Dear ExplorOz.com site user,
Once again, we bring you another newsletter packed full of good news from www.ExplorOz.com
A special thanks to all those who have sent feedback and completed the recent
survey. We've had 3 winners already! We've taken a lot of your new ideas on board. This is a very important
thing you can do so, please keep telling us exactly what you want and we'll do our best to arrange it.
New stuff to check out:
| Difficulty Rating|| We've published our scale of 1-5 with a complete legend to help you choose which treks are suitable for your skill/preparation level. |
The legend is accessible from every trek note and displayed on the Trek Search lookup page.
If you're reading a specific trek, just look in the top orange bar that shows the key (1-5 4WDs) or click the image for the complete Difficulty Rating Legend.
is booming. We currently have new members joining every day so we have
decided to build new features especially for Members Only - and will
continue to make Membership an important benefit to using ExplorOz.|
Members is a Personalised Home Page with special features. Members
are issued with a Member Number and Password. By using these to logon as a
Member every time you use ExplorOz will make a huge difference to using
When a member logs on, they get
their very own Personalised Home Page showing what's changed since
their last visit - with links to each new/updated page. This is a great
improvement and will be sure to save you heaps of time and be lots of fun
If you haven't yet become a member consider the
- ExplorOz is a big site and it can be difficult to know what's changed since your last visit.
The personalised home page will keep a track of what's new/updated
since your last visit, provided you log on every time you visit.
- if you are logged on as a member, ExplorOz knows who you are so there's no room for error! One of the big things we notice is how often people make typos in their email address. If you get it wrong, you
won't get confirmations from the Adventure Shop, Forum, Trader, Fuel Prices etc. It also makes using the site faster as there's less for you to do!
- make sure if you are a member
you are logged on if making a purchase from the Adventure Shop.
Special things may pop into your shopping cart for FREE! Also, you are
entitled to free freight on orders over $60* but it can only be
calculated if you are logged on.
- members get a card that if shown to participating advertisers can be redeemed for discounts (we are working at getting lots more too)
- So if you're thinking of making a big order, get a membership card first.
permits (due to poor margins we can't afford to offer free freight on
these - sorry)
now updated DAILY|| Have you noticed that ExplorOz now has a complete Australia-wide Fuel Pricing report that is updated DAILY!! Check it out - if a place you want is not there, tell us (but we're
really only interested in regional/country and remote locations). We still need your input however especially for different fuel outlet brands.|
Setup Feature|| No new features this week, but coming soon is our Recovery Equipment (featuring tyre repair, air compressor, recovery kit, winch etc) plus a very special and unique water tank (no hints, sorry).|
The feature is nearing completion
and has had a facelift - check it out!
Report||You'll be pleased to know that the Simpson Desert is fully open, and so too is the Kimberley through to Kalumburu and Mitchell Falls. The Canning Stock Route is unlikely to be fully opened this season however. For a complete report, see our Road Conditions. For members, we are planning to give you the option of selecting which reports you are interested in keeping an eye on so we can send you email notification when updates occur. |
We are currently trying to contact all 4WD Clubs so if you are a member of any 4WD Club in Australia, please forward the following information to the appropriate person in your club.
"ExplorOz is offering all clubs, free promotion in our Business Search Engine but we need contact details. In return, all we ask is for a mention of our webaddress in the club's newsletter. With our dedicated Australia-wide Road Conditions, Fuel Prices and other great interactive features like the Forum, Trader and our regular Features there's loads of great stuff for clubs to find of interest. Of course, all
our trek notes and trip preparation information is invaluable to new drivers too. Plus, we offer fast delivery of SA Desert Parks Passes and the full range of WA Calm park passes."
Change of details?
We now have well over 1000 (1
thousand) names in our mailing list so if you need to change your email address for receiving this newsletter
please use the online system. Simply delete your old email address, then add your new email