Newsletter 347

22nd August 2014. Pre-Order National Gathering Raffle Tickets to Win One of a Kind Artwork; Preventing Double-Ups in Places and Wildlower Sections; Wattle Day 1st of September; Forum Help; Changes to Selected SA National Park Bookings; New Business Members; Save with Explor Packs; and Clearance Sale Continues!
Edition 347: 22nd August 2014

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of our newsletter with all the latest information and tips for using the website.

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Pre-Order National Gathering Raffle Tickets - If you can't make it to the ExplorOz National Gathering at Trilby Station, or just like to be organised ahead of time, you can now purchase tickets online for the Gathering's Raffle Draw (winner drawn on the 1st of October).

The Prize for this raffle is a one of a kind, hand-painted 900mm circular saw blade, featuring the winning 2014 Photo Comp picture of Trephina Gorge (shown left).

At only $5.00 a ticket, and with all proceeds going to the RFDS Clinic in Louth NSW, your purchase supports a worthy cause, and puts you in the running to win a beautiful and unique Australian artwork.
ExplorOz ImageTip of the Week - Before making a new Place or Wildflower entry, be sure to check that a page for your chosen place/wildflower does not already exist. The easiest way check for this is to use the text search function, alternatively you can use the "Browse By" links to narrow down to the relevant section of entries. If you do find a current entry, you can easily add to this using the Edit and Image Upload tools, if not, go ahead and create your new page!
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Bloomin' News - Acacias or wattles will be working up to a golden crescendo about now.

Flowering starts in the north and as the weather warms, gradually moves south as hundreds of species of Acacia rush to complete their annual flowering and seeding cycle.

In the Pilbara look for the attractive Pindan Wattle with its long rod shaped flower heads. In desert areas Dead Finish, Acacia tetragonophylla is a reminder of how tough wattles can be. Further south the beautiful Golden Wattle, Acacia pycnantha in its livery that gave us our national colours, will be getting ready for a brilliant Wattle Day display on 1st September.

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Forum Help - The ExplorOz Forum is used in a variety of different ways by ExplorOz'ers. Asking for buying advice for vehicles and travel gear, feedback on areas to visit and when to do so, and discussing issues affecting the travel community are just a few of the common posts made.

Given the wealth of experience that regular Forum users have with all things Australian travel, it's not surprising that this is the go-to place to receive valuable feedback and advice, and this week, the Forum did not disappoint.

Although it turned out to be a false alarm, the Forum was of great assistance to the daughter of an ExplorOz Member, who was told to seek advice via a Forum Post if she received a "Help" message from her Dad. The prompt and knowledgeable information provided allowed her to organise help, so to all of you who responded - Well Done!

Roads Image Travel Tips & Alerts - The ExplorOz Road Conditions Report is updated from official sources regularly. You can also contribute feedback, please share your observations by adding a comment in the applicable section by road name.

SA National Parks News -
Planning to visit Innes National Park or Mount Remarkable National Park? From Friday 1 August the payment system for passes at national parks and associated campgrounds is being changed. You are now required to book and pay for your visit– including park entry fees, camping and accommodation – ONLINE in advance. Full details here.

New Business Members New Business Members: We encourage our audience to support the ExplorOz Business Members. You can find our Business Members in the Members tab on the website - click "Find a Business".

Our latest Business Members are:

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This long running sale will remain until every last item is sold so be sure to share the link to all your friends and family as we still have 161 product lines available for a massive 47% discount.

Browse all Sale Items here.

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