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New Research Reveals Queensland Campers Are the Happiest Travellers

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Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow

New Research Reveals Queensland Campers Are the Happiest Travellers

‘Cara-fans’ admit their unplugged lifestyle brings them tow-tal bliss

To coincide with Queensland’s longest running caravan Supershow, Caravanning Queensland has released new research which found caravan and camping trips positively impacts Aussies’ mood and energy levels.

The new research investigated caravanning trends of Queenslanders to understand what they love about the lifestyle and the benefits of being a ‘cara-fan’ and found campers are generally happier, healthier, and more energised thanks to a simple caravan or camping trip.

Research reveals that nearly two thirds (65%) of caravanners feel happier overall when they are living the great Australian dream of touring their own backyard and nearly half (44%) of ‘cara-fan’ enthusiasts feel more energised.

Not only do trips make campers happy, but the research found that over a third (34%) experience reduced stress and anxiety, and one in five (21%) say their sleep health improves significantly when they can disconnect and holiday in nature.

‘Van-life’ enthusiast and CEO of the Caravan Trade and Industries Association of Queensland, Jason Plant, said: “The findings have never been so relevant as they are today. Camping in all its different forms puts us on the doorstep of the great Queensland outdoors and provides a clear pathway to a healthier and happier lifestyle.”

“Given the many negative events that have been happening in recent times at home and abroad, anything that helps people to feel better about themselves and each other is vitally important, and I’m delighted caravan and camping can bring joy and happiness to our vast community of RV owners,” Plant said.

With Queensland being the third most popular destination and performing region for caravan and camping¹, the research revealed over half (55%) of Queenslanders find bliss parking up by the beach whilst nearly a third (31%) will escape into the boundless beauty of the bush.

Secretary of the Carousel Caravan Club, Alan Morton said their 53 members go away together every month excluding January and their club provides the opportunity for likeminded lovers of nature to disconnect and enjoy the simple joy of sitting around a campfire at night.

“We started the caravan club to connect with other road tripping adventures and so far, the favourite places we have visited as a group were Esk, Blackwater and Toowoomba.

“Our activities of choice as a group include disc bowls, darts, cricket, sitting around the campfire with a beverage and visiting the local pub or restaurant, where we are present in the moment and truly connected with our friends and the bonus is we make lasting and happy memories together,” concludes Alan.

The Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow

The Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow brought to you by Caravanning Queensland, is Queensland’s biggest show returning to RNA Showgrounds from the 5 – 9 June in 2024.

The massive five-day event will host almost 250 exhibitors showcasing the largest range of caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, tent trailers, campervans, tow vehicles and accessories.

et’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow Map

New to the event this year is the RV Touring Stage, featuring daily presentations to answer burning questions about how to journey on the road less travelled.

Visitors to the show can watch daily campfire cooking demonstrations by Mick, The Camp Oven Cook or attend the Weight and Towing Masterclasses for vital and essential road tripping safety tips.

Weekend entertainment includes special guest appearances from children’s television superstar Bluey, including meet and greets. A kid’s zone with arts, crafts and activities, and the opportunity to watch some of Brisbane’s best up and coming talent performing on the VAN JAM live music stage.

For tickets or further information, please visit the Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow website.

¹Queensland Tourism Region Performance Report September 2023

Event Details:

5 - 9 June 2024

Wednesday – 9am – 5pm
Thursday – 9am – 5pm
Friday – 9am – 5pm
Saturday – 9am – 5pm
Sunday – 9am – 4pm

Brisbane Showgrounds

600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006




  • Adults: $20
  • Concessions: $17
  • School Aged Children – FREE


  • Adults: $23
  • Concessions: $20
  • School Aged Children – FREE
About Caravanning Queensland
Caravanning Queensland is the peak industry body for caravan dealers, manufacturers, camping suppliers, service providers and caravan park operators through two related associations. These are the Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Queensland and the Caravan Parks Association of Queensland Inc.
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