Dometic Follow the Sun road-trips get underway

By: Caravan World, Photography by: Dometic

Dometic's three Follow the Sun ambassador families hit the road on their respective road-trips yesterday to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Linda Bloffwitch and Grant Hanan, 'Adventure Mumma' Kate Richards and family (Rob, Josh and Charlie), and the McKay family (Cameron, Julie, Darcy, Tiarna, Maddison and Hamish) kicked off their Follow the Sun adventures from a kick-off party at the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort in Cairns, Qld.

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The families will travel separately from Cairns to Melbourne over 13 weeks, stopping at caravan parks, hosting Happy Hours and visiting attractions along the way.

This year, Dometic has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the ambassadors will host fundraising activities during their trips to help support the foundation, and to raise awareness and fund research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.



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Julie and Cameron McKay own and manage the August Moon Caravan Park in Innisfail, Qld. They will travel in their 2008 Jayco Sterling which has been decked out with $25,000 of Dometic products.


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Kate ‘Adventure Mumma’ Richards and her husband Rob Mitchell will travel with their two children Josh and Charlie in the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s pink Winnebago Minnie caravan. 


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Linda and Grant are from Adelaide, SA, and the pair are avid travel writers who enjoy hitting the road. After losing a close friend to breast cancer, Linda entered the Follow The Sun competition to make a difference by raising funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Grant and Linda’s 2009 Traveller Sensation caravan has been fitted with $25,000 worth of Dometic products.


Linda and Grant: Thursday, August 4, Beachcomper Coconut Holiday Park, South Mission Beach, Qld

Adventure Mumma: Wednesday, August 3, Rollingstone Beach Caravan Park, Rollingstone, Qld

The McKays: Thursday, August 4, BIG4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park, Port Douglas, Qld



Sat 6 Aug: Townsville: Coral Coast Tourist Park from 4pm

Wed 10 Aug: Seabreeze Tourist Park, Airlie Beach (TBC)

Sun 14 Aug: Clermont Caravan Park, Clermont (TBC)

Tue 16 Aug: Sapphire Caravan Park, Sapphire (TBC)

Fri 19 Aug: BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village, Yeppoon from 3-5pm

Mon 22 Aug: Glenlodge Caravan Village, Bundaberg (TBC)

Fri 26 Aug: Coolum Beach Holiday Park, Coolum Beach from 4pm

Mon 29 Aug: Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park, Maroochydore from 4pm

Tue 30 Aug: BIG4 Forest Glen Holiday Resort, Forest Glen (TBC)


Sat 6 Aug: Charters Towers Tourist Park, Charters Towers (TBC)

Tue 9 Aug: Lakeview Caravan Park, Richmond from 4pm

Sun 14 Aug: Discovery Parks - Argylla, Mt Isa from 8am

Wed 17 Aug: Matilda Country Tourist Park, Winton from 8am

Sat 20 Aug: Longreach Tourist Park, Longreach from 4pm

Tue 23 Aug: Bailey Bar Caravan Park, Charleville (TBC)

Sat 27 Aug: Esk Caravan Park, Esk (TBC)

Wed 31 Aug: Brisbane Holiday Village, Eight Mile Plains (TBC)


Fri 5 Aug: Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park, Tinaroo (TBC)

Tue 9 Aug: Fishery Falls Holiday Park, Fishery Falls (TBC)

Tue 16 Aug: Queens Beach Tourist Village, Bowen from 4pm 

Sun 21 Aug: Tannum Sands Caravan Park, Queensland | Discovery Parks, Tannum Sands (TBC)

Wed 24 Aug: Cania Gorge Caravan & Tourist Park, Cania (TBC)

Sat 27 Aug: Tin Can Bay Tourist Park, Tin Can Bay (TBC)