DIY Eucalyptus Shower Discs

Shower discs are a great way to clear your sinuses as well as keeping  your bathroom smelling fresh. These all-natural eucalyptus vapour discs are simple and easy to make, they are also non-toxic, so they are safe to use around children and pets.

Each year we love having children from different schools that enjoy doing work experience at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island.  One School that has supported us for many years is the Mount Barker Waldorf School in Adelaide.

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These lovely girls enjoyed their work experience with us and had fun making the vapour discs, this was one of their projects. We always enjoy having the students, they are always a great help to us. Our business  is filled with diversity so they get to be involved in many different aspects of our business.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil
  • 3 Drops Emu Ridge Lemon Myrtle Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Bowl to mix it in
  • Silicone Molds or Lined Muffin Trays

 Directions:

1. Mix the water and baking soda together to form a thick paste.

2. Add the eucalyptus oil and lemon myrtle oil to the mixture.

3. Spoon the mixture into the molds.

Hint – Silicone muffin liners really are great, they pop right out with ease, make sure you line normal muffin tins with a liner, foil works best the paper ones can get stuck to the discs.

4. Let the discs set for 24 hours until the are dry and hard.

(if you cant wait that long you can also dry them in an oven, pre-heat it to 120c and pop them in for just over an hour. If you do this add the oils after the discs have cooled as the heat will evaporate the oils, they will still soak into the disc.)

The girls had fun packing them up, and we sold them in our shop. You could do this to and give them away as a gift or simply just put them in a jar or a ziplock back to use for your own personal use.

How to Use

Put a disc in the bottom of your shower when you get in. It will slowly dissolve releasing the eucalyptus oil into the shower and the steam from the shower will all rise together, helping to clear sinuses for when you have a cold or flu.

Hint – You are not only going to clear the sinuses, baking soda and eucalyptus oil will also clean and disinfect the bottom of the shower. Two jobs in one!  To buy our Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Myrtle Oil, as well as many of our other great products, visit our Online Store

These are also great to pop into the toilet to clean and freshen!

Kangaroo Island hosts Small Islands of the World Conference No 15

Kangaroo island hosted the 15th Small Islands of the World Conference and we were honoured to  hold one of the functions  at Emu Ridge.

The Conference was opened by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of SA. The conference was on July 2-7

Left to right – Larry Turner, Mayor Peter Clements and his wife Betty and His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le , Bev Turner

This multi-disciplinary Conference explored how small island communities are seeking to contribute to global survival, by: empowering communities for peace and productivity; preparing people for the world of to-morrow; nurturing the human spirit; protecting nature and feeding the world; and developing solutions for self-sufficiency.

We supplied our rustic venue in the bush complete with a bonfire in our old eucalyptus still pot. We delighted our guests with our Potato and Vegetable Soup Bread Bowls, followed by our Homemade Rosemary Damper, and Chef Tony Nolan cooked up a traditional  delicious Aussie Roast for Mains and Apple Crumble and Honey Iceream for Dessert.

The Kangaroo Island Wool Company also gave the guests a special treat with a fashion parade.

If you would like to see the pics from the night click on this link.

The Kangaroo Island Wool Company also gave the guest a special treat with a fashion parade.

 

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The Conference  offered participants the opportunity to be connected with and immersed in an island community and environment.  The aim was for our Conference to leave a lasting legacy for our community from the wealth of expertise attending, but conversely to also share our Island story, heritage and learnings with those attending from afar. The theme of the conference is Small island communities: models for global survival.

We were thrilled with the variety of presentations at the conference.

Please CLICK HERE to download a 32 page PDF of the full list of abstracts for the papers that were presented during the conference.

Source  https://kangarooisland2017.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT SHOWCASES KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE

KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE COMES TO THE CITY!

We are excited to be a part of this event. Did you know our 100% pure eucalyptus oil is also edible. We use it to flavour our  popular Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets and on the 19th of July you can enjoy a sublime six-course Degustation Dinner crafted by InterContinental Adelaide’s Executive Chef Tony Hart. Tantalise your tastebuds with the Taste of Kangaroo Island Degustation at the Riverside Restaurant in Adelaide.

