Newsletter 323

8th March 2014. Hema Navigator HN7 - Pre Order Now; Photo Comp - Ending Soon & How to Vote; Kimberley Atlas & Guide - 5th Edition Available Now; New Travel Tips & Alerts Blog; Feb Shop Review Winner & Shop Super Specials.
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Edition 323: 7th March 2014   

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of our newsletter with all the latest information about what's happening on the website.

Hema Navigator 7 - Pre Order Now!

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The Hema Navigator HN7 packages Australia’s most trusted touring and off-road navigation inside a 7-inch finger-touch screen. Explore Australia with street and 4WD navigation, over 6000 camping and touring points of interest (POI) and brand new campsite photos that maximise the HN7’s large high-resolution display.

And exclusive to ExplorOz, you can order your device pre-loaded with
EOTopo200K as one of our buying options.

Stock is expected at the end of March, so place your pre-order now!

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been using the GeoScience NATMAP Raster 250K product, or derivatives thereof, you will definitely want to upgrade your outdated maps to EOTopo200K and enjoy the fresh new look and extra features. 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.

Photo Comp - It's time to vote!

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The 2014 ExplorOz Members' Photo Comp ends tonight so if you have a last minute photo to enter, post it now. For competition details see this Back Issue of our newsletter.

Voting is open to all Visitors and Members. Just click this link to view all the blog entries in the Photo Comp displayed in Photo View. Hover and click on the stars shown at the bottom of each photo to give your rating out of 5 stars. Leave unrated to score 0. The system tallies the votes and this will be used to select the short listed photos which will be forward to the judges who will make the final decision of the overall winner. There's plenty of time left for voting, so sit down with a coffee this weekend and have fun!

Your Recipes

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Some of the best camp recipes are the ones that you have concocted yourself - so don't be shy, share your favourite camp dishes with the rest of the ExplorOz community.

If you don't have an image, don't worry you can still submit your recipe now - just remember to come back and post photos of your dish next time you make it.

The recipe entry is super-easy. Simply select a category from the list for your recipe, give it a title, list the ingredients, and write out the steps. You can also select pre-set tags to indicate if your recipe is a “one pot dish”, “gluten-free”, “diabetic” etc. View Recipes & Contribute

Review Prize Draw Winners

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Congratulations to Member - Bob S9. You have won a $100 gift voucher in our February Review Prize Draw. This voucher can be used in the ExplorOz online shop on any purchase. 

For your chance to be March's winner, simply enter a Review for any product in our Shop, regardless of where/when you purchased it. The more reviews, the better your odds to win the draw. Review tabs are found on every item page in the ExplorOz Online Shop.

New to the Shop

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The Kimberley Atlas & Guide - 5th Edition

This updated edition of Hema Maps’ Kimberley Atlas & Guide helps you make the most of your visit to this remarkable part of Australia. With detailed coverage of the Gibb River Road, Broome, Kununurra, Purnululu (the Bungle Bungle) and many other famous destinations.


As a further bonus, the guide also features 10 4WD trips, in the region. Each trip has a detailed map, plus all the information you need to plan the trip including trip grading, longest distance without fuel, permits and contact details.

Available for $39.95 ($37.95 for Members) from the ExplorOz Shop.

Travel Tips & Alerts

Roads Image New rules come into effect this month stipulating all vehicles must be fitted with approved Safety Flags when travelling the Simpson Desert region.

Our range of Sandflag Kits comply with these regulations and you can get yours online from the ExplorOz shop.

Refer to this blog by our Road Conditions Administrator Mike F for more details on regulations.

Road and Track Conditions Australia-wide are published and updated weekly in the ExplorOz Road Conditions Report. Anecdotal reports from travellers can also be added. Simply find the track you wish to report on & click the comments section.

Huge Price Reductions On These Items

Waeco Camp Oven Cookbook
Waeco Camp Oven Cookbook
$19.99 $14.99
Journeys to the Interior
Journeys to the Interior
$32.00 $16.00
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