Designed for the road ahead.

At New Age Caravans we have always been future focused.

We started life back in 2004 as New Age Frames and Designs with a view to providing a number of high-profile caravan manufacturers with a higher standard of structural framing and CNC fabricated componentry. Our passion and expertise quickly saw us grow into a key supplier to Australia’s prime caravan manufacturing hub in Campbellfield, Victoria. With a reputation for quality, a highly skilled workforce and excellent manufacturing processes in place, we then switched our focus from supplying the industry with frames and parts to building our own caravans, and in 2008 New Age Caravans was born. With our eyes firmly fixed on the future and with a strong desire to bring something better to the market, we built caravans that were credited with revolutionising the Australian caravan industry. Instead of sticking with the wooden and rustic interiors built by other caravan manufacturers, we designed caravans with modern, apartment style interiors.

Our innovative designs were an overwhelming success, so much so that other manufacturers were forced to change the way they built their caravans and follow our lead. Since then, our commitment to creating designs that break new ground and set new standards has seen us grow into a leading brand synonymous with quality and innovation. In 2009 we manufactured 5 caravans a week, today we are making over 2000 a year. And while the last 10 years have been a period of rapid growth, our focus on bringing something better to the caravan market has never wavered. Along the way we have won many awards for product design, manufacturing, business operation and community work.

Our strong desire to help shape the future of the caravan industry has also seen us appointed to the board of the Caravan Industry Association of Victoria. Of course, when you’re future focused you never rest on your laurels.

Finding new and better ways to do things is in our company DNA and, not surprisingly, it’s what caused the Walkinshaw Automotive Group to take more than a passing interest in us. The Walkinshaw Automotive Group was founded by motorsport legend Tom Walkinshaw, a man renowned not just for his enviable success in F1, Le Mans Prototypes, British Touring Cars and Australian Supercars, but also for creating Australia’s iconic and only surviving automotive brand HSV. Anticipating the dramatic changes in the Australian automotive landscape, the Walkinshaw Automotive Group was looking to diversify and bring its innovative design and engineering expertise to the caravan and RV market, and as a result it decided to purchase New Age Caravans.

Needless to say, it was a match made in heaven as it has taken our design and engineering capabilities to a whole new level. Through Walkinshaw we now have access to facilities, technology and expertise that are unmatched in the caravan industry. A seven-post rig that can replicate 1000km of rough durability testing in minutes, a dedicated clay modelling studio for conceptual and prototype design work, roboticwelded chassis operation and access to Walkinshaw’s proving ground for unsurpassed rough track testing are but a few of the things we now have at our disposal to help us design the next generation of New Age caravans.

Featuring bold new looks, a Walkinshaw designed and engineered chassis and a myriad of specially designed parts unique to New Age, our brand new XU toy hauler and Wayfinder camper are just the beginning of what’s to come. With our existing models all benefiting from the new Walkinshaw influence and more innovative designs on the way, New Age Caravans is perfectly positioned to make the future of caravanning more exciting and rewarding than ever before.

Our focus is on using the Walkinshaw philosophy to develop our own unique technology, styling and parts to reinvigorate not only the type of products in the market but the quality and safety of the products as well.

Ivan Krizman

New Age Caravans - Chief Executive Officer

New Age Caravans recreational vehicles covers everything from camper trailers, family bunk vans through to top end luxury ranges.

New Age Caravans manufactures a complete range of recreational vehicles for the Australian and New Zealand market. The New Age Caravans range of recreational vehicles are ably supported by a dedicated network of 16 Dealerships and service outlets strategically located across Australia and New Zealand, offering aftersales service and support.

In late 2018, New Age Caravans was purchased by Walkinshaw Automotive Group. Since its acquisition by Walkinshaw, New Age has quickly integrated their unprecedented automotive expertise in engineering, design and manufacturing to introduce a new level of innovation to the RV industry.

New Age Caravans manufacturing base is in Epping Victoria, which is located in the prime hub of caravan manufacturing in Australia and employs over 160 staff.

Walkinshaw Innovation at New Age Caravans

New Age Caravans Chief Operations Officer, Oliver Lukeis, talks through the innovations that Walkinshaw have delivered to the world of caravans.

