Home' Open Road NSW Central Coast and Hunter : OR0118 Contents THE NRMA HAS EXPANDED its
national stable of holiday parks with
the acquisition of two new locations – the
picturesque Woodgate Beach Tourist Park
in Queensland and the idyllic BIG4
Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park.
Following its acquisition of Australian
Tourist Park Management last year, NRMA
Parks & Resorts has grown to become
Australia’s second largest investor in
holiday parks. These latest aquisitions
take its stable of owned and managed
parks to 37 nationwide.
NRMA Holiday Parks CEO Paul Davies
says boosting Australia’s domestic tourism
industry and providing Australian families
with unique holiday experiences was the
driving force behind the purchases.
“ The NRMA sees holiday parks as a
vital part of the quintessential Australian
holiday and we intend on growing our
stable of parks across the country.
Australia has so much to offer and NRMA
parks are an affordable way for families
and couples to experience this great
nation,” Mr Davies says.
“ To help ease the cost of holidays on
families the NRMA has also launched a
pioneering layby scheme that allows
travellers to pay off the cost of the holiday
in instalments, because cost shouldn’t get
in the way of a fun family holiday.”
Mr Davies says Woodgate Beach
Tourist Park is one of Australia’s hidden
treasures located along some of the
country’s most remarkable beachfront.
“The park’s unique position makes it
one of the most popular destinations on
the Fraser Coast and its location
alongside the small Woodgate beachside
community is ideal for families or couples
wanting to unwind and relax.”
Located 40 minutes from Bundaberg
and nestled between the white sands of
Woodgate Beach and a national park, it
offers holidaymakers 20 cabins and 140
powered sites for caravans and tents. The
stunning beach is protected by Fraser
Island and offers year-round swimming.
Back in NSW, BIG4 Bathurst Panorama
Holiday Park is on the Central Tablelands
and is part of the NRMA’s Mann region.
Local NRMA Director Kate Lundy says
the area will benefit from the purchase.
“The NRMA will invest over $2 million
in upgrading the park’s amenities,
cabins and powered sites, providing an
additional boost to the local economy,”
Ms Lundy says.
“ We’re committed to investing in these
local communities on an ongoing basis
and we know that for every dollar spent
at parks like Bathurst Panorama Holiday
Park, $1.38 is invested in the local
economy by visitors to the park.”
Containing 30 cabins and over 100
powered sites for caravans and tents, the
park’s location also makes it a popular
accommodation spot for motoring
enthusiasts attending the internationally-
renowned Bathurst 1000.
These acquisitions will enable NRMA
Members to receive a 10 per cent
discount when staying at Woodgate
Beach Tourist Park or BIG4 Bathurst
Panorama Holiday Park*.
They’re ideal for families
and couples wanting
to unwind and relax
More new holiday parks
Two new acquisitions mean Members are spoilt for choice for NRMA
holiday parks to visit on their next summer road trip
THE BIG STORIES THAT IMPACT MEMBERS
NRMA Patrols rescued more than 2000
children from unattended vehicles last
year. With the height of summer still
ahead, the NRMA is warning parents
and pet owners to be extra vigilant.
Leaving children and pets in cars
is a major safety risk. On a hot day,
it can reach over 80oC in minutes
inside a car. At that temperature, it
doesn’t take long for the consequences
to become fatal.
NRMA Director Coral Taylor notes
that most of these instances occur
accidentally, but there are still cases
where drivers intentionally leave young
children unattended in vehicles because
they’re unaware of the dangerously high
temperatures that cabins can reach.
In most states in Australia there are
no specific traffic penalties or fines for
the offence, but police can charge
responsible adults under the Child
Protection Act. In NSW, responsible
adults leaving kids in unattended cars
risk severe penalties under the Act.
According to the latest NRMA figures,
there were 2157 babies retrieved from
unattended vehicles last year, in addition
to more than 1600 pets rescued.
Ms Taylor advises that if a child or pet
is found unattended in a car you should
call the NRMA immediately on 13 11 22 or
emergency services on 000. The NRMA
will put these calls to the top of the list,
regardless of whether you’re a Member.
But if the child or pet is visibly
distressed, don’t wait for the NRMA.
Break the window furthest from those
inside to protect them from shattered
glass, and rescue them.
KIDS AND PETS:
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