Newsletter 392

Edition 392: 9th July 2015

This Weeks Super Specials


Oodnadatta Track Trek Note - Updated

If you’re a history buff you’re going to go nuts crossing the Oodnadatta Track. The track follows the original Ghan line from Marla to Oodnadatta and then on to Marree. There's stacks of ruins, mound springs, excellent conservation park information & railway sidings/rubble.

We've just completed a major update to the Oodnadatta Track Trek Note including the Map/Directions, What to See, and Where to Stay sections. So if you want to find current information for travel in this area, go ahead and take a look.

Greater Port Macquarie - Bush to Beach

Business Member - Greater Port Macquarie

The best of both worlds - Our beaches, river systems, coastal rainforest and national parks are some of the top reasons people love to visit the region. Here are a few of our top pick nature experiences to put on your list:
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre - the largest remaining coastal rainforest reserve in NSW where you can enjoy the sights, sounds and tranquillity at your own pace on the 1.3km boardwalk, or take a guided walk with a volunteer rainforest guide.
North Brother Mountain - Feel on top of the world from 480 metres high! Located in the Camden Haven drive to the top for unrivalled panoramic views up and down the coast.
Willi Willi National Park - an extensive mountain wilderness on a spectacular section of the Great Dividing Range part of the Wauchope Hinterland. Take a waterfall walk past the giant strangler fig and enjoy a swim in the rocks pools below.

Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection

The Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection contains over 70 of Hema’s field-checked regional maps, state maps and seamless Australia maps that can be used for trip planning, reference and real-time navigation.

Run through OziExplorer’s OziLite Map Viewer (included), the DVD allows you to calculate route distances, bearings and positions, create your own map features, and customise and print maps. Use other compatible software/GPS devices (not included) with these map files for real-time navigation.

The 2015 version is available for $199 ($189.05 Members Price).

Email & Feedback Server Error

From Friday last week until approximately midday today there was an error with our email server which has potentially prevented the delivery of enquiries to ExplorOz. If you have done one of the following:

And not received a response from us, please re-send and we will handle your enquiry asap. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this error.

National Gathering Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Member - peter & dawn m (QLD) who are in attendance at the National Gathering, and were drawn as the winners of this year's raffle prize: a one of a kind, hand-painted double-handed cross-cut bush saw, depicting images of the "Rustic Outback" (as submitted by our 2015 Photo Comp Winner).

We would like to thank everyone that purchased tickets, as well as Jan's Country Art for all of the work that went into creating this artwork, and Member - Heather MG (NSW) for the wonderful photos that were adapted for this painting. All proceeds from this raffle will be donated to the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (Alice Springs Branch) - the final amount raised will be published in a future edition of the newsletter.

Boiling Billy Book Giveaway

We currently have a fantastic bonus book offer available in the ExplorOz Shop. Simply purchase any Boiling Billy book, and you will receive a FREE copy ofOutback - The Discovery of Australia's Interior valued at $24.95!

The range includes titles such as Australian Bush Cooking, Australian Camp Oven Cooking, 4WD Handbook, Camping Guide to Australia and the 4WD Glovebox Guide, and this bonus offer is available only while stock lasts, so don't miss out!

Win with Pasta!

Pasta is a versatile, fast to prepare staple food, perfect for an easy camp meal. If you have a favourite past recipe (or several), post a Pasta recipe here for your chance to win a PortaDrawers Canvas 2 Drawer Bag valued at $49.95 courtesy of PortaDrawers.

Every entry of a recipe into the Pasta category of the ExplorOz Online Recipe Collection during the month of July will go in the random prize draw to win.

The recipe box is filling with over 80 recipes submitted by ExplorOz travellers so even if you haven't got a pasta recipe to share this month, you should still take a peek at these road-tested ideas.

EOTrackMe Setup

One of the most popular features of Membership is EOTrackMe, an online tracking system for ExplorOz Members. Due to the fact that tracking can be set-up on a range of devices, it's important to note the software/apps (if any) are required for each device. Here is a basic summary:

iPhone or GPS enabled iPad: UTrackMe app (free from iTunes)
GPS enabled Windows Device: EOTrackMe Windows
Android Device (Phone or Tablet): EOTrackMe Android
SPOT Device: No Further Software Required

To find out more, please see EOTrackMe Documentation.

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