ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 21

17th January, 2002. In this issue: Welcome to 2002 - the Year of the Outback, New Article - Travelling with Kids, New Products in the Shop, Road Conditions and ExplorOz Membership.

Welcome to 2002 - the Year of the Outback

Now's the time to start planning your outback trip for this year and www.ExplorOz.com is going to help you all the way.


Travelling with Kids


Heading off with the rugrats this year? Check our tips and ideas in the latest article written by Michelle Jacka. This now makes 10 topics under the Preparation menu! This article is especially aimed towards travelling with babies, based on our 2 mth trip in the outback with our 8mth old baby, but also contains some tips for all age groups up to teenagers.

We'd love to make this a really useful page, with lots of input from those of you who have also travelled with kids. Your input is welcome and will be added to the page.


Trip Log

This handy little log book is hot demand so we've stocked up ready for your orders. It even has a plastic map scale ruler bound into the book for those of you who know what to do with it. A good idea for keeping track of your vehicle statistics and enough pages for multiple journeys. 
Outback Trip Log book $9.95


OziExplorer is GPS mapping software that enables you to view maps on your computer and interface this with your GPS so what you see is a realtime moving position of where you are on the map. Highly recommended, a well researched product with compatibility across most GPS units and with most digital map formats.
OziExplorer GPS Mapping Software $130

SA Desert Parks Pass

This year's SA Desert Parks Passes (2003 expiry), have just arrived in stock. We recommend purchasing your pass in the early stages of your trip planning because not only do you get a windscreen sticker but an excellent guide book explaining the various regions and parks covered by the DPP plus 5 WestPrint maps and a NEW CBRS Repeater Tower Map for outback SA.

As an agent for the DEH SA, we can also process your renewalthrough the Adventure Shop, so even if you didn't get yours originally from us, we can process your renewal for this year.

SA Desert Parks Pass $80
Renewals $50


Unfortunately, we have been forced to discontinue offering Magazine Subscriptions. Although we strive to offer you as large a range of products as possible, this is not an item that we can hold in stock and so we have relied on the magazine publishers subscription department to process orders. Due to complaints from unhappy customers who have experienced delays in receiving their magazines from the publishing company, we have decided to remove all magazines from our shop. For your sake, poor service from suppliers is not tolerated by us. So there!

Road Conditions
Latest reports

Even though most people aren't doing much outback travelling during the peak of high summer, we do keep our reports up-to-date. 

But we still need YOUR help. We are finding it difficult to obtain local and accurate information for Victoria and NSW (only interested in dirt roads), so please if you know anything relevant pls send emailand help the rest of the world know what's going on!


Are you a regular user of ExplorOz? Why not become a Member. For just $30 you can become a Member of the fastest growing 4WD group in Australia. Members get:
  • free postage on shop orders over $60 (delivery within Australia only)
  • personalised home page, accessed via password logon, with links to all the new and updated areas of ExplorOz since your last "logged on" visit. Now that's smart!
  • a Rewards Card identifying you as an ExplorOz privileged member entitling you to various discounts from stores and operators around Australia. A Members Rewards page summarises what rewards are currently on offer.
  • one FREE colour display ad in the Trader per year, so you can sell your 4WD, roof rack, trailer, whatever, with a picture. Display ads do not expire so they will run until you tell us its sold. Great value!
  • Members only newsletter
  • System automated field entries when using the Forum, Trader, Shop, Fuel Prices and all interactive areas of the site. ie no need to re-key your name and email address etc.
  • "member money" - if someone you know become a member by purchasing it, make sure they put  your name in the comment field so we can put a $5 gift voucher in your shopping profile to be used as you wish. ie. next time you go to the shop and are logged on, there will be a $5 voucher you can put towards your order payment.

Change of details?
Please don't send us email requesting we change your email address as there are well over 2,000 names in our mailing list which is too many to handle manually. PLEASE use the online system. 
Simply go to www.ExplorOz.com and look for the Mail List Box in the left column. Enter your old email address and hit the DEL button. Then in the same box, enter your new email address and hit ADD. It's that easy! 

Regards from the ExplorOz Team in Perth, WA
Phone (08) 9403 3737
Fax (08) 9403 3738

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