A Club Caravan Rally is a social gathering of members and guests, with their caravans, meeting at a predetermined rally venue.
Club Caravan Rallies are held on a regular basis usually once a month with members travelling up to a few hundred kilometres to attend a rally at a planned destination. Rallies may run for a period of a few days to a week or more. Some Clubs may hold extended or roving rallies for members who have the time to travel further afield.
Venues for club caravan rallies vary from Caravan Parks, Showgrounds, Scout Grounds, National Parks or any camp site that can accommodate the Club. Rally venues are chosen for various reasons including local features or events of interest to the members. The venues may not have power and water available to individual vans but usually have toilet facilities as a minimum.
Camping fees vary depending on the location and facilities of the venue. Fees are kept to a minimum and are used to pay for the rally expenses only, not as a revenue raising venture.
Clubs have a wide range of activities to suit the members and the venue. Activities during the day may include sport, visiting the local attractions or just socialising and relaxing in good company. Evenings may start with happy hours and community meals followed by some form of entertainment.
Members when attending a club caravan rally will visit the many local attractions of the area and regularly partake in a meal or two at one of the local eating establishments.
When attending a rally, members spend many thousands of dollars in a local community, and as all clubs participate in the CCQ Locality Expenditure Data project all spending is recorded.
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Rallies are organised and hosted by a committee or several members for the benefit of all members of the Club. Knowing that sites are booked and all other aspects of the rally are fully organised, members only have to pack the van to get away for a few days of hassle free enjoyment and relaxation.
Due to the number of members attending rallies and the popularity of some venues, venues are often booked 12 to 18 months prior to the rally.
Members by invitation, may visit other clubs.
Rallies provide a good way to meet new friends and explore our wonderful country.