Newsletter 381

Edition 381: 15 April 2015

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

Ooops! We missed last week's newsletter. Perhaps it was something to do with Easter interruptions...
This month, with the special 100th ANZAC Day celebrations we expect most Australian's will be feeling reflective but don't forget that other very important day of recognition is also coming up - Mothers' Day. We have some great ideas this year for how to treat the special "Mum" in your life so read on.

Happy Camping!
Michelle, Adele, David

A Perfect Mother's Day Gift from 4WDrivers

Business Member:  Australian Landscape Jewellery

Outback Australia interpreted in jewellery. Hand made in Adelaide from sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Each piece is gift boxed with a photo of the inspiration for that piece. As pieces are handmade, we can ensure that they fit perfectly, but order asap for Mother's Day.
We travel widely and our designs reflect many places. Should your favourite area not be on our web site, contact us and we can discuss with you a custom made specific design reflecting your place of choice.

10% discount to ExplorOz Members.

50% Discount on High Quality Trekking Poles

Trekking/hiking poles, are the ultimate gift for you or the special mum who likes walking in the outdoors.

There are many advantages to using hiking poles, most notably that they offer better balance hiking over rough terrain and reduce stress on your body during both the ascent and descent. Poles can also act as a probe to give you more information than you get with your eyes, and you can use them to push away scrub, and spider webs.

Black Diamond hiking and trekking poles are regarded as the top brand on the global market and we are very pleased to have secured this special deal for ExplorOzers at 50% off. This model features 3 telescopic sections, a focus on ergonomic comfort in the design, and adjustable features. This is a genuine, limited time deal so avoid disappointment and snap up a bargain on these top quality hiking poles now.

In stock at ExplorOz Shop - Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Trekking Poles .

April Camp Oven Recipe Comp

Camp oven cooking is synonymous with camping and we're sure that you've got a few favourite recipes to share. Post these in our Slow Cooking & Camp Oven section during the month of April and you'll be in the draw to win a Trailer Guides Set, worth $80 thanks to Trailer Guides Australia. It's that easy!

For great camping recipes ideas submitted by other campers, see the whole recipe collection here.

Destination Cape York

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the most northern tip of the Australian mainland? Cape York, "the tip", is accessible by vehicle and is one of the most popular, yet challenging 4WD destinations in Australia. The best times to visit are from May through to October, so why not plan that trip right now!

Here's our guide to exploring Cape York - Winter Travel Destination

This blog will allow you to quickly locate all the relevant information across the ExplorOz website for planning a trip to Cape York. Included are links to our selection of the best maps and guide books available and even a travel DVD feature video that will aid your understanding of the area before you go.

New This Week

The all-new edition of the popular Simpson Desert Outback Travellers Guide is now in stock at ExplorOz Shop.

Unlike conventional maps, the Outback Travellers Guide "strip-map" concept provides a unique visual reference. Using photography, track notes and mapping, these are designed to be used as a companion to sheet maps, offering a closer look at what is out there, where to find it and how to get there safely. With the aid of sectioned, colour coded track information, cautions along the track are brought to your attention to help avoid unnecessary problems. Hazards in the form of crests and dips in the road, creeks, floodways, river crossings and tight corners are highlighted to avoid potential accidents. Great Value at just $22 !


The members of ExplorOz have established a tradition that we observe annually for showing respect and remembrance on ANZAC Day. If you would like to participate please take note that only Forum posts created via a Comment to the ANZAC Legacy article is allowed.

This means you must open the The ANZAC Legacy article first (notice this is not part of the Forum, but an article compiled by The ExplorOz Team that is accessible by going to the ExplorOz Articles). To find the Articles section of the ExplorOz website, refer to the site menu headings between Road Alerts & Recipes. This article is indexed in the Australiana - Australian Identity section (or just click the link provided above).

Then, if you wish to make a statement or start a conversation about ANZAC Day you must leave a comment at the bottom of the page, which will create a new post in the Forum (this is our standard Article-to-Forum cross-linking feature). Your post will then appear with the title "Comment: The ANZAC Legacy" and can be found both in the Forum and in the Comment section at the bottom of the article.

If you are viewing the Forum and see posts appear with the title "Comment: The ANZAC Legacy" you are welcome to reply within those Forum posts. This links ANZAC content together on ExplorOz and creates a long-lasting, commemorative record that future readers can peruse at any time.

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