ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 122

4th January, 2007. In this issue: Desert Park Passes for 2007, Eyes on Australia, Article Updates - Choosing & Setting Up a Tow Vehicle and HF Radio Installation.

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

The team at ExplorOz hopes everyone has had a fantastic Christmas and a happy start to the new year. This newsletter brings a couple of latest editions from Hema and UBD and this years Desert Parks Pass is now available.

Latest Editions

North East New South Wales
This Hema map covers the east coast from just south of Coffs Harbour north to Brisbane and west to Inverell and features extensive tourist information and photographs Only $8.95

Australian City Streets DVD
This latest DVD edition from UBD can let you add city street mapping to OziExplorer. It contains a sophisticated search function to quickly find streets, suburbs, parks, schools and other places of interest. Only $69.95

New Updated Edition

4WD Days out of Perth
This third edition has 14 day trips from Perth with most of the trips being suitable for softroaders. There are many hints & tips including basic recovery gear, driving tips and track care. Only $12.95

Desert Park Passes for 2007
Desert Parks Pass
The pack contains: your annual permit (windscreen sticker), the Desert Parks Handbook and 3 maps covering Western, Eastern and Outback South Australia.Only $95.00

Desert Parks Pass Renewal
This renewal Desert Parks Pass can be purchased after the initial Desert Parks Pass has been purchased. This renewal is only $60 per year and this discounted rate can be used for the following 3 years.Only $60.00

Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellersIf you have some time over the holidays and would like to contribute some information to the ExplorOz website, then a great section to start isPlaces.


Places is a huge part of the ExplorOz website, where users can search for a place by keyword or place type and refine the search by state. Once you have pressed the ‘Search’ button or clicked on one of the place type links, you can click on any of the results and this will take you to the webpage for that place.


If you are a logged in user, you can submit a place yourself by clicking the 'New Place' button. Alternatively, you can update the details of a place by clicking in the place and pressing the 'Update Details' button. The more information you can provide on the place the better. It would also be highly appreciated if a description and some photos of the place can be submitted. We thank you for your help.Click to visit Places.

Article Updates

As you may know, all of our articles are being converted with updated content and new and improved images. We have two recently converted articles that you can read and these are listed below:

Eyes on Australia
Australia is facing some tough challenges ahead in regards to climate changes. The government has recognised this and has decided to allocate 2 billion dollars as part of an action plan. Australia is going through a very big dry spell with high temperatures and low rainfall in much of Southern Australia. On the contrary, Australia’s tropical north has had its fifth wettest wet season on record. We have had very unusual weather patterns recently with Cyclone Isobel in the North West, Cyclone Larry in Queensland, the recent snowfalls in Victoria and not to mention the very dry conditions which helped fuel the bushfires. There may be a combination of explanations that contribute to these mysterious weather patterns and it is certainly going to be the topic of more heated discussions. Hopefully we will all come up with a consensus to some solutions not too far down the track.

Did you know ExplorOz has a live weather interface directly linked to the BOM, where you can view minute by minute live weather information? This system now has a new look and feel. Additionally using the iMapPlot zoom functionality you can pinpoint and zoom into the specific area that’s of interest to you. To use the live weather system, visit the States, Regions & Weather page (linked from the Home Page or in the 'Trip Planning' menu called 'Australian Facts'). To choose a state or territory, hover and click over that area of Australia or else click on a state below.

To use the iMapPlot zoom functionality, click on 'Zoom Map'. This link can be found on the right hand side of the map image.


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