500 caravanners converge on the Richmond Valley

AROUND 500 caravanners and 250 A-shaped vans will arrive in the Richmond Valley this weekend for a week-long meeting.

A'vans are a type of folding caravan or campervan, and the A'van Club of Australia is holding its annual gathering in Casino, with members converging from across the country.

The A’van Club is a national organisation for people who share a common interest through ownership of a particular type of caravan – the A-shaped folding camper van. The aim of the Club is to foster friendship among people who share the common bond of owning these unique-shaped vans.

The A-vanners will be spending their time between the Gateway Lifestyle village, the Casino RSM Club and most shops, cafes and venues in town. 

Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow said he was delighted the A’vanners had opted to visit our beautiful region.

Cr Mustow said the Richmond Valley’s reputation was known throughout as a beautiful place to visit, with spectacular scenery and a welcoming community.

He said tourism was an open door to our community and visitors of all persuasions would always receive a warm welcome.

He said as always, Casino would put its best foot forward to welcome the hundreds of A’vanners, to make sure they not only thoroughly enjoyed their stayed, but would come back for a second visit.

“We have many wonderful eateries, shops, locations, activities and events which make up our community,” Cr Mustow said.

“There are limitless opportunities for exploring our region's natural wonders just by following the beautiful Richmond River from our pristine coastline to the hinterland.

“Whether it's a drive down our picturesque country roads, a stroll through World Heritage-listed national parks, a day at the beach, or a visit to one of our many local businesses, I’m fairly certain A’van Club members will have a memorable visit.”

For more information, or a comment from Mayor Robert Mustow, please call Sharon Davidson on 0419 401 214.