Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grey Nomads Travel Australia

There is a growing trend amongst australian retirees, according to The Australian. Dubbed "Grey Nomads," older people are taking to the highways in droves, purchasing campervans and travelling the country to their hearts' content.

For these wanderers of an older generation, a campervan holiday is freedom to go where you like, when you like and with who you like, taking your own bit of comfort and familiarity with you. Grey Nomads often travel with like-minded people, and Queensland even boasts an RV-focused residential village for those who like the nomadic atmosphere even when installed at home.

Highway photo by tm-tm via Flickr Creative Commons

Retired campervan lovers are a blessing to the tourism industry in Australia- the Sunshine Coast Daily refering to Grey Nomads as the 'silver lining' (get it?) keeping the tourism industry in the black.

A win-win situation then: money coming in for property developers and tourism operators, and flexible, comfortable and carefree holidays for Australia's retirees.


For great deals on campervan hire in Australia, click here.

Campervans photo by David Hearle via Flickr Creative Commons

Author: Doug Brown+

1 comment:

Marc said...

I remember meeting a 'Grey Nomad' in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Having travelled the world, he was spending time discovering his own country and having a blast

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