Edition 194: 13th November 2009
Hi ExplorOz Reader,
As usual for this time of year, ExplorOz kicks off the Christmas cheer with our
best specials available now in our online shop. Don't leave it to the last minute
though, as our office will be closed from December 23rd. In this newsletter you'll
find out about major changes to ExplorOz Blogs - just in time for your holiday travel
journals. And, if you’re looking for a challenging hike to work off your holiday
indulgences, read up about the St Mary Peak and Wilpena Pound Walk that has just
been added to our Treks section.
What are you doing this Christmas?
Are you staying home, going on a camping getaway, visiting family, living it up
at a resort or working over Christmas? Take part in our latest online poll and find
out where you fit in!
4WDriving - Whether you’re looking for day trips close to home or going away,
the ExplorOz Shop stocks a massive range of guide books to help you plan for some
- If you hope to catch Christmas lunch or looking to keep occupied on your days
off, the ExplorOz Shop has the essentials in Fishing books.
Caravanning - We are geared up with the best books in the market right now.
We stock all the popular guide books with campsites & caravan park locations along
with a massive range of fascinating
reference books covering a wide range of subjects such as fauna/flora, photography,
prospecting, map reading, stargazing and many technical reference guides to help
you enjoy and understand your surroundings.
- Don’t know? – ExplorOz currently
has 1506 different activities and tours
throughout Australia that you can browse, select and book right now, either for
yourself, or as a gift. Book online and save!
Christmas SALE - 30% Discount !
Especially for Christmas bargain hunters we've selected
64 items from the ExplorOz Shop and slashed 30% off the price! This discount is
only available for items in the
Christmas Specials category but there's a wide range. These unbeatable bargains
inspirational reading and
travel guides. So, buy from the ExplorOz
Christmas Specials category for a massive 30% off, but hurry,
because once stock runs out, they won’t be available from the shop again.
Big Blog Changes
Just launched today, the entire
Blogs section on ExplorOz has undergone a massive look/feel overhaul. We've
finally added some necessary tweaks with a major focus on offering a range of search
options. You can find blogs for any Member using a look-up, or enter any word to
search all blogs containing that word/phrase, or you can search by tag to keep reading
on a favourite topic or theme. All these changes have been made with consultation
with supporting Members who've provided feedback. As usual, this is the first stage
of development so let us know your ideas/comments for future refinements.
Looking for stocking fillers this Christmas?
Get something different from the usual trinkets with
this fantastic range of outdoor products, great anytime space is at a premium. They’re
compact, useful, and all under $20. Excellent gifts for anyone - many products can
also be utilised at home. Most of these items are lightweight so a great gift idea
if you’re sending presents interstate or overseas to keep postage costs down. Click
items under $20.
St Mary Peak and Wilpena Pound Walk
The St Mary Peak Hike offers the adventurous and fit
outdoor person the opportunity to enjoy a challenging, long hike to the highest
point in the Flinders Ranges, which is also central to the local Adnyamathanha Aboriginal
people Dreaming Story. Hikers will be rewards with 360° views of the ranges, surrounding
plains and further west to the dry salt lake of Lake Torrens. Click for
St Mary Peak and Wilpena Pound Walk trek note.
Introducing our New Business Members
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confidence and have fun too, with
Cape York Connections & 4WD Centre. If you're after solar panels at a great
price, there's a new business on the block -
Mandrake's Solar Power.
Before you buy, check the ExplorOz
Directory containing all the businesses in the industry that put their brand
in your hands. Simply enter a word, or search term, to quickly locate sellers by
product, or search by category. Search results provide links to a feature page for