ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 123

18th January, 2007. In this issue: News from Jackie @ Shop, New Shop Feature - Map Search, 2 New Trek Notes: Lakewood Woodlines and Ngarkat CP - Baan Hill.

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

What a week it’s been with the hot and dry weather conditions throughout most of the country.

This edition presents new Trek Notes and new site features, including Map Search in the Shop and an interactive Holiday Dates Calendar. As usual, we have many new products and notifications of new edition releases to be found in the Shop.


News from Jackie @ Shop

If you're a bargain hunter look no further than the 50 items currently discounted in the Adventure Shop. Items selected for discount change every few days so you do need to be quick to secure these deals. For regular site users, it may be worthwhile checking out the discounts every time you visit the site. Click here to view our full list.

As always, orders can be taken over the phone and paid for by credit card, direct deposit, cheque or money order. We try to make it as easy and flexible as can be.

Any queries you may have in relation to any part of your shopping experience, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jackie@exploroz.com

New Products
Western Australia Colouring Book
Keep children happy and occupied around the campsite with this unique colouring book. Features 32 pages of local places of interest and WA wildlife for children to colour. Only $5.95

It's True! Bushrangers Lost Their Heads
This is the best book on bushrangers you'll ever read. Find out whose bushranging career lasted just one week or why Captain Moonlite couldn't spell. Only $11.95

Fish Australia
Whether you are a beginner or an expert fisherman, this is an essential companion. Features information on inland and coastal fishing with over 300 detailed fishing maps throughout Australia. Only $34.95

GR213 Miniature Mouse
The HOLUX GR-213 Smart GPS Receiver is a total solution GPS receiver designed and based on the SiRF Star III Architecture. Only $117.00

Latest Editions

The High Country - 4WD and Camping Guide
This guide features over 200 campsites and will lead you through twenty of the best four-wheel drive touring destinations in both the Victorian and New South Wales High Country. Only $29.95

Camping Atlas of Western Australia
This camping atlas is your complete guide to almost 400 camping places in Western Australia’s National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and more. Only $19.95

Western 4WDriver Magazine
This edition looks at the NS Pajero, travelling the Carnarvon Range, driving from Eucla to Twilight, plus in-car entertainment and much more! Only $6.95

Townsville and Region
This double sided map from Hema features a regional map covering Cairns to Mackay. Includes a suburban map of Townsville as well as CBD maps of Cleveland Bay, Bushland Beach and Black River to name a few. Only $6.95

The Australian Fishing Companion
Has a new look! Same information but a new cover! Only $19.95

New Shop Feature - Map Search

Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellersDid you know you can search for shop items by Place or Region?

The map search feature in the Shop uses the same iMapPlot technology as the mapping engine in Places. This interactive map (as shown in the image below), gives the convenience of searching for maps or books in our shop by relevance to a specific area simply by selecting a point or drawing a box on the map itself.

Just click the mouse button while the cursor is sitting within the map to select a single point, or hold down the mouse button to draw a box for a specific area or region. Once clicked, the results (a list of maps, books relevant to that area) will be returned automatically.

To try it out, just go to our Shop from the top site menu. You'll clearly see the map of Australia if you scroll down the page. Alternatively,  click here to go to the shop.

New Trek Note

Lakewood Woodlines

The woodlines area once supported a thriving industry that provided fire wood to fuel steam boilers and engines, lighting, pumping and ore treatment in the Goldfields area of Western Australia. Located south of Boulder and east of Norseman, the woodlines is made up of hundreds of kilometres of bush tracks. Travellers will see the remains of old railway formations, lines of rotting sleepers, remnants of old drays and evidence of woodcutter's camps so this is more than just a driving trek, its a historical journey ideal for a long weekend trip with the family. Click here for the trek note


New Trek Note

Ngarkat CP - Baan Hill

The Ngarkat Conservation Park in South Australia was formed to protect an area that was once subject to broad-scale clearance of Mallee vegetation. This in turn led to a large decline in many native animals, including Mallee Emu-wrens. This area is typified by low rainfall and reveals an insight into the diverse flora of the mallee scrub and provides the traveller with medium 4WD challenges. Click here for the trek note.


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New Article Feature

Holiday Dates

Our new-lookHoliday Dates page now features an interactive calendar. By clicking either the ‘Year’ or ‘State’ drop down boxes, the page will automatically refresh to the selected choice. You can also hover over individual dates to find out what the date represents. The  colour codes include:

  • Beige – Statewide School Holidays
  • Light Blue – Statewide Public Holidays
  • Peach – Nationwide Public Holidays

The information is obtained from government education websites and the calendar is continuously updated when additional information becomes available. Click here for the Holiday Dates calendar.

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