ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 120

7th December, 2006. In this issue: Road Atlases, Tear-Resistant Maps, New Article - Hiring a Camper Trailer, ExplorOz Clothing, New Trek Note: Warraweena - The Old Angepena Goldfield Track and Article Updates.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,
Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellers

Welcome to the Christmas edition of our newsletter. It's been a great year of growth and change at ExplorOz. Some highlights include the addition of over 200 new products to our Adventure Shop. With that in mind we are happy to tell you there's still more coming - just in time for Xmas.

Road Atlases

Hema Road Atlases have now been released in their 7th edition. All atlases are fully updated and feature 10 new atlas pages.

Australia Touring Atlas - Spiral Bound
This A4 sized fully updated Touring Atlas contains 122 pages of state, regional, suburban and city maps plus 10 new map pages. Only $28.95

Australia Handy Atlas - Spiral Bound
The Australia Handy Atlas with 10 new maps is ideal for travelling when space is at a premium. Only $18.95

Australia Road Atlas - Staple Bound
This new edition of the Australia Road Atlas features 10 new map pages and has been fully updated to make it easy for travelling around Australia. Only $24.95

Australia Road & 4WD Atlas - Spiral
This atlas features detailed regional maps of the whole of Australia and also consists of an expanded 4WD map section with 4 extra 4WD maps. Only $32.95 (Not available until 15th December).

Discounted Items

As a result of the new edition of the Hema atlases being released we have some 6th edition stock heavily discounted:

Australia Road Atlas in Staple Bound (2 left)
Australia Touring Atlas in Perfect Bound (1 left)
Australia Touring Atlas in Spiral Bound (3 left)

New Products
Where the Dead Men Lie
This book by Bruce Simpson and Ian Tinney describes the stories behind the tragic deaths of our early pioneers in the bush. Includes stories from the Cobb & Co coach roads, legendary drinking places and brings to life memories of Australia in a time long since past.Only $27.95

Cleared Out
An extraordinary story of the events of 1964, surrounding the Blue Streak rocket controversy. This is a story of political outrage, public outcry and a 17 year old aboriginal girl and her family caught in the middle.Only $45.00

The Little Aussie Fact Book
Everything you need to know about Australia in one handy volume. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating country.Only $26.95

Australian Bird Diary 2007
This beautifully coloured diary of Australian birds would make the perfect gift for any bird lover.Only $24.95

Latest Editions

Lower North Coast
Beautifully presented map with excellent detail on facilities provided at National Parks and State Forests in the area and includes forests of the Barrington Tops, Bulahdelah, Taree/Manning.Only $9.85

Holidaying with Dogs
A "Life. Be In It" directory to over 2000 caravan parks, camping grounds, host farms, B&Bs, cottages and more - throughout Australia and New Zealand where your dog is made welcome.Only $24.95

Victoria State Map
Great for travel planning, Hema’s State Maps clearly show highways, minor and secondary roads, national and state routes and fully-indexed cities, towns and localities.Only $8.95

Tear-Resistant Maps


These double sided road maps from the Explore Australia range are made of Poly-Art paper, which is durable, waterproof and tear-resistant.Only $8.95 each. The range is available below:

ExplorOz Packs
To make your Christmas shopping a little easier we have created some special Christmas Packs suitable for the whole family and for all travellers.Click for Christmas Packs

And don’t forget, we have over 40 packs available to help you save money.Click for ExplorOz Packs
 

New Article

Hiring a Camper Trailer

This is a new article written specifically about Hiring a Camper Trailer. In this article, we outline the many reasons why hiring is a good option for some travellers. We look at the major differences between on road vs off road trailers, and we describe the various configurations of camper trailers on the hire market including discussion of extra features that the supplier may include in the deal, and we provide you with checklist of questions you should ask before you sign the hire contract. Click here for the article


ExplorOz Clothing

Due to popular demand from our loyal and passionate readers, we are excited to announce that we have designed a new range of ExplorOz Shirts. Note that stock is not available until the 18th December 2006, so if you would like to have one (or more) in time for Christmas then you will need to place your order before the 18th December and select Express Post delivery. There are no guarantees for pre-Christmas delivery but we will do our best. We have 4 styles to choose from with 6 or more size options in each style.


Khaki Polo Shirt
Generous fit, 60% polyester/40% cotton, fine pique knit. Features embroidered ExplorOz logo on front left chest position. Only $21.95

Navy Pocket Polo
Comfort fit, 65% polyester/35% combed cotton pique fabric. Features embroidered ExplorOz logo on front left pocket. Only $24.95

Navy/White Polo (Ladies)
Ladies Fit - small sleeves, short length, fitted style, 2 button neck opening. 100% lightweight, breathable polyester. Features embroidered ExplorOz logo on front left chest position. Only $31.95

Navy/White Polo (Mens)
Mens Fit - comfort fit, 3 button neck opening, 100% lightweight, breathable polyester. Features embroidered ExplorOz logo on front left chest position. Only $31.95

New Trek Note
Warraweena - The Old Angepena Goldfield Track

The Old Angepena Goldfield Track has recently been added to our trek notes. This track lies in the Warraweena Private Conservation Park, which is in the heart of the northern Flinders Ranges.

This unique loop track offers a moderate to hard difficulty rating for 4WDrivers and passes through four neighbouring stations: Maynards Well Station, Angepena Station, Pinda Spring Reserve and Narrina Station.

The track reveals some historic secrets such as: Old Angepena ruins, Lively's Goldfield and Pinda Goldwash and provides some stunning views in the higher areas.
Click here for the trek note


Article Updates
As you may know, we have been working hard to revamp and convert our existing articles. To date, we have 82 articles and we have a few new ones in the pipeline. So far we have converted almost half of them and we are constantly updating links and making sure that the article content is up to date.

If you see any page errors, broken links or information that's outdated or not quite right, please give us your thoughts through the feedback section and we will attend to them as soon as possible.

In the mean time, feel free to check out the latest article updates as outlined below and enjoy the read.


Although this is our Christmas Newsletter, we still have another issue due out on 21st December before we close for the year. Our office will only be taking a short break during the Xmas Day - New Year week from Monday 25th December to Monday 1st January. We will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2007.

 

The team at ExplorOz would like to wish you all a very safe and joyful festive season.


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