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil is part of the first course on the menu :-

Kangaroo Island Olives smoked olives
Fig and fennel bread with The Figgery fig syrup
Sour dough and Emu Ridge distilled eucalyptus butter
paired with Hazyblur Blanc de Noirs  – Sounds devine!!

(Our Emu Ridge natural products are only available in our retail shop or online)

UPDATE – The event was a great success we have this pic sent into us of our Eucalyptus Butter 🙂

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Butter

 

The delicious MENU can be VIEWED here

Executive Chef Tony Hart is pleased to be presenting Kangaroo Island produce in a indulgent gourmet menu at Riverside Restaurant and enjoy a carefully crafted degustation combining the freshest seasonal flavours and local Kangaroo Island food and beverages.

Enjoy sparkling wine and canapes on arrival followed by 6 courses perfectly matched with 6 Kangaroo Island beverages before you end the night with KIS O Gin from award winning Kangaroo Island distillery Kangaroo Island Spirits.

Kangaroo Island produces food as it was intended. With purity, quality, and sustainability the key. Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness – a place of beauty and a place of escape. Plan your visit to Kangaroo Island today. Visit the Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Association to discover what experiences await.

Call +61 8 8238 2400 now to enquire, or make a reservation with our dedicated staff today.

Learn more: https://goo.gl/D2QhaB
Dinner: https://goo.gl/xB1Mxn
Book now: https://goo.gl/sanf1p

Riverside Restaurant
Wednesday 19th July
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
$159 per person

Kangaroo Island Food Wine & Tourism Award Winner Emu Ridge

Emu Ridge is proud to have won the BEST FARM GATE EXPERIENCE 2017 at the Kangaroo Island Food, Wine & Tourism Awards on the 16th of June, for the second year running. Thanks to all our amazing staff for the wonderful job they do, our business wouldn’t be what it is without them. Congratulations to all the other winners, and finalists, we hear it was a fabulous night. Well done to all involved & thanks SeaLink Kangaroo Island the sponsors of this category. We thank Melissa & Ella for representing us, we were away on holidays!

See more about the awards here.

Photo courtesy of Black Stump media – Donna Gauci General Manager at Sealink, Emu Ridge staff Mel Holman, Ella Johnson

The annual Food, Wine and Tourism Awards were held at Dudley Cellar Door.

Guests enjoyed an exquisite menu prepared by Chef Marion Trethewey of St Austell Farm, featuring authentic local produce, accompanied by a wide range of local beer, wine, and spirits.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and the Minister for Tourism, The Hon. Leon Bignell MP was the keynote speaker on the night.

“Kangaroo Island offers some of Australia’s best culinary tourism experiences, and these awards recognise and celebrate everyone who works in the food, beverage and tourism sectors on Kangaroo Island,” Minister Bignell said.

See this link for Emu Ridge images and this one to the nights action and this link takes you to the other proud winners images.

This is the link to the official Winners book 2017 Kangaroo Island Food Wine and Tourism Award Winners

Judges Review

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus is the real deal, a “very rustic regional Australian venue” according to the category judges. Emu Ridge is the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia, a pioneer in sustainable tourism, and it became the first-ever farm gate on the island 26 years ago. The judges said that this distinctly Kangaroo Island business provides a most comprehensive range of interesting products; that their DVD presentation works very well for visitors; and the availability of the DVD and printed items in many other languages was excellent. Staff and owners provided an excellent welcome and “a very good explanation of all products and services”. The business is working towards environmental sustainability, land management and re-vegetation, while producing 100 per cent pure eucalyptus oil from the Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus Cneorifolia), which is only found on the island. There are “very good processes in place to conserve water and energy, also good full use of all by-product”. On-line subscribers are treated to regular newsletters and offers, so the farm gate experience continues long after visitors have returned to their homes.

Category Finalists
• Clifford’s Honey Farm
• The Oyster Farm Shop
• Island Beehive

We thank Sealink who were the Farmgate Experience Category Sponsor .

