THINGS are tracking well for the arrival of more than 1400 campervan and motorhome enthusiasts to the region this weekend.
Members of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia will motor into Narrabri, bringing their portable homes of varying shapes and sizes with them to take part in the club’s national rally and annual general meeting.
Rally manager Don Mackrill and the secretary of the club are already living on-site, which encompasses the Narrabri showgrounds, rugby club grounds, Cooma Oval and the scout hall, with the first group of supervisors expected on Saturday.
About 200 volunteers will join the others on October 17, helping to set up the makeshift town before gates officially open on Sunday, October 20.
Mr Mackrill said he expects an influx of last-minute registrations in the coming weeks.
“At the moment I have just on 700 vehicles registered and in this month it’s gone up from 560 to 700,” he said.
The rally is a huge catch for the town, with the predominantly grey nomads expected to spend about $600 per week in and around the area while they are there.
“Buses will continuously run to take our people into town and Narrabri shire tours will be available,” Mr Mackrill said.
The public is invited to take part in the club’s open day on October 26 with the $3 entry charge going to the local emergency services.
“I’m excited to see the hard work and preparation is coming to fruition,” Mr Mackrill said.
“We have certainly been supported by council and the showground trust and other entities in the area and we really do appreciate that.”