Border expo welcomes pooches again

With 70 per cent of Caravanners and Campers Travelling with their Pooches – Dogs are Welcome Again this Year at the Border Caravan & Camping Expo!

In 2017, after donating $5000 to the Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue and allowing patrons to bring their beloved pooches into the Expo – we received overwhelming positive feedback with over 100 well behaved pooches visiting the Expo with their families. After the success at the Border Caravan & Camping Expo last year, the Caravan Industry Association Victoria implemented a ‘dog friendly’ policy for all four of its’ shows.

“Due to public demand and the fact that over 70% of people prefer to travel with their pets we are allowing ‘man’s best friend’ – the family dog to attend as part of the overall family experience again to the Border Caravan & Camping Expo,” said Caravan Industry Association Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Rob Lucas.

“Many people prefer to travel with their pampered pooch rather than leaving them at home these days and our expo now reflects this and encourages positive pet ownership.

“We have now allowed dogs to all four of our shows since trialling this at the 2017 Border Caravan & Camping Expo where overwhelming support and success was noted from our patrons and exhibitors. All dogs were on leads and well behaved plus many other patrons enjoyed meeting some of these pooches. We have considered all the logistics for allowing dogs to attend and provide water bowls at all gates and food courts to ensure that the pooches enjoy the experience of the expo as well.”

The team at the Caravan Industry Association Victoria want everyone to have fun travelling including the beloved family pet. So, stop by stand 78 and pick up the ‘7 Must-Have Items When Travelling with A Dog’ postcard.

“The Wodonga racecourse is the perfect venue for all the family including the family pooch to have a nice day out while planning their next outdoor adventure. We would encourage those that are experienced caravanners and those who are tinkering with the idea to come along with their best friend and give caravanning and camping a go,” said Rob.

On offer this year is everything that you need to help plan your next outdoor adventure – see all the latest model caravans, pop-tops, tents, camper trailers, motorhomes, campervans, 4X4 off road and then ‘go make some memories’.

At the Expo there are plenty of FREE rides to keep the kids entertained – plus pick up a FREE colouring showbag at the gate! There will be rides for the whole family as well as a rest area located on the Bob-Pritchard Oval across all three days of the Expo.

The popular Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia will be at the Border Caravan & Camping Expo this year! Join Reptile Specialist, Allan Burnett, and his team as they provide you with an interactive demonstration on awareness of reptiles in the bush.

The Border Expo Caravan & Camping Expo commences on Friday 24 August until Sunday 26 August – so make sure you go and make some memories.

Tickets are now available online (borderexpo.com.au) or at the gate. Prices are:

  • Adult - $13;
  • Pensioner / Concession - $11;
  • Children 15 years and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult; and
  • Two Day Pass: Adult - $18 and Pensioner / Concession - $16.

Gates are open 9.30 am to 5.00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9.30 am to 4.00 pm on Sunday.