CARAVANS converged on Dimboola on Wednesday for a week-long camping adventure.
Organiser Dawn Morey said 89 caravans and one boat from the Trakmaster Off-Road Caravan Club had set up camp at Dimboola Golf Club.
"We suggested the caravan club come to Dimboola for its annual meet because it is an area the club has not been to before," she said.
"We knew there was lots to see and do and that Dimboola was beautiful."
Mrs Morey said Wimmera organisations, including Rotary and the Country Women's Association, would benefit from the caravan club's stay in Dimboola.
"We try to pick small country towns that could benefit from us being here," she said.
"We use local groups to cater for the event and we do fundraising as well that will go back into the community here.
"The club will spend at least $20,000 in the community throughout the week but even more will be spent as people go into businesses and stores in town."
Mrs Morey said club members would visit Wimmera tourist attractions, including the Little Desert National Park, Big Desert Wilderness Park and Dimboola Print Museum.
Lara couple Karen and Jeremy Bowler were determined to visit Dimboola despite their caravan being smashed in a collision with a truck in December. The pair opted for the next best option setting up camp in their boat.
"This is the second caravan meeting we have been to in the boat," Mrs Bowler said.
"The boat is probably comparable to having a camper van."
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