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					                                                                                 Jim Elmlinger,
                                                                  Standing Committee Chairman ’07 – ‘11
                             INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
April 29, 2011

              0    •SIGN-UP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 5, 2011•                                 0

  NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA HERE WE COME!
                                    WBCCI Overseas Caravan O-49

I apologize for this taking so long in getting this information, on the joint WBCCI/ICA New Zealand (part-
1) Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan, with its adjunct Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan, to
you. We, unfortunately, have had a number of very unexpected hurdles and challenges to overcome, which
have resulted in the delay. That said, we have a great and fabulous adventure offer for you. This
outstanding 2-part caravanning combination has been put together for us by our International Caravanning
Association (ICA) friends (who will also be our caravan leaders). There are a number of possible choices
for this superb trip of a lifetime, which will allow you to pick from different time durations, as well as 2
different types (sizes) of RV s. The caravanning opportunity will be to explore the North and South Islands
of New Zealand and the add-on to the Australian Island State of Tasmania, choosing from 4 options for the
New Zealand (part-1) portion, which should appeal to a wide range of interests and of course with the
corresponding price breaks. We really hope that you will decide to join us for this fabulous adventure, but
REMEMBER space is very limited, so reserve your place NOW. Read on to find out about the options for
this combined WBCCI/ICA caravanning excursion, which are summarized below.


REMINDER THAT SINCE THIS IS A JOINT VENTURE EVENT THESE
  CARAVANS ARE OPEN TO BOTH WBCCI AND ICA MEMBERS
If one of your ICA and/or non-WBCCI friends would be interested in joining us this can be accomplished
by them joining ICA for a minimum of 2 years, paid in advance (see the ICA application near the end).

The International Caravanning Association (ICA), along with the WBCCI International Relations Standing
Committee, have arranged a truly great and spectacular New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under the
Southern Cross caravan, which will be available in 4 possible timeframe options. This first caravan [New
Zealand (part-1)] will be complemented by the 26-day add-on caravanning adventure to the Australian
Island State of Tasmania (part-2), entitled Tasmanian Adventure. We have provided tentative itineraries,
which are subject to possible changes as plans develop further. These itineraries, for the 4 different New
Zealand caravan options and the Tasmanian caravan are all located near the very end of this document.
NOTE: both of these caravans are LIMITED TO 20 SPACES, so get your application(s) and deposit
check(s) in early (See separate application documents, parts 1 & 2 of the caravan each require its own
separate application and deposit check).

The same 2 hosting ICA couples, Pam & Bob Tilling and Cathie & Martin Hart, will lead both caravans and
they have put a lot of work and effort into the planning of these 2 very special events. Both couples live in
New Zealand and have traveled extensively, particularly leading other caravans in New Zealand, so are
extremely familiar with their country and the great things that it has to offer.

The New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan operates very similar to a WBCCI
caravan and has a “kitty fee” that covers office and publication costs, camping fees, some meals, some
tours, the WBCCI required liability insurance, the 2 ICA leaders costs, excluding fuel, and the ICA portion
only of the kitty fee for the WBCCI leader. This kitty fee is an estimate based on past experience and
may vary up or down, the same as all other WBCCI caravans, over the course of the events until your
chosen portion of the caravan has been completed and is also susceptible to the fluctuation in the monetary
exchange rates between the various countries involved in the caravans. Ferry and road toll charges are not
included in the kitty fee and are to be paid by each caravan participant. After the Tasmanian Adventure
(part-2) caravan is completed a reconciliation of all the New Zealand kitty fee expenses will be made and
the appropriate action(s) will be taken. All “kitty fees” shown herein are based on the current rate of
exchange between the New Zealand $ and the US $.

For your own personal comfort, as well as for safety considerations and overall caravan coordination, all of
the 4 options for the New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan are set up for you
to arrive the day before you pick-up your rental RV. Therefore, you will need to separately book your own
room for the first night in a nearby hotel (we will provide a hotel recommendation, near the airport and RV
rental depot, later for you to book your first night s room, as this is not included in the kitty fee ).

This caravanning adventure, be it only part-1 to New Zealand or the full parts-1 & 2, which would include
the add-on to Australia, will REQUIRE that each participating couple take out a travel trip cancellation and
medical insurance policy. Please be aware that most, if not, all insurance companies that write these
types of policies have a very short timeframe between when you make your first deposit and/or
payment to the time when you can actually take out the policy. Otherwise they may not cover trip
cancellation monies paid out prior to their timeframe. Once we receive your caravan application(s) [New
Zealand (part-1) and hopefully the Australian add-on (part-2)] we will send out a letter verifying receipt of
your applications(s). Also included with the aforementioned letter we will be asking for emergency contact
information and the policy number and carrier of your travel trip cancellation and medical insurance
coverage. This completed form will need to be returned to us along with the kitty fee payment #1 for the
New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan (see date given below in this document,
located in the caravan kitty fee area for the timeframe option that you choose).

Additionally, each participating member of the caravan will be asked to sign hold harmless liability waivers
indemnifying both WBCCI and/or ICA. The forms will vary depending on your organization affiliation.


            WHERE DO I FIND THE APPLICATIONS?
The applications for both parts of this joint WBCCI/ICA caravan to New Zealand (part-1) Adventure
Under the Southern Cross caravan and its add-on Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan to
Australia can be found on the last 2 pages of this document.
    NEW ZEALAND (PART-1) ADVENTURE UNDER THE
            SOUTHERN CROSS CARAVAN
PART-1 of this exciting caravanning odyssey is the joint WBCCI/ICA New Zealand spectacular, Adventure
     Under the Southern Cross caravan, which has the 4 different timeframe options to choose from. On
     this caravan you will also have 2 options, as to the size of the rental RV you wish to use.

