ExplorOz Newsletter - 289


Edition 289: 23rd May 2013

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

Welcome to another edition of the ExplorOz newsletter. This newsletter is distributed fortnightly to bring you up to date with what's new on ExplorOz so please sit back and enjoy the read.

Special Announcement!

Valid until 12am EST 29/5/13

Happy Birthday to (the boss) David. Because birthday's are a happy time, he's offering you $50 off when you spend $300 or more in the Online Shop, just by entering promo code: EODAVIDBD2013

This is the perfect way to save on a huge range of gear including;  Apparel, Books, Cameras, Camp Meals, Communications, DVDs and CDs, FirstAid, GPS, Lighting, Maps, Membership, ExplorOz Merchandise, Outback Survival, Outdoor Gear, Packs, SafetyBeacons, Software, Sports Nutrition and Vehicle Gear.

Find the Facts in our Articles

The ExplorOz Articles section has over 200 articles (and all back issues of ExplorOz Newsletters). Ideal for newcomers to touring, these articles cover all issues facing the self-drive traveller in Australia, written by industry experts.

We've recently made it easier for you to find the information you need with clearer article categories, including:

New Article: Power Leads Safety

Our new Power Leads article by Collyn Rivers both confirms and clarifies the law and common practice in regards to using power leads to connect your electrical equipment to a mains power source. This is a must read for caravanners and campers that use powered campsites.

Read the Using Power Leads: Facts & Regulations article.

View Daily Tracking

EOTrackMe now has over 500 subscribed members using the ExplorOz service to display and record their travels.

Two new features that have just been added are:
  1. the breakdown of tracking into daily points
  2. time-stamping to all points in the file
This means your last point each day will be visible on the map and in the downloads.

More Mobile Site Updates

Places has recently been further updated in the mobile version - m.exploroz.com

The Search tool now allows you to use your current position to see what's nearby. You can sort the results by distance from your position, and refine your list just to show you a type of place (ie. just show camps).

The other great update is uploading photos directly from your phone to an existing Place. This is a very practical feature for sharing your experiences and we encourage you to add your pics, especially for camps to help others with their trip planning.

Find a Person, Business or Club

The ExplorOz Members menu now been updated with separate headings to find a Personal and Business Members. Each new index page shows "most viewed" and "recently added" Members.

This brings these pages up to date with the rest of the ExplorOz layout and ensures you don't miss out on connecting with other ExplorOz Members, or finding a business to suit your needs.

Aren't in the list? Joining is simple, simply click on the relevant Membership type below to purchase a 12 month Membership.

Join as a Personal MemberJoin as a Business Member

ExplorOz Survey Results

Are you keen to find out what type of travellers predominantly use ExplorOz? As a result of our 2 recent surveys we can now provide you with a snapshot of the “typical” ExplorOzer, how they use the internet, their shopping behaviour, what vehicle they drive and more!

You can access the pdf files from our Blog Results of 2013 Site Surveys.

Latest News from ExplorOz Shop

Boil Water Using Solar Power

Enjoy a hot cuppa anywhere you go! The SunRocket uses an evacuated tube (similar to roof-top solar hot water systems), boosted by reflective panels to heat and boil water! No fuel required, just place in the sun while you're setting up camp, bush-walking or fishing, and return to boiling water to make your tea or coffee. Perfect for:
  • Picnics, BBQs, outdoor events
  • Travel - camping, campervan, hiking
  • Sporting - Fishing, boating, sailing, tennis, golf etc.
Buy the SunRocket Solar Kettle for only $59.00 ($56.05 Member Price).

Cape York - Still the Great Adventure

Of all the great 4 four wheel drive destinations in Australia, the iconic Cape York with its adventure and raw beauty has always held the greatest attraction.

Over the years improved roads and services have made the Cape more accessible, but it still has its fair share of challenges. Conquering Cape York gives a great sense of achievement, making it Still The Great Adventure.

This is a completely new and updated DVD which replaces the extremely popular Cape York : The Great Adventure and Fishing & Fourwheeling. This DVD is a must have for anyone planning or dreaming of a trip to the Cape. Buy Cape York - Still the Great Adventure.

EVOLight LED Rechargeable - Brand New!

The new EVOLight is the ultimate portable camping / work light. The efficiency of an LED and the spread beam of a fluorescent tube, with a super bright 150 lumen 2W LED, it’s also rechargeable!

This light has huge list of features including a wide spread light beam, both wall and car chargers, up to 5 hr run time (can also be used while charging). You can use it as a hand held light, on its swivel hanging hook, or mounted using the magnetic base, and it comes with a 2 year warranty.

Buy the EvoLight LED Rechargeable for only $112.95 ($107.30 Member Price).

Combo Shovel - Just Arrived

The latest version of the 4x4 Equip Combo Shovel is now available from the ExplorOz Online Shop. This shovel has been designed to be carried in 3 pieces for maximum portability and to save on storage space, and is a long handled (1465mm) and short handled (1010mm) shovel in one.

This product features a Cushioned "D" handle for use at at the shorter length, steel reinforced PVC handle,193mm blade width and includes a heavy duty PVC storage bag, making it perfect for carrying in any vehicle.

Buy the
Combo Shovel for $94.95 ($90.20 Member Price).

Special Offers from ExplorOz

Buy the Hema Navigator 6, Get Camps 7 Free!

Buy the Hema Navigator 6 from the ExplorOz Shop before the 31/5/13 and receive a FREE Camps Australia Wide 7 - Spiral Bound, valued at $59.95. This book works with the Camps Australia Wide 7 POIs loaded on the HN6 to make sure you'll always find a camp!

The Hema Navigator 6 is available for only $664.05 in the Online Shop with Free Freight (and Free Membership valued at $49.95 for non-members).

The Chair by elementaL

'The Chair' is a fully padded, large and ultra comfortable folding camp chair. 'The Chair' comes in either Orange or Green and folds away into a zippered carry bag in seconds. A great value for money, robust addition to your camp set-up.

As an introductory special, ExplorOz is offering 'The Chair" for only $39.95 (standard RRP will be $59.95). 

Buy your Chair before stock runs out.

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