ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 68

22nd September, 2004. In this issue: ExplorOz eBooks are back, New Article - Engine Performance, New Trek Note - Winton to Innamincka and ExplorOz Trips/Gatherings.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,

With lots of new site features coming up all the time, our newsletters continue to be the best way for you to find out what's going on. This fortnight we bring new treks, new articles, new shop products and a fab new trip system for anyone wanting to go on a trip or get together with other people who use ExplorOz.

Back in Print - New Edition

ExplorOz eBooks are back

Now you can have all ExplorOz Trek Notes in a portable book format - on CD-Rom. The .pdf format of eBooks enables the ability to read them on your own computer without an internet connection and print perfect pages at any size without fiddling with settings.

Each eBook comes personally registered and is paginated, with a table of contents plus hyperlinks throughout for fast and easy use.

eBooks are titled by Region Name and contain pages from the website relative to that Region, including the Region History/Facts page, all Trek Notes, plus the Difficulty Rating Guide. 

There are 23 separate ExplorOz eBooks available - prices vary based on the number of pages from $3.95 - $9.95. 

If you want the whole site worth of destination content then there is an All Regions eBook containing over 1000 pages - outstanding value at just $42.95.


Browse the ExplorOz eBook series in the Adventure Shop - click here

New Products


[see EFlare'sBusiness Listing for more info].

EFlare 400

Portable warning beacons have a whole range of applications suitable to the 4WD, caravan and hiking enthusiast including breakdown alert, vehicle marking and personal marking. With its compact size and great price, this is a useful device that gets our thumbs up!


Northern Territory Fish Finder Fishing Map

Unlike a traditional road map, the Fish Finder Fishing Map focuses on showing fishing spots  - it is designed to help you plan your fishing trip and includes loads of tips and useful references.


[see related products]

North Australian Fish Finder

If its Barra and tropical fishing that's got you hooked then you need this popular reference book explaining where to go to make your prize catch. Covers all areas north of the tropic of Capricorn in 3 states.

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New Article
Engine Performance

Thanks to a group effort from a number of site users, this article looks at why engine performance is a key issue for 4WD owners. We discuss your options when looking to increase engine performance such as adding turbos, superchargers, exhaust systems, extractors, and engine management chips, plus we discuss the basic pros and cons of running petrol vs diesel motors and even a little about custom conversions...


This article is the first of more to come on the new Topic "Service and Mods". 

New Trek note

Winton to Innamincka

Another of our Members, has recently come back from a great tour through the Channel Country in outback Queensland through to South Australia and has supplied us with a number of new Trek Notes and plot files.

In this newsletter, we launch the first of these  - a Winton to Innamincka trek, which includes Opalton & Haddon Corner.

ExplorOz Trips/Gatherings 

To assist in the planning of ExplorOz Gatherings and Trips, we have created a wonderful new system (external to the Forum) that enables the coordination of people, venue and timing as well as enabling post-event reporting with photos.

SeeExplorOz Trip/Gathering Registration System.

Note - the WA Gathering to Mawson Park last weekend was the first trip completed using this system - see report and photos here)

Members - please feel free to post upcoming trips and gatherings you wish to invite other ExplorOz people to attend (non-members most welcome to register and attend).

Note - all users have access to view this site feature - find it under the Member menu.

New Forum Sponsor

Denco Diesel and Turbo are one of the few remaining original aftermarket turbocharger manufacturers still in operation today. Their turbocharger systems are renown across the country for their superior performance and reliability. Denco continues to remain at the forefront of industry advances and boasts a modern workshop utilising the latest electronic metering test equipment and factory trained technicians providing service to the highest standards set by all pump manufacturers. They carry a huge range of turbochargers and replacement parts, and repair all makes and models of turbochargers with an Australia-wide service capability.

Denco currently sponsor the Forum, Accessories Topic, & the new Performance Article. Contact them using their National Business Listing under the Servicing or Accessories categories.

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 directory plus you can sponsor any page of the site from just $25/mth.

Thanks for your support

David, Michelle, & Juliana
The ExplorOz Team

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