A company that likes to flaunt new ideas, it introduced contemporary apartment design into caravan production. New Age Caravans still manages to exude a cutting edge flair that positions it a step in front.

New Age Caravans began as New Age Frames & Designs in 2004, specialising in providing structural framing along with a plethora of other CNC fabricated componentry.

They subcontracted to a number of high-profile caravan manufacturers in the Campbellfield area, the prime hub of caravan manufacturing in Australia. After four years of operation and utilising their highly skilled workforce, New Age switched their focus from supplying the caravan industry to manufacturing caravans.

In 2008 New Age Caravans was born, with its sights set to shake up an industry that was still relying heavily on aged product designs & materials. The product was taken to the market with an overwhelmingly positive response, New Age has been rightly credited with revolutionising the caravan Industry in Australia with the shift from wooden & rustic interiors into a modern apartment style aesthetic. Their devotion and commitment to the research & development of a modern contemporary caravan design has seen them set the benchmark & rise as leaders in the industry.

In 2009 New Age manufactured 5 caravans a week, 10 years later we are making over 2000 a year. In these years of rapid growth we have kept true to our founding principles of innovation and pride in our product. Along the way we have won many awards for product design, manufacturing, community work and business operation. New Age is recognised as an important member of the caravan industry by being a board member of the Caravan Industry Association of Victoria, helping play a key role in shaping the future of this industry.

In 2019, New Age Caravans was purchased by Walkinshaw Automotive Group. The Walkinshaw name came to prominence in Australia when Tom Walkinshaw first started racing his Factory Jaguar XJS at the Bathurst 1000 in 1984, followed by a three-vehicle assault on Mount Panorama in 1985. Two years later Tom Walkinshaw partnered with General Motors Holden to produce high performance vehicles (HSV), unveiling the first ‘Walkinshaw’ Commodore in 1988. Since 1987 HSV built an array of high performance and luxury vehicles and have become an Australian cultural icon deeply rooted in the identity of many auto enthusiasts. Since its acquisition by Walkinshaw, New Age has quickly integrated their unprecedented automotive expertise in engineering, design and manufacturing to introduce a new level of innovation to the RV industry.

With the Walkinshaw influence now firmly integrated into New Age, we are re-emerging as an innovative market leader. New Age now has access to intel & technology that no other caravan manufacturer in Australia has. These include: a seven- post rig that can replicate 1000km of rough durability testing in minutes, a dedicated clay modelling studio for conceptual & prototype design work, robotic- welded chassis operation and access to Walkinshaw’s proving ground for unsurpassed rough track testing. The bold new Walkinshaw inspired direction of New Age is evident in the updated and new range of products. The Wayfinder camper and XU toy hauler are the first brand new products developed with a strong Walkinshaw influence, including a myriad of new parts, manufacturing processes and design aesthetics s that are solely unique to New Age. We have also begun exciting re-vamps to existing product lines to integrate the WAG theme, this being evident in the all new Manta Ray, Big Red, Oz Classic, Road Owl and Desert Rose ranges.

Manufacturing

New Age Caravans state of the art facility is the driving force behind our success. The facility incorporates the latest in technological advances and enables the 130+ workers on the factory floor the ability to be passionate about their work and let their creativity shine in our R&D area. Every stage of the building process has been planned and pre-determined to ensure the highest standard of quality and efficiency of build incorporating international manufacturing principles to deliver the highest quality finished product.

Using these unique production methods and distinctive designs all New Age Caravans are built to Australian standards ensuring they are compatible with the various conditions and terrains in Australia. Our team work had to continually make changes and develop prototypes, adapting new materials and concepts in accordance with the needs of various environments. This market leading approach ensures that New Age customers are the first to receive the benefits of developments in the caravan industry.

With design, planning and build right through to quality control being conducted on site customers are assured that the New Age Caravans team has all production bases well and truly covered.

4 Post Rig

Australian caravanning industry first.

Take an inside look at Walkinshaw's 4 point testing machine, usually reserved for the F1s and the car market.