Access, Restrictions & PermitsAccess, Restrictions & Permits
An overview to explain the various restrictions and permit requirements in place in Australia. Contains links (related pages) to separate pages per state for all permit details with links to applicable authorities.[Feature Story]
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28 April 2016. Advanced tips for tracking; Permits made Simple; Ampfibian Deal; Reasons to be a Member, Office Closed.
Battery PowerBattery 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,
Recovery Gear NeedsRecovery Gear Needs
The majority of situations that will stop a 4WD from moving are tyre punctures or getting yourself bogged in mud or sand - and these can happen in the simplest of situations, and for no real fault of the driver.
Permits for Western AustraliaPermits for Western Australia
The following information is provided to assist you in gaining the right permits to lawfully travel through or access specified regional and outback areas. It is very important to gain the right permit and follow the conditions imposed on it
4WD vs AWD4WD vs AWD
What is the difference between 4WD & AWD Vehicles? Over the years, the lines have blurred for consumers in terms of what is understood by off-road capability.
Mereenie LoopMereenie Loop
Linking the West MacDonnell Ranges and the World renowned resorts of Kings Canyon and Yulara, the Mereenie Loop Road gives visitors to the Red Centre a chance to see some spectacular scenery,
Pilbara Road ConditionsPilbara Road Conditions
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Gunbarrel HighwayGunbarrel Highway
The Gunbarrel Hwy is one of Australia's most famous roads being the first of many desert tracks built by surveyor Len Beadell. Today, this track remains isolated and remote - for experienced desert travellers only.
Plenty HighwayPlenty 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.
Kimberley Road ConditionsKimberley Road Conditions
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The Tanami TrackThe 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 ANZAC LegacyThe 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, [Feature Story]
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22 April 2016. Join in the commemoration of Australia's ANZAC tradition this long-weekend; Tips for accessing your ExplorOz Account - & how to make changes.
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
Handheld Satellite Phone Solutions for TravellersHandheld 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
Personal MembershipPersonal Membership
Our core services to the public are designed for Members-Only, so whilst you can freely use sections of the website and obtain useful and valuable content, we have reserved the best for those that purchase a subscription.
Driving LightsDriving Lights
If you plan to do any night driving in the outback then a strong reliable light source is a must. Bad weather, night driving and the possibility of stray animals all demand the need for a clear view of the road and the standard vehicle high beam
Roof Racks, Luggage Trays & BoxesRoof Racks, Luggage Trays & Boxes
In this article we look at the pros and cons of using the roof of your vehicle for storage when travelling; discuss what not to carry on your roof; provide some helpful packing hints and finally some useful buying tips.
Red CentreRed Centre
Central Australia, known as the Red Centre, occupies the lower half of the Northern Territory, including Alice Springs, Yulara, Andado, Finke, Tennant Creek, Tanami and the Plenty and Sandover Highways.
Aftermarket SeatsAftermarket Seats
Unfortunately, car manufacturers don't always expect us to actually take our vehicles offroad - so when it comes to fitting out your vehicle for a major trip you replace your suspension to improve the ride so ... why not replace your seats?
Cape YorkCape 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.
EOTopo DownloadsEOTopo Downloads
This is the EOTopo file downloads page. After purchasing the download option of the EOTopo 200K mapset, you can commence downloads here. In addition, we offer a range of small scale maps that are available for free download.
Simpson DesertSimpson 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.
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.
Buying a Camper TrailerBuying a Camper Trailer
For many campers the decision over the 'living quarters' poses the greatest quandary in the pre-trip planning. Other than a wide range of trailers, which can be purchased 'off the shelf' or custom-made to your specifications,
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14 April 2016. How to Get Replacement Member Stickers | How to Win a Redarc Pure Sinewave Inverter | 3 Easy Ways to Share your Photos
EOTopo Help and FAQEOTopo Help and FAQ
The purpose of this article is to troubleshoot the most frequently asked questions and issues about buying and setting up EOTopo. A must-read!!
Canning Stock RouteCanning 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.
Advertise with UsAdvertise with Us is the most respected & popular publisher in the self-drive tourism market, with a massive, highly socially engaged audience. By advertising, you will dramatically increase the awareness of your brand, product or service,
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11 April 2016. EOZi for Android Update - find out how to get it.
Gibb River RoadGibb River Road
The Gibb River Road is the 4WD option of the 2 main routes crossing the Kimberley from east to west (or vice versa) and provides access to the numerous gorges that are the main highlight.
Solar PowerSolar 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,
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.
Conondale RangeConondale Range
This Queensland trek takes in the spectacular Conondale Range - often regarded as the 'hidden treasure' of the Sunshine Coast for its last remaining patch of subtropical rainforest. It's a region of high rainfall,
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1 April 2016. Why you should be polishing your fourby this weekend. Get great tips & ideas for trips with kids. Bulk Order discounts. WPA update.
Travelling with Toddlers 1 - 4 YearsTravelling with Toddlers 1 - 4 Years
This article provides checklists and tips for travelling with kids from age 1- 4.
Travelling with Kids 5 - 12 Years & TeenagersTravelling with Kids 5 - 12 Years & Teenagers
Older kids don't have the same special planning needs as for babies and young toddlers however they are easily bored. A long car trip is just about going to drive them bonkas unless you get smart and give special consideration to how to make the
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