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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 [Feature Story]
Understanding Engine Conversions Understanding Engine Conversions
Having a vehicle that is performing well is important for reasons other than just speed and power. Improving reliability and efficiency will also result in better fuel consumption, hence reducing operating costs. In this article, [Feature Story]
Buying a Camper Trailer Buying 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,
Vic High Country Vic High Country
This is a great trek through the Victorian High Country where you'll experience some of our most spectacular mountain areas. See high country huts, spectacular views and participate in challenging four-wheel driving.
Birdsville Track Birdsville Track
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.
Mitchell Plateau Mitchell Plateau
The major attraction of the northern Kimberley region is the majestic Mitchell Falls. Access by 4WD is challenging on both vehicle and occupants as this is a remote area. No food,
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.
Recovery Gear Needs Recovery 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.
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,
Gunbarrel Highway Gunbarrel 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.
Hay River Hay River
Suitable only to 4WDers with a strong sense of adventure and experience in remote desert travel. This track is largely unmarked and good map-reading skills are essential.
Newsletter 379 Newsletter 379
26 March 2015. Gear up for Easter Exploring; Spotlight on the Kimberley; WPA Exclusion Periods Announced; Caravan Power - what's legal & safe? Vote for the best of the Rustic Outback; March Recipe Comp; Free GPS Track Files & POIs.
Road Conditions Road Conditions
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.
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.
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,
Snake Bite Treatment Snake Bite Treatment
This first aid information for treating snake bite was compiled with the assistance of the RFDS on the road program. Photos of patient take during demonstration by Bob Cooper during his Snake Handling Course given at the ExplorOz National
Prospecting for Gold Prospecting for Gold
Gold has always generated excitement and anticipation amongst prospectors all over the world. Its whereabouts can be a mystery, yet anyone has the potential to find valueable gold nuggets.
Permits for Western Australia Permits 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
How to Plan a Trip 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.
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
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).
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.
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,
Mt Dare to Oodnadatta via Dalhousie Mt Dare to Oodnadatta via Dalhousie
This trek provides an easy opportunity to access Dalhousie Springs, one of the main icons of the Simpson Desert without a significant detour if touring between South Australia and the Red Centre.
Mungo National Park Mungo National Park
Mungo NP holds the most ancient and culturally significant artefacts in all of Australia. This area in far southwest NSW has become very popular since the remains of Mungo Lady and Mungo Man was discovered.
Generator Power Generator Power
The generator, which was discovered by Michael Faraday, is an ingenious device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Today’s popular camping generators use fuel powered engines to create this energy.
Suspension Suspension
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.
Articles Index Articles Index
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Recipes Recipes
Camp cooking does not have to be a tin food affair, check out these fantastic cooking suggestions for your next trip.
Camps & Accom in NSW Camps & Accom in NSW
This section includes all places of type: Commercial Camping Area, Bush & Free Camps, Caravan & Tourist Parks, Motels, Hotel & Resorts
Wildflowers Wildflowers
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.
Trek Notes Trek Notes
ExplorOz Trek Notes contain detailed trip planning information including online topo mapping, driving notes, & GPS route files for download.
Trek Display Results Trek Display Results
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EOTopo Downloads EOTopo 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.
Gibb River Road Gibb 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.
Kakadu Kakadu
World renowned Kakadu has plenty to offer the international and local tourist. The diversity and many attractions including amazing rock formations, rare wildlife, Aboriginal art and fascinating escarpments are all part of Kakadu National Park.
Regional & Off Road Navigation Regional & Off Road Navigation
4WD, Off Road & Touring Navigation presents many unique challenges to travellers, particularly when it comes to finding suitable navigational tools. Standard SatNav's often lack the coverage mapping or don't have the level of detail required to
Places Places
Places contains Australia's largest database of waypoints featuring points of interest to suit the recreational traveller.
Flinders Ranges Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges is semi-arid, harsh yet beautiful. There are many unique features here including gorges, ramparts and dry creekbeds.This is the region that Hans Heysen loved to paint and is a popular part of the Australian outback. [Feature Story]
Satellite TV Satellite TV
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.
Kimberley Road Conditions Kimberley Road Conditions
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All Shop Items All Shop Items
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My Order Status My Order Status
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Blog Photos Blog Photos
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Blogs Blogs
Create new blog entries as often as you like to share information, thoughts, experiences, photos, documents, video and youtube clips and more!
Fraser Island Fraser Island
Fraser Island has a rich Aboriginal, forestry and ecological history. Once a very remote and inaccessible sandy island the spot is now one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. Take your own 4WD or hire one. Only accessible via ferry.
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.
Anne Beadell Highway Anne Beadell Highway
An inland alternative to travelling the Nullarbor, the Anne Beadell trek offers remoteness, isolation and unique vegetation and wildlife.
