Rally provides great opportunity to drive to SA’s regions

15 April 2015

More than 1400 members of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia – who will be in South Australia this week – have been encouraged to visit the state’s regions.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the Club’s 29th anniversary rally was an excellent opportunity to highlight the accessibility of South Australia’s stunning, natural attributes.

“The State Government has developed five touring routes across multiple regions, highlighting our world class food and wine, scenery and wildlife,” Mr Bignell said.

“These touring routes make South Australia more accessible - and make planning a road trip easier - as they highlight must-do experiences in an easy to follow format.

The five routes are:

  • Epicurean Way – McLaren Vale to Clare Valley via the Adelaide Hills and Barossa
  • Explorers Way – Adelaide to Darwin via the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy
  • Seafood Frontier – Adelaide to Eyre Peninsula via Yorke Peninsula
  • Mighty Murray Way – the Murray River from Renmark to the Mouth
  • Southern Ocean Drive – Mount Gambier to Adelaide via Kangaroo Island
“The club’s members are important to South Australian tourism and we hope their time here will inspire more self-drive holidays for the group.”

About 80 percent of the four million domestic overnight leisure trips in SA last year involved visitors using private, rented, hire vehicles, campervans and motorhomes.

“The self-drive holiday market is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors. Promoting these routes puts us in a great position to attract interstate and overseas visitors,” Mr Bignell said.

The rally will be located at the Lutheran Unity College Primary and Secondary Campus on the banks of the Murray River, Murray Bridge, with an open day held for the public on April 25.

Tours of the Murray region as well as other South Australian regions are on offer for CMCA members to participate in prior to, during and after the rally.

For more information on touring routes please visit www.southaustralia.com

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