2015 Awards for the Best in NSW Caravan and Camping

2015 Awards for the Best in NSW Caravan and Camping

The NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association today celebrated the best of what the industry offers with the announcement of the winners of the 2015 Awards of Excellence. The awards showcase amazing holiday parks and residential communities, quality dealerships and service providers, and NSW manufacturing excellence.nsw

“NSW is the most popular caravan and camping destination in Australia and today we are celebrating our success,” said Theo Whitmont, President of Caravan & Camping Industry Association of NSW.

“Each year we have an amazing line up of entries for our Awards of Excellence program, and it really shows just what a fantastic caravan, camping and land lease living experiences that we have here in NSW.

“From the quality of our products, to the standards of our service and the incredible range of options on offer, this is an industry I am proud to be a part of.

“Of significant note are our two ‘Best of the Best’ awards for Trade and Park which were awarded to Ballina based manufacturer Horizon Motorhomes and the beautiful BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park in Port Stephens.”

“Horizon has been producing specialist motorhomes since 1995 and is constantly enhancing their product offering to deliver the best product to their customers,” Mr Whitmont said.

“BIG4 Koala Shores is a prime example of excellence in a holiday park, with a huge range of cabins and camping sites and exceptional facilities that include beautiful pool areas, a cafe, tennis courts, mini golf, boat and go kart hire and a kids club.

“They have also taken out the award for Best Deluxe or Resort Style Park, further recognising the high level of amenity BIG4 Koala Shores provides.”

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said the state attracted more than 2.2 million domestic caravan and camping visitors each year, the majority of which travel here for holiday or leisure purposes.

“With the standard of product and service offered in NSW, it is no wonder we are the most popular state for caravan and camping holidays,” Minister Ayres said.

“Tourism is a major economic driver and it is of particular importance in regional NSW where it accounts for more than one quarter of visitor holiday nights, making a significant contribution to the visitor economies in these areas.

“I congratulate the award winners from across the state and the CCIA for continuing to support the industry in achieving new standards of excellence.”

Mr Whitmont congratulated the 21 winners across the categories on their outstanding success.

Best NSW Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler – Regional
Jayco Newcastle

Best NSW Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler – Sydney
Sydney RV Group

Best NSW Industry Service Provider
All Parks Insurance

Best NSW Industry Product Provider
CIL Insurance

Best NSW Manufactured Home Builder
Uniplan Group,  Armidale

Best NSW Manufacturer – Caravans, Camper Trailers & Tents
Cub Campers, Sydney

Best NSW Manufacturer – Motorhomes, Campervans & 5th Wheelers
Horizon Motorhomes, Ballina

Best NSW Hire Company
Baby Boomers Caravan Hire, Lake Macquarie

Best Deluxe/Resort Style Park – More than 100 sites         
BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park, Port Stephens

Best Holiday Park Inland – More than 100 sites
Austin Tourist Park, Tamworth

Best Holiday Park Inland – 100 sites or less
Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park, Adaminaby

Best Holiday Park North Coast – 100 sites or less              
North Coast Holiday Parks North Beach, North Beach

Best Holiday Park North Coast – More than 100 sites
BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks,  South West Rocks

Best Holiday Park South Coast – 100 sites or less
BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park, South Durras

Best Holiday Park South Coast – More than 100 sites
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park, Gerroa

Best Manufactured Home Village/Estate
Laurieton Residential Resort, Laurieton

Employee Of The Year – Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks
Peter Upton, Lake Conjola Entrance Holiday Park, Lake Conjola

Young Employee Of The Year
Amber Kolo, North Coast Holiday Parks,  Northern Rivers

Horizon Motorhomes, Ballina

BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park, Port Stephens
NSW Department of Primary Industries – Recreation Excellence Award for a Park On Crown Land
Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Sawtell


About the CCIA NSW

We represent the Caravan, Camping and Touring Industry and Manufactured Housing Industry in New South Wales, and we operate under three brands:

  • The Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA)
  • Land Lease Living Industry Association (LLLIA)
  • The Manufactured Housing Industry Association of NSW (MHIA)

CCIA represents the interests of owners and operators of caravan and holiday parks; manufacturers, dealers and retailers of caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, camping equipment and accessories; and the service industries.

LLLIA represents the interests of members operating residential land lease communities,

MHIA represents the manufacturers of homes and cabins used in land lease communities and holiday parks

Collectively we have a membership of more than 700 businesses.

Membership is restricted to individuals and companies who meet standards established by the Association. Compliance with the Association’s Code of Ethics is a condition of membership.

About the Awards of Excellence

The CCIA/MHIA Awards of Excellence celebrates the individual and collective achievements of the industry in NSW.   The Awards of Excellence recognise businesses and employees that demonstrate best practice in customer service, product offerings, environmental initiatives and business success and have been running for over 20 years.

The awards are judged by an independent representative and recognise outstanding achievement and commitment to our industry and service provision.

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