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25th April 2014. Anzac Day Forum Post and Legacy Article; Your Recipes Update; 15% Off Easter Sale - Still On; Long Weekend Travel Tips & Alerts. [Feature Story]
Vehicle Reversing Camera Vehicle Reversing Camera
"Rear view" or "reversing cameras" can be added as aftermarket additions to vehicles that do not come with factory-fitted systems. In this article, we outline what parts you need to put your own rear view camera system together. [Feature Story]
Canning Stock Route Canning Stock Route
The Canning Stock Route is a long-distance remote stretch of track through the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts. No longer in use as a stock route this is now a vehicular track allowing access to the wells constructed as stock watering holes.
Solar Power Solar Power
This article covers every aspect of solar and its design and installation in RVs (camper trailers, caravans and motor homes). It shows how much power solar panels really produce,
Simpson Desert Simpson Desert
The Simpson Desert can be crossed via the French Line, WAA line or Rig Road. This trek provides a route using a combination of all 3 routes.
Plenty Highway Plenty Highway
Part of the "Outback Way", the Plenty Highway is the most direct route from central Queensland across to Alice Springs in central Australia. It is a wide stretch of very red sandy soil that when wet can be impassible - 4WD only.
Places & Points of Interest Places & Points of Interest
Did you know that you can create a log of all the places and points of interest you've been on a trip simply by taking a photo on your iPhone? Read this article for information on how this nifty features works.
Darling River Run Darling River Run
Set within the heart of outback NSW, the Darling River Run is a fascinating trek that takes you back through time. This route follows the meandering Darling River, between the historic town of Bourke and the town of Wentworth,
Camp Cooking Camp Cooking
Whether it's cooking a stir fry on a gas powered fry-pan or brewing up a hot stew in a camp oven over hot coals - this article will provide you with some great outback cooking tips.
Food & Water Food & Water
One of the most important considerations when planning an outback trip is the selection of foods to take and the amount needed to keep everyone healthy and happy. The kinds of foods that will keep fresh and the time travelling in the outback and
Vehicle Care Vehicle Care
This article outlines options for prolonging the life and looks of your vehicle - especially one that is used for outback travelling where it is subjected to temperature extremes, excessive dust, dirt, mud and even salt water.
Cape York Cape York
This is the true 4WD journey to the tip of Cape York following the Old Telegraph Track (OTT) and its many challenging river crossings.
EOTrackMe EOTrackMe
EOTrackMe is an online tracking application for travellers. This page shows the position of registered devices. Colour coding shows the status of tracking activity. Numbered coloured icons show clumps of travellers in the same area.
Long Range Fuel Tanks Long Range Fuel Tanks
A large number of outback treks involve long distances between fuel outlets. Jerry cans are dangerous, difficult to store and not as convenient as a long range fuel tank.
Working Holiday Around Australia - with Kids Working Holiday Around Australia - with Kids
When Ian Hookway started planning what would became a 3 year working holiday around Australia with his family, he discovered there aren't any "how to" guides. Thanks to his experiences,
Forum Rules Forum Rules
The Rules of our Forum may be different to other Forums you visit so you are encouraged to read these before posting to avoid moderation.
Finding Wildflowers in WA Finding Wildflowers in WA
Many people stumble across wildflowers in their travels and then wonder how they can find more. In this detailed article we explain how and why the state of Western Australia is world renowned for being the Wildflower State.
The ANZAC Legacy The ANZAC Legacy
The legacy of the ANZACs fighting at Gallipoli is said to have shaped the nature of the Australian identity. This article gives a brief summary of Australian's involvement in war, including the Gallipoli campaign,
GPS Units, Navigators & SatNav GPS Units, Navigators & SatNav
In this article we look at ready to go navigation devices and satnav units. You'll learn how different devices work, their limitations and advantages plus we include a section on hybrid navigators, [Feature Story]
Fifth Wheel Caravans Fifth Wheel Caravans
The concept for using a fifth wheel hitch for a road-based semi trailer has been around for nearly a century. The original idea arose to allow one person to couple a vehicle and trailer together.
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17th April 2014. 15% Off Easter SALE All Long Weekend. All maps and books in the ExplorOz online shop.
Recipes Recipes
Camp cooking does not have to be a tin food affair, check out these fantastic cooking suggestions for your next trip.
Pilbara Road Conditions Pilbara Road Conditions
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Kimberley Road Conditions Kimberley Road Conditions
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Outback Way Outback Way
Linking Laverton in WA to Winton in QLD, the Outback Way was coined to promote the development of a 'third strategic link' across Australia, and is fast becoming one of the most iconic outback tourism and adventure drives in the country.
Savannah Way Savannah Way
This transcontinental road trip, stretches from the historic pearling town of Broome on the northwest coast of WA; travelling past Katherine in the heart of the NT, and finishing at the tourist hotspot of Cairns in the northeast coast of QLD.
