ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 114

15th September, 2006. In this issue: Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of Steve Irwin and Peter Brock, New Maps on CD, Ningaloo Trip Review, Forum Netiquette Tips and New ExplorOz Team Member.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,
The sudden loss this fortnight, of two well known Aussie icons, has made a great impact within our industry. The volume of discussion these events have generated in our Forum is testament to the depth of compassion and shock that we feel. Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of Steve Irwin and Peter Brock. On a lighter note, we hope you enjoy this edition of the ExplorOz newsletter - its full of good news!

New Maps

These seven state and city maps from Explore Australia Publishing are all double sided and are presented in a sturdy glossy cardboard cover to help minimise tears.All just $6.95


State & City Map: Queensland
This road map also includes insert maps of Cairns, Whitsundays, Townsville, Bundaberg to Byron Bay and Rockhampton.
Members accrue 5% member money on this purchase.


State & City Map: Sydney
This road map also includes insert maps of  the Blue Mountains, regional Sydney, Hawkesbury and Central Coast
Members accrue 5% member money on this purchase.


State & City Map: Adelaide
This road map also includes insert maps of  the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale Region, Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Region.
Members accrue 5% member money on this purchase.

State & City Map: Brisbane
This road map also includes insert maps of  the Sunshine Coast, The Gold Coast and regional Brisbane.
Members accrue 5% member money on this purchase.

State & City Map: Victoria
This road map also includes insert maps of  the Great Ocean Road, Goldfields Region, Central Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong.
Members accrue 5% member money on this purchase.


State & City Map: Western Australia
This road map also includes insert maps of  the South-West, Margaret River region and the Kimberley region.
Members accrue 5% member money on this purchase.


State & City Map: New South Wales
This road map also includes insert maps of the Newcastle, Wollongong, the North Coast and the Southern Highlands.
Members accrue 5% member money on this purchase.


New Maps on CD

UBD - Australian Regional Cities and Towns
This CD contains over 570 regional city and town maps covering all states and territories in Australia.Just $49.95
Members accrue $2.50 member money on this purchase.


  Hema - Pilbara & Coral Coast
This CD contains over 570 regional city and town maps covering all states and territories in Australia.Just $29.95
Members accrue $1.50 member money on this purchase.

New Books

Australian Drivers Atlas 2006
A comprehensive and detailed Australia-wide road atlas, which comes in a handy spiral format.


The Queensland Fishing Atlas
This is a useful guide for fishing in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, and the northern rivers region of NSW.


Latest Editions

Ningaloo Trip Review


Located within the ExplorOz Trip Journals, this a brief review of the recent 3 week ExplorOz trip to Ningaloo, Western Australia Located between Exmouth and Coral Bay about 1200km north of Perth, Ningaloo is about 300 km long and is the largest fringing coral reef in Australia.

We stayed at South Lefroy Bay, just one of 5 approved areas set aside for camping within the Ningaloo Station. We found it very well managed with exceptionally good camping for a low fee.

Read about our travels to this beautiful spot; how we obtained power with a foldable 100w solar panel, how we kept things cold using a 40L fridge and ice box and how we used a cheap but very efficient cloth gazebo to shade the camp.

We are currently converting the ExplorOz site to a new page model using ASP.Net technology. This page is one of the first new pages to be created in this environment, so please let us know if you experience any errors or issues in viewing this new Journal article. To read the full article online click here.


Forum Netiquette Tips

 

Trolling - This is a term, which has been given to someone who enjoys upsetting others by starting arguments, being disrespectful or insulting for no reason other than to gain attention. This problem can quickly and easily turn a once enjoyable and humble Forum into a war-zone, by attracting other trolls and turning away decent posters. You can help us nip this in the bud, by:

  • ignoring posts by trolls

  • use the Moderator Alert button

We do our best to moderate the Forum, however, we admit it is a difficult job and we would greatly appreciate your help in minimising the attention given to trolls.

Think before you Post - the site is dedicated to providing quality information to a broad range of people beyond the individuals that you may be addressing within each thread. A quick glance of the thread views verifies this. So, before you post, keep in mind that each post remains online indefinitely and every word is fully searchable. The implication is that the more helpful and detailed your responses the better for future readers - beyond the timeframe of the current thread.


New ExplorOz Team Member

This week Damian has joined the team to assist us in moving forward with our content strategies. He has recently driven back over the Nullarbor after spending a year in Victoria and Tasmania. He enjoys travelling, scenic photography, music and appreciates the outdoor wonders that Australia has to offer. With so many developments going on at ExplorOz, it is a very busy and exciting time and it is great have Damian on board.


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