Newletter 332

8th May 2014. Say Happy Mother's Day with an ExplorOz Gift Certificate; Will you "Pay it Forward"?; April's Shop Review Winner; ExplorOz Spare Wheel Cover in Stock; Shop News, Super Specials and More..
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Edition 332: 8th May 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.

Mother's Day

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This Sunday, 11th of May, is Mother's Day. If there’s a special Mum in your life, don't forget to recognise the important role she’s played in your life. Why not make an effort to take her off for a beautiful drive to experience nature somewhere in your local area. There are many wonderful nature parks, reserves, coastal areas and national parks where you can escape the frenzy – so pack a picnic into your 4By and delight her by spending time to ExplorOz together. (For ideas, why not browse Places for locations nearby).

Why not add a gift of choice to the occasion by purchasing an ExplorOz Gift Certificate (order before 5pm WST Friday) – we will email this to you so you can print it, and have ready to give her on Mother’s Day. She then has 12 months in which to make a choice from the huge range of practical products perfect for the nature-loving and travelling Mum in the ExplorOz Shop.

Will you “Pay it Forward”?

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We all know how valuable ExplorOz is for pre-trip preparation but how often do you “give back” and help the next person planning a similar trip?

The information on ExplorOz has a very deliberate structure. When people visit ExplorOz, they either look up information by going through the site menu and selecting pages or they Search (okay, some just ask in the Forum). But our stats shows its actually 86% of ExplorOz site visitors that arrive at our website as referred visitors and these will be referred to a specific Trek Note, to a page in the Road Conditions report, or to a page in Places – simply by the way Google and other referring links are structured.

As a member of the ExplorOz community, you hold the key to ‘paying it forward” to the next traveller with your experience. We provide the ideal platform for public contributions in the areas of camps & POIs (Places), Tracks (Trek Notes & Road Conditions), Recipes, and Wildflowers, where you can post photos, give ratings, write reviews and share your comments and experiences. This logical information structure is what makes ExplorOz unique and relevant for everyone that “stumbles” here.

We encourage you to put some time into your post-trip updates. Sometimes this information may seem to be duplicated from your Blogs and Forum posts but we do ask you to organise what information you have to share and spend time to find the most relevant part of ExplorOz on which to post your contribution. Please do this knowing that instant thanks and gratuities may not be forthcoming but confident in the knowledge that it will be more easily retrieved by those that need it, when they need it.

If you are unsure, please drop us a line first to info@exploroz.com – we’re always happy to help those that offer to share their experiences and are willing to help others.

Review Prize Draw Winner

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

For your chance to be May'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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ExplorOz Spare Wheel Cover - In Stock!

The highly anticipated new design ExplorOz Spare Wheel Covers have arrived and are available to order now!

These Wheel Covers are of the same high quality as all previous Wheel Covers at a very affordable price. There is a wide range of sizes available. To find the perfect size for your spare wheel, see our Tyre Size Calculator.

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

After a bargain? There are limited stocks available of the Size 003, Size 005, and Size 011 in the old design available for only $27.95!

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Fingers Crossed Across Australia

When a diagnosis of breast cancer left Lorraine Wise with an uncertain future, she and her husband Mike decided to make the most of the challenge life had thrown them. They decided that taking early retirement to join the ranks of the grey nomads would be a stretch, but not impossible. So they did what they never thought they would and gave up their home base, their roots and their security. Lorraine wanted to make the most of whatever time she had left.

They became intrepid travellers, exploring many parts of our beautiful country. This book tells the story of their journey, and all publisher proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Available for $33.00 ($31.35 for Members) from the ExplorOz Shop.

EOTopo Help

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EOTopo is so flexible it can be used on many different platforms (Android, Apple iOS devices, PCs, Hema Navigators etc).

EOTopo maps are easier to load on some devices than others and depending on what you want to use and how computer literate you are with setting up technology you might find the whole exercise very straightforward, or find yourself a bit confused.

In response to the inquiries we have received from people who are confused about how to setup EOTopo on their device we've put together the following EOTopo Help and FAQ article.

You can find the new article in the Navigation category of our Articles.

Travel Tips & Alerts

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Alongside the new Travel Tips & Alerts tab, you'll also see a tab to access a list of all Roads Closed Australia-wide. This link is also accessible from the ExplorOz Home Page. These are new features just added!

The ExplorOz Road Conditions Report is updated from official sources at least once a week. You can also contribute feedback, please share your observations by adding a comment in the applicable section by road name.

Huge Price Reductions On These Items

Best of the Mornington Peninsula
Best of the Mornington Peninsula
$24.95 $12.48
Camping in Style
Camping in Style
$29.99 $22.49
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