Life Begins At...

The Retiree Magazine Summer 2011-12

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CRVA CARAVANNING Christmas is just around the corner, and with a little forward planning you could be enjoying a BBQ or roast lamb and minced pies, all while enjoying a spectacular view from the comfort of your caravan or motorhome, providing all the ingredients for an unforgettable Christmas holiday! This Christmas, take your grandkids and get back to the things you love most, pack up the caravan or other form of recreational vehicle (RV) and meet some likeminded people amongst some of Australia's most scenic locations. Whether it is a family holiday by the beach with the grandkids, a romantic getaway with your partner in a luxury cabin, or a good old-fashioned Aussie road trip, a caravanning holiday allows you to do as much or as little as you wish and offers the perfect solution for every budget. According to Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA) Chairman, Mark Lindsay, caravanning and camping is an essential part of the Australian culture with over 85 per cent of the Australian population having stayed in a caravan holiday park at least once in their lifetime. Lindsay added that the fi ndings of a recent consumer survey conducted by CRVA, found that around 8 per cent of caravanners take their grandkids with them on the road. "Caravanning offers a real opportunity to not only connect with nature, but to spend quality time with your children and grandkids this Christmas," he commented. Fresh air is the perfect Christmas entrée Located on the edge of the beautiful Geographe Bay, a two-hour drive south of Perth, Mandalay Resort and Tourist Park is the ideal base for you and your family to enjoy the Margaret River wine region this Christmas. With luxury spa villas, one, two and three-bedroom chalets, beach cottages, and incredible powered sites available in this 5-Star Caravan "Over Christmas, it's not uncommon to see three generations of families enjoy a caravanning holiday," he says. "Caravan holiday parks are perfect for a family getaway; many offer space for the children to kick around the footy, barbeque facilities for fun twilight meals and great pools and play areas to keep the grandkids entertained for hours." Park, Mandalay Resort and Tourist Park is the perfect home away from home this Christmas! Geographe Bay and the Margaret River wine region offers something for everyone, with beautiful scenery and fresh air, no matter the time of year. Whether you are an adventure seeker, explorer or just want to relax, there's a range of attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained this Christmas. THE RETIREE SUMMER 75

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