Dear ExplorOz Reader,
Welcome to another edition of the ExplorOz newsletter. In thisissue
, we feature:
- New Articles:
- Access, Restrictions & Permits
- Permits for States & Territories
- 3 New Featured Products
- Updated Trek - Canning Stock Route
- Latest News and Sports Feature
- New ExplorOz Team Member
- Stamp Duty Abolished for Caravans and Camper Trailers
The Bush and the Never Never|
A rare blend of amusing anecdotes and carefully researched history, this book will both inform and delight
all those interested in Australia's great rural past.
Cape York Peninsula|
Historian Lennie Wallace affectionately tells the story of the early mariners, explorers and many more
unlauded heroes and heroines of Queensland's far north.
WestPrint Heritage Maps have recently updated editions of the following maps:|
News & Sport Comes to ExplorOz
Just launched this week, ExplorOz now publishes the very latest
National News and Sports Headlines giving you even more reason to
set ExplorOz to be your home page!
The feeds come
in live throughout the day and you don’t even have to leave ExplorOz to stay in touch with the latest news. Just hover over a headline and read the
news snippet in the box above. You can find the News & Sports Headlines on the Home Page,
and in the Forum.
New ExplorOz Team Member
Just a quick hello - my name is Michael and I’ve recently started with I. T. Beyond in the role of Retail Manager, which means I am
replacing Jackie in handling all shop, trader, membership and pointplace transactions
through ExplorOz. Hopefully you’ll see some changes to some of these areas over time and I’m keen to hear your feedback if you have any suggestions
you’d like me to take on board.
“Private Road” or “Aboriginal Business Road”
and even “Restricted Access”. Yet others are marked “For Use
in Emergencies Only”, or “Wet Weather Access Only”. John Greig discusses what this all means and the ramifications
that it can pose for outback travellers.
If any decent road map of outback Australia is examined, numerous
tracks will be marked as “Permit Required”. Other tracks are
marked as |
Click here for the article.
We have just revamped our
Permits page by creating a whole topic area with separate pages for each state/territory. The information was adapted from a
document by John Greig and the Toyota Land Cruiser Club Of Australia (Sydney). Information will be consistently updated and can
be used as a guide to assist you in gaining the right permits.
meantime, there are numerous locations where access is restricted such as theCalvert Range. These areas
hold sentimental significance to our indigenous Australians and to preserve this, a permit system has been introduced.
There are still some issues that need resolutions, so we will keep you up to date when they come to light. The Canning Stock Route
is one of the most popular treks read by ExplorOz audiences and due to therestrictions now in place; our trek note has
been modified accordingly.
Click here for the trek note.
As you may or may not by now know, sites along the Canning Stock
Route are going through a major audit. This is a 3 year project
however in the |
Stamp Duty Abolished for Campers
From 1st July 2007, the state government of Western Australia has abolished stamp duty for caravans and camper trailers.
This now brings Western Australia’s taxation treatment of caravans andcamper trailers into line with that in a number of other states so there’s never been
better incentive to buy a camper trailer or caravan with the potential for thousands of dollars of savings to be made.