’s new prototype van – the very lightweight Elegance 645 – drew a lot of attention. At 21ft long and weighing just 1300kg tare (ATM 1800kg), this British built van also features an east-west bed and rear bathroom. The builders have kept the weight down, while packing lots of features into the van, which feels even longer than its 21ft length. The van will sell for around $73,000.