ExplorOz Newsletter - 317

20th January 2014. ExplorOz Places Volunters Needed; Wheel Cover Sale - 20% Off; 4th Edition Cape York Atlas & Guide; Pre-Order ExplorOz Pocket Polo Shirt; New Business Members; and Travel Tips and Alerts.
Edition 317: 20th January 2014   

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.

Wheel Cover Sale

ExplorOz.com Spare Wheel Covers are now on sale to clear all current stock. The price has been reduced from $34.95 to only $27.95 each!

Sizes and stock are limited, this offer is only available for the following:

So for a high-quality, long lasting spare wheel cover at an unbeatable price, place your order now.

ExplorOz Shop - What's New?

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Hema Cape York Atlas and Guide

The new edition Cape York Atlas & Guide features an expanded 15 4WD trips written by Carlisle Rogers – Publisher & Editor of 4WD Touring Australia magazine.

Each trip has all the information you need to plan the trip including trip grading, longest distance without fuel, permits and contact details, as well as a detailed inset map to accompany atlas mapping of Cape York and the Tip.

Available for $34.95 ($33.20 for Members) from the ExplorOz Shop.

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Unisex Navy Pocket Polo - TMTE

Back by popular demand! The ExplorOz Unisex Navy Pocket Polo - TMTE features an embroidered motif designed especially for our clothing range that incorporates our logo and slogan "There's more to explore", on front left above the pocket.

Made from quality materials and available in a huge range of sizes from S to 5XL, this is the perfect shirt to support ExplorOz and stay comfortable while travelling.

Stock is currently in production and due to demand we have made this item available for pre-order (all orders will be shipped early February).

Available for $27.95 ($26.55 for Members) from the ExplorOz Shop.

Places Volunteer Job

ExplorOz Places has a comprehensive database of Stations and Homesteads throughout Australia, many of which require contact details to be added. This information is needed by travellers when trip planning and on the road to enquire about issues such as road access, accommodation and camping, as well as for emergency assistance.

If you have time and a willingness to research, we would appreciate your help in finding and adding contact details to as many of these Places as possible.

Please contact the ExplorOz Offices at info@exploroz.com to find out more.

New Business Members

Products, Services & Accommodation

We welcome our newest ExplorOz Business Members:

To see a full list of Business Members, just click on Find a Business under the Members menu, then select a State to get started. Or if you know what you're looking for, just use the search box instead.

Travel Tips & Alerts

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

Australia Wide 

At this time of year there are few short term / immediate closures. However, when planning ahead one can take into account those closures which run for an extended period. Currently these are;


Simpson Desert Reserves and Witjira National Park

The Simpson Desert Conservation Park, Regional Reserve, and Warburton Crossing are closed until 15th March 2014.
Access to Dalhousie Springs is still open from Mt Dare & Oodnadatta.

Woomera Prohibited Area

Woomera Prohibited Area exclusion periods continue to be in force for the 2013 -14 financial year. This includes areas of the Stuart Highway and Anne Beadell Highway.

The Western Explorer - Stanley to Strahn

The road is closed due to a very large landslip between Corinna and Smithton. When heading north from Zeehan and cross the Pieman river, the way out is to go back through Savage River to Waratah. The closure is expected to continue throughout the summer until March 2014.

VIC / SA Border

Border Track

The Border Track in Ngarkat Conservation Park is closed during the fire season until 1st April, 2014.
N.B. When open, access to the track is restricted to one way – north to south.

NT / WA North Austalia

With the onset of the wet season, various tracks and national parks in the North of Australia are closed until 1st May 2014.


Rockhampton to Mount Morgan

The Burnett Highway between Mount Morgan and Rockhampton is closed to all vehicles due to road damage caused by a rock slide between Bouldercombe and Mount Morgan.
The alternate route to Mt Morgan via the Burnett Highway is along Poison Creek Road and Razorback Road. This is signed accordingly.

CREB Track (Wajul Wajul to Daintree)

This track was closed on 25th November 2013 due to wet conditions. Currently a re- opening date has not been scheduled.

Cooloola Way, Kin Kin to Rainbow Beach

The Local Council have advised that this track is closed indefinitely whilst awaiting future finance for upgrades and rehabilitation.

Huge Price Reductions On These Items

4WD Australia - 50 Short Getaways (1st Edition)
4WD Australia - 50 Short Getaways (1st Edition)
$39.95 $25.27
The Complete 4WD Guide
The Complete 4WD Guide
$49.95 $31.59
4WD Australia
4WD Australia
$59.95 $37.92

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