|Edition 388: 4th June 2015|
This Weeks Super Specials
Prize Draw WinnersCongratulations to the following people who've picked up great prizes in our May contests:
Recipes: Member - Errol (York WA) posted the winning entry by random draw in the Mince recipe competition last month and picks up the excellent Equip Pro - 1 First Aid Kit worth $111 as his prize!
Product Review: Member D-MaxerWA posted the winning entry in the Shop comp by posting a review about The Chair, which has now sold out after he gave it a 5-star review! He picks up a $100 gift voucher as his prize!
Big Red Bash: The winner of our 2 ticket giveaway to the Big Red Bash is new Member bomber5kombi
who joined ExplorOz on 14th May - presumably this competition was the
incentive? He describes himself in his profile as a "Retired Panel
Beater, Spray Painter & Welder Who Loves Traveling The Outback Along
With My Wife And Pet Jack Russel Buffy", so hopefully he'll share the
other ticket with his wife and they'll be able to get out to Birdsville
for this wonderful concert on top of Big Red. We also hope to see him make use of blogs in the Member profile to share this experience with the rest of us who can't make it!
Redarc Sponsors ExplorOz MembershipWe are thrilled to announce a great new partnership between Redarc Electronics and ExplorOz.com
As our exclusive Membership Sponsor, Redarc will be supporting a great new ExplorOz Membership incentive for the next 12 months. How it works is that every ExplorOz Membership renewal purchased between the 12 month period 1st June 2015 - 31st May 2016 inclusive will go in the draw to win a wonderful bit of Redarc kit for their vehicle. Every 3 months a new prize will be offered just to mix it up a bit. So to kick things off, for Renewals purchased in the June - August quarter, renewing Members will have the chance to pick up a Tow-Pro, worth $339.90.
This giveaway is managed by ExplorOz and the lucky winner will be contacted privately as well as announced in the first newsletter in September when we'll also announce the prize for the September - November quarter.
June's Bloomin' NewsNow that it's officially winter, here's some wildflowers to watch out for as you travel:
Emu or Poverty bushes aka Eremophilas, have colourful red, pink, white, mauve or purple flowers. Many of them flower a couple of months after good rain. Look out for these shrubs in drier areas and northern parts of WA. See Eremophilas
Next week we'll feature another June flowering native. In the meantime, don't forget to lookup your finds in the ExplorOz Wildflowers section or add your own photos!
ExplorOz on your PhoneDo you have the ExplorOz web-app on your phone? Get out your phone now - open the internet and go to m.exploroz.com. Look for the option to "Add to Home Screen". This will place the ExplorOz logo as an app icon on your phone so you can tap and go anytime you need. Finally make sure you are logged in - use the Menu to change account settings and navigate the site.
Some highlights of the web-features for your phone are: EOTopo online vector mapping - great for finding POIs near your current position when you're out and about; EOTrackMe - allows you to see your active tracking; plus in our opinion the most user-friendly version of the Forum!
Spotlight on The Top End & GulfMost of us have that dream of catching our first barramundi and the Top End & Gulf regions of Australia are sure to satisfy those that make the journey. But there's definitely much more to explore when visiting this region than just the fishing holes. Gorges, escarpments, waterfalls, and some of Australia's most iconic wildlife can be seen, such as crocodiles, jabirus, as well as wild horses, buffalo and millions of migratory birds during the wet season. And then there's the locals! The Top End & Gulf is like no other place in Australia.
Jump to our Destination Spotlight feature this week for easy links to Trek Notes, POIs, Maps and DVDs to help you plan a wonderful trip to fascinating places such as Kakadu, Katherine Gorge, Mataranka, Arnhem Land, Borroloola, Lawn Hill, Hells Gate, & Normanton.
Get OrganisedWe all know what happens to a bunch of paper maps in the fourby - pretty soon they're covered in dust, bent and torn. New from Hema is this handy map wallet that protects your maps from damage yet is easy to use and store. Made from durable canvas with a PVC pouch, it's just too easy and a great price.
ExplorOz Members' Price - $14.95
In stock now
Win with Soup!From hearty stews to lighter vegetable soups, this is a winter
traveller's staple food. If you have a favourite soup recipe (or
several), post in our Soup section for your chance to win a Classic ExplorOz Merchandise Pack containing a classic ExplorOz polo shirt, 2 stubby holders, and an ExplorOz cap.
Every entry of a recipe into the Soup category of the ExplorOz Online Recipe Collection during the month of June will go in the random prize draw to win.
recipe box is filling with nearly 80 recipes submitted by ExplorOz
travellers so even if you haven't got a soup recipe to share this month,
you should still take a peak at these road-tested ideas.