HUNDREDS of caravanners are expected in Bingara within days for the Australian Caravan Club’s 2017 Annual National Muster.
About 400 members from across Australia, in 200 recreational vehicles, should attend the muster from October 15-22 at the showgrounds.
Club chairman Craig Humphrey said highlights would be a self-drive tour of a cattle property, a working dog demonstration, and a tour of The Living Classroom – regenerating town common into food production.
“Our national musters are very popular with our club members, with some travelling thousands of kilometres across the Nullarbor from Western Australia,” Mr Humphrey said.
“They provide an opportunity for our members from around the country to not only get together annually and share stories about their own adventures, but there are always lots of educational sessions and entertainment on the go.”
Mr Humphrey said the program also included a speaker from the National Road Transport Association, talking on RV and truck etiquette.
The two most recent musters have been held at Shepparton, Victoria, in 2016, and Beaudesert, Qld, in 2015.
“With a country location, the muster will have a country theme,” Mr Humphrey said.
“Members will have the opportunity of touring The Living Classroom which is about regenerating 150 hectares of little used town common into food production, a solar-powered home and workshop on a farm, and a self-drive tour of a cattle property.
“There will also be a working dog demonstration.
“Our more energetic members can play a round of golf or join in a game of barefoot bowls.
“A daily happy hour event will allow members from everywhere to come together and exchange travelling tales.
“Every night will bring social interaction and different entertainment.”
Mr Humphrey said the muster would have “something for everyone … including the beginning of many new friendships and the sharing of new adventures”.