ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 55

4th March, 2004. In this issue: New Article - Buying a Caravan, The ExplorOz Team in Variety Club 4WD Event, NEW feature for Members, Tell a Friend, Site Usage for Feb and Ranking by Category.

The ExplorOz Team is participating in the Variety Club 4WD Event
30th July - 7th August

This year's event will start in Newman and wind it's way through the beautiful and remote Rudall River region before traversing the Pilbara and finishing at Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef.

The event is all about raising funds to support the Variety Club's charitable aim - assisting sick and disadvantaged children.

Because the Variety Club focus on fun events such as the Bash and the 4WD Event for fundraising, we see this as a great way to use the ExplorOz website to do good things for the community in which we all live.

We need to raise a minimum $3500 donation to the Variety Club in order to participate.

If we can't raise the funds, we can't go. Please donate and help us help the kids.

Click here to find out more

Announcing a very special NEW feature for Members Only...

Yes - there's more new stuff for our valued members. We are now adding a new feature to membership whereby instead of posting the more personal information you might not like to share in the very public forum, you can now use Member to Member messaging.

Not yet a member?
Now's the time to join.
Click here.

Still just $50 for the first year, then only $30 for renewals each year thereafter.

Membership Fees are critical to the future of the ExplorOz website. We still desperately need your support - as the site and number of users grow, it costs more to run. If you use it, please dig deep to help keep it afloat. Just $1 per week will do it...

Tell a Friend

If you like ExplorOz.com then email our URL to a friend.

Site Usage - Feb

11.3 million hits for mth
212,000 unique user sessions for mth
New visitors 45,000
167,000 repeat visitors
Avg. number of hits per visitor 53
Bandwidth transferred 74GB

Ranking by Category based on site traffic

No. 4 Shopping/Classifieds - Books
No. 4 Automotive Recreation (RV) 
No. 19 Travel - Destinations/Accommodation
No. 670 of All Australian websites

results based on mth avg. for Feb 2004.
source: "Hitwise Australia - www.hitwise.com.au"

Want to Advertise?

Dear ExplorOz Reader,
Looking for a van?

You mustn't miss our latest article Buying a new Caravan featuring an ever-increasing variety of "caravan" types.We look at the different sorts of vans, plus camper trailers, & even the new buzz concept just hitting Australia - 5th Wheelers.

For quick access to everything across the ExplorOz site on Caravans & the RV scene just go to our new Caravan & RV section from the Topic Search menu.

Forum Sponsor
Cobb - the makers of the popular Cobb cooker,  have secured for themselves the most high-profile advertising position on the ExplorOz website as a sponsor of our Forum. You will see their banner in the top right-hand corner of the Forum - clicking this banner will take you to their website. Thanks Cobb - we hope our readers will take the time to visit your site and find out what's so great about your cooker!

New Shop Products

Special 50th Edition Western 4WDriver Magazine

Boasting 144 pages, this bumper edition marking the special 50th edition of this highly popular magazine from the west, reviews the upmarket VW Tourag and midrange Toyota Kluger; contains two trip noted tours including the never before publicised Dunn's Track, and looks at 4WD setups for remote travel, plus much much more.

Our price just $6.50

Hema Mackay & Whitsundays Map

This totally new map from Hema features detailed street level mapping for Mackay with insert maps for Sarina, Sarina Beach, Hay Point, Seaforth, Walkerton, Marian, Mirani, Finch Hatton, Bakers Creek, Bowen, the Whitsunday's and Proserpine. It also features a regional map, plus fishing and tourist information.

Our price just $6.80

Laraine Leyland's Food for the Road

This 200 page hardcover book from the infamous Laraine Leyland is easy to follow, featuring over 100 recipes,  most recipes of which are simple to make using the most basic of ingredients. 

She also covers hints on what food to carry, & how to store it.

Our price just $34.95

New Lock to suit Tregg Couplings

This simple locking device effectively locks your camper, trailer or caravan that uses the "Tregg" coupling device.

Our price just $19.95

First Aid Kit Refill Items
over 50 different quality items from Aloe Vera to Waterproof tape!
Build your own kits with quality products and save!

Most items from 40c - $5

New Editions Now Available
Hema Kakadu Map
Hema Fraser Island Map

Out of Print Alert

  • Hema Great Desert Tracks - due mid March.

  • Hema Kimberley Map - new edition due mid March

  • Katherine Gorge/Nitmiluk NP & West MacDonnell NP - no further info.

If something is unavailable in our shop then it will be clearly marked - everything else is generally held in stock.

Don't forget that you can still add Out of Print items to your wish list!

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Phone: (08) 9403 3737

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