Helping connect families with holiday park cabins for sale

This month we spoke with April Whiston,  2017 Winner of the CARAVANCAMPINGSALES Future Leaders Award. April is taking on new parks, partnering with manufacturers and establishing connections within the industry in a way that has not been done before.

April has been employed as General Manager at their family owned and operated holiday park for four years. Merool on the Murray is a large park with a licence for 494 sites. She is also the sole founder of Cabin Connect.

April shared with us some very clever insights into her Cabin Connect initiative.

Cabin Connect, is essentially an online cabin brokerage service for clients who want to sell their onsite cabin or annual home and for people who are looking to buy the right cabin in the right holiday park – perfectly suited to them.

Launching Cabin Connect after identifying a gap in the market, April is enabling owners of annual or onsite cabins/vans to have a suitable marketing platform to promote their asset when they want to sell and making it easier for people to find a cabin to buy.

Cabin Connect was established as a concept in 2015. Over the past three years, this concept has been tried and tested in the founders own park, Merool on the Murray Holiday Park.

Proving to be a success and a much needed service in the Caravan and Camping – Cabin Industry, now in 2018 Cabin Connect is on the move!

Taking on new parks, partnering with manufacturers and establishing connections within the industry in a way that has not been done before.

Partnering with innovative suppliers in the caravan and camping industry like Parkitect Australia who offer the Modular Pumptrack – bike, scooter, skateboard riding system is helping parks realise their true value when selling their cabin and annual home assets.  People are looking to buy cabins in holiday parks that will cater for their families recreational needs – long term. 

April shares “the team at Modular Pumptrack have come on board to help parks achieve exactly that.  Our common passion is for more families to enjoy the outdoors sharing quality time connecting with their family and friends. Modern families are looking for safe, fun holiday parks to buy their cabin investment in. 

For many families, buying a cabin, onsite van or annual home in a holiday park is not only more affordable than buying a traditional holiday house, it also offers an enormous amount of additional benefits like recreational facilities, additional camping options for their family and friends and onsite safety.”

“Buying a cabin in a holiday park that offers a swimming pool, jumping pillow, modular pumptrack and a playground guarantees families a fantastic holiday whatever age the kids are and whatever the season is. It just makes good sense to invest in a cabin in a holiday park that offers something safe and fun for everyone. commented Shaun founder and director of Parkitect Australia.

April promotes: Sell your cabin with cabin connect. Buy a Cabin via Cabin Connect. Connect your trade business with potential customers via Cabin Connect. Advertise your related offering via Cabin Connect. It’s all achieved on one platform.

It’s about giving people options – we all want options to help us make good decisions and Cabin Connect offers exactly that.

Source courtesy: and

2018-06-22T13:55:35+09:30June 22nd, 2018|

Congratulations to St Kilda Primary School

The Year 4 students and their teachers have focused on active travel this year and have accomplished an enormous amount.

They have:

-collected data on a weekly basis to gauge how students travel to school and have entered the data into HandsUp, a reporting tool from Bicycle Network. Because of their perseverance we are now a GOLD SCHOOL, the highest possible rating.

-organised our ride/walk/scoot to school day, where they provide a healthy breakfast, organised a ‘dress up your bike’ competitions and invited local member Tim Baxter to join the fun.

-teamed up with Dr Cranky’s bike hospital and to support his initiative they wrote persuasive letters asking for donations from bike shops in the area. Just last week they received a large parcel from 99bikes, containing bikes seats, tubes, bike oil and other goodies.

-worked with Bicycle Network and Port Phillip Council to create 4 Active Travel Paths so that our community can travel more easily to school. The paths will be launched at the start of Term 4.

To celebrate their achievements we invited Bicycle Network to set up their Modular Pumptrack for the Year 4 children next Wednesday for a whole day to improve their bike handling skills, build their confidence and to just have some fun!

From all of us here at Parkitect Australia we say a BIG congratulations to the kids at St Kilda Primary school – we hope you had a fantastic day of fun!

Story courtesy of Sue Higgins Aug 14, 2017

2018-06-08T16:37:22+09:30June 8th, 2018|