ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 65

29th July, 2004. In this issue: Variety Club - The Children's Charity, New Trek Note - Warraweena - Mt Gill, New Advertisers this Fortnight, Add Your 4WD Club Listing and Support ExplorOz.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,

As we publish this newsletter, David has just reached Newman for the start of the Variety Club 4WD Adventure Event, which kicks off tomorrow. 

For the duration of this 9 day event, the ExplorOz vehicle has been fitted with the SatTrak24 satellite receiver. The GPS position of the vehicle will be transmitted at 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm each day and sent to our webserver where we have incorporated the data into our own iMapPlot™ dynamic map interface. 

This means that the public can view the progress of our event vehicle as it traverses the great lands of the Pilbara region in remote Western Australia. Each GPS position is shown by a time and date stamp and an orange dot on the map. The positions from Perth - Newman over the last 2 days have been plotted already so once the event finishes you'll see the entire route plotted on the map.

As with all maps in the iMapPlot™ mapping interface, you can zoom in, zoom out, pan and access the different layers depending on the scale you are viewing at the time showing you various features such as town names, rivers, stations etc.

So please take the time to View the Online Event and show your support for the ExplorOz Team - #515 and the Variety Club - "The Children's Charity".

Back in Print - New Editions

New Products

The "Take A Walk" walking guide series contains 5 books by John and Lyn Daly. Each book contains detailed notes about fabulous tracks, trails and routes to suit all types of walkers, from casual to serious. These books are ideal for ExplorOz-travellers!

Walkers Guide to the Gold Coast

The authors of this book worked in conjunction with the Gold Coast City Council to prepare this book of 55 walks that traverse urban and suburban routes, beaches and forests, agricultural, business and industrial precincts as well as wetland and island environments. They highlight many Gold Coast parks and reserves and emphasise the richness of the areas' heritage, including memorials and cemeteries.


Rail Journeys Map

This is a comprehensive double-sided Hema road map of Australia with all the railway lines of Australian shown in their various gauges,  plus all the "famous" rail journeys are detailed, with photos of the trains and descriptions of the journeys, and much more. It's a definite for all train buffs!



Pictorial Souvenir of The Kimberley

Photos and text by the same author as the Hema Pocket Guides, this book captures the true Kimberley with gorgeous photographs of all the major scenes, highlights and points of interest. At this price, you can leave your camera at home and leave it to the professionals!


  Brisbane Day Trips

If you've ever wondered what to do with a spare day in Brisbane, this map has all the answers with 16 trips planned for you. Each trip includes the distance/time it will take, a detailed description including places to visit and contact details for places visited or Visitor Information Centres in the area. 


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New Trek Note

Warraweena - Mt Gill

Click to view Trek Note online

Mt Gill is the second highest peak in the Flinders Ranges and this trek is only suitable to experienced 4WDrivers with high clearance vehicles. Thanks to Member - Willem for submitting this great drive. He's currently staying on the Warraweena Station, a private conservation park conducting 3 surveys for ExplorOz trek notes so stayed tuned for more great destinations! View Trek

New Advertisers this Fortnight

South Australia

Warraweena Station
Barking Gecko MTB Tours

Quick Fit Tyre Services


Jerilderie Motors
Eurobodalla Tourism & Commerce

View all New Advertisers 

Add your 4WD Club listing
Did you know that the 4WD Club category in our Business Search Engine is free? To list your club in our Search Engine... click here

Forum Sponsors

Birdsville Studio have recently started sponsoring various site pages, as well as the Forum. We can personally advise that no visit to Birdsville would be complete without experiencing this unique gallery of beautiful watercolour paintings of the desert whilst dining casually in the eclectic surrounds of the Caravanserai Cafe. We have been long-time friends with Wolfgang and his son Karsten who are true Birdsville icons - don't miss it!


Waeco  - keep an eye on the monthly specials advertised in the Forum for great portable fridge deals from a quality manufacturer. New special starts August 1st.

Love the site?

If you love the ExplorOz website, then the best way to show your support is to use our services. 

  • Use the email links from the Business Search to make contact with suppliers and operators, 

  • purchase your maps, books, permits, etc from our online shop

  • run a Display Trader Ad for just $9.95 to sell your second-hand goods and 

  • become a Member OR

  • become an Advertiser if you operate a business in Australia that offers products/services targetted to the traveller. Rates start from just $5/mth in the Business Search Engine.


The "End" from the ExplorOz Team

David, Michelle, & Juliana

ExplorOz ® is owned by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd.
PO Box 967, Hillarys Western Australia 6923
Phone: (08) 9403 3737

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