Walkinshaw fully committed to Caravans

Walkinshaw fully committed to Caravans

The Walkinshaw Group has taken full ownership of New Age Caravans, and in conjunction with its Founder, Gabby Montagnese plan to continue to develop and differentiate the New Age Caravan range via design and engineering innovation.

The Walkinshaw name is well known for its association with Australia’s No.1 vehicle manufacturer Holden Special Vehicles, as well as V8 Supercar team Walkinshaw Andretti United.

“We are excited about our ownership of New Age Caravans”, said Ryan Walkinshaw. “We have been working steadily in the background to develop new aspects to the product, and we are looking forward to accelerating the outputs from our design and engineering teams”, added Walkinshaw.

As part of the change in ownership, New Age Founder and CEO, Gabby Montagnese will also take on a role on the Board of New Age Caravans. “What Gabby has achieved is truly remarkable, and with Gabby’s continued support we look forward to building on her legacy and creating the next chapter in this remarkable company”, commented Walkinshaw.

New Age Founder and CEO, Gabby Montagnese added, “One of the reasons I originally partnered with the Walkinshaw organisation was to bring new design and engineering innovation to the market, and I look forward to working with Board and executive team to keep developing and evolving”.

The Walkinshaw name first came to prominence in Australia when Tom Walkinshaw first started racing his Factory Jaguar XJS at the Bathurst 1000 in 1984, followed by a three-vehicle assault on Mount Panorama in 1985. This foray was the catalyst for a growing presence in the Australian automotive landscape, eventually seeing Walkinshaw becoming the engine room behind the iconic brands of the Holden Racing Team and Holden Special Vehicles.

Holden Special Vehicles has built over 95,000 vehicles and have developed some of Australia’s most iconic performance vehicles including the original ‘Walky’, the Coupe 4, W427, and the final Commodore incarnation the GTS-R W1. Recently, HSV announced the latest addition to its range with the launch of the ZL1 Camaro which is set to become its most powerful vehicle ever.

Walkinshaw commented, “We pride ourselves on pushing the limits, and as we continue our automotive transition and achieve growth in what is a challenging market, we believe this spirit and attitude will serve us and our customers well, in delivering unique caravan and camper product under the New Age banner.”

New Age Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast dealerships merge

Today we announce that our two dealers in South East Queensland will merge.

In announcing the change Paul Cameron, Dealer Principal of New Age Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast said:

“To all of our loyal and valued customers, it is with some regret but much excitement that we announce that we are taking all SE QLD operations to the Gold Coast. The decision has been made in order for New Age to be represented in a bigger and better way than ever before with a level of customer service that will be the benchmark across the country. This is only achievable by focusing our attention on developing the one dealership for New Age in SE QLD. All exisiting customers of Sunshine Coast can rest assured that they will be cared for and communicated with throughout this transition and that their orders and purchases will be treated with absolute priority to ensure that all conditions are as agreed between New Age Gold Coast and the customer.

We look forward to growing as a dealership alongside our valued customers and providing the very best level of service into the future.”

Christmas Carol Competition

Write a New Age Caravans themed Christmas Carol to WIN a Christmas Hamper & a BIG4 2-night accommodation voucher!

Entrants must like the New Age Caravans Facebook page and share this post.
For full T&C’s visit www.newagecaravans.com.au/newage_events/christmas-carol-competition/

Terms & Conditions:

  • Entrants must like and share the original competition post;
  • By providing entries in this competition, New Age Caravans reserves the right to use them for any marketing purposes;
  • If you do not wish for your carol to be used outside of this competition please let New Age Caravans know;
  • The competition runs from 4:00pm Friday the 7th of December 2018 till 4:30pm Thursday the 13th of December 2018;
  • The winner of the prize will be announced between the Friday the 14th of December 2018 and Tuesday the 18th of December 2018 via our Facebook and this website post;
  • Upon the winners response the prize of a Christmas Hamper will be sent in the post before Friday the 21st of December 2018. BIG4 will organise the voucher with the winner.
  • If the winner is not contactable before the 19th of December the prize may need to be held by New Age Caravans until the 18th of January 2019 to then be posted out in the new year.
  • Entrants are eligible to enter as many carols as they wish
  • Please note this competition will be advertised on multiple forums.


BIG4 Terms & Conditions:

  • Two (2) free nights on a powered site at any BIG4 Holiday Park around Australia;
  • Accommodation for two (2) adults and up to two (2) children on a powered site;
  • Subject to availability at individual parks;
  • Not available during Christmas, school holidays, long weekends, or peak seasons;
  • Voucher valid one year from receiving;
  • Voucher is not transferable or to be exchanged as cash;
  • BIG4 Membership Status Credits will not apply when using this voucher;
  • Not to be used with any other discounts or special offers;
  • Voucher valid for a single stay only, cannot be used at multiple parks;
  • Cannot be used at BIG4.com.au Affiliate parks;
  • Booking is required for this prize; please mention this roombank slip when making your booking; and
  • Only original slips will be accepted; you must surrender this letter to reception on arrival.
    When you have selected your preferred destination and time of travel, please book with the park directly, stating you will be using this prize. Please allow two weeks booking prior to travel.

