ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 110

29 June, 2006. In this issue: New Products and Packs, Caravan Safari - No. 2, New Article - Inverters, New Trek Note - David Carnegie Road, Where is "Pick this Place?" and classifieds News.

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Dear ExplorOz Reader,

Some readers may well have taken off on a trip during this peak time of year for exploring, yet we maintain a strong site audience of 16,000 daily visitor sessions, creating 200,00 page views, and 800,000 hits per day. Here's an update of new features on the site, so sit back and enjoy a few minutes (or hours) browsing your favourite 4WD, caravan and camping website -ExplorOz.com


Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellers
Adventure Shop News

New Products

Eflare 530

Green/White Flashing


The States of a Nation

This book contains a factual account of the politics and surveys of the Australian state borders.


Raster 25K South West WA DVD

Detailed digital maps.


Top End & The Gulf Atlas & Guide

New Travel Guide from Hema.


Sydney to Adelaide City Map

New map from Hema


Mid West WA CD Map

Digital map from Hema


North East NSW CD Map

Digital map from Hema


Sydney 4WD Adventures Map

New map from Meridian Publishers


Sydney 4WD Adventures Map CD

CD version also available.


New Packs


Latest Editions

Caravan Safari - No. 2
(Advertising Feature)

The West Australian Wildflower & Goldfields Discovery Trail is a unique guided caravan safari tour to some of WA’s most magnificent towns and locations. Commencing21 August 2006 in Yanchep just north of Perth, this 26-day safari then heads to Geraldton, Mt Magnet, Sandstone, the Goldfields, Norseman, Esperance, Albany and through the South West and includes: Food, Entertainment, Whale watching and IslandCruising.

The convoy, led by experienced guide Jeremy Perks of Global Gypsies, takes up to 50 vehicles but hurry to book NOW as only limited places remain. Participants use their owncaravan, campervan, motorhome, campertrailer or tent. Cost is $3,550 per vehicle (2 people), which includes caravan park accommodation, attractions, numerous meals and program activities. For more information and to book - visit the Australian Caravan Safari website or use our freecall number to book over the phone.



Click here for details


New Article - Inverters

Have you ever wondered how some people can go camping in the bush for weeks on end without ever connecting to 240v mains power supply yet somehow manage to never run down their camera batteries, laptop batteries, and can even operate a kitchen wizz, or coffee grinder?

For modern-day travellers, the inverter has earned its pride of place as a necessary device. Correctly installed into your vehicle, an inverter will allow you to use many common appliances/tools/gadgets that would normally require 240v power, via the 12v DC in your under-bonnet battery. But there's more too it, of course. Read our latest article and find out all you need to know...


Click to read new article - Inverters.


New Trek Note

TheDavid Carnegie Roadis a remote desert track of little more than 200km that runs roughly north-south between the Gunbarrel Highway and Great Central Roadin Western Australia. John Forrest  travelled through this area on his 1874 expedition to be the first to cross WA from the west to east in these latitudes. The road was then named after explorer David Carnegie, who travelled through this area in 1896, on his epic trip from Coolgardie to Halls Creek. Today the track is well defined and easy to follow, although a lack of maintenance has left much of it at the northern end in poor condition, whilst the southern end from Empress Spring south is often graded to allow tourist access from the Great Central Road.

It is a spectacular piece of country with rocky outcrops, spinifex plains and breakaways and in parts challenging 4WDing with deep ruts and washaways. Click here to read theDavid Carnegie Road Trek Note, submitted by Member Phil Bianchi.

Where is "Pick this Place?"

Due to the extensive administration for the Pick this Place competition, we have been unable to keep up with demand in recent weeks with this highly popular site feature. We can confirm however, that the "Pick this Place" competition will return again soon (however not 'til end July - early August) and will include a new system for competition submissions. So in the meantime, please start preparing for the next stage of Pick this Place!


Trader News

  • Due to improvements to our payment processing system, Trader Display Ads will now appear live on the site without delay at the time of your ad setup regardless of time of night/day, 7 days per week.

  • The length of text allowed in these Display Ads has been doubled to 2048 characters, yet we have not increased the cost - Display Ads are still $9.95 and will run until you sell it. (Note - 1 free Display Ad for every Member, every year).

  • Easier image upload - no resizing required


Please note that there will be no newsletter next fortnight. We expect issue #111 to be distributed on July 27th.

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