Newsletter 322

Edition 322: 27th February 2014   

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

If you're an ExplorOz Member, you may have noticed a subtle change to your Profile Page. Tabs will now only appear for the sections of the site to which you have already submitted data, meaning no more empty tabs for areas you don't use. The tabs are for: Photos, Blogs, Map, EOTrackMe, Places, Treks, Classifieds, Recipes and Wildflowers. To view your profile, simply go to the: "My Profile" tab (shown at the top of the ExplorOz site), then click on "View Public Profile".

EOTopo - Explore Better!

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ExplorOz has expanded into digital topographic map production. The EOTopo map set is now fully released with a significant number of major improvements to other available Australia-wide topo mapping products. In particular, if you've been using the GeoScience NATMAP Raster 250K product, you will definitely want to upgrade your outdated maps to EOTopo200K and enjoy the fresh new look. GeoScience are not releasing further updates and EOTopo also comes with a Lifetime Upgrade option.

In addition to the 200K single whole of Australia map file, 10M, 5M, 2.5M, & 1M scale Australia map files are also included, plus 6 separate map files for each State.

For more information see EOTopo.

Business Membership - 6 Month Trial

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ExplorOz Business Membership has always been a great value promotional opportunity for companies in the self-drive travel industry, with a cost of only $200 for 12 Months.

However, we understand that 12 Months can be a long time to commit, particularly if you are new to online advertising, therefore we have just introduced a 6 Month Trial option for all new Business Members.

This coincides with the release of the ExplorOz 2014 Advertising Kit, to receive your copy of this kit, email your request to:

New Business Members

Products, Services & Accommodation

We welcome our newest ExplorOz Business Members:

To see a full list of Business Members, just click on Find a Business under the Members menu, then select a State to get started. Or if you know what you're looking for, just use the search box instead.

Nominate your favourite Place in Australia

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As featured in last week's newsletter, we’re trying to gather a list of the must-see places in Australia as nominated by the ExplorOz community so please take a moment to submit an entry - in fact you can list up to 5 places per entry.

Every entry will go in the draw to win 1 of 10 copies of the new Explore Australia publication 4WD Australia - 50 Short Getaways. Survey closes  midnight 19th March 2014 (WST). Winners will be randomly selected.

Click Here to Take the Survey

New to the Shop

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Startmonkey 400

The startmonkey400 is a compact, jump-start system suitable for use on both standard cars and larger vehicles such as small commercial vans, 4x4s, etc that have 12Volt batteries (CCA up to 1200A).

Measuring only 21 x 6.5 x 6.4cm, this product weighs only 1.1kgm, making it easy to store in any vehicle. It also features very low static wastage - meaning you can leave it unused for up to 1 year and it will still hold up to 75% of its power!

The startmonkey400's lithium polymer battery delivers a jump-start current of 12Volts at 400Amps and is packed with high-tech features to give you total peace of mind.

Available for $399.00 ($379.05 for Members) from the ExplorOz Shop.

Travel Tips & Alerts

For current Road and Track Conditions Australia-wide please see the ExplorOz Road Conditions Report. These are updated at least weekly, by our roads coordinator Mike F (SA). Anecdotal reports from travellers can be added. Simply find the track you wish to report on & click the comments section. Other relevant travel tips and alerts around the country are:

South Australia

Port Germein Gorge
Further to our report last week; advice has now been received that the road between Highway One and Murraytown through the Port Germein Gorge will remain closed until the middle of this year, at the earliest.

Coming Soon... A New Travel Tips and Alerts Blog - watch this space!

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