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.
Road Conditions QLD
Road Conditions for QLD are compiled using external data sources. Please refer to Traveller's Comments (or add your own) to supplement the status report.
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
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.
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6th December 2013. Updated version of EOTopo 200K just released & now avail on Memory-Map; Enter our new Members' Photo Comp; Join in our Facebook Fan Photos; See New Business Members; Get the Latest Travel Alerts; & see What's New in the
Members enjoy 5% discount on all products. Overnight courier available. Free delivery to qualifying customers.
Camps & Accom for WA
This section includes all places of type: Commercial Camping Area, Bush & Free Camps, Caravan & Tourist Parks, Motels, Hotel & Resorts
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,
ExplorOz Trek Notes contain detailed trip planning information including online topo mapping, driving notes, & GPS route files for download.
HF Radios are a wise consideration if you intend to travel throughout remote regions of Australia. In this article we discuss the usefulness of HF radio in practical situations and explain the many features and services available to enhance your
ExplorOz has access to main roads, shire council and national parks road condition reporting facilities and compiles this information into an easy to read report.
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29th November 2013. Our Christmas Gift Guide edition; plus how to save $40 off Westprint's Outback Tracks DVD; and get your free Banjo Patterson book; plus all our regular features & news.
The articles in this section cover Outback Communications, Satellite Phones & Devices & Staying in Touch
Cape York via Bypass Roads
This is an alternative route to Cape York that bypasses the challenging 4WD river crossings found on the Old Telegraph Track (OTT). The Peninsula Developmental Rd (PDR) still requires 4WD and may be closed at times during the wet season.
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,
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,
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.
Cape York - Seisia to the Tip
Whichever route you choose to get to Seisia, this connecting Trek Note will led you all the way to the very tip of the Cape York Peninsula. You'll also visit Punsand Bay, Cable Bay, Somerset Beach & Fly Point, making this the perfect day trip.
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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22nd November 2013. New Trek Note: Cape York - Seisia to the Tip; Free Waltzing Matilda Book Special Offer; Economy Courier Delivery from the ExplorOz Shop; this week's Travel Alerts and Shop Super Specials.
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
The Bloomfield Track offers a delightful Trek though the World Heritage listed Rainforest area of Far North Queensland on an unsealed track and provides a link between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.
Trailer Wiring Diagrams
This is a basic reference article about trailer and caravan wiring; the plugs and sockets that are commonly in use in Australia, and the pin colour codes that are designed to coordinate proper connections, according to Australian Standards.
Vehicles Setting up a 4WD
The articles in this section cover Bull Bars, Rails & Steps, Buying a 4WD, Long Range Fuel Tanks, Snorkel, Suspension, Water Tank & Winches
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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15th November 2013. Discover the EOTopo Road Update plan; 4WD Treks Close to Brisbane and 4WD Treks Close to Sydney available now; Pyrenees Member Gathering 2013 Report; Plus Travel Alerts and Shop Super Specials.
From Broome Hill to Coolgardie, the Holland Track was originally built in the gold rush days as a shortcut to the Goldfields. Hardly ever visited for nearly 100 years, it was re-cut as a 4WD track in 1992 and is a popular trip with locals.
Simpson Desert French Line
The French Line is the most direct route across the desert and traverses directly across the tops of over 1200 red sand dunes, with Big Red being the major challenge.
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.
Simpson Desert Rig Road
The Rig Road is the most southern access across the Simpson Desert. It is a longer route because it winds along the edge of dunes and crosses at the lowest points. Old clay-topped track is now eroding,
Simpson Desert WAA Line
This track is similar to the French Line and although it has smaller dunes, it is very picturesque especially after rain. While in this area take a look at the Knolls, which is a scenic but fragile part of the Simpson so please stay on the track.