Gidget Noosa teardrop camper making waves

By: Caravan World, Photography by: Malcolm Street

The retro Gidget Noosa is a teardrop camper design for fun!

A Brisbane manufacturer is making waves in the traditional caravan industry with the retro-style Gidget Noosa teardrop camper.

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Referencing the early 60s series of films and musicals by the same name, Gidget campers also reference that era with their vintage retro shape and surf-themed model names – Noosa, Bells, and Bondi to start with.

All Gidget campers are designed and built in Australia for Australian touring conditions – there’s even an offroad model (the Brumby) and slide-out models.

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They are extremely lightweight, the Noosa, for example has a Tare weight of just 755kg.

The Noosa also features a 70x50mm (3x2in) RHS steel chassis, conventional leaf spring suspension, 15in steel wheels and electric brakes.

Adding to the Noosa’s appeal is its front slide-out bed and almost full-size kitchen fitted in the rear.

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The Noosa is well set up electrically, with a 100Ah battery, a 110W solar panel plus a 2000W inverter, full LED lighting, and a flatscreen TV. It also has a 105L water tank and a 40L grey water tank – something you don’t find even in most full-size caravans.

The Gidget Noosa is available from $33,950 (on-road, Qld).