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.
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,
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Outback Communication Requirements Explained
Communications equipment is especially handy whilst travelling and often essential. It is considered necessary that each vehicle venturing into the outback should be equipped with a UHF radio combined with one emergency long-distance voice
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.
This is the true 4WD journey to the tip of Cape York following the Old Telegraph Track (OTT) and its many challenging river crossings.
The Tanami Track
The Tanami Track is essentially a great short-cut linking the Red Centre to the Kimberley. Although once a notorious 4WD track, it is now a graded dirt highway.
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.
There is an unfortunate but realistic fact about purchasing a new 4WD - it won't come fitted with a suspension system designed to carry the kind of load you'll pack for a serious outback trip.
Caravan & RV Insurance
Whilst the first steps to avoiding theft begin with ensuring you follow a few simple commonsense security routines to deter thieves in the first place, you should also look carefully at the type of insurance you choose.
Tow Vehicle Setup
Everyone who intends to tow a caravan, or indeed any sort of trailer, needs to be aware that various tow vehicle and trailer combinations can behave in slightly different ways and certainly different from just driving the tow vehicle itself.
Satellite TV systems enable viewers to receive free to air and/or pay TV channels in remote locations where land-based television reception is either poor, or non-existent. In fact, Australians have had free to air Satellite TV since 1985.
Off Road Caravans
This article discusses the features and advantages for off road caravans and in what circumstances you should consider the additional expense of a specialised off-road van.
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.
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The Birdsville Track runs south from Birdsville to Maree and passes through the Sturt Stony Desert. It is an extremely remote region but is strikingly beautiful in its harshness.
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Bull Bars, Rails & Steps
A vehicle's bull bar, sides steps and rails are known as its "bar work". Some critics might suggest that bar work is not necessary but for people actually using their vehicles for offroad touring,
We've prepared these articles to enrich your knowledge, and highlight important issues to consider when taking a trip.
A wildflower is a flower that grows in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. Use this database to help you find and identify Australia's abundant wildflowers.
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Buying a 4WD
This article focuses on the major considerations when choosing a 4WD vehicle for the purpose of travelling and camping. We give some brief definations of the various terms used to categorise 4WDs,
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).
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.
Where real Australian stockmen on outback cattle stations still exist. Bring your Akubra to Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach, Emerald and your barramundi fishing gear to the Gulf Country of Karumba, Burketown and Normanton.
Karijini National Park
Located in the northwest Pilbara region and covering over 6200 square kilometres, Karijini NP is the second largest national park in Western Australia. People from all over Australia and around the world come to marvel at the impressive gorges
Camps & Accom in NSW
This section includes all places of type: Commercial Camping Area, Bush & Free Camps, Caravan & Tourist Parks, Motels, Hotel & Resorts
Places contains Australia's largest database of waypoints featuring points of interest to suit the recreational traveller.
Camp cooking does not have to be a tin food affair, check out these fantastic cooking suggestions for your next trip.
4WDing, Camping & Caravanning
ExplorOz is the leading reference for Australian travellers! This website is an active community of people who love camping, four wheel driving and caravanning in Australia and is full of unique resources to help you plan your trip.
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,
EOTrackMe is an online tracking application and uses your mobile phone, gps, web browser and many different tracking devices to update your position online in realtime on the iMapPlot mapping system.
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
Queensland is Australia's 3rd largest state in terms of population with 3.4 million people. It is the 2nd largest state in terms of landsize covering an area of 1.7 million sq km.
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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.
One thing you soon realise as you travel the more remote roads around and through Australia, is that if there is an emergency, you're more or less on your own. It is absolutely imperative that you understand some of the basic rules of survival
Nullarbor Roadhouse to Cook
The appeal of this trek is the ease of which four wheel drivers can visit the ghost town settlement of Cook on the Trans Australian Railway line, and along the way see caves, sinkholes, blowholes, bores, tanks and ruins.
Buying a Motorhome
Motorhomes combine living accommodations and travel in the one package and the options are endless. The amount to learn can be quite overwhelming to the newbie. There are different motorhome class types, motorhome terminologies and abbreviations,
How to Plan a Trip
Getting ready for the road, be it a three week trip or a three year trip might seem something of a daunting task, whether you are a 4WDriver, tow a camper trailer or caravan or drive a luxurious motorhome.
North West of Kununurra are rugged sandtone ranges, ancient volcanic rock, open woodlands and mangrove swamps while the west is marked by ancient limestone reef that has eroded to form gorges and caves that finally blend into the sandy plains of
Smartphones & Tablets
Smartphones and Tablets are relatively new additions to the navigational market, but their widespread ownership sees them swiftly taking over as a device of choice for Street Navigation. They are also becoming very popular for 4WD,
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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,
In this article we look at the range of digital maps on the market, and discuss how you can best determine which digital maps are right for your use. We look at coverage, scale and accuracy and explain the different types of maps including topo,