      The first RV rental classification option is the 2ST, which is best characterized as a campervan, think
      similar to Airstream s Interstate van, which will comfortably accommodate and sleep 2 persons and
      is approximately 20-feet in length.

      The second RV rental classification option is the 4ST, which is best characterized as a cab-over
      class-C motorhome in the 23-foot length range. This one is actually rated for 4 persons. The
      difference in pricing for the 2 different RV choices will be listed below with each of the timeframe
      options A through D.

      For both of the above RV rental classifications we list 3 different pricing options based on what you
      desire for a deductible. The 1st option is a $0 dollar deductible, all-inclusive package. The 2nd
      insurance option is where they take a signed NZ$2,000 (US$1,560) paper imprinted charge of your
      credit card, which they hold until you return and they can ascertain that your rental RV unit has been
      returned undamaged. The 3rd insurance option is where they electronically deduct or debit a
      NZ$5,000 (US$3,900) charge against your credit card, which if you return the RV in the same
      condition that it was in when you first took it on the road, you will be credited back the NZ$5,000
      (US$3,900*) previously charged against your credit card. Please note your WBCCI caravan general
      liability insurance does not cover damage to your rented RV.

      *Additionally, the New Zealand insurance options 1 and 2 include a GPS unit for your RV, while
      the high deductible #3 option does not. You can add a GPS unit for $195, which reduces the dollar
      gap differences between this policy and the other two.

      REMEMBER, in both New Zealand and Australia/Tasmania you will be driving on the other side
      of the road and therefore we recommend, if for no other reason than just peace of mind, that you
      strongly consider the $0 dollar deductible, all-inclusive package for each (parts 1 & 2) of the
      different caravan RV rental programs, even though it is a few more dollars.

      Overseas rental RV units tend to have manual transmissions (6 speed), with a very powerful Turbo
      diesel engine, which will take you up and over any grade and wherever you would like to go and are
      yet quite fuel-efficient. REMEMBER, you will be driving on the other side of the road. Both
      units are very modern looking inside (see separate list of standard furnishings, utensils, dishes and
      etc.). Both units have numerous perimeter windows for a very wide-open feel. To see and read
      more about each of these units you can go to the KEA (name of the rental company and
      manufacturer) website by clicking on: www.keacampers.com/ then under the KEA New Zealand go
      to KEA Rentals in the drop down menu. Once that window opens look for the Vehicle button
      (second one over from the right) and in the drop down window select the vehicle (2ST and/or 4ST)
      that you want to review. You can also find the accessories that come with the RV s (we get the
      complete package of a safe, 2 outdoor folding chairs, outdoor folding table, pots, pans, linens and
      such). They also have a note on their website that you may request a sleeping bag, in lieu of a duvet,
      thus greatly reducing the nightly bed making routine. Our intrepid caravan leaders have done an
      amazing job of negotiating superb rates for the group on both parts (1 & 2) of this fabulous caravan.
Option - A: 32 days in length and covers ONLY the North Island of New Zealand and begins when you
      leave home on January 17, 2012, or before if you want to partake of a side trip first on your own.
      Whatever way you want to do it is your choice, just remember to arrive in Auckland, New Zealand
      (North Island) by January 19, 2012. Also, remember that the flight across the Pacific Ocean crosses
      both the Equator and the International Dateline, where you lose a day. NOTE: this option is the
      only one of the four options that is NOT really conducive to picking up the add-on Tasmanian
      Adventure (part-2) caravan, due to the ending time of this one and starting time of the next. Also of
      note: you will need to return your rental RV unit to Auckland on your own, which is approximately
      650 km (400 miles) north of Wellington, after your last caravan stop on February 18th.

       After landing at the Auckland airport proceed to the hotel where you booked your first night s room.
       The next day you will be transported to the RV rental depot to get checked out for the pick up of
       your RV rental unit. From there we will all head for a nearby school where we will spend 2 nights.
       There will be a welcome gathering and dinner the first camping night. In general, there will be late
       afternoon social/drivers meeting gatherings unless noted otherwise. (For more information see the
       New Zealand itinerary Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan for option-A near the end of
       this document.)

       Option - A kitty fee is estimated at $990, with a deposit of $200 ($35 of which will be non-refundable)
       to accompany your application to hold your place in the New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under the Southern
       Cross caravan and is due on or before May 28th (REMEMBER, space is very limited).

                              Option - A Kitty Fee & Payment Schedule
                                 Total kitty fee $ 990  ($35 non-refundable)
                      Deposit w/ Application     $ 200  Due May 28, 2011
                      Payment #1                 $ 395  Due August 15, 2011
                      Payment #2 (Balance)       $ 395  Due November 15, 2011
       Option - A campervan / motorhome rental pricing is as follows:
             2ST Campervan – for the 31-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                         2ST - Campervan Rental Payment Schedule
                                       $0        $1,560        $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                 Total Rental Fee         $   5,424    $   5,084    $   4,408
   Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)               $   1,500    $   1,500    $   1,500    Due July 15, 2011
   Payment #1                             $   1,962    $   1,792    $   1,454    Due September 1, 2011
   Payment #2 (Balance)                   $   1,962    $   1,792    $   1,454    Due November 1, 2011


              4ST Campervan – for the 31-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                        4ST - Motorhome Rental Payment Schedule
                                        $0        $1,560       $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                 Total Rental Fee         $   6,626    $   6,288    $   5,610
   Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)               $   1,500    $   1,500    $   1,500   Due July 15, 2011
   Payment #1                             $   2,563    $   2,394    $   2,055   Due September 1, 2011
   Payment #2 (Balance)                   $   2,563    $   2,394    $   2,055   Due November 1, 2011

