Boomers OK with thrillseeking adventures

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As international border closures prompt younger generations to explore the joys of caravanning, older Australians are swapping the Jayco for a Jag.

Luxury road trips are "selling out in hours", and the main customers are people aged between 40 and 75, Ultimate Driving Tours founder Anthony Moss says.

The company "can hardly keep up with demand" for its supercar tours, drive your own car trips, self-guided holidays, F1 packages and track events.

"As soon as we announce a trip, it sells out. There's a real desire for unique experiences right now," Mr Moss said.

"A lot of people don't want to jump out of a plane anymore, but they want an adventure, one where they aren't just a passive participant, they are involved in the action."

Grandparents such as Tutti and Paul Bennett are among those more interested in "James Bond" style holidays.

"We're here for a good time, not a long time. Paul and I love adventures and have been all around the world, including whitewater rafting, and we hiked up Mount Kinabalu," Tutti Bennett said.

However as driving fast increases in popularity, so does driving slow.

Caravan Industry data shows 2021 has been the strongest start to a year on record, with 3628 units built in the first two months.

That's a 15 per cent increase from 2020, and the highest level of local production in more than 30 years.

It's just no longer safe to assume who is doing the towing.

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