With daylight savings underway in most states there's a sense of summer approaching and with it, we continue our focus on Tasmania - the perfect summer getaway for camping, and caravanning. In this edition of our newsletter we feature 3 NEW Trek Notes on the West Coast:
Travellers should note that due to a massive bushfire earlier in the year some sections of the above treks are currently closed but these should be open again by summer. Information for who to contact is listed within the Trek Notes.
If you're keen to get more Tasmanian Trek Notes, keep any eye on the "New & Updated This Week" box on our Home Page for more links to new trek notes as we are currently putting the finishing touches to the Climes Track and the Bay of Fires, Humbung National Park, and Mt William National Park.
To compliment our Tassie focus, we have a special discount on the tassie 4wd bible - 4WD Tracks in Tasmania by Chris Boden. No self-drive traveller to Tasmania should be without it. We also have the Explore Australia "Holidays in Tasmania" travel guide on Super Special.
250K Topo Maps Australia-WideNew to the
Shop this week you'll find over 500 Geoscience Australia Topo 250K paper sheet maps. The easiest way to find which one you'll need for a particular area is to look up the relevant Trek Note orPlace and go to the Recommended Reading section at the bottom of the page. These paper-based maps are only $10 each, however due to the huge range we don't hold them all in stock so when ordering there is a delivery lead time of 2 weeks. For the complete list of over 500 of these maps in our shop,
click: Topo 250K Maps.
Nomads Notes - Complete Travel Diary SoftwareNomads Notes is a travel diary tool written specifically to cater to the motoring based traveller.
It includes a trip diary, daily journal, photo album, campsite journal, fuel consumption records, all in the one place. It also caters for the motorhomers
second vehicle. The software is international, therefore can be used in metric and/or imperial. Reports in graphs or numerical data on campsites, vehicle
travel summary, fuel economy or all the data from the trip are easily retrieved. Export reports to “pdf” to send to friends and family. Nomads Notes is the
only diary you will need for your trip. Click for:Nomads Notes
Best Place Update
Winner of the Best Place Update was user WA-Don who updated the
Place reference 'Marella Gorge'. Click to view.
Don't forget to make an effort to search for a
Place that you know you can update with a
description and photo. To keep you motivated to
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