              NOTE: the estimated total mileage for this option (A) of the caravan is 1,635 miles, with
              estimated fuel costs of $410 for the 2ST campervan and $495 for the 4ST motorhome.
Option - B: 29 days in length and covers ONLY the South Island of New Zealand and begins when you
      leave home on February 17, 2012, or before if you want to partake of a side trip first on your own.
      Whatever way you want to do it is your choice, just remember to arrive in Christchurch, New
      Zealand (South Island) by February 19, 2012. Also, remember that the flight across the Pacific
      Ocean crosses both the Equator and the International Dateline, where you lose a day. NOTE: this
      option is one of the three options that is VERY conducive to picking up the add-on Tasmanian
      Adventure (part-2) caravan, due to the ending time of this one and starting time of the next.

       After landing at the Christchurch airport proceed to the hotel where you booked your first night s
       room. The next day you catch the rental company shuttle to the RV rental depot, where you will
       meet up with your escort and get checked out for the pick up of your RV rental unit. You and your
       escort will then proceed north approximately 310km (185 miles), almost all of which is
       freeway/motorway) to join up with the rest of the caravan, particularly since tonight will be the kitty
       fee funded coffee & dessert night, at your first night s stop with the rest of the group. In general,
       there will be late afternoon social/drivers meeting gatherings unless noted otherwise. (For more
       information see the New Zealand Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan itinerary for option-
       B near the end of this document.)

       Option - B kitty fee is estimated at $1,135, with a deposit of $225 ($35 of which will be non-
       refundable) to accompany your application to hold your place in the New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under
       the Southern Cross caravan and is due on or before May 28th (REMEMBER, space is very limited).

                              Option - B Kitty Fee & Payment Schedule
                                 Total kitty fee $ 1,135 ($35 non-refundable)
                      Deposit w/ Application      $ 225  Due May 28, 2011
                      Payment #1                  $ 455  Due August 15, 2011
                      Payment #2 (Balance)        $ 455  Due November 15, 2011

       Option - B campervan / motorhome rental pricing is as follows:
             2ST Campervan – for the 28-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                         2ST - Campervan Rental Payment Schedule
                                       $0        $1,560        $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                 Total Rental Fee         $   4,898    $   4,592    $   4,254
   Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)               $   1,500    $   1,500    $   1,500   Due July 15, 2011
   Payment #1                             $   1,699    $   1,546    $   1,377   Due September 1, 2011
   Payment #2 (Balance)                   $   1,699    $   1,546    $   1,377   Due November 1, 2011

              4ST Campervan – for the 28-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                             4ST - Motorhome Rental Payment Schedule
                                         $0     $1,560    $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                 Total Rental Fee         $   5,986    $   5,680    $   5.340
   Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)               $   1,500    $   1,500    $   1,500   Due July 15, 2011
   Payment #1                             $   2,243    $   2,090    $   1,920   Due September 1, 2011
   Payment #2 (Balance)                   $   2,243    $   2,090    $   1,920   Due November 1, 2011

              NOTE: the estimated total mileage for this option (B) of the caravan is 1,475 miles, with
              estimated fuel costs of $375 for the 2ST campervan and $450 for the 4ST motorhome.
Option - C: 47 days in length and covers part of the North Island plus the South Island of New Zealand
      and begins when you leave home on January 30, 2012, or before if you want to partake of a side trip
      first on your own. Whatever way you want to do it is your choice, just remember to arrive in
      Auckland, New Zealand (North Island) by February 1, 2012. Also, remember that the flight across
      the Pacific Ocean crosses both the Equator and the International Dateline, where you lose a day.
      NOTE: this option is one of the three options that is VERY conducive to picking up the add-on
      Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan, due to the ending time of this one and starting time of the
      next.

       After landing at the Auckland airport proceed to the hotel where you booked your first night s room.
       The next day catch the rental company shuttle to the RV rental depot to get checked out for the pick
       up of your RV rental unit. You need to head south approximately 235km (146 miles) to Rotorua,
       where you will meet up with the rest of the caravan at your first nights stop. In general, there will be
       late afternoon social/drivers meeting gatherings unless noted otherwise. (For more information see
       the New Zealand Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan itinerary for option-C near the end of
       this document.)

       Option - C kitty fee is estimated at $1,685, with a deposit of $325 ($35 of which will be non-
       refundable) to accompany your application to hold your place in the New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under
       the Southern Cross caravan and is due on or before May 28th (REMEMBER, space is very limited).

                              Option - C Kitty Fee & Payment Schedule
                                 Total kitty fee $ 1,685 ($35 non-refundable)
                      Deposit w/ Application      $ 325  Due May 28, 2011
                      Payment #1                  $ 680  Due August 15, 2011
                      Payment #2 (Balance)        $ 680  Due November 15, 2011

       Option - C campervan / motorhome rental pricing is as follows:
             2ST Campervan – for the 46-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                         2ST - Campervan Rental Payment Schedule
                                       $0        $1,560       $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                 Total Rental Fee         $   8,048    $   7,544    $   6,814
   Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)               $   1,500    $   1,500    $   1,500   Due July 15, 2011
   Payment #1                             $   3,274    $   3,022    $   2,657   Due September 1, 2011
   Payment #2 (Balance)                   $   3,274    $   3,022    $   2,657   Due November 1, 2011



              4ST Campervan – for the 46-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                        4ST - Motorhome Rental Payment Schedule
                                        $0        $1,560       $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                 Total Rental Fee        $ 9,832      $ 9,330      $ 8,598
   Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)              $ 1,500      $ 1,500      $ 1,500      Due July 15, 2011
   Payment #1                            $ 4,166      $ 3,915      $ 3,549      Due September 1, 2011
   Payment #2 (Balance)                  $ 4,166      $ 3,915      $ 3,549      Due November 1, 2011

