Dear ExplorOz Reader,
we publish this newsletter, David has just reached Newman for the start
of the Variety Club 4WD Adventure Event, which kicks off tomorrow.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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- Mt Gill
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
Barking Gecko MTB Tours
Quick Fit Tyre Services
Eurobodalla Tourism & Commerce
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
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!
- 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.
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,
maps, books, permits, etc from our online
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"End" from the ExplorOz Team
David, Michelle, & Juliana