|Edition 377: 12th March 2015|
Hi ExplorOz Reader,It's time to ExplorOz but beware that tropical conditions are currently ravaging northern Australia in both the west and east with two cyclones sitting off our coasts in both the Far North Queensland area, and the NW of WA. Travellers are advised to reconsider camping in these areas and to change plans to avoid travel through these zones until next week.
Cyclone Nathan in Queensland is forecast to affect the Lockhart River and Port Douglas area before moving away from the coast on Thursday. Gale force winds, heavy rain and flash flooding is possible for parts of the North Tropical Coast, Tablelands and Peninsula districts so definitely a travel warning to any Cape York travellers! Meanwhile, Cyclone Olwyn in Western Australia is forecast to intensify as it arrives near Exmouth early on Friday morning. Gales are forecast between Whim Creek and Cape Cuvier, including Karratha, Onslow, Exmouth and Coral Bay and heavy rain and flooding is likely for areas in the western Pilbara and northern Gascoyne on Friday and Saturday.
The effects of Cyclone Olwyn may affect our ability to manage Customer Service (phone calls & emails) on Friday as Adele's office is in the thick of it and she is currently battening down and preparing the generator. All Shop Orders are processed at our warehouse in South Australia however, far from all this mayhem, so online ordering and order dispatch will not be affected. More Weather Here
Despite all this, we hope this newsletter will still inspire you to get away this Easter (3 weeks to go!)
Michelle, Adele, David
Amazing Jetboil Sale - Save $70 !The Australian Distributor of the excellent Jetboil Flash has offered us an amazing deal this week on 20 units of this stand-alone, compact system for boiling water when you're on the road.
With previous ExplorOz buyers rating this a 5 star product and with reviews such as "If you camp often and you are only going to buy 1 accessory this year then let this be it", you'd be mad to miss out on this opportunity.
At a whopping $70 off the RRP, you'll have to hurry as this is definitely a once-off deal and you won't find it cheaper! This item is not normally stocked by ExplorOz so there are no rain-checks on this product once stock is sold, that's it folks, sorry! Find out more here
Buy Jetboil Flash Here (limited to 20 buyers only)
More BargainsIf the Jetboil is not your cup of tea (hehee, did you like that pun?), then there's still plenty of big bargains to be found on selected travel items in our Clearance Sale. All these items have been discontinued from our range so these items are on current stock only but with 35 items in the sale, there's bound to be a bargain worth picking up. Prices are slashed way down to around 47% off RRP.
See Clearance Sale here
Simpson Desert NewsJust published today is a new Travel Alert blog by our volunteer Roads Administrator; Life Member - Mike (SA). This news features travel advice about the seasonal reopening of the Simpson Desert for travellers, which is imminent this weekend. Read on here
For track conditions Australia wide, see the ExplorOz Road Alerts section.
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