              NOTE: the estimated total mileage for this option (C) of the caravan is 2,424 miles, with
              estimated fuel costs of $615 for the 2ST campervan and $740 for the 4ST motorhome.
Option - D: (a.k.a. The Whole 9 Yards ) 60 days in length and covers ALL of the North and South
      Islands of New Zealand and begins when you leave home on January 17, 2012, or before if you
      want to partake of a side trip first on your own. Whatever way you want to do it is your choice, just
      remember to arrive in Auckland, New Zealand (North Island) by January 19, 2012. Also, remember
      that the flight across the Pacific Ocean crosses both the Equator and the International Dateline,
      where you lose a day. NOTE: this option is one of the three options that is VERY conducive to
      picking up the add-on Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan, due to the ending time of this one and
      starting time of the next.

       After landing at the Auckland airport proceed to the hotel where you booked your first night s room.
       The next day you will be transported to the RV rental depot to get checked out for the pick up of
       your RV rental unit. From there we will all head for a nearby school where we will spend 2 nights.
       There will be a welcome gathering and dinner the first camping night. In general, there will be late
       afternoon social/drivers meeting gatherings unless noted otherwise. (For more information see the
       New Zealand Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan itinerary for option-D near the end of
       this document.)

       Option - D kitty fee is estimate at $2,065, with a deposit of $375 ($35 of which will be non-
       refundable) to accompany your application to hold your place in the New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under
       the Southern Cross caravan and is due on or before May 28th (REMEMBER, space is very limited).

                              Option - D Kitty Fee & Payment Schedule
                                 Total kitty fee $ 2,065 ($35 non-refundable)
                      Deposit w/ Application      $ 375  Due May 28, 2011
                      Payment #1                  $ 845  Due August 15, 2011
                      Payment #2 (Balance)        $ 845  Due November 15, 2011

       Option - D campervan / motorhome rental pricing is as follows:
             2ST Campervan – for the 59-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                          2ST - Campervan Rental Payment Schedule
                                        $0        $1,560       $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                  Total Rental Fee        $ 10,320     $ 9,676      $   8,662
    Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)              $ 1,500      $ 1,500      $   1,500   Due July 15, 2011
    Payment #1                            $ 4,410      $ 4,088      $   3,581   Due September 1, 2011
    Payment #2 (Balance)                  $ 4,410      $ 4,088      $   3,581   Due November 1, 2011


              4ST Campervan – for the 59-day hire 3 different liability insurance option rates see below:
                         4ST - Motorhome Rental Payment Schedule
                                         $0        $1,560       $3,900* Ins. Deductible Options
                  Total Rental Fee        $ 12,610     $ 11,966     $ 10,950
    Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)              $ 1,500      $ 1,500      $ 1,500     Due July 15, 2011
    Payment #1                            $ 5,555      $ 5,233      $ 4,725     Due September 1, 2011
    Payment #2 (Balance)                  $ 5,555      $ 5,233      $ 4,725     Due November 1, 2011

              NOTE: the estimated total mileage for this option (D) of the caravan is 3,100 miles, with
              estimated fuel costs of $790 for the 2ST campervan and $950 for the 4ST motorhome.
FREE TIME – options B, C & D of the New Zealand (part-1) Adventure Under the Southern Cross
     caravan all end in Christchurch on Monday, March 19, 2012, when you turn in your Rental RV.
     You may either head back to North America or stay around a little longer and join us for the add-on
     Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan, but you must make this decision long before leaving home
     (see deadlines below). If you have decided to join us for the Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan,
     which does not begin until Monday, March 26, 2012, when we are to meet with our ever stalwart
     caravan leaders in Hobart, the capital of the Island State of Tasmania, you will now have a little time
     on your own.

       In fact this will leave you 7-days (7 nights) to explore places like Sydney and/or Melbourne on your
       own, particularly if you arrange to fly out in the afternoon of Monday, March 19, 2012, after you
       have retuned your RV. Just remember to be sure to book an early flight into Hobart for Monday,
       March 26, 2012, so you can pick-up your rental RV for the Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan.




        TASMANIAN ADVENTURE (PART-2) CARAVAN

PART-2 or the add-on portion of this WBCCI caravanning odyssey will begin Monday, March 26, 2012
     and will be a privately run Tasmanian Adventure caravan, which was first run as an ICA caravan
     several years ago by our heretofore mentioned caravan leaders, but has since been run privately by
     them. Therefore, this add-on caravan is run with a Tour Fee versus a kitty fee, the difference
     being that this is a flat fee for the caravan, but it does include the required WBCCI insurance, some
     meals and excursions, which will be detailed later. With the exception of the aforementioned
     WBCCI insurance and a few miscellaneous expenses, there will not be an accounting at the end, as
     would be true for any privately run tour. This caravan of 26-days duration will basically take us on a
      figure-8 route, as we see the wonders of the Island State of Tasmania. (For more information see
     the Tasmanian Adventure itinerary near the end of this document.)

       There is again a choice of 2 different rental RV s. The 1st is described as a 2-Berth class-C cab-over
       type motorhome approximately 20-feet long, with a manual transmission and powered by a gasoline
       engine.

       The 2nd option is described as a Twin-cab (like our 4-door Super Crew cab models) Super
       motorhome, which again is a larger version of a class-C cab-over type motorhome that is about 23
       feet in length, with a manual transmission and powered by a diesel engine.

