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16th national meet at Walcha NSW 2022



Australian CamperTrailers Group

2022 national get together
at Walcha NSW


After two years of cancellations due to Covid, the Australian CamperTrailers Group's 16th national meet was held in the Walcha Showground, Walcha, NSW over the week from Monday 26th to Friday 30th September 2022. Walcha is at 1000 metres above sea level & located on the banks of the Apsley River in the south-eastern edge of the New South Wales Northern Tablelands at the intersection of the Oxley Highway & Thunderbolts Way.

The week attracted one-hundred & sixty people in 80 camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes, slide-ons & tents from around Australia. It was great to see such a diverse group of people attending from all walks of life enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded people.

A rainy Thursday morning didn't deter the small group who helped to set up the showground ready for the week ahead. The weather saw mostly fine sunny days & cool to cold mornings during the week, despite threatening skies there was only a thunderstorm one afternoon. A big thanks to Brian Smith Timber Transport in Walcha for supplying the much needed firewood to keep everyone warm during the cool evenings. 

There was a long line on Friday morning of eager members to set up camp before the official gates open at ten am. During the day over half of those attending arrived. The rest arrived over the weekend. Each was handed a CamperTrailers showbag with printed material, name badges etc along with a tourist information pack kindly assembled by the Walcha Tourist Information Center. 

monday morning opening

The Monday morning opening started 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.

Walcha Mayor Councillor Eric Noakes attended the opening & welcomed the Australian CamperTrailers Group to Walcha & wished all a pleasant visit to the region. Walcha Showground Trust Chairman Tim Norton was also on hand to welcome members & thanked the group for choosing Walcha as the venue.

Rob Sanderson described 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.  

Jason Cox & Carol Sanderson finished the opening by hosting a 'Getting to Know You' with twenty-nine members attending their first national meet introducing themselves.

The Australian CamperTrailers Groups 16th national meet was then declared officially open. Members were invited into the  luncheon pavilion for tea or coffee.

the week
community day
the closing