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Doing the big trip next year 2009 going up the middle and turn left , with a wife and three young boys , any suggestions of a good road atlas / maps preffer one which could include free camping spots along the way we are on a budget , so save where can thanks for any help
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 16:57

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 16:57
I presume you mean up the Sturt and left at Katherine. You might also mean up the Tanami and across through Kintore :))
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 00:15

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 00:15
or Stuart as it were...
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:01

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:01
Need more information
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Reply By: AG10 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:02

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:02
sorry didnt explain up to alice, kakadu / litchfield then across to broome making my way back down the west coast and back to melbourne
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:04

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:04
Camps 4 Australia has camp sites, pictures of them all, or most anyhow along with good quality Hema Road maps so it's an all in one.

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Follow Up By: AG10 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:26

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:26
thanks for the reply any suggestion where to buy
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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 19:54

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 19:54
You can buy it on the web at

http://www.campsaustraliawide.com/

Or most camping stores ar caravan suppliers would have em.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davidp P (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:32

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:32
try the map shops there is one in waverly rd just N of Chaddy.... cheers silverback
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:15

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:15
Get a Garmin GPS, then you'll have all the Camping spots, torist sites, Toilets, Driver Reviver,Motorist Rest Areas in Qld
Speed/Redlight Cam warnings, ATMs,Caravan Pks, Restuarants, car repair/Dealers, Chemists, Hospitals,Fuel, and 1000s more, for all the towns you visit there will be some type of information at your figer tips not to mention a map that will guide you through unfamiliar towns and cities.

Check your options here

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Follow Up By: AG10 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:23

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:23
thanks didnt realise the gps had so much info on them , one question though do you have to keep downloading maps and stuff as you go or is it all in there from the start
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:30

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:30
All in the palm of your hand or should I say on the Dash, a moving map that covers the whole of Australia,
This link will explain it better than I can here,
What exactly is In-Car navigation?

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Follow Up By: AG10 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:34

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:34
cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:37

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:37
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Your welcome, anytime you need answers if you get one just email me or contact me here on EO.

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Reply By: Steve63 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:04

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:04
Hema do a road atlas which is pretty good. One version has common 4wd tracks as well. These mark camping sites. There is a book I saw at the camping show that had all the alternate accomodation (ie free or gold coin donation to RFDS or similar) around Australia. I forget the name but it was at the RAA stand so most Auto clubs would have it. You do need to check as the maps can have errors and places close. This goes for the GPS as well. We have both. I find the map more useful for planning and GPS for navigation enroute. If you are on a budget I would go the map and book. Quite a bit cheaper than a GPS. The map and book are probably ~$100 I think it would be a struggle to get a good GPS for that. I suspect the difference would buy a fridge or a hell of a lot of meals/kids entertainment etc.

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Reply By: Himble - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:59

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:59
AG10, re the book that Notso referred to... you should be able to obtain a copy at any decent newsagent or bookstore. Or google it for more info.

The full title is " Camps Australia Wide 4th Edition" by Phil Proctor.
Get the spiral bound version.

Cheers
Himble

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Follow Up By: AG10 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 21:08

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 21:08
thanks for the info looked it up already looks a pretty good map /book greatly appreciate your help
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:38

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:38
G'day,

for your gig, I guess campsaustraliawide

you may be able to find it easily in the shop on this website too.

have fun.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:40

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:40
geez, talk about behind the times....sorry guys.
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:40

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:40
AG10



Camps 4 has most camps sites and GPS coordinates.

I do not use paper maps anymore. Have got Natmap Premium and HEMA and use these on my laptop and my PDA GPS.

All the Camp 4 sites are waypoints in my GPS.



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