       If you want to see what these RV units look like you can visit the Hertz RV rental website:
       www.autorent.com.au/content/view_template.shtml?campervans&Our_Vehicles&Campervan
       s&&m3&6 These RV s are similarly equipped to those of part-1, but no GPS this time. You are
       welcome to bring your own GPS unit from home if you like, but for this part of the caravan you,
       most likely, will not need one, as the driver s manual is quite comprehensive, when it comes to
       directions. They too have a note on their website that you may request a sleeping bag, in lieu of a
       duvet, thus greatly reducing the nightly bed making routine.
      For both of the above RV rental classifications we list 2 different pricing options based on what you
      desire for a deductible, while you are driving on the other side of the road. The 1st option is a $0
      dollar deductible, all-inclusive package. The 2nd insurance option is where they electronically
      deduct or debit a Aus$5,000 (US$5,350) charge against your credit card, which if you return the RV
      in the same condition that it was in when you first took it on the road, you will be credited back the
      Aus$5,000 previously charged against your credit card. Please note your WBCCI caravan general
      liability insurance does not cover damage to your rented RV and we have the same deductible
      recommendation as we mentioned in part-1 of the caravan.


Tour fee is estimated at $2,105, with a deposit of $375 ($35 of which will be non-refundable) to accompany
      your application to hold your place in the Australian add-on (part-2) Tasmanian Adventure caravan and is due
      on or before May 28th (REMEMBER, again space is very limited).

                            Tasmania Caravan Tour Fee & Payment Schedule
                                  Total Tour Fee $ 2,105 ($35 non-refundable)
                      Deposit w/ Application      $ 375 Due May 28, 2011      0
                      Payment #1                  $ 865 Due October 1, 2011
                      Payment #2 (Balance)        $ 865 Due December 15, 2011

Motorhome rental pricing is as follows:
             2 Berth Motorhome – for the 26-day hire 2 different liability insurance option rates see
      below:
             2 Berth Shower + Toilet - Motorhome Rental Payment Schedule
                                          $0       $5,350     Ins. Deductible Options
                   Total Rental Fee           $ 3,966       $ 3,367
      Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)                $ 300         $ 300        Due August 15, 2011
      (Balance)                               $ 3,666       $ 3,067      Due @ time of pick-up


              Twin-cab Super Motorhome – for the 26-day hire 2 different liability insurance option rates
      see below:
                  Twin-cab Super - Motorhome Rental Payment Schedule
                                           $0        $5,350     Ins. Deductible Options
                    Total Rental Fee          $ 6,498       $ 5,898
       Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)               $ 300         $ 300        Due August 15, 2011
       (Balance)                              $ 6,198       $ 5,598      Due @ time of pick-up

              NOTE: the estimated total mileage for the Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan is 1,860
              miles, with estimated fuel costs of $625 for the 2-berth motorhome and $705 for the Twin-
              cab motorhome.
          GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OVERSEAS RVing
A number of our camping sites will be dry camping to facilitate getting to a number of the better natural
wonders in New Zealand and for those of you that have not traveled abroad in an RV before we need to
pause here and go over a few things that you will find a bit different than what you may be used to. The RV
 s and campgrounds in New Zealand and Australia are similar to those that you find in Europe. You are
used to the North American 3-point hook-up, well in most other parts of the world they usually have a
maybe 1-point hook-up, which is electricity. So, you will need to bend your thought process a little. Since
we will be driving most days and only sit for 2-days maximum your battery will not have any problem
holding up for this short period, plus these vehicles come with solar panels, so electrical hook-ups are not
really necessary.

Continuing in this same vein, your RV for the New Zealand (part-1) caravan portion will have only 1
smaller holding tank (≈21 gal in the campervan & ≈39 gal in the motorhome), which is for wash water, not
the 2 humongous holding tanks that you are used to. So, you most likely will have to dump a little more
often (it is our understanding that there are numerous dump stations along the hi-ways outside of the regular
campgrounds) or you can use campground facilities. For the black water they use a cassette system,
which is a small pullout self-sealing unit, which holds approximately 3 US gallons. You pull the cassette
out and take it to a specially marked chemical toilet where you dump the contents and rinse out the
cassette before adding new chemicals and sliding it back into place. Due to the small size of the cassette we
tend to use the campground facilities whenever possible. Both RV units also come with a fresh water tank
(≈26 gal in the campervan & ≈39 gal in the motorhome) and again fresh water is readily available at stops
along the hi-ways.

On the Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan both of the RV rental option vehicles are motorhomes with
the 2-berth one being smaller than the Twin-cab one. These motorhomes also have the smaller wastewater
holding tanks and use the cassette system for the black water. The fresh water tanks (≈15 gal in the 2-berth
motorhome & ≈53 gal in the Twin-cab motorhome) are also similar. One difference is that the engine of the
2-berth motorhome runs on gasoline, while the Twin-cab motorhome runs on diesel, like the 2 New Zealand
vehicles.

On both caravans we will travel like we do on a WBCCI caravan by buddying up and not as ducklings in
a row.

An International Driving Permit, a.k.a. International Driver s license, is REQUIRED when renting a vehicle
in Australia (you must carry your current home state/province driver s license with you also). To the best of
our knowledge there are not any age related driving restrictions in either country, as long as you currently
hold a valid (current) driver s license in you home state/province and have it with you on the trip. An
International Driving Permit can be obtained through AAA for about $20. In general the speed limit on the
open hi-way is 100km/hr (62 mph) and in built-up areas, including small towns and villages it is 50 km/hr
(31 mph) in both countries, unless posted otherwise.
If you have questions, need additional information or are puzzled about anything regarding the New Zealand
(part-1) Adventure Under the Southern Cross caravan and/or the Tasmanian Adventure (part-2) caravan
then please contact me (Jim Elmlinger, WBCCI International Relations Standing Committee Chairman and
leader for the WBCCI contingent on this caravan) in any of the following ways:
               Email at: jbeengr@earthlink.net
               Via Skype screen name: occsrv
               Fax: 818-845-2263
               Home Phone: 818-843-7595
               Between June 3rd to October 15, 2011, we will be on the road, so my cell number is:
                      (818) 515-2263

REMEMBER, I reside in the Pacific Daylight Saving time zone and request that telephonic and/or fax
                        contact ONLY be initiated BETWEEN the hours of 9am to 9pm.


