Newsletter 444


Edition 444: 24th August, 2016

Hi ExplorOz Reader,


Just released yesterday, V1.10.0 for Android now has support for map storage on External SD. This new release is for Android only, with V1.9.3 still the current version for iPad/iPhone. Please note that you should always update to the latest release for best performance. In creating V1.10.0 to be able to support external SD storage, we have had to make some file structure changes, so if you are an existing app user that wishes to move map files to an external SD you will actually have to first update to V1.10.0, then remove all the installed maps off your device (via Data Manager). Then you will need to download the maps again - this time you'll be prompted where you want to store the maps.

For more information, see the Version & Update History section on the ExplorOz Traveller Feedback & FAQ page.

To purchase the ExplorOz Traveller App or to update, please go to the relevant app store for your device. Traveller is available for iPads/iPhone through the Apple App Store and Android Tablets & Android Phones through the Google Playstore.


Father's Day is coming up in just 2 weeks time - Sunday 4th September. Did you know that you can gift an app through the iTunes store? If you have an iTunes account and you know that "Dad" has an iPhone or iPad, then why not give him the ExplorOz Traveller App. Simply follow the instructions in the "Gift an Item" section on this page - Send an iTunes Gift via Email (unfortunately, it's not quite so easy with Google Play but you might be happy to purchase gift cards from your participating outlets - JB HiFi, Coles, Caltex etc).


Our range of ExplorOz branded gear includes 20 different items. Any Dad would be impressed to receive some of this gear for Father's Day!

ExplorOz Beanie
ExplorOz Beanie
Fly/Mozzie Net Hat
Fly/Mozzie Net Hat
ExplorOz Cap
ExplorOz Cap

Spare Wheel Cover
Spare Wheel Cover
Rubbish Bag
Spare Wheel Rubbish Bag
ExplorOz Sand Flag
ExplorOz Sand Flag




There's just over a week until we draw the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite prize in our Membership Prize Draw. To be in with a chance you need to either:

For those with Membership that isn't due for renewal, you could consider making your renewal payment early and this will not only get you in the prize draw but will extend your existing Membership by 12 months. You've got nothing to lose!


The following Business Members have recently joined ExplorOz so we ask you to support them as they add value to our site and offer Rewards to our Members. All our Business Members are Australian operators in the industries that support your thirst for ExploringOz.

We have 4 new Business Members to welcome:
  1. Flexiglass
  2. Spirit Safaris
  3. Special Tees
  4. Five Kings Cottage
Members' Benefit: View exclusive offers advertised by our Business Members on the Rewards Page.

Australia's Top Places to See

Some time ago, the ExplorOz audience voted for Australia's top places to see. This ultimate bucket list resulted in a wide ranging list of destinations and locations which you can see in this article here.You might notice that some destinations in the list link through to a corresponding page in Places where you can see the location on the EOTopo online maps and get the GPS position, see photos, description of facilities and what's there, plus read any comments/reviews posted by other visitors.

As a crowd-sourced reference you might not believe that the photos and information shown is the best representation of what you know it to be - if that's the case PLEASE ADD YOUR PHOTOS & REVIEWS.

If you're having trouble locating the page to post your photos (because the location is not linked), then just go directly to the Places home page on our website and search by typing in the name of the Place, or browse by map.


Are you an avid, but amateur, travel photographer? Is photography of outback Australia your passion? Then why not submit your best photographs of Australia to the ExplorOz 2016 photo competition. All submissions will be judged based on their suitability for use in the 2017 ExplorOz Calendar. As a guide, you can view the 2016 Calendar here.

Submission Guidelines

We're looking for photos that draw the observer into the scene and make them desire to go there, or go away from wherever they currently are – to get outdoors, to get camping. The photo should sell the “emotion” of being away. For nature photographers, that means some of the beautiful scenes that capture the purity of nature may not quite hit the mark for this competition. Consider how you could use a prop or more obvious subject matter that says “4WDing”, or “Camping”. And whilst sunsets and sunrises are always gorgeous they're not likely to be chosen unless there is subject matter that tells a story. The one chosen for the cover page of the 2016 Calendar was spot on.

Photos of the track also makes us feel like we are behind the wheel. We want photos that make us want to drive! Images of vehicle convoys tell both the 4WD ExplorOz story but also shows us that people have fun – that it is a journey shared together with others. Some 4WD action is always good, as is vehicle breakdown, bogged, etc. This is compelling us to want to get outdoors and experience something exciting!

Remember, this competition is to find the best photos that depicts "Australia from the ExplorOz perspective" for use in the ExplorOz 2017 Calendar and we expect to require 13-15 photographs to compile a 13 month calendar. The photographers of the selected photographs will receive 2 free copies of the calendar. Calendars will be made available for sale to the ExplorOz community through our online shop in time for Christmas.

How to Submit your Photo(s)

Please send your expression of interest by email to and we will send you a link to upload your photo submissions.

For each photo submitted, you must also supply:

1. Photographer's Name
2. Image Title
3. A small “story/blurb” about the image - this could describe how the photographer reached the area, or something significant about the subject matter, or the technique used to get the shot. It's up to you.


We have reserved the best for those that purchase a subscription and become "Members". Members receive the following entitlements:

1. Free online tracking map service via EOTrackMe
2. Free use of track logging system built into ExplorOz Traveller (save $29.99)
3. Member Discounts off all items (up to 10%) in the Shop
4. Free GPS file downloads (Treks & Places) - (GPX, OziExplorer, Hema Navigator, CSV, or GeoRSS)
5. Classified Display ads for free (save $20 each time)
6. Exclusive free Member sticker for your vehicle sent via post upon joining
7. Automatic entry into the current quarterly Redarc Prize Draw when you renew (Lifetime Members qualify for all draws)
8. Exclusive Member site tools & content

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