Book Australia free guide

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 14:43
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G'day all
Has anybody used this book:
http://australiafree.com.au/about-the-book/
I'm under instruction by she who must be obeyed nort to buy any more books on travelling Australia. But if I can get some good info I may break that instruction
Regards to all
Stay well & stay safe
PeteM Qld
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 14:54

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 14:54
Looks good Pete, but do you have a phone that uses apps ?
Wiki Camps has pretty much all of that stuff and is updated by users, so perhaps a longer term more up to date option ?
It is also very up to date use for a very cheap one of $7.49 ?

I haven't actually bought it as yet, still getting my head around apps and using the iphone . . . but I am sure I will go with it sometime soon based on many great reports read on forums like this one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 15:25

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 15:25
I use Wikicamps and find it very good. $7.49 against $55, a no brainer. There seams to be a plethora of books purporting to save you money as long as you pay that money to them.

What is different in this book to Camps Aus Wide, Wikicamps or ExplorOz that would make you want to buy it?
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:52

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:52
Les

I don't have a smart phone. Just the home based desktop. Can I get to Wiki Camps or do I need the app.

PS They really gave us a going over nicely and checked the car out to be satisfied that the track wouldn't be a problem solo. It wasn't. Quite easy actually. Thanks for the input mate. I would have preferred to PM you. There was another group in touch on the radio as well.
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 17:13

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 17:13
Looks like you can use it on a pc . . . their website WikiCamps says you can download to a PC with Windows 8.1, and its cost is $4.99.
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Follow Up By: Omaa - Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:37

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:37
We also have "normal phones" but I have just purchased a new laptop with windows 8 so can I get Wikicamps on that?
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:44

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:44
Not 100% Sure, but at the link I placed above it looks like it.
More here in the FAQ / Help section
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Follow Up By: Omaa - Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 12:59

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 12:59
Have been adventourous & downloaded it to my LP. Hope I did the right thing . Rather confusing having to go through all the A/c setting up etc but finally managed.
Now to hit the road asap.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 14:47

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 14:47
Thanks Les. ATT I still run XP so I will give it a miss.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:59

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:59
We use camps 7 and Wikicamps while on the road. Wikicamps is very good because you can view fellow campers photos of a lot of the camping grounds with their hints about the best spot to set up or their criticisms. Kevin
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 19:14

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 19:14
Wikicamps is good alright, Kevin!

Ha ha, love reading the criticisms, or whinges, in some cases. Too hot, too shady, too many noisy road trains, no room, dirty toilets, not enough toilets, too crowded......and the list goes on.

But seriously, it is a great resource for travellers, and one can add their own photos, and comments as well. I've added a few sites that many wouldn't know about, unless they were regular travellers in the area. Some sites are often duplicated, or named incorrectly, which can cause some confusion.

Bob

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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 17:17

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 17:17
Quote 'I'm under instruction by she who must be obeyed nort to buy any more books on travelling Australia.'

Lol, the above just hit home too . . . as the WikiCamps app is not a book, you should be able to obtain this without incurring any negative spouse feedback :D
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 23:23

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 23:23
The book appears to be more that just campsites. However, sad to say for book and website publishers, Wikicamps has taken over for campsites, caravan parks, dump points and other information useful to campers, and this and other apps in the future will be the ultimate demise of other media for travellers. I recall talking to the author in the early stages of this book a year or two ago, and I felt concerns for anyone with such a project in book form. If you like looking at Australia travel photos, I expect there will be some lovely photos in this book.

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