Major winners announced

< Date: 31 July 2019

Tony Cox and his family have always been avid campers, but it has been many years since he has owned a caravan.

Tony with his wife Philippa and granddaughter Amy

That is about to change, with Tony officially announced as the recipient of an Avida Rock Caravan thanks to the Win a Weekender competition.

Tony says he has never won anything in his life.

Tony and his family have fond memories of caravanning in Scotland

“I received a phone call last week whilst driving home… you could have knocked me over with a feather,” he said.

“My first comment was ‘You have got to be joking!’”

“I didn’t believe the news until I saw this list in print on the Facebook site.”

Camping with family on River Murray

Tony has fond memories of caravan and camping throughout his life, including owning a caravan for two years while living in Scotland and using it to tour Scotland, England, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Throughout this time he and his family made memories to last a lifetime, drove around famous sites like the Arc de Triomphe and met friendly locals around Europe.

Now, he is looking forward to taking trips all around Australia in his new Avida Rock Caravan.

“Everywhere throughout Australia would be good to explore, beginning with the Cape York region,” he said.

“Our family has always been heavily involved in camping and it is wonderful to see the grandchildren enjoying the same experiences.”

“(I love) the chance to experience the freedom of the outdoors and to observe our natural beauty, through scenery and wildlife. There is nothing like a family holiday to enjoy with our three children and four grandchildren. Great memories and new friendships!”

Tony’s ‘famous snake damper’

The Win a Weekender competition attracted a total of 484, 371 entries from around the country!

Click here to view a full list of winners.

Keirman French from Casuarina picked up the motorhome on July 30

At the beginning of July, Caravan Industry Association of Australia partnered with with Avida Recreational Vehicles, Ingenia Holidays, Dometic and NewsCorp to launch one of its largest print and digital consumer marketing activities in recent years.

The partnership was designed to stimulate the market and put caravan and camping as the no. 1 holiday and lifestyle choice for Australians.

Readers and digital subscribers of all 22 NewsCorp mastheads around the country were offered the opportunity to win one of two major prizes, an Avida Leura Motorhome valued at $122,300 or an Avida Rock Caravan valued at $88,490, along with daily prizes from Ingenia Holidays and Dometic.

Winners have now been announced, with Keirman French from Casuarina (NSW) taking home the motorhome and Tony Cox from Clare (SA) winning the caravan.

The full list of winners can be viewed below. Congratulations to all and thank you to our partners for helping to make this fantastic promotion possible.

Congratulations Winners!

Are you a lucky winner? Check the list and see! A big thank you to the sponsors, Avida RV, Dometic and Ingenia Holidays.

If you are a winner, you will be contacted via the contact details you supplied in your entry.

Avida RV Major Prize Winners
First Name Last Name Suburb Prize
Keirman French CASUARINA Avida Leura Motorhome
Tony Cox CLARE Avida Rock Caravan
Dometic Camping Pack Minor Prize Winners
First Name Last Name Suburb
Anne McGuinness NORTH
WARD
Matt Flapper CURLEWIS
Margaret Walsh STONYFELL
Rodney Leis NORTH
ROCKHAMPTON
Rosa Wisseling TEWANTIN
Ken Webb SOUTH WEST
ROCKS
Wanda Chies KANAHOOKA
Michael Lester BERRIEDALE
David Couchman MT WARRIGAL
Janne Waters PORT AUGUSTA
Luke Ferguson ABERFOYLE
PARK
Tracey Dennis NAMBOUR
Lesley Pallister ORMISTON
Susie Braunack GLENUNGA
Kevin Shelly MADDINGLEY

Ingenia Holidays Voucher Winners
First Name Last Name Suburb
Lou Hatton MOOLOOLABA
Helen Viney SHEIDOW PARK
Chantal Fosse NORTH HAVEN
Marcus Balding CHRISTMAS
HILLS
Gary Sayer HOBART
Neil Blucher MT PLEASANT
Granville Harris MERIDAN
PLAINS 4551
Leanne Fischer SALISBURY
EAST
Anthony Denny WILMINGTON
Cherie Kwiatkowski SALISBURY
Kevin Daniels SEMAPHORE
PARK
Wayne Sayers NARRE WARREN
NORTH
Jackie Stafford-Brown NORTHFIELD
Maddy Seeds KILSYTH
Stephen Presland CARINGBAH
Ian Moore CORIO
Lynne Hewerdine SWENSSON
HEIGHTS,BUNDABERG.
Helen Ferrie SINGLETON
Susan Fuller SHELL COVE
Anne Maree Mobbs LAUDERDALE
Gary Ferguson YABULU
Adrian Tyrrell GLADSTONE
Sharon Shur RIVETT
Chris Cannon DROMEDARY
Nicholas Parker ST MARYS
Gavin Tye MCDOWALL
Stephen Griffin ST HELENA
David Loudon BRASSALL
Cathy Baxter MADDINGLEY
Len Taylor ORMEAU
Edmond Gardiner SANDY BAY
Rhett Price OLD REYNELLA
Marcia Dawkings POINT CLARE
Robert Allen MILL PARK
Cathleen Hedges NARRABRI
Ergun Hassan TAYLORS LAKES
Pamela Bell WORONORA
HEIGTHS
Alejandro Corradi MOUNT MARTHA
John Teague NORTH MOONTA
Margaret Andrews HEIDELBERG
Alice Noe-Nordberg GREENACRE
Carolyn Wade MITCHELL PARK
John Cowling STRATHPINE
Laurie Birks BROADBEACH
WATERS
Jocelyn Topfer. SANDSTONE
POINT.
Rodney O’Connell TUMUT
Della Attwood SEAFORD
Lauren Shaw HERBERT
Sandra Gaunt AIRPORT WEST
Delma Bryce COLYTON
Doug Doyle MAROOCHY
RIVER
Betty Denny WILMINGTON
Belinda Wells BELLBRIDGE
David Henry GLEN IRIS
Carl A’Bell BURLEIGH
WATERS
Norma Matheson MIDDLE PARK
Rosalie Cowland MELTON WEST
Peter Borlace SEAFORD
Mick Ferris AUCHENFLOWER
Jane Murphy WOODY POINT
Annette Wilson ANULA
Carolyn Jaros SUNSHINE
NORTH
John Clarke WOORIM
Cheryl Sparks NORTH LAKES
Katherine Graczyk MILL PARK
Olga Brajkovic LARA
Deanna Ayres EDMONTON
Judy Paloczi BRIGHTON EAST
Mark Ryan PETRIE
Paul Vesovic GRUYERE
Charles Vella MELBOURNE
William Capell CAMBERWELL
Meredith Mcnamara BRISBANE
Trevor Hutchings ST CLAIR
Ian Nitschke ELIZABETH PARK