          OTHER INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
To find out more about what the International Caravanning Association (ICA) has to offer and have the
opportunities to participant in caravans all around the world then visit their website:
www.icacaravanning.org If you would like to join ICA now, so that you can go on this caravan we have
attached a special 2-year membership application right after the itineraries and before the caravan
applications. If you are joining ICA specifically to be able to participate in this caravan package than your
2-year dues would be $65 ($30 for the first year, plus a $5 joining fee and your second year at $30).


If you are interested in a 48-day caravan exploring Western Europe and/or a 40-day caravan covering Italy,
Alps & the Mediterranean, then visit the Airstream s Overseas RV Camping Caravans website at:
www.occsrv.com
                             New Zealand Caravan OPTION - A
              ADVENTURE UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS – 17 JANUARY – 20 FEBRUARY 2012
                    Itinerary overview for 4 week North Island ONLY of New Zealand

    DATE                       STOP                     DATE                    STOP
17 Jan            Leave North America to fly to     19 Feb           Return to Auckland - On your
                  Auckland, New Zealand                              own (≈650km/400m)
18 Jan            Day lost due to crossing          20 Feb           Hired RV’s returned & depart
                                                                     for North America, if desired
                  International Date Line
19 Jan            Overseas Contingent arrive –
                  hotel for one night
20 & 21 Jan       Auckland Area – School – Rally
                  start with dinner
22 Jan            Whangarei
23 Jan            Pahia
24 & 25 Jan       Kaitaia
26 & 27 Jan       Opononi
28 Jan            Dargaville
29 Jan            Auckland
30 & 31 Jan       Hamilton
1 Feb             Bowentown – Bay of Plenty
2 & 3 Feb         Rotorua
4 & 5 Feb         Taupo Area
6 Feb             Mohaka River – Near Napier –
                  Hawkes Bay
7 & 8 Feb         Napier
9 Feb             Waiouru – National Park Area
10 Feb            Taumaranui
11 Feb            Stratford – Taranaki
12 Feb            Waverly Beach – Taranaki
13 & 14 Feb       Ashhurst - near Palmerston
                  North
15 & 16 Feb       Greytown
17 Feb            Kaitoki Forest Park –
                  Wellington District
18 Feb            Wellington
                             New Zealand Caravan OPTION - B
              ADVENTURE UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS – 17 FEBRUARY – 19 MARCH 2012
                 Itinerary overview for all of the North & South Islands of New Zealand

    DATE                      STOP                       DATE                       STOP
17 Feb           Leave North America to fly to       17 March           Christchurch
                 Christchurch, New Zealand
18 Feb           Day lost due to crossing            18 March           Final Dinner – Christchurch
                 International Date Line                                district
19 Feb           Overseas Contingent arrive –        19 March           Hired RV’s returned & depart
                                                                        for either the Australia caravan
                 hotel for one night
                                                                        or North America
20 Feb           Drive (≈310km/192m) to
                 Blenheim – Marlborough –
                 South Island
21 Feb           Richmond – Marlborough
                 Sounds
22 & 23 Feb      Motueka
24 Feb           Murchison
25 Feb           Westport – West Coast – South
                 Island
26 Feb           Ranunga
27 Feb           Hokitika
28 & 29 Feb      Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier
                 areas
1 March          Lake Hawea
2 & 3 March      Queenstown
4 & 5 March      Mossburn, Otago
6 March          Balclutha
7 & 8 March      Dunedin, Mosgiel
9 March          Oamaru
10 March         Twizel – Mt Cook, Salmon
                 Farms
11 March         Lake Opua – Fairlie
12 March         Tinwald – Ashburton
13 March         Arthurs Pass area
14 March         Christchurch
15 March         Akaroa Peninsular
16 March         Charteris Bay – near
                 Christchurch
                              New Zealand Caravan OPTION - C
                ADVENTURE UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS – 30 JANUARY – 19 MARCH 2012
            Itinerary overview for all part of the North Island, plus the South Island of New Zealand

    DATE                         STOP                         DATE                       STOP
30 Jan              Leave North America to fly to         27 Feb             Hokitika
                    Auckland, New Zealand
31 Jan              Day lost due to crossing              28 & 29 Feb        Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier
                    International Date Line                                  areas
1 Feb               Overseas Contingent arrive –          1 March            Lake Hawea
                    hotel for one night
2 & 3 Feb           Drive (≈235km/146m) to                2 & 3 March        Queenstown
                    Rotorua
4 & 5 Feb           Taupo Area                            4 & 5 March        Mossburn, Otago

6 Feb               Mohaka River – Near Napier –          6 March            Balclutha
                    Hawkes Bay
7 & 8 Feb           Napier                                7 & 8 March        Dunedin, Mosgiel

9 Feb               Waiouru – National Park Area          9 March            Oamaru

10 Feb              Taumaranui                            10 March           Twizel – Mt Cook, Salmon
                                                                             Farms
11 Feb              Stratford – Taranaki                  11 March           Lake Opua – Fairlie

