Caravan & Cabin

The Caravan & Cabin Group is organised by a small committee and there are usually 2 trips a year – one in February/March and one in October/November. 

Caravan & Cabin trips are a fantastic way to meet others in the club and we always have a lot of fun.

Convenors of the Caravan & Cabin Group – Chris & Lorraine Rowell

Caravan and Cabin Programme for 2023

Report On – 24th—27th March 2023    Breeze Holiday Park Halls Gap    

Halls Gap was chosen for our first Caravan Cabin activity for 2023 with it’s spectacular views and bush walks.

A band of enthusiastic Caravan and Cabiners made the journey west for the 3 nights with many staying longer to take advantage of the local attractions.

The weather was excellent over the weekend and we managed to stay free of the dreaded COVID which was fantastic, although we were missing a number of regulars due to ill health. I would like to pass on our “Get Well Soon” toast to:-

  1. John Moody
  2. Judy Frederick
  3. Graham Tucker
  4. Col Pask
  5. Chris Rowell and
  6. John Wicks

We also missed Roger and Maureen Bayley who have been to almost every event since joining Probus. Maureen shared her 70th birthday with us down at Inverloch. (Happy Birthday Maureen for Monday 27th And of course we all missed the wailing banshee sound of JW’s bag pipes heralding happy hour.

The weekend kicked off with Happy hour around the Clocktower banner followed by dinner at the Paper, Rock Scissors brewery just across the road from the Caravan park. Great food and drinks.

Saturday morning John Skeen led an easy walk up the valley from the Caravan Park to the Venus Baths at the base of the Grampians. The walk back turned out to be a bit more difficult with many steep steps and a narrow path but we all arrived back safely.

Then it was over to checking out many of the magnificent sights and walks withing the Grampians National Park.

Later in the afternoon we had a Finska Challenge with Neil Young cleaning up both games. The first game with a perfect 50 score, and the second in the style of Steven Bradbury, coming from behind to the last man standing.

Saturday night was a communal BBQ in the camp Kitchen.

Sunday morning another walk from John Skeen where 5 of the regular Monday walkers took on a category 3 walk from the Sundial Car park to the Pinnacles. This was tough going and there were a couple of minor tumbles along the way, but it was well worth it once we arrived at the lookout. We were passed many times by young fitness groups. I wonder if they will still be up for it at 86 years old as was Herb Detez. Well done Herb.

Sunday lunch we were off to the nearby Pomonal Estate Winery. Again more craft beer and fantastic food. No couple were able to finish their shared platter.

Sunday night Happy Hour was around the old camp fire where we relaxed with drinks and nibbles and shared stories of the past. A great way to finish a fun weekend.

A big THANKS to Chris and Lorraine Rowell for pulling this together.

Looking forward to our next event.


Dave & Yvonne Davies

Stand-in Convenors Caravan and Cabin

Caravan and Cabin Programme for 2023

24th– 27th November 2023

NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park

Port Campbell is on the Great Ocean Road and is situated near the 12 Apostles and is a three-hour drive from Melbourne inland or 3.5 hours if you go via the Great Ocean Road.

The Port Campbell Caravan Park is a short walk to the Township and the Beach precinct and ideally located for all the Tourist attractions the area has to offer.

Bookings can be made by contacting Port Campbell Caravan Park and mentioning Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club on 03 55986492 or email

I will keep you updated in the new year as to when all bookings need to be in before Park releases sites and cabins, I have on hold for us


Chris and Lorraine Rowell   (see club Contact List for email and phone number)

Caravan and Cabin Convenors

19th -22nd April 2024

Rutherglen Caravan and Tourist Park

Rutherglen is situated in North East Victoria in one of our major wine-producing regions where there are some 20 wineries. It is ideally located for tourist attractions such as Beechworth, being only a 35-minute drive, the historic town of Chilton 15 min drive and very close to the North East Silo Art Trail.

The Rutherglen Caravan and Tourist Park is well located being only a 5-minute walk to the Town Centre and has an excellent variety of Cabins and Caravan sites.

Bookings can be made by contacting Dennis and Lisa at Rutherglen Caravan and Tourist Park on 02 60328577 or email Be sure to mention Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club so you receive a 10% discount

For those who may prefer Motel accommodation, directly opposite the Caravan Park is the Poachers Paradise Motel which can be contacted on 02 60327373.

Chris and Lorraine Rowell   Caravan & Cabin Convenors – (see club Contact List for email and phone number)