ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 81

6th May, 2005. In this issue: Looking for best prices on gear to go?, Trip Journal, More for Members, Road Conditions and Forum News.

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Dear ExplorOz Reader,

There are around 16,000 people who get this newsletter into their inboxes so its wonderful to constantly receive your rave reports. Did you know that you can also read past newsletters online? Simply go to the Mail List box in the left margin of the site (all pages) and click on the issue number of Past Newsletters.

Looking for best prices on gear to go?

Click on the Business Search menu tab at the top of the ExplorOz website and you have instant access to around 300 different 4WD/camping/caravan and tourism businesses in Australia. 

In this issue, we feature the "Campers & Trailers" category where you'll find manufacturers, distributors and hire operators right around the country.

These businesses support ExplorOz, so go on and support them by giving them your business!

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What's new in the ...


New Products

Take a Walk in Victoria's National Parks

This new title brings this series of Walking Guides up to 6 books.


Western Australia & South West

This map has the whole of Western Australia on one side (1: 3,000,000) whilst the other side zooms into the south west region (at 1: 1,200,000). Maps includes pastoral boundaries.



This is a new regional map covering the Mandurah Collie region, which contains excellent 4WDing opportunities.


Just like using a street directory, each of these NEW town maps contains a street index - perfect for travellers or locals. Nice looking and easy to use. All maps are just $7.85 each.

Broome, Kununurra & Derby

Port Hedland

Karratha & Dampier


Margaret River & Augusta


Click here to view the other StreetSmart maps available.

New Edition Maps

Trip Journal

Part 4 of the latest ExplorOz trip journal has just been published - Victorian Alpine & High Country

And if you really enjoy lounge chair travelling, why not browse through our entire Trip Journal covering trips over the last 8 years!

Wow! More for Members...

We now have another great feature for our Members!

Members can now link any picture from their Gallery directly into Forum threads. To use the new feature, Members need to be replying, or posting in the Forum. At the bottom of the box where you type your text you will see a new option (Add Gallery Picture). Just click it and follow the prompts to add one or more pics from your existing Members Picture Gallery anywhere in your thread. To use this feature, you obviously need to have already loaded pics into your gallery. This is done via My Home page.


NOTE: Adding gallery pics to the forum will cause the image in your Picture Gallery to be locked until the thread is archived (1 month) so you will not be able to delete or change the picture during the lock period. Since the standard Members Gallery only holds 6 images, we will also be adding a "gallery upgrade" option so that you can store more than the current limit in your Gallery, for a small fee.


Not yet a Member? Then this is just another great reason to join up today.

Road Conditions

If you are looking for reports on track conditions Australia wide, then look no further than ExplorOz Road conditions

We focus specifically on offroad tracks where reports are regularly available and although you can obtain most of this information elsewhere, we make it easy for you by putting the reports together by state and region with as much incidental information as we are supplied with. Note - we welcome reports from travellers with updates/comments. Please email to juliana@exploroz.com


The Forum is starting to see a greater variety of sponsors - on both the Post Index view and the Open Thread view. 

As you move throughout all pages of the ExplorOz site, you will see that advertisers choose specific pages for their ad placement, based on page content being relevant to their product/service. Advertisers are telling us that they are receiving excellent results with some campaigns bringing a new referral to their business at a rate of 1 in every 4 page views on their ExplorOz Page Sponsor ad.

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This newsletter was brought to you by the ExplorOz® Team
David, Michelle, & Juliana

ExplorOz ® is owned by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd.
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Phone: (08) 9403 3737

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