Cool Summer Sale

Purchase any Stock New Age caravan during 15th November – 1st December 2018 and receive a bonus Cool Summer Pack comprising of a 45L fridge and front and Side screens saving up to $1160.00.

For more information on the sale please contact your local dealership


You will only be entitled to receive the Cool Summer Pack from New Age Caravans if you comply with all of the terms and conditions contained in this document.
The Cool Summer Sale only applies to the purchase of a New Age Caravans new stock model between the 15th of November 2018 and the 1st of December 2018 inclusive. “Purchase” means the signing of a contract and receipt by the dealership where you bought the New Age caravan (Dealership) of the deposit amount agreed between You and the Dealership at the time of Purchase.
This offer applies to new stock caravans only, offer excludes second hand models or new caravan orders. The sale is not valid with any purchase of a Wayfinder camper. New Age Caravans reserves the right to cease or extended the Cool Summer Sale offer at any time without notice. All purchases made prior to the change will be honoured.
You will not be entitled to the Cool Summer Sale Pack until:
1.1. the full purchase price of the caravan has been received by the Dealership;
1.2. You have collected the caravan by no later than 31st December 2018 (if collection does not occur by 31st December 2018, Your entitlement to the Cool Summer Sale Pack will lapse); and
1.3. You have obtained recreational vehicle registration of the caravan.
2.You are not entitled to the Cool Summer Sale Pack if you are an employee or officer of New Age Caravans or you are an immediate family member of such a person.
3.The Cool Summer Sale Pack is not transferable to any person. Only You are entitled to the Cool Summer Sale Pack if all the terms and conditions of this giveaway offer have been satisfied.
4.The Cool Summer Sale Pack cannot be applied as a reduction to the purchase price of the caravan.
At the time of Purchase, the Dealership will include the Cool Summer Sale Pack  as an addition to your contract. The Cool Summer Sale Pack will be provided with your caravan at the time of delivery
IMPORTANT: If You do not provide all of the information requested in the form referred to above by the date that is within 1 month after the collection of Your caravan (which must have been registered to enable collection), the Cool Summer Sale Pack offer will be deemed as lapsed and You will not be entitled to any giveaways.
Any dispute in relation to these terms and conditions will be determined in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria.
You acknowledge and agree that You have understood and accept these terms and conditions and that they form the sole and entire agreement between You and New Age Caravans with respect to the Cool Summer Sale offer and no warranties, representations, guarantees or other terms or conditions of any nature not contained in these terms and conditions will be of any force or effect.

Calendar Competition

2019 Calendar Competition


Submit your best holiday photo with your New Age van to be featured in our 2019 Calendar!

Winners will receive a prize pack and 3x copies of the New Age Caravans 2019 Calendar.

Travel Destination – Airlie Beach Markets

Wow, I loved these markets which are set up next to the water along the Esplanade of Airlie Beach – what a beautiful spot. The Airlie Beach Markets (Whitsunday Lions Airlie Beach Community Markets) are held every Saturday from 8 am until around noon – entry is free.

They are lively and colourful with lots happening during the morning – including live entertainment. There are plenty of stalls selling homemade products – artworks, handcrafts, locally made jewellery, clothing, souvenirs, glass blowing, fruit and vegetables – it took me ages to get around all the stalls! One of my purchases during the morning was a small wooden stingray made out of camphor laurel which has since been admired by many of our visitors.

The taller one also found lots to do, eating his way around the various food stalls which were offering a good range of local delicacies from mango sorbet, Asian delights, pies and the ‘world’s best’ sausage rolls (a self-proclaimed award, it seemed)!

Airlie Beach has a lot to offer, especially during the winter months! The weather is ideal, tropical islands are close and the locals are very friendly. We would definitely go back to these markets next time we visit Airlie Beach.
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Travel Destination – Wilpena Pound Resort Campground, Flinders Ranges NP, SA

The first stop as you head into Wilpena Pound is the beautiful building that houses the reception area, cafe and general store of the resort – fuel can also be purchased from this location. The car parking area is vast with ample space for cars and buses. We were towing our caravan and asked for a site on which we could stay hooked up as we were not sure how long we would be staying at Wilpena Pound. You can pay your park fee and site fee at reception before driving to the campground.

The Wilpena Campground has about 50 acres of powered or unpowered caravan and camping sites. This is all set in natural bushland and close to the start of the walking trails to view Wilpena Pound, Hills Homestead and various other locations within the Flinders Ranges National Park.

We were allocated a large site with privacy provided by a small native garden between our neighbours and us. This was a large site with plenty of room to leave the car hooked onto the caravan – these are gravel site but not dusty. Amenities are old but very clean with flushing toilets and hot showers. The track to the facilities is not lit up at night so make sure you have a torch with you. Native animals come in search of food morning and evening – a beautiful sight.

In addition to the campground, the Wilpena Pound Resort also has motel rooms and luxurious Safari tents, lovely restaurant and pool for the use of guests. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful and ended up staying in this beautiful spot for several nights – very relaxing.

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During Trips Checklist

Your guide to checking your caravan during a trip

While travelling and making memories, it is critical that you give careful consideration to your tow vehicle and caravan while travelling as situations can change as you travel.

The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria has developed this guide to assist you.

Click the below link to view the PDF version.