Newsletter 378 Newsletter 378
19 March 2015. Limited availability and sale on Powertraveller devices; Chicken Camp Cooking; EOTrackMe, Snake Bite Survival Tips; New Edition Fraser Island Map and SW WA Map; plus this week's Super Specials are The Caravan Chef,
Arkaroola 4WD Loop Arkaroola 4WD Loop
The Arkaroola-Mt Painter Wilderness Sanctuary provides some of the most exciting off-road tracks in SA. The Echo Camp Track & backtracks wind their way through the impossibly steep mountains and deep gorges and will keep the 4WD enthusiast happy.
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,
First Aid First Aid
First Aid is what you can do to assist an injured person at the scene using only what is available under the prevailing circumstances. In this article we look at basic first aid techniques and a summary of the main circumstances that you may
Outback Survival Outback Survival
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
Driving Lights Driving 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
Snowy Mountains Snowy Mountains
Australia's only alpine region, which covers both sides of the NSW and Victorian border. Includes Cooma, Jindabyne and nearby ski resorts, Kosciuszko, Alpine, and Snowy River National Parks.
EOTopo Help and FAQ EOTopo 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!!
Nullarbor Roadhouse to Cook 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.
Kidson Track - WAPET Road Kidson Track - WAPET Road
The Kidson track from 80 Mile Beach to Near Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route. This route is also know as Wapet Road.
Holiday Dates Holiday Dates
You may want to plan your holiday to avoid school holidays or to coincide with the school break. Many places are very popular during school holidays, so plan ahead or plan your trip for when the kids are back at school.
ExplorOz Stats & Legal ExplorOz Stats & Legal
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ExplorOz Site Traffic Reports ExplorOz Site Traffic Reports
ExplorOz website traffic reports - month by month data and analysis for the past 12 month period February 2014 - February 2015. Sourced from Google Analytics - combining both full site and mobile site metrics.
Terms of Use Terms of Use
Your access to the Site is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document and elsewhere on the Site (known collectively as "Terms of Use").
Privacy Policy Privacy Policy
This statement sets out the ExplorOz policies relating to the collection and use of your personal information. It applies to your conduct on the ExplorOz web site (the "Site").
Maralinga Range Tour Maralinga Range Tour
See first hand an area that for decades has been out of bounds to all but Government Officials and learn about Australia's Nuclear past.
Inverters Inverters
This article discusses how Inverters work and why they are so desirable to many travellers. It explains the difference between modifed sine wave inverters and pure sinewave inverters; contains a table showing the inverter requirement for a range
Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek
Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Geikie Gorge are three of the best natural attractions in the Kimberley.
Holland Track Holland Track
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.
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Pilbara Pilbara
The Pilbara encompasses the remote & breathtaking coastal strip from Port Hedland to Onslow. Easily accessible to the inland gorges of Millstream-Chichester NP, Tom Price mining and Newman.
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,
QLD Coast QLD Coast
The Queensland coast stretches from the NSW/Qld Border in the south to Townsville through the sundrenched Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Includes Brisbane, Fraser Island, Surfers Paradise,
Newsletter 377 Newsletter 377
12 March 2015. Imminent cyclone warning for popular tropical camping zones; be one of the lucky 20 people to get a JetBoil Flash for $70 off; Simpson Desert News; Tip of the Week; Clearance Sale, and our latest selection of Super Specials.
Pilbara Road Conditions Pilbara Road Conditions
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Tyre Size Calculator Tyre Size Calculator
Use this page to work out the radius, circumference and diameter of any size tyre. You can also run comparisons between different tyres and work out the differences in size and odometer corrections.
Ningaloo Reef Adventure Ningaloo Reef Adventure
Just about every West Australian has heard of Ningaloo, but surprisingly, its an oddity to most other Australians. Located between Exmouth and Coral Bay about 1200km north of Perth,
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.
Cape York - Seisia to the Tip 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.
4WDing, Camping & Caravanning 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.
Newsletter 376 Newsletter 376
5 March 2015. Big Red Bash 2015, Discover the Outback Way; Autumn weather outlook for Central Australia; February Prize Winners; March Recipe Theme; EOTrackMe; Latest Road Alerts; Tip of the Week; Super Specials.
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EOTopo EOTopo
EOTopo 2015 is the latest Australia-wide topographic map set on the market. EOTopo is available to use online (vector viewing system), or can be purchased as a raster map set on SD/USB or download ready to load onto any compatible device.
Speed Calculator Speed Calculator
How far did you go? How fast were you going? How long will it take? The answer to all your questions is right here with this simple Distance, Pace and Speed Calculator.
Cave Hill Woodlines Cave Hill Woodlines
This 4WD trek takes you back to the days when the gold mining industry needed timber as its main energy source. Thus, the vast network of tramway lines to carry it was created until the mid 1960s when it was no longer viable.
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