Newletter 334

Edition 334: 23rd 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.

Shop Image Earlier this year, we launched EOZi for Android users and promised we'd get the CE version out soon and here it is! The CE version of EOZi is now available from the ExplorOz Shop.

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We've changed how Member discounts are applied when you join as a new Member. Now, if you add ExplorOz Membership to your Shopping Cart you will receive 5% discount off all items you put into your cart in that transaction. Before this, your Member discounts were not available until your next order as this required you to be "logged on" for Members rewards to be activated. The free shipping qualification will also apply if the value is over $150. All you need to do is ensure Membership Personal or Membership Lifetime is loaded into your cart.

Use this opportunity to maximise your savings!

Albany or Swamp Daisy
ExplorOz Wildflowers now features the Blooming News - a new tab on the main page. Blooming News is where you'll find relevant tips and alerts from our budding (pardon the pun) Wildflowers administrators.

This week, Val is seeking help from the audience in locating photos of Coolabah buds, flowers or gumnuts to give us a more complete picture of this iconic inland gumtree. If you have pics, please upload here.

We are also looking for photos of boab flowers but you would have to have been lucky enough to have been through the Kimberley in the wet. Can anyone confirm that their scent is like carnations?

The ExplorOz Wildflower Database is designed to allow everyone the opportunity to contribute to its growth (yes another pun). So please get involved by sharing your photos or adding new plants.

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EOTopo is a fully revised and updated Australia-wide topographic map and data set. If you've previously used NATMAP Topo 250, you should upgrade to EOTopo 200K. You'll find EOTopo is significantly improved with many new roads/tracks plus there's been a massive restyling of the topography features, labels and colour schemes to improve viewing on modern devices such as smartphones, tablets and navigators. This is a whole of Australia product at a scale of 1:200 000 so is the only solution for the true explorer. Also features additional map files and the full POI file to enable you to load Places to the map on demand. Don't leave home without it!

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Shop Image New to the shop this week is the second edition of the bestselling 4WD Handbook, four-wheel drive expert Robert Pepper provides an in-depth explanation of how 4WDs work. He shares practical techniques for hill-driving, sand-driving, water crossings, as well as driving in mud, snow and sand plus tips for driving unfamilar vehicles and advice for choosing a vehicle. Buy now and you'll also get a free copy of "Travelling the Outback" (while stocks last).

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Shop Image Exclusive to ExplorOz is this Boiling Billy free book offer. Grab any book from the Boiling Billy range and you'll also get Travelling the Outback (while stock lasts).

Choose from a great range of travel titles including the new
4WD Handbook, Camping Guide to Australia, 4WD Treks Close to Sydney, 4WD Treks Close to Brisbane and many more.

Roads Image Travel Tips & Alerts are an important part of the ExplorOz service. Our online report contains details that are sourced from the official organisations but you also have access to contribute to the travellers' grapevine. We encourage you to come back to after your travels and find the section listed in our Road Conditions Report for the tracks and roads you explored and click the buttons to ADD YOUR COMMENT. Don't leave it for someone else. New comments are always appreciated.

Northern Territory
Whilst the wet season in the Northern Territory has “officially” ended, some areas in the national parks are yet to open. At Kakadu they are currently grading the Old Jim Jim Road and work is happening at Jim Jim and Twin Falls.

Seasonal road closures commence Thursday 12 June 2014 (the Thursday after the Queen's Birthday long weekend) and finish on the 31 October 2014 (the Friday before the Melbourne Cup Day long weekend). Some tracks in the Yarra Ranges, Bunyip State Park and, the Alpine National Park at higher altitudes were subject to early closures on 1st May 2014; some other tracks extend past the general closure period up until the end of November. These will be promulgated shortly.

Further VIC news here:  Victoria - National Park Camping Fees Increased.

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