Horizon Motorhomes, Amber Kolo win State Caravan and Camping Industry awards

caravanThe NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association has celebrated the best of what the industry offers with the announcement of the winners of the 2015 Awards of Excellence, and Ballina-based Horizon Motorhomes and North Coast Holiday Parks’ Amber Kolo were among the winners.

The Young Employee Of The Year award went to Amber, while Horizon Motorhomes won the Best of the Best – Trade award.

The awards showcase amazing holiday parks and residential communities, quality dealerships and service providers, and NSW manufacturing excellence.

“NSW is the most popular caravan and camping destination in Australia and today we are celebrating our success,” said Theo Whitmont, President of Caravan & Camping Industry Association of NSW.

“Each year we have an amazing line-up of entries for our Awards of Excellence program, and it really shows just what a fantastic caravan, camping and land lease living experiences that we have here in NSW.

“Of significant note are our two ‘Best of the Best’ awards for Trade and Park which were awarded to Ballina-based manufacturer Horizon Motorhomes and the beautiful BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park in Port Stephens.

“Horizon has been producing specialist motorhomes since 1995 and is constantly enhancing their product offering to deliver the best product to their customers.

“BIG4 Koala Shores is a prime example of excellence in a holiday park, with a huge range of cabins and camping sites and exceptional facilities that include beautiful pool areas, a cafe, tennis courts, mini golf, boat and go kart hire and a kids club.

“They have also taken out the award for Best Deluxe or Resort Style Park, further recognising the high level of amenity BIG4 Koala Shores provides.”


Best NSW Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler – Regional
Jayco Newcastle

Best NSW Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler – Sydney
Sydney RV Group

Best NSW Industry Service Provider
All Parks Insurance

Best NSW Industry Product Provider
CIL Insurance

Best NSW Manufactured Home Builder
Uniplan Group,  Armidale

Best NSW Manufacturer – Caravans, Camper Trailers & Tents
Cub Campers, Sydney

Best NSW Manufacturer – Motorhomes, Campervans & 5th Wheelers
Horizon Motorhomes, Ballina

Best NSW Hire Company
Baby Boomers Caravan Hire, Lake Macquarie

Best Deluxe/Resort Style Park – More than 100 sites
BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park, Port Stephens

Best Holiday Park Inland – More than 100 sites
Austin Tourist Park, Tamworth

Best Holiday Park Inland – 100 sites or less
Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park, Adaminaby

Best Holiday Park North Coast – 100 sites or less
North Coast Holiday Parks North Beach, North Beach

Best Holiday Park North Coast – More than 100 sites
BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks,  South West Rocks

Best Holiday Park South Coast – 100 sites or less
BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park, South Durras

Best Holiday Park South Coast – More than 100 sites
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park, Gerroa

Best Manufactured Home Village/Estate
Laurieton Residential Resort, Laurieton

Employee Of The Year – Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks
Peter Upton, Lake Conjola Entrance Holiday Park, Lake Conjola

Young Employee Of The Year
Amber Kolo, North Coast Holiday Parks,  Northern Rivers

Horizon Motorhomes, Ballina

BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park, Port Stephens
NSW Department of Primary Industries – Recreation Excellence Award for a Park On Crown Land
Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Sawtell.

PICTURE: The winners after the presentations.

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