Sealinks Message – On Kangaroo Island, there’s a farm gate surprise around nearly every corner. That’s why we continue to love bringing visitors to the island, and helping them to see, taste, feel and experience the wonder and amazement of this incredible island.
Over the past 28 years of operation, SeaLink has enjoyed seeing growth in the farm gate industry on Kangaroo Island and we are proud to have played a major role in bringing visitors to the doorsteps of these businesses. SeaLink looks forward to seeing continued growth and prosperity in the farm gate industry and we are proud sponsors of this award.

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If your on Kangaroo Island don’t forget to visit us at Emu Ridge, and no matter where you are you can always buy our great pure natural Australian products online.

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Here are the 2017 Winners: 

Kangaroo Island Dining: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge.

Farm Gate Experience: Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

Cellar Door Experience: Dudley Wines Cellar Door.

Unique Food and Beverage Experience: Hannaford & Sachs.

Business Development: Dudley Wines Cellar Door, KI Distillery.

Nature-based Tourism Experience: KI Ocean Safari.

Best Value-added Product: KI Shellfish – American River Snaptop Oysters.

KI Outstanding Contribution by an Individual; Pierre Gregor and William August Boettcher (Augie).

KI Wine of the Year: KI Trading Co – 2015 Shiraz.

Congratulations to all.

Bath Salts Thanks to Olsson’s Pacific Salt

There is something for everyone at Emu Ridge and making bath salts is a great activity for kids or even adults. I would like to tell you about an awesome Aussie business Olsson’s Pacific Salt who generously supply the salt for this activity FREE OF CHARGE.

Making your own Bath Salts is an activity we have available in the School Holidays. Its always nice to make something yourself, it makes it very special! We make a great range of different coloured Ollson’s salts and the artistic maker can create there own masterpieces in a bottle. To finish them off we add a few drops of Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Myrtle  to give them a beautiful smell! A great memory of their Kangaroo Island visit, they can take off the lid and have a smell when they are feeling blue or pop some in the bath and relax!

 

It wouldn’t be possible for us to do this without Olsson’s Pacific Salt, a South Australian Company who harvest the salt from Whyalla, they provide the salt to us FREE OF CHARGE! A very kind gesture and we thank them very much. It puts a smile on so many faces and its a special momento of their visit!

We hope you support this great sustainable Aussie business, their products are great. They are the oldest family-owned and operated salt company in Australia.

Olsson Industries is the only family-owned and operated company producing salt in Australia. In addition to salt products Olsson’s also manufacture nutritional supplements for livestock, such as cattle, sheep, goats, horses, etc.

One of my favorites is the delicious range of gourmet salt rubs they make, they make any meal special! There are six wonderful  salt rubs which are combined with selected herbs and spices to add extra flavour to an unending array of recipes.

Olsson Industries is selling increasing quantities of its sea salt to the food manufacturing industry – or directly to home cooks and professional chefs. They make Sea Salt Flakes, Macrobiotic Sea Salt and Truffle Sea Salt!

The Olsson family started this particular business in 1949 as a direct result of numerous requests from graziers for someone to produce supplements to meet the nutritional needs of their sheep and cattle during the severe drought that started in 1947 and continued until 1952.

Olsson’s 1st salt block was produced in 1949 in a shed just west of Parramatta. It was the first pressed salt block produced in Australia to contain a range of minerals and was the forerunner of all the multi-nutrient blocks produced in Australia from that time onwards.

While striving to remain viable in an extremely competitive industry, Olsson’s have not ignored their responsibility to the environment. Olsson’s block boxes are now made from 100% recycled, unbleached cardboard which livestock are able to eat and digest. Olsson’s will continue to develop better and greener products and methods of packaging.

The video is very interesting do have a look, have a think about the brand of salt you purchase next time and lets support our locals!

Remember our great natural products are available online.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog ~ Bev ~

Tourism Students Internship on Kangaroo Island

During April and May we had the pleasure of a tourism student from Quebec in Canada living and working with us.

We were honoured that out of all the tourism businesses in the world Alexandra chose Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island. Alexandra is a tourism student at Laflèche College internships in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. As part of her internship she had to volunteer in another country for 6 weeks, this College has been doing this with their students since 1992. Apparently only 2 other students have ever chosen Australia as their destination of study!

