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Submitted: Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 20:58
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Just after some recommended reading in preparation for an around
australia trip. Any suggestions for websites?
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 21:34

Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 21:34
Rob there are a multitude of websites on travelling in Australia.
How are you going to travel, back-packer, car, campervan etc?
What time of year are you interested in going and for how long etc?
Some better idea of your trip would enable me to point you on your way to a starting point.
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Follow Up By: Robw - Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 21:40

Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 21:40
I'm just after some general info...planning a 4wd trip with Landcruiser 80 series towing Jayco offroad camper trailer. Probably looking at 6-10 months travelling top end anti clockwise leaving April next year. Gulf, Lawn Hill, Borroloola, Gibb River Road then down to Perth via Pilbara.
Thanks Rob
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Reply By: Member - Andrew - Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 21:45

Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 21:45
These are groups for 4wding in various States in Australia. All of them have knowledgeable members and trip reports.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4wd_out_of_adelaide
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4wd_out_of_brisbane
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4wd_out_of_melbourne
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4wd_out_of_perth
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4wdsydney

All groups are free so if you want local knowledge of interstate places, join more than one.
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Follow Up By: Robw - Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 21:41

Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 21:41
Thanks Andrew, will check these out
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:03

Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:03
Have you read the ExplorOz Trip Journals we document every day of an almost 2 year journey around, across and through Australia. This is also available from the Treks menu under Travel Journal.

Hope this helps
David
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:07

Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:07
Also have a look at our Trip Preperation areas it should cover everything you need to know. We have spent years of doing looking and researching to write this stiff so let us know if it is not complete and we will update it.

If you find out more or better information somewhere then please filter this back to us.

Our site is also free.....

David
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew - Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:18

Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:18
Sorry David

I assumed that he would have already checked over this site before asking the question, and wanted some more local knowledge.

Yes, this site is free and has heaps of good info.
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Follow Up By: Exploroz Team - David - Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:23

Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 23:23
Not a negitive from me sorry if it seemed that way but you would be bloody suprised how many people that we talk to that say - Oh we know all about ExplorOz, we then ask about something that is bloody obvious and on the menu and they say - Oh I have never seen that before, is it new.

Some comments come back and even say - Oh is that the menu system - OK now I understand. Stuff like that so please do not assume that people have seen all of our info.

I really want to just add details to forum posts just in case people have not seen it already and to pick up the people that have only seen the forum.


David
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Follow Up By: Robw - Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 21:49

Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 21:49
Thanks David,Yes, Andrew has it right. We have read the trip journals (many times!) and they have been extremely useful.
We are just after some more info (cant get enough!)
There used to be a pretty funny website called "Outback by Bus" but I think they may have folded! It had some great "real life" on the road
experiences from their stay at "Hells Creek" to some great tips about getting work in outback towns. I dont know that we want to go by bus,
but I'd be interested to get some feedback re; spending a year on the road with 3 small children under the age of 6 and whether a Jayco CAmper Trailer is going to cut the mustard. We dont want to take a caravan because of the limitations but likewise dont want to drive a bus for the same reasons.
Meanwhile, keep up the great work with your website and we hope to see you out there one day (cant miss us! 3 rugrats and an old cruiser!)
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