ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 64

19th July, 2004. In this issue: Over 27 New Maps and Books, 3 NEW Trek Notes - Quobba Coast, West Swan to Muchea and Expedition National Park. Also, the Official Launch of PlotSwap™.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,

Lots of new content has been published to the site in the last fortnight including 3 new Treks, lots of new books and maps in the Adventure Shop, plus we announce the official launch of PlotSwap™. It's all covered in this newsletter, so please read on...


New Books

The Short Stay Guides Series (one book per state)  are a wonderful way to get to know all the regions of the state and cover every detail a traveller could need. The books are organised by town and region and feature detailed maps, comprehensive accommodation details (including prices), dining, points of interest, festivals, facilities and travel trim and distances. In full colour, these are very good value!

All Short Stay Guides are $19.95


Explore Australia by Caravan

Includes 35,000 km of Australia's top touring routes, over 150 specially prepared route maps, Australia wide road atlas, tips & advice plus full contact details for 600 "recommended" caravan parks. $39.95

  Discover SW Western Australia

This is another title in the popular new series of Discover Guides published by Hema. Contains detailed maps, what to see and do, where to stay (from camping to resorts), itineraries (including 4WD), planning info and contacts, interesting background on flora, fauna, geology and history. $21.95

  Caravan & Camping Guide - 2004 edition

This is a book you'll use both before you start out, plus on the road. Inside you'll find general camping info with hints on preparing your trip, what to pack, choosing a top van spot, etc with the majority of the book dedicated to listing "campsites" around Australia plus tons of good maps. $18.95

Over 27 more new maps/books

for more NEW products that have come in this fortnight (too many to list in this newsletter) view New/Updated Products list online.

Back in Print - New Edition

  Camping in Queensland

This book lists (with contact details) over 280 places in Qld where you can camp on public land. $12.95

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3 NEW Trek Notes

Quobba Coast (WA)

This trek starts in Carnarvon in Western Australia and follows a scenic route out along the rugged coast just north of the town and takes in Blowholes, Quobba Station and the popular surfing reef at Red Bluff.

West Swan to Muchea (WA)

If you're looking for a short day trip in Perth where you can practise your 4WD skills then this is the trip for you.

Expedition National Park (QLD)

A trip to this truly isolated wildness park is ideal at this time of year. Best of all it is only 350km from Highway 1 and 550km from Brisbane, yet it's quiet possible to have this 110,000 hectare park all to yourself, even on weekends.

Official Launch of PlotSwap™

If you use a GPS and OziExplorer mapping software, then you'll love to start using PlotSwap™.

PlotSwap™ is a data swapping AND mapping facility. 

Some of you have already been using the earlier versions of this facility to upload your own data file (OziExplorer .plt files), however NOW you can also download a fully geo-referenced digital map containing 1M topographic map data combined with unique data layers specific to outback travellers including the track files.

All this is free for your own data, but PlotSwap is designed as a sharing facility.

In order to download other people's data you  need PointPlace credits. (Note - 200 credits are supplied when you become an ExplorOz Member and an additional 200 PointPlace credits can then be purchased for $5 when required.

New Advertisers this Fortnight

EFlare Corporation (Melb)


3 4WD Clubs

Sunnyside Up 4x4 Club (Syd)
CityWest 4x4 Club (Melb)
WA 4WD Association (Perth)

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4WD Bash starts soon...

There's just 2 weeks to go until the start of the Variety Club 4WD Bash to the Pilbara in which the ExplorOz Team is participating. To keep you involved, we'll be publishing our GPS position LIVE via satellite to the event page using iMapPlot™ mapping. See Event Page

or click HERE for more about the event and who's involved.

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Wishing you all some inspiration for travelling somewhere in Oz...
The ExplorOz Team - David, Michelle, & Juliana

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