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17th national meet at Eugowra NSW



Australian CamperTrailers Group

2023 national get together
at Eugowra NSW


The Australian CamperTrailers Group's 17th national meet was held over the week from Monday 25th to Friday 29th September 2023 in the Eugowra Showground at Eugowra, located in Central Western New South Wales.

The week attracted 137 people in 67 camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes & tents from Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria. It was great to see such a diverse group of people attending from all walks of life enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded people. Half of the members arrived on Friday when gates to the showground were opened. The rest arrived over Saturday & Sunday in anticipation for the week to come. 

The entire week was the warmest of any national meet held. The days were warm to hot, thankfully with a pleasant breeze, while the nights were cool enough to enjoy an evening around the campfire with friends. The temperature dropped to single figures most mornings. A thunderstorm rolled through one afternoon and some rain fell, just enough to wet the ground. A big thank you goes to the woodchoppers who attended the Eugowra Show the week before for donating firewood & also to the Eugowra Showground who made sure there was plenty of wood on hand.

Independent state member for Orange Mr Philip Donato MP & wife Nadia were in the area & dropped in to say hi & to thank the group for choosing Eugowra to hold its 17th national meet. Philip donated a two person pass to attend NSW parliament question time & lunch on him in the dinning room for the auction night.  

monday morning opening

The Monday morning opening kicked off the weeks activities. Kevin Phillips welcomed members & went on to tell of the groups Yahoo beginnings in September 2001 & how the group has grown to the present day owing to the popularity of camper trailers. The website has progressed from the old Yahoo days to a Forum & a Facebook Group for members to exchange tips, tricks & travel information.

Eugowra Show Society President Sean Haynes attended the opening & welcomed the Australian CamperTrailers Group to Eugowra. He thanked the group for choosing Eugowra to hold this years national meet & wished all a pleasant visit to the region.

Rob Sanderson highlighted the events & workshops over the week hosted by members & invited guests on a variety of subjects relating to camper trailers & camping in general.

Jason Cox outlined the showground housekeeping over the week.  

David & Joy Wilkinson
hosted a 'Getting to Know You' which allowed members attending their first national meet to introduce themselves.

The Australian CamperTrailers Groups 17th national meet was then declared officially open. Members were invited to a morning tea.

the week
community day
the closing