National caravan rally coming to town

Anita Roberts' caravan is one of 60 coming to Tumut.
Anita Roberts’ caravan is one of 60 coming to Tumut.

The Australian Touring Caravan Motorhome and Camping Club (ATCMCC) will hold a rally in Tumut this October 4 – 14.

120 people in 60 caravans from across the country will converge in the Riverglade Caravan Park for a jam-packed 10 days of activities.

ATCMCC South Australian delegate and organiser of the Tumut rally Anita Roberts said the national organisation chooses unique areas around the country for their twice annual meet-ups.

“Each state has delegates that run their own rallies within their state for their members,” she said. “However, twice a year we have national AGMs, and they can be anywhere in Australia. The last one for instance was in Yarrawonga, and the one before that was Townsville, and then the next one is in Western Australia. So we travel far and wide to go these rallies.”

Tumut River Brewing Co co-director Tim Martin will open the rally, with planned events including a tasting at the brewery, a bus tour around the region, and a bowling night.

Mrs Roberts said the group is excited to experience what Tumut has to offer.

“We like to really discover the local area,” she said. “We try and bring an awareness of the district for our members, and we spend all our money – we spend on average about $1000 a unit, so it brings quite a lot into the community. We ask the town to showcase what its particularly proud of, so we’ll be heading out and discovering the area around Tumut.

“We come here to enjoy the hospitality of the town. We try and go to places that will benefit from us being there. Our aim is to bring a bit extra into the area, and at the same time give our members a look at somewhere where they never have been.

“It’ll put the place on the map for us grey nomads.”

Attendees are also encouraged to stay on for Batlow’s Apple Blososm Festival at the end of the rally