12 Feb              Waverly Beach – Taranaki              12 March           Tinwald – Ashburton

13 & 14 Feb         Ashhurst - near Palmerston            13 March           Arthurs Pass area
                    North
15 & 16 Feb         Greytown                              14 March           Christchurch

17 Feb              Kaitoki Forest Park –                 15 March           Akaroa Peninsular
                    Wellington District
18 Feb              Wellington                            16 March           Charteris Bay – near
                                                                             Christchurch
19 & 20 Feb         Take ferry to Blenheim –              17 March           Christchurch
                    Marlborough – South Island
21 Feb              Richmond – Marlborough                18 March           Final Dinner – Christchurch
                                                                             district
                    Sounds
22 & 23 Feb         Motueka                               19 March           Hired RV’s returned & depart
                                                                             for either the Australia caravan
                                                                             or North America
24 Feb              Murchison
25 Feb              Westport – West Coast – South
                    Island
26 Feb              Ranunga
                            New Zealand Caravan OPTION - D
              ADVENTURE UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS – 17 JANUARY – 19 MARCH 2012
                 Itinerary overview for all of the North & South Islands of New Zealand

    DATE                      STOP                       DATE                       STOP
17 Jan           Leave North America to fly to       19 & 20 Feb        Take ferry to Blenheim –
                 Auckland, New Zealand                                  Marlborough – South Island
18 Jan           Day lost due to crossing            21 Feb             Richmond – Marlborough
                 International Date Line                                Sounds
19 Jan           Overseas Contingent arrive –        22 & 23 Feb        Motueka
                 hotel for one night
20 & 21 Jan      Auckland Area – School – Rally      24 Feb             Murchison
                 start with dinner
22 Jan           Whangarei                           25 Feb             Westport – West Coast – South
                                                                        Island
23 Jan           Pahia                               26 Feb             Ranunga
24 & 25 Jan      Kaitaia                             27 Feb             Hokitika
26 & 27 Jan      Opononi                             28 & 29 Feb        Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier
                                                                        areas
28 Jan           Dargaville                          1 March            Lake Hawea
29 Jan           Auckland                            2 & 3 March        Queenstown
30 & 31 Jan      Hamilton                            4 & 5 March        Mossburn, Otago
1 Feb            Bowentown – Bay of Plenty           6 March            Balclutha
2&3 Feb          Rotorua                             7 & 8 March        Dunedin, Mosgiel
4 & 5 Feb        Taupo Area                          9 March            Oamaru
6 Feb            Mohaka River – Near Napier –        10 March           Twizel – Mt Cook, Salmon
                 Hawkes Bay                                             Farms
7 & 8 Feb        Napier                              11 March           Lake Opua – Fairlie
9 Feb            Waiouru – National Park Area        12 March           Tinwald – Ashburton
10 Feb           Taumaranui                          13 March           Arthurs Pass area
11 Feb           Stratford – Taranaki                14 March           Christchurch
12 Feb           Waverly Beach – Taranaki            15 March           Akaroa Peninsular
13 & 14 Feb      Ashhurst - near Palmerston          16 March           Charteris Bay – near
                 North                                                  Christchurch
15 & 16 Feb      Greytown                            17 March           Christchurch
17 Feb           Kaitoki Forest Park –               18 March           Final Dinner – Christchurch
                 Wellington District                                    district
18 Feb           Wellington                          19 March           Hired RV’s returned & depart
                                                                        for either the Australia caravan
                                                                        or North America
                               Tasmanian Adventure Caravan
                                     26 MARCH – 20 APRIL 2012
   Itinerary overview for ≈4 week “figure-8” around and through the Australian Island state of Tasmania

    DATE                     STOP
26 & 27 Mar       Barilla Holiday Park
28 Mar            Port Arthur Caravan Park
29 Mar            Dunalley Hotel (Dry Parking)
30 Mar            Southport - Settlement Cara
                  Prk
31 Mar            Hobart Show grounds
1 April           Wayatinah Camping Ground
2 April           Queenstown - Lake Burbury
3 April           Strahan Seaside Cosy
                  Cabins & Camp
4 & 5 April       Cradle Mountain
6 April           Somerset Beach Side
                  Caravan Park
7 & 8 April       Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park.
9 April           Marrawah (Dry Park)
10 & 11 April     Mersey Bluff Caravan
                  Park
12 & 13 April     Launceston Holiday Park
                  Legana
14 April          Targa 38250 Tasman
                  Highway A3
15 April          Camp to be confirmed
16 & 17 April     Camp to be confirmed
18 April          Oatlands Lake Culverton
19 April          Barilla Holiday Park
20 April          Hired RV’s returned &
                  departure for North America
                  or continue he adventue on
                  your own
               INTERNATIONAL
           CARAVANNING ASSOCIATION
            USA SPECIAL 2-YR. MEMBERSHIP
                    APPLICATION
Send to: Jim Elmlinger, ICA Membership Officer USA, Canada & Mexico
                1135 N. Fairview St.
                Burbank, CA 91505-2328 USA

I am applying for special 2-year membership in the International Caravanning
Association (ICA) and have enclosed my check for $65 ($30 for yearly dues x2, plus a
one-time joining fee of $5). Please make check payable to Jim Elmlinger.

I agree to abide by the terms of the Memorandum & Articles of the International
Caravanning Association (ICA).

In completing this application, please use all CAPITAL letters.

Last Name:                                       First Name:

First Name of Spouse / Partner:

Address:

City/State/Zip:

Phone: (          )                       Fax: (          )

Email:


Member’s Signature:


Family Member’s Signature:


Name of introducing ICA member:


                                       Date:

Full members must be genuine recreational touring caravanners, as defined in
Article 6a of the Association. A family member is defined in Article 6b as one
other named by the member and permanently residing at the full members
permanent address. Both the full and family member must be no less than 18
years of age.

