ExplorOz Newsletter - 312

22nd November 2013. New Trek Note: Cape York - Seisia to the Tip; Free Waltzing Matilda Book Special Offer; Economy Courier Delivery from the ExplorOz Shop; this week's Travel Alerts and Shop Super Specials.
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Edition 312: 15th November 2013

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of our newsletter with all the latest information about what's happening on the website.

Cape York - Seisia to the Tip

This new trek note has come about due to changes in the structure of the ExplorOz Cape York section, now with 10 separate treks to allow you to mix/match from the relevant start/end points. We still have more work to go, but we'll release each new update in future newsletters as the work is completed.

This particular trek note provides a day trip from Seisia including a visit to Punsand Bay, Cable Bay, and out to Somerset and Fly Point including the return journey. (Can anyone add a photo of Fly Point please?).

This week we also changed the title of the Cape York - PDR trek to Cape York via Bypass Roads. Here is the new link.

Don't forget, the .plt or GPX file for any trek can be downloaded directly from Trek Notes free (Members only).

ExplorOz Shop - What's New

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Free Book Offer

Boiling Billy authors Craig Lewis & Cathy Savage are well known for their thorough and informative camping guides. Now you have an even better reason to purchase their definitive Camping Guide to Australia with a giveaway offer. Place your order today and you'll also receive a hardcover issue of the book "Banjo Paterson - The Man Who Wrote Waltzing Matilda" (hardcover), valued at $34.95.

This gift book is a great insight into the writer's life and work but as its nearing Christmas you might choose to to pass it on to someone else.  Whatever you do, don't miss out as this is a limited offer until stocks run out!

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New Economy Courier Service

We’ve recently made a few tweaks to the ExplorOz Shop delivery options and cart pricing. Now, when you add items to the cart you’ll see the cheapest postage price we can offer (based on the address given). If you have a Post Office Box address pre-loaded in your profile you will not be offered the new low price Economy Courier option as this is only valid for street addresses (but you can change your delivery address in the next checkout screen). Obviously, the cheaper delivery options are usually a little slower so we still offer the Express Courier (overnight) option that has made our service so popular. To select the fastest delivery option you need to select a different type of delivery service in the final checkout screen just prior to payment. Delivery prices from ExplorOz can therefore range from as low as $4.95 up to a maximum of $12.95 Australia wide depending on the service you require.

For more information on the new low cost Economy Courier option read Blog. For additional help using the shopping cart refer to this Blog.

Travel Tips & Alerts

For current Road and Track Conditions Australia-wide please see the ExplorOz Road Conditions Report. These are updated weekly by our roads coordinator Mike F (SA). Anecdotal reports from travellers are welcome to be added. Simply find the track you wish to report on, and click the comments section. Other relevant travel tips and alerts are:

Western Australia
The Main Roads Dept of WA has released a free brochure titled “Rest Areas and Amenities”. Download it from the Main Roads website here. You should also find all these are listed on ExplorOz in Places. You can load all ExplorOz Places into EOTopo (both online and in EOTopo200K, via Name Search).

Queensland
In anticipation of the 2013/14 wet season, several national parks are having facilities withdrawn i.e. floating bridges. Please check with local park authorities when planning your trip.

New South Wales
The recent rain has been of considerable help for the fire fighting effort but 12 parks are still currently affected by fire, 86 parks still have closed areas, and there are fire bans in 75 parks across the state.

Huge Price Reductions On These Items

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