Caravan World — 28 July 2012

THE ADVENT OF modern technology means paper-based products are becoming less and less necessary. With more news than we can handle available on our computers, buying the daily paper is becoming less common; GPS and sat-nav has, in many cases, made paper maps redundant.

And despite how easy technology can make our lives, many people, and I must admit I’m one of them, still take great pleasure in reading a newspaper from cover to cover, or navigating from a massive map across the dashboard.

But one thing is for sure: the internet has made planning holidays a breeze. is a new web-based listing of more than 2000 holiday, caravan and camping parks around Australia. Dubbed ‘the place to visit before you go’, Turu offers a huge range of selection criteria and search options to make sure you find a park which is suitable for you.

Want to take your dog along? Need an extra-large site? Fancy a morning swim? These are just some of options to help you narrow down your choice.

The website is free to use and provides a treasure-trove of information at the click of a button, including customer reviews, so you can see how other RVers rate the park. The days of touting bundles of brochures on the road with you are numbered...

Click here
to watch a video on how Turu works, or jump online and give it a go –

Do you use the internet or smartphone technology to plan your trip, or are you a traditionalist who enjoys pouring over maps and touring guides? Let us know below.

WORDS Laura Keys
Written exclusively for Caravan World Online


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