Solos arrive in Nanango
NANANGO is set for another influx of caravans and motorhomes with the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Solos Network holding a rally from September 18-25.
The Solos Network exists to support solo travellers who drive the countryside unassisted.
About 75% of the network's members are female and travelling alone presents a unique set of challenges, such as ensuring personal safety and being able to repair a vehicle with only one set of hands.
The rally gives members a chance to meet and swap ideas and tips, with a number of workshops held throughout the week on car care, safety, navigation and dance classes.
Narelle Wockner is helping to organise the event and said everyone was welcome to pop in.
"This rally will be most exciting as we celebrate our 20th birthday and we have a huge program of events and celebrations to mark this special occasion,” Mrs Wockner said.
"On Saturday, September 23, we'll have an open day and we invite locals to come into the grounds and enjoy the Poets Breakfast starting at 8am, wander around the markets and experience what our rally is all about.”
It has been a busy period for the Nanango Showgrounds, with the upcoming rally following the popular Nanango Country Music Muster.
Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss said caravans were already turning up in anticipation of next week's event.
"It will continue the financial benefits of the muster. We spend that much on the grounds,” Mr Schloss said.
Another big event for the showgounds is Waterhole Rocks on October 19-22.
Mr Scloss said they were expecting up to 300 caravans to fill the grounds for that event.
"We've got a brilliant bunch of volunteers who keep it running and maintained,” he said.