Alex did a wonderful job. It was great to have a French interpreter, and she did very well with our English speaking visitors as well. We hope she learnt some new skills. She has certainly found out how we live and work in Aussie land, we all miss her very much, especially Watarru and Boo our baby Kangaroos. We hear that she has done very well with her exams back in Canada. Congratulations, it was very brave of her to travel so far and it was a pleasure to have her live and work with us.

For more pictures of Alex’s time at Emu Ridge see this link.

Alexandra was a confident young lady and enjoyed giving tours to our visitors in English and French.

No trip to Australia would be complete without a Kangaroo. Alexandra was lucky, we released two hand reared orphan Joeys who were still being bottle fed while she was with us. Watarru and Boo 🙂

Alex also helped out in many ways in Reception, Cleaning, Restocking the shop, making various giftpacks, bottling oil, Retail Sales, Waitressing and a tour guide. I think we all have a great job at Emu Ridge, we have such a huge variety of jobs to keep us busy!

We thank Kangaroo Island Odysseys for giving Alexandra a fantastic opportunity  to do a two day tour with them. We were very happy to pay the small fee for entries and food so that she could see the Island and how visitors enjoy the high end private tours of Kangaroo Island. This picture is from our stunning Remarkable Rocks!

No visit to Australia is complete until you have tried Vegemite, unfortunately Alex did not like it at all!!

For more pictures of Alex’s time at Emu Ridge see this link.

We thank Alexandra’s parents and teachers for trusting in us and we hope she has some amazing memories of her visit to Kangaroo Island. Alex has a bright future ahead in hospitality and tourism!

Our wonderful sustainable Eucalyptus oil and natural products are available online.

 

Eucalyptus oil a natural floor cleaner

The best floor cleaner around, a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and warm water. Great for any floors, no streaks, degreaser, keeps away insects, kills bacteria and smells so fresh and clean, Clean the natural way it’s better for the environment and yourself.

There are many great benefits when it comes to cleaning naturally. Not only does it save money, but you also know exactly what you are using. I think people these days are looking for natural cleaning products in their homes. Our environment is filled with toxins and one of the biggest offenders is commercial household cleaners, they can cause allergies, rashes and can be very expensive.  I personally became allergic to perfumes, preservatives and certain chemicals about 15 years ago, I get rashes from many things so have to be very careful. This is when we started producing our own personal care natural product range.

At Emu Ridge we like to clean naturally and keep as many toxins as possible out of our home and workplace. Cleaning your floor with our Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and water is completely non toxic so you feel safe using it around your children, pets and yourselves! Its also safer for the septic, its a 100% pure essential oil, cruelty fee and produced in Australia!

 

 

WHAT WE DO: Fill the mop bucket with about 1/4 full of warm water. Add a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and mop away, its great for wooden, slate, tiles and lino!

I have been told that you an also add 1/4 of a cup of vinegar as well but we just use the above recipe!

Another tip, fill a separate plastic mop bucket with hot water. This bucket can be used for rinsing out the mop, so you aren’t mopping the floors with dirty water.

Use a mop made of natural fibres, we use cotton.

Believe it or not, every time I employ a new staff member they don’t know how to mop a floor properly so here is some advise. Stand up straight when you mop so you don’t get a bad back. Spin the mop if it gathers up to much so that you cover a larger surface, it saves time. Lastly we only dry mop, it stops streaking, our new staff just slosh the water on the floor and it takes forever to dry. Wring your mop out so that you cant get any more water out of it at all, then dry mop the floor, if its a wooden floor go with the grain, again no streaks. Happy Cleaning!

 

ABOUT US

Our unique oil is the only one of it’s kind in the world. It is distilled from the leaf of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). Emu Ridge is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery remaining in South Australia.
Distillation of the oil began in the 1880’s and dozens of stills were established, making it one of the Island’s major industries. We founded Emu Ridge in 1991.

