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Kombi Camping adds two new vintage vans to its fleet

Now, South Australians can traverse the state in style, with Kombi Camping restoring two new vans thanks to the SATC’s latest round of development grants.

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Dreaming of a road trip? As SA swings into summertime, there’s never been a better time to cruise the state’s amazing backyard and discover the beauty of our regions.

Now, you can traverse South Australia in style, with a Barossa-based camping van hire service adding two new additions to their family, thanks to the South Australia Tourist Commission’s latest round of development grants.

Meet Kombi Camping: the family-owned Volkswagen Kombi hire business granting South Australians the chance to cruise around in a retro ’78 wagon, affectionately known as Gilbert. Now Gilbert is getting two vintage Kombi sisters, with Mable and Daisy joining the Barossa Valley fleet.

Road tripping has never been so popular, with South Aussies eager to explore the wonders of their state post-COVID. With the burgeoning boom in state-wide travel, Kombi Camping has jumped at the chance to grow its Kombi family.

The $49,954 grant will see two vintage Kombi vans restored and on the road for hire, adding to the Kombi Camping one van fleet – which is proving hugely popular among locals keen to explore the state in their own time.

“We are really excited to receive this grant which will give our business a huge boost – it means we can fast track the refurbishment of two new campers ready for visitors to enjoy the Kombi life across South Australia’s beautiful regions,” says owner and operation Cooper Pratt.

While Daisy and Mable are now undergoing some TLC, Gilbert is ready for road tripping, fully equipped with all the camping essentials, such as a fridge and freezer, gas bottle and BBQ, as well as camping tables and chairs.

Enjoy a slice of the idyllic Kombi life as you depart from the Barossa Valley on your impending adventure. The van sleeps a cosy two, with a minimum of a two-night stay.

The announcement of the Kombi Camping expansion comes in the latest round of grants from the SATC’s Tourism Industry Development Fund, with nine new projects awarded grants to a total of more than $1.8 million.

It brings the total number of projects supported through the Fund to 80, with a total project value of more than $56.8 million, spread across 11 tourism regions.

Premier Steven Marshall said the Fund is spurring huge investment in the state’s regions at a time of continued record-breaking regional tourism demand, sustaining and creating jobs.  

“This fund is supporting our state’s tourism operators to capitalise on this huge demand and giving visitors more reasons to keep coming back and spending in SA,” says Marshall. 

Adelaide Hills Nepenthe Wines and Discovery Parks on the Fleurieu Peninsula were also among the grant recipients.

Find out more about Kombi Camping online and on Facebook. For more information on the South Australia Tourism Commission Tourism Industry Development Fund here.

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