Newsletter 405

Edition 405: 22nd October 2015

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

If you've visited a shopping centre lately no doubt you were surprised to see that Christmas decorations are up, along with the Halloween costumes - surely consumerism has gone mad! The best way to combat society's attempt to drag you into retail stupidity is to get away. Disconnect yourself from your email and phone and try a few days of simplicity by going camping. 

Browse by Map

This week, we've added a new feature to our Trek Notes that will help you quickly browse the 182 treks in our system. Simply select "Map" from the Browse By options. Each line on the map of Australia can be clicked to activate information at your fingertips. Trek Notes contain detailed trip planning information including a detailed description, extensive preparation tips, a list of Places to See and Places to Stay, a topographic map (zoomable and clickable), driving direction notes, and links to supporting maps/atlases and guides covering the area available from our shop. You can print these Trek Notes or download the route files (Members only). 

Feedback System Update

Just moments ago, we published a long-awaited improvement to the Blogs comment/reviews system. Owners can now reply to any reviews and comments received directly within their own blog or via a link provided within their email alert. Reviews & Comments will not appear in the Forum until the blog owner posts a reply and all discussions are therefore be handled within the one thread.

Explore Western Victoria

There are plenty of great tracks to be explored in Western Victoria particularly around the Wyperfeld National Park, Big Desert Wilderness Park, the Murray-Sunset National Park, Pink Lakes, The Grampians, Otways, and Pyrenees areas. Whilst you can simply enjoy the wineries, walking trails, great campsites and scenery, those with a 4WD can also explore some fantastic and challenging tracks. Best of all, some of these tracks are not remote and after a session in the scrub you can call into a nice country pub for a counter meal. For itineraries and routes see:

Free Trek Notes

Pyrenees Range
Pyrenees Range
Border Track
Border Track

And also:Lindsay IslandMurray Valley HwyPink LakesThe Grampians

Useful Maps & Resources

4WD Treks Close to Melbourne
4WD Treks Close to Melbourne
Camping Guide to Victoria
Camping Guide to Victoria
Outback Victoria Westprint Map
Westprint: Outback Victoria Map

And also:Murray - Sunset 4WD MapThe Otways Meridian MapThe Otways 4WD Spatial Vision MapLower Glenelg & Discovery Bay Map GuideHema State Map of VictoriaBig Desert - Sunset Country Outback Travellers GuideThe Grampians - Outback Travellers Guide  Spatial Vision Murray River Access Map - Burgundy  Murray River Access Map - Yellow

October is Classifieds month on ExplorOz, so if you have any unwanted gear (from vehicles to tents and everything in between), now is the time to start selling and get yourself some extra cash for the upcoming holiday season.

BONUS GIVEAWAY: Classifieds Ads paid upon invoice in October go into the draw to win a Twin Duo Yellow/White LED Strip Light 50cm Flex.

Super Special Deals


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