SOME OTHER USES FOR THIS VERSATILE & 100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL

In and around the house:
A disinfectant for cleaning floors, toilets etc
A deodoriser, a spot & stain remover, e.g. soiled clothing, anything sticky, stickers, chewing gum, paint & ink marks.
Cleans bathroom tiles, brass, ovens, plastic & vinyl. For washing woollens & clothing.
The Body:
For cuts, burns and abrasions, the oil is a natural antiseptic, acne, relieves insect bites, is an insect repellent, soothes muscular aches & pains, a mouthwash, hand & skin cleaner, training oil, in the bath for a feeling of wellbeing, a decongestant for colds and flu by vaporisation, inhalation or embrocation, for sore throats, (adults a few drops with a teaspoon of honey).
In the workshop:
Cleans paint brushes, removes tar & stains & is a penetrating oil for any seized or rusted parts.
Animals:
For cleaning pets, removing fleas and ticks.

To read more about the history and uses for eucalyptus oil, take a look at some of our informative Blogs

I hope you have enjoyed my post happy cleaning ~ Bev ~


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Cruise Ship Markets on Kangaroo Island for 2017/18

Kangaroo Island is lucky to get many cruise ships visit and it’s definitely kept us busy here at Emu Ridge! We held a stall at some of the markets selling our unique Eucalyptus Oil and other natural products. Here are the dates and information about upcoming cruise ship markets and Penneshaw markets

 

Here’s some more pictures of Emu Ridge at the markets:

 

Ella and Lucy with their stall at the Queen Mary II cruise ship market.

 

Some lovely customers looking at our Eucalyptus Oil and famous Honey and Eucalyptus Sweets.

Emu Ridge have a wonderful range of natural Australian produced products all available here

#essentialoils #naturalproducts

Eucalyptus oil a great natural cleaner

Did you know? Eucalyptus Oil is great to clean scuff marks from shoes! Also the floor and so much more.

We had a lovely tourism student from Canada working with us at Emu Ridge recently and she said to me; look at my shoes they were so clean when I first arrived and now they have marks on them, what will clean them? Not a problem I said I grabbed our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil and a cloth and said this will do the trick and it did, she was very surprised. This essential oil certainly is a natural versatile product that we all forget about sometimes. Lets get back to chemical free cleaning in the home, its so much better for us and the environment! ~Bev~

MORE TIPS

We know the bowls ladies and men love our eucalyptus oil for getting scuff marks off of their beautiful white shoes.

Its great for cleaning any kind of shoes!

Smelly Shoes

Shoes or sneakers can become musty or smelly quite quickly.  To refresh them place shoes outside in sunshine and wipe the inside with a cloth moistened with Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil.

Apparently tea bags work to! To make the teabags even more efficient add a few drops of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus oil, you can also wipe the insides of your shoes on a regular basis to kill the bacteria that causes the odour.

Here’s another tip, its an old wives tale but apparently it works. Stuff the shoes with newspaper. That’s right. Newspaper! Leave over night and your shoes should be “stink-free” come morning!

To help prevent shoe odours soak some cotton wool with a teaspoonful of Eucalyptus Oil.   Place the cotton wool wad into the toe of an old stocking and put in the toe of any shoe. Not only does this help prevent odours it also helps keeps the shape intact.

Baking soda is also awesome. Stuff some old cotton socks with stuffing, add some baking soda its great for absorbing odors, seal with a rubber band or stitch the top closed. I’ve heard kitty litter can be used the same way. Just leave these socks in your shoes when your not wearing them.

Dryer sheets with a few drops of Eucalyptus oil will absorb the odours. Tear them in half and leave in your shoes when you not wearing them.

If you can, wash them, pop them  in the washing machine add a teaspoon of Eucalyptus Oil with normal washing detergent and then dry them completely. From then on use the above tips and they will never stink again!!

Cheers, Bev

Proprietor of Emu Ridge on beautiful Kangaroo Island

 

Below is a brief overview of Emu Ridge and our unique eucalyptus oil on Kangaroo Island, we are one of the last 100% Australian Grown Organic Eucalyptus Oil Distilleries!  Buy Australian produced today click here to order from Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery!

