Dear ExplorOz Reader,
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...
|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!
Short Stay Guides are $19.95
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
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
& 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
This book lists (with contact details) over 280 places in Qld
where you can camp on public land. $12.95
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NEW Trek Notes
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.
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.
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.
Launch of PlotSwap™
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
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.
EFlare Corporation (Melb)
Sunnyside Up 4x4 Club (Syd)
CityWest 4x4 Club (Melb)
WA 4WD Association (Perth)
your 4WD Club listing
you know that the 4WD Club category in our Business Search Engine is free?
To list your club in our Search
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Bash starts soon...
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.
for more about the event and who's involved.
you love the ExplorOz website, then the best way to show your support is
to use our services.
you all some inspiration for travelling somewhere in Oz...
ExplorOz Team - David, Michelle, & Juliana