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It’s a great day for us here at Roadstar™ - we’re proud to announce that the all-new Safari Tamer has won the title of Best Luxury Van, named by Caravan World Australia as part of their inaugural Best Aussie Vans awards.

The showcase test of 13 caravans represented the crème de la crème of Australian caravan manufacturing; assessed in four categories over seven days, each one was put under the microscope by the team at Caravan World along with television hosts Tim Smith and Brooke Hanson from Discover Downunder.

You can read all about the awards, categories and judging criteria here.

The Roadstar™ Safari Tamer was named Best Luxury Van, in the high end category of the competition; from its rough and ready exterior to its stunning designer interior, the judges were consistently impressed.

You can watch the full Discover Downunder video showcasing the Safari Tamer’s victory below:

Their first impression? The Safari Tamer is a bold, gutsy caravan all over. The high checker plate on the exterior is made purely for off-road enjoyment – from the first glance, it’s clear the Safari Tamer is in its natural element on roads less travelled.

Laura Keys of Caravan World noted the small luxury touches included throughout the design; the lowerable steps to assist in climbing to the doorway are a thoughtful inclusion in a high-riding caravan like this one.

When it came to the age-old car bra vs. checker plate debate, Caravan World’s Phil Lord praised the Safari Tamer’s high checker plate and proper stone protection features on the van’s exterior as “the real deal”. The rubber panelling on the front façade was praised for not only reflecting stone to prevent damage to the caravan, but also for protecting the back of the car while towing.

When Malcolm Street, the Caravan World resident technology guru, discovered just how many smart, modern conveniences the Safari Tamer boasts, he was in heaven. From the classy LED lighting system, to the impressive sound system and Bluetooth connectivity that allows everything to be controlled with a portable device – like an iPad – the Safari Tamer received glowing reviews across the board for its ingenuity and modern technology.

In a fantastic one on one chat with Caravan World editor Max Taylor, Tim and Brooke from Discover Downunder got the chance to hear the Roadstar™ story; down to the smallest detail, every caravan is produced to the highest quality with passion and expertise. True examples of 21st century design and manufacturing, Roadstar™ caravans like the Safari Tamer have been a labour of love, due to the dedication and vision the company prides itself on. Max noted that it clear that a substantial investment has been made into producing the quality Roadstar™ is known for, and that it has certainly been money well spent.

Caravan World wrapped up with this lovely expression of congratulations on our win:

“Congratulations to the team at Roadstar™ - so much work went into designing this van, and it really shows. The Safari Tamer really is a Best Aussie Van”

We couldn’t be prouder to have been awarded this title; from the whole team at Roadstar™, we’d like to extend our thanks to Caravan World Australia, the team at Discovery Downunder, and everyone who helped to put the event together.

We hope to continue raising the bar for luxury caravans here in Australia, providing our customers with luxury style, quality finish and freedom of choice to create their perfect home away from home.

With the winter frost slowly melting behind us, spring has sprung and we’re looking ahead to the warmer months bringing new opportunities for caravanning adventures all over this exciting country of ours. With every kilometre bringing new natural wonders to see and explore, Australia really is a gorgeous place to be an RV fanatic.
Introducing Caravan World’s inaugural Best Aussie Vans Awards – the newest and biggest showcase test of new rigs manufactured here in Australia. The Caravan World team have been ridiculously busy testing some of the best caravans on the market as part of the first ever Best Aussie Vans competition – including the all-new Roadstar™ Safari Tamer!