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

This unique oil is the only one of it’s kind in the world. It is distilled from the leaf of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). Emu Ridge is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery remaining in South Australia.
Distillation of this essential oil began in the 1880’s and dozens of stills were established, making it one of the Island’s major industries.
One company, F.H.Faulding & Co purchased Emu Ridge in 1923, establishing two plantations in 1938 for the purpose of systematically harvesting it on a rotational basis. (The Narrow Leaf responds well to pruning.) Most success, however, was achieved by individuals who set up stills as a seasonal sideline.
Our oil is distilled in the traditional method at Emu Ridge. The leaf is placed into a pot containing water, beneath which a fire is lit, steam carrying the oil is passed through a system of cooling pipes, the oil separates and is piped off into containers. The raw oil undergoes another refining process to produce the final product crystal clear oil.
Native farming is far better for our environment, no sprays and chemicals, a great renewable resource and natural product.

SOME USES FOR THIS VERSATILE & 100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL

In and around the house:
A disinfectant for cleaning floors, toilets etc
A deodorizer, a spot & stain remover, e.g. soiled clothing, anything sticky, stickers, chewing gum, paint & ink marks.
Cleans bathroom tiles, brass, ovens, plastic & vinyl. For washing woollens & clothing.
The Body:
For cuts, burns and abrasions, the oil is a natural antiseptic, acne, relieves insect bites, is an insect repellent, soothes muscular aches & pains, a mouthwash, hand & skin cleaner, training oil, in the bath for a feeling of wellbeing, a decongestant for colds and flu by vaporisation, inhalation or embrocation, for sore throats, (adults a few drops with a teaspoon of honey).
In the workshop:
Cleans paint brushes, removes tar & stains & is a penetrating oil for any seized or rusted parts.
Animals:
For cleaning pets, removing fleas and ticks.

 

Volkswagon National Bug-In on Kangaroo Island

We had the pleasure of this bunch call into Emu Ridge on their 48th National Bug-in trip. They were staying 3 nights at the Kingscote
Caravan Park and 3 nights at the Western KI Caravan Park. They were a happy bunch, we hope they had a lovely holiday! There team trip consisted of 2 from WA, 6 QLD, 1 TASSI, 2 NSW and 3 SA. I wonder where they will be off to next year. We hope you have some great memories of Kangaroo Island! They will have an exciting 50 years coming up very soon. Remember VW lovers, our products are always available online. Eucalyptus oil is great for getting tar of your car or oil stains or sticky things off of your upholstery or carpet. Its a great air freshener in your car to! Not to forget keeping away those pesky insects on your travels 🙂 

Various Volkswagen Clubs in Australia to partake in a long weekend of camaraderie and friendly competition. The National Bug-In is hosted by a different state based VW Club over the Easter weekend every year, moving from State to State in an anti-clockwise direction.


The 1st Bug-In was the ‘1970 All-State Rally’ organised by the then Volkswagen Australasia Pty Ltd at the showgrounds in Albury, NSW, on the Australia Day Weekend, 1970 and involved the VW clubs of the day from the ACT, NSW, SA and Victoria, and as we understand from Club VW Sydney, the Albury Car Club, Formula Vee Association and the Pacific Auto Club. 1973 saw the first ‘all States’ Bug-In held in SA. In 2007 Tasmania joined this National event for the first, and possibly last, time.

 

The first event consisted of a race meeting at Hume Weir race circuit, a grass motorkhana on the banks of the Murray River, a car trial and a social trip to Falls Creek snowfields in northern Victoria. This has been the one and only Bug-In, (so far) which has featured snow. You can read the old VW club magazines at the State Libraries of NSW and SA. There is also an extensive history series on the Club Vee Dub Sydney website http://www.clubvw.org.au/history.

 

 

The event is held primarily for the benefit of VW Club members and enthusiasts throughout Australia. The host VW Clubs stage each of the events on a voluntary basis. The events usually include a welcome get together, show and shine, MotorKhana and other motorsports events like Lapdash and Khanacross (although more recently motorsport has taken a back seat or dropped off due to cost and other constraints), presentation dinner, observations runs, convoys and farewell activities. Due to the popularity of show and shine events such as Day of the Volkswagen, Volksfest and the like, the Bug-In Car Show and Shine is open to all VW owners, not just members attending the Bug-In. In later years an extended tour that allows members to continue the celebration of the VW by touring in convoy on the much loved Australian pastime of the ‘road trip’.

The aim of this group is to gather information regarding the history of the National Bug-In, share experiences, photos and videos, promote upcoming and future National Bug-Ins and to bring all VW club members closer together as a group.

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