Grevillea Park, Canberra

Project update
Late next year the Museum of the Long Weekend will be set up on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra to open our beautiful vintage caravans and share some amazing and simple stories with the world. Caravans will group together in convoys setting out from Perth, Cairns and Tassie up to six weeks in advance stopping at every regional town we can find to share and collect stories, and meet the wonderful people who built and keep this great country running.

We have already had some great support from the Vintage Caravan Magazine, Museums and Galleries NSW, Arts Tasmania and the Centenary of Canberra helping us through the labrynth of government departments for site approval. We are now more confident in saying that we will be using Grevillea Park in Canberra for the event. It is a beautiful spot, right on the water, with good car access and lots of trees. Perfect!

Grevillea Park, Canberra

Grevillea Park, Canberra

The proposed route information is now on our website so that Vintage Vanners from all over Australia will be able to let us know where they want to join in with the convoys and whether they are willing to turn their van into a mobile museum for the trip and be one of our “core group”. You can’t book into a “site” as such, we will be “designing” the space depending on the number of vans we have interest from.

Grevillea Park 2

Grevillea Park 2

We are also interested in hearing how your family, and your parents and grandparents spent their holidays. Email us at info@longweekend.bighart.org and tell us a bit about you, them and something about the holidays you heard about or shared in. Make sure to include your contact details and what area of Australia you are in and we will be in touch.

So jump on the website and let us know how you would like to be involved. Looks like a great road trip is coming together!

Museum of the Long Weekend team

7 thoughts on “Grevillea Park, Canberra

  1. Cobber says:

    Could you clarify for me please, will we be able to use our vintage caravans for accommodation for the long weekend , on site a Grevillea Park…. sounds too good to be true.
    Will there be ammenaties of sorts… Will there be power ?

    Cobber.

  2. Cobber says:

    Will we be able to camp in our caravans on site at Grevillea Park for the whole weekend ?

    • Mel Robertson says:

      Yes indeed Cobber, we will be living in our vans on the site, with power and ameniies provided, including a common area with barbecues and then our camp fire events in the evenings. It is truly a beautiful spot on the water and we are going to have a fabulous time! Cheers Mel

  3. darrell smith says:

    hi how can i book a site please

  4. David says:

    Looking forward to the weekend in Canberra Mel :)

    It will be our vans maiden trip from South Australia.

    Dave

  5. marjie2 says:

    We are late starters but would love to join in the tour in Echuca…we have emailed Beth S. so just waiting to hear if this ok and if there’s still room in Canberra.
    All sounds wonderful – looking forward to hearing from you. Marjie2

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