ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 49

20th November, 2003. In this issue: Part 3 of the Canning Stock Route Diary, Have your Say in our New Poll, Adventure Shop Products and Do you run a Business in this Industry?
Dear ExplorOz Reader,

Trek Notes

We've had a great response to our callout for new Trek Notes with 3 new ones added in the last week or so and more under construction as we speak. Thank you to those that submitted these - your membership rewards will soon be processed as our token of thanks.

Little Desert | Gammon Ranges | Connie Sue Hwy 

Part 3 of the Canning Stock Route diary is now online

Due to an overwhelming positive response about the diary so far, we've released Part 3 for your enjoyment and interest. Rather than finish the diary in one huge read, we've split it across Part 3 and 4. Read Part 3 now from Durba to Well 33 and the final chapter Part 4, will be released to you next week.

Have your Say in our New Poll

The first in our new series of Online Polls was launched last night with a real controversial one - the issue we are debating is whether you see advertising agencies are misguiding the public about the 4WD recreation in their media campaigns. This issue goes to the very core of the image and hence reputation that 4WD owners and drivers cop - if you don't think its right, then lets challenge these agencies. What do you think? 

Vote YES or NO to our Poll question. 
You'll find the poll prominently placed in the right margin of every page of the site.

Adventure Shop

We have taken on new some maps and CDs from a new publisher in Victoria. Here's the product range from "Meridian Productions":

The Otways 4WD Map 1st edition$12.95

Scaled to 100:000 the map is a specific 4WD map and has just been released. The map is double sided with an overlapping panel on both sides so you don't loose your way when turning over the sheet, easy to read symbols and concise information about the parks and forests of the region. Covers the area from Anglesea and Winchelsea in the east and Princetown and Camperdown in the west.


Wombat State Forest 4WD Map 2nd edition$12.95

This map has the same design features as the Wombat State Forest map above and includes Points of interest such as mineral springs, old saw mill sites and tramways, picnic and camping areas; Location of wineries, nurseries and other tourist attractions; Extensive track network for vehicles, bikes, horses and walkers; Double sided with overlap through Trentham and Blackwood for easier handling; Highlighting the Great Dividing Trail and the Wombat Forest Drive; and more...


Victoria's Deserts 4WD Map 2nd edition$12.95

Covering the Mallee and northern Wimmera districts of Victoria and far eastern South Australia, this map is again, a specific 4WD map and covers an area that has little commercial map coverage. Accurate positioning of features such as bores, soaks, and camp grounds have been included in this edition. This is a must-have item when travelling Victoria's desert country


Each of the above maps is also available on CD $19.95

These CD maps are for use on moving-map software such as OziExplorer and TrackRanger for laptops and Gypsy for the Mac. Both the Wombat and Otways CD's come with the map in 5 different formats, TrackRanger demonstration software, and extra information useful to the maps users. The Victoria's Deserts CD is suitable for OziExplorer only. You can even register to be updated with corrections and additional information about the map.


New Australia Wall Map$10.95

Scale 1:4,750,000
Also from Meridian Productions is this Australia map with updated parks and reserves information including new marine parks, current road information, Both topographic and hydrographic relief, Easy to read distance grid for all capitals and major towns at highway intersections; International, interstate and park boundaries clearly defined and labelled; New land classifications not shown on other maps of Australia; Temperature and rainfall charts for every Australian capital city; Time zones indicated across Australia; Town Index for every city, town and locality listed on the map; and Tourist road names for major highways (eg Matilda Hwy and Kidman Way).


Do you run a business in this industry?


Michelle Jacka
Advertising Sales
 & Content Director

If you have been thinking about advertising on ExplorOz but can't work out what's for you, then please give Michelle a call on the number below. In just a few minutes we can guide you through the various options suitable to you and the costs. All new advertisers are being offered a no-obligation free trial for one month so now is the time to come onboard. You'll be surprised how simple and easy our advertising solution can be.

Phone (08) 9403 3737

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