The Memorandum and Articles of the Association of the International
Caravanning Association are published in Appendix A of the Members
Handbook, a copy of which will be included in the joining package. The text
can be seen in advance on request.
                ADVENTURE UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS
                      JOINT WBCCI/ICA OVERSEAS CARAVAN O-49 Part 1
  Option-A          32-day        17 Jan through 20 Feb 2012                    kitty fee     $990         Deposit* $200
  Option-B          29-day        17 Feb through 19 Mar 2012                    kitty fee     $1,135       Deposit* $225
  Option-C          47-day        30 Jan through 19 Mar 2012                    kitty fee     $1,685       Deposit* $325
  Option-D          60-day        17 Jan through 19 Mar 2012                    kitty fee     $2,065       Deposit* $375
*Signifies that $35 of this deposit will be non-refundable
For additional information on the different options see below
Please, use only capital block letters in filling out your application.
Name (First/Last):                                                                        WBCCI #:
Partner/Spouse (First/Last):
Street address:                                                                  Phone:
City:                                                             State/Province:                   Zip:
Mobile Phone:                                            Email:

Circle choices: New Zealand (part-1) Option: A B C D / Australian Add-on (part-2)?: YES NO
See ABOVE for the amount of check that needs to accompany this application to have it be considered as a valid
reservation. Make checks out to: WBCCI Overseas Caravan Fund

Send application and check to:                 Jim Elmlinger
                                               WBCCI Overseas Caravan O-49
                                               1135 N. Fairview St.
                                               Burbank, CA 91505-2328

     REMINDER THESE CARAVANS ARE OPEN TO BOTH WBCCI AND ICA MEMBERS!
So, if one of your ICA and/or non-WBCCI friends would be interested in joining us this can be accomplished by them
joining ICA for a minimum of 2 years, paid in advance (See main caravan write-up for more detailed
information).

Option – A: 32-day, North Island ONLY of New Zealand^
Option – B: 29-day, South Island ONLY of New Zealand^
Option – C: 47-day, partial North Island, plus South Island of New Zealand^
Option – D: 60-day, all of the North and South Islands of New Zealand^
^Signifies that for more detailed information on the different caravan options see main write-up.
This caravan will be led by 2 International Caravanning Association (ICA) couples that live in New Zealand and are
extremely knowledgeable of both islands. Since this is a joint venture caravan our allotment will be LIMITED to a
maximum of 20 RV units, as we will join with about 15 other RVers from New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Space for this caravan will be held on a first come first served basis, so the sooner you get your deposit in the better
your chances are (See main caravan write-up for more information).
The deposit (see above) needs to accompany your application to hold your place in the New Zealand caravan and is
due on or before May 28th. REMEMBER, space is very limited, so get your application(s) and deposit(s) in early
(See main caravan write-up for more detailed information).
Travel trip cancellation and medical insurance coverage is mandated for this caravan (See main caravan write-up
for more detailed information).
We have also made special arrangements for a unique add-on (Part 2) caravan of 26-days to the Australia State of
Tasmania for those that still have some adventure left in them.
  SEE THE SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR THE PART 2 ADD-ON AUSTRALIAN CARAVAN
                                      TASMANIAN ADVENTURE
                        WBCCI OVERSEAS ADD-ON CARAVAN O-49 Part 2
                                        25 March through 20 April 2012 (26-days)

Please, use only capital block letters in filling out your application.
Name (First/Last):                                                                        WBCCI #:
Partner/Spouse (First/Last):
Street address:                                                                  Phone:
City:                                                             State/Province:              Zip:
Mobile Phone:                                            Email:

 Fill out this application ONLY if you are planning on going on the add-on AUSTRALIA part of the
                                               caravan

See below for the amount of check (WE PREFER THIS TO BE A SEPARATE OR 2nd CHECK, from the one for the
New Zealand caravan) that needs to accompany this application to have it be considered as a valid reservation. Make
checks out to: WBCCI Overseas Caravan Fund

Send application and check to:                 Jim Elmlinger
                                               WBCCI Overseas Caravan O-49
                                               1135 N. Fairview St.
                                               Burbank, CA 91505-2328

     REMINDER THESE CARAVANS ARE OPEN TO BOTH WBCCI AND ICA MEMBERS!
So, if one of your ICA and/or non-WBCCI friends would be interested in joining us this can be accomplished by them
joining ICA for a minimum of 2 years, paid in advance (See main caravan write-up for more detailed
information).

This caravan will also be led by 2 International Caravanning Association (ICA) couples that live in New Zealand, but
have run this caravan several times previously. However, this caravan through the Australian Island Sate of Tasmania
is now being run by them as private individuals. This add-on Australian caravan (part-2) will also be LIMITED to a
maximum of 20 RV units. Space for this caravan will be held on a first come first served basis, so the sooner you get
your deposit in the better your chances are (See main caravan write-up for more detailed information).

Based on the current rate of exchange between the Australian $ and the US $ the tour fee portion of this caravan is
estimated at $2,105. A deposit of $375 ($35 of which will be non-refundable) needs to accompany your application
to hold your place in the Australian Tasmanian Adventure caravan and is due on or before May 28th. REMEMBER,
space is very limited, so get your application(s) and deposit(s) in early (See main caravan write-up for more
detailed information).

Travel trip cancellation and medical insurance coverage is mandated for this caravan (See main caravan write-up
for more detailed information).

     SEE THE SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR THE PART 1 CARAVAN TO NEW ZEALAND

				
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