Battery Power Battery Power
In this article we explain why you might need an additional power source independent of the starting battery installed into your vehicle and we look in detail at types of batteries, how and where to mount them,
Kidman Way Kidman Way
This bitumen route is also the shortcut from Victoria, through the heart of western NSW, up to Central Qld where it meets the Matilda Highway at Cunnamulla
Eagle Hwy Eagle Hwy
The Eagle Hwy is a very isolated track in the Gibson Desert. At the northern end it can take you to the Gary Highway or the Talawanna Track and the southern end finishes at the Gunbarrel Hwy
Oodnadatta Track Oodnadatta Track
If you’re a history buff you’re going to go nuts crossing the Oodnadatta Track. The track follows the orignal Ghan line from Marla to Oodnadatta and then on to Marree. There's stacks of ruins, mound springs,
Free Camping Free Camping
This is probably the hottest topic in the camping industry right now. Seems everyone has an opinion but not everyone has all the facts - nor the answers. In this article,
EOTopo EOTopo
EOTopo is the latest and most accurate Australia-wide topographic map set on the market. Developed by I.T. Beyond and exclusive to ExplorOz.com, it is an evolving map set which has already undergone a major roads update.
Portable Fridges Portable Fridges
The debate over which fridge is the best on the market is one of the most contested discussions in the camping recreation. In this article we look at the range of features and the major issues to consider when comparing brands and models.
UHF Radio UHF Radio
If you are considering a trip into Australia’s vast outback, then a UHF Radio is an important communications device to have. Besides the entertainment value, such as chatting with other travellers,
Hyden Norseman Road Hyden Norseman Road
Also known as the Granite & Woodlands Discovery Trail, this is a delightful journey with lots to see and do. Best of all it's suitable for all vehicles along a well maintained wide gravel road.
Great Central Road Great Central Road
Part of the "Outback Way", the Great Central Road is the main thoroughfare through Central Australia and links WA to NT. It is widely used by buses, trucks, 4WD and occasionally 2WD vehicles.
Handheld Satellite Phone Solutions for Travellers Handheld Satellite Phone Solutions for Travellers
The aim of this article is to provide a simple overview of the current satphone environment in Australia - assisting recreational, outback travellers make informed decisions when considering the purchase (or hire) of a handheld satellite phone
Business Members Business Members
Each ExplorOz Business Member has their own Profile Page. Use this list to find Members and access their profiles.
Australias Top Places to See Australia's Top Places to See
Earlier this year, the ExplorOz audience were asked to nominate their top Places to See in Australia. The results are now out. Take a look and see if you agree with the Ultimate ExplorOz Bucket List.
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10th April, 2014. Important news for Business Members - find out how to get free ads on the ExplorOz Home Page.
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10th April 2014. ExplorOz releases the definitive list of Australia's top places to see; EOTrackMe updates; New Edition Cape York guidebook by Ron & Viv Moon; LED Camp Flood Lights - 2014 price reduction and yellow 10W version in stock now;
Arthur River to Corinna Arthur River to Corinna
This 2WD trek, also known as the Western Explorer, will offer plenty of attractions, side trips and driving challenges as you journey from Arthur River to Corinna. A good majority of this trek will take you through the tranquil and protected
Business Membership Business Membership
This page explains the features of Business Membership, how it differs to the Membership we offer to individuals (through Personal Membership), the cost and how to join.
The Dynamics of Caravan Stability The Dynamics of Caravan Stability
This article attempts to discuss the technicalities of caravan towing dynamics in relatively plain English for those keen to know more on the topic but, like so many, cannot understand far more technical documents that cover this complex subject.
Roof Toppers Roof Toppers
This article looks at the features of the ‘roof topper’ and provides a guide to selecting, fitting out and carrying a roof top boat on your travels.
Caravan & Camper Battery Charging Caravan & Camper Battery Charging
Our modern lifestyle and need for electric and electronic products to accompany us on holidays and on our travels has brought us to have independent power in our caravans and campers when away from mains supply.
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4th April 2014. EOTrackMe New Interface; Easter Camp Meals; Photo Comp 2014 Voting; Spread the Word on Facebook; Review Prize Draw Winner; ExplorOz Spare Wheel Cover Pre-Order; Woomera Prohibited Area Update.
Using Blogs to Share your Travel Photos Using Blogs to Share your Travel Photos
On ExplorOz, you can batch upload your digital photos to create memorable journals of where you've been, or group your favourite photos into themes. Enhance your photos with captions and let our system index and tag your blog throughout the
Driver Fatigue Driver Fatigue
Some drivers put unrealistic expectations on the daily distances they plan to travel, however this can lead to driving tired and putting yourself and others on the road at great risk.
Travelling with Dogs Travelling with Dogs
This article highlights the precautions and planning considerations that go into a making a holiday away with your dog comfortable and safe - for them, your family, and other people you might encounter.
Map Viewing Software Map Viewing Software
Mapping Software is used by several different types of Navigation Devices, including Laptops/Netbooks, Smartphones, Tablets, PDAs and all in one GPS Navigators (in off road mode).
Winches Winches
All travellers should be capable and equipped for winching so in this article we will discuss the various winching methods and equipment on the market. Written in conjunction with one of Australia's most noted experts in winch gear,
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28th March 2014. ExplorOz Photo Comp - Voting Period Extended; Wildflowers Bio Regions; EOTopo Buying Tips; National Members' Gathering News; Perth and South West - 4WD & Camping Escapes; HN7 Update.
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