ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 96

7th December, 2005. In this issue: New Article - Winches, New Trek Note - The Old Andado Track, Fuel Prices Historical Graphs, Year of the Outback 2006, Plot & Waypoint Files Wanted.

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Dear ExplorOz Reader,

Read on for details of this week's new Trek Note and a new Article just added to the site, along with a list of gift ideas for Xmas you can buy from our online map/book shop.

Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellers

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New and Updated Products

Camping Guide to Victoria

New 3rd Edition


Camping Guide to New South Wales

New 3rd Edition


Western 4WDriver 
- Summer 2006 Edition


Australian Explorers


The Australian Fishing Companion


Rail Trails of Tasmania


Cycling Around Sydney




Tasmanian Towns Street Atlas


Outback Trip Log


Priceless Campsites in North WA

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New Article - Winches

All 4WD travellers should be capable and equipped for winching when they head offroad. Written in conjunction with one of Australia's most noted experts in winch gear, this article outlines all the different types on the market, along with what accessories you need. Full of practical tips to suit everyone from traveller to competitor its a must read. Click here to read it online.


This article is in the new article format. All articles on the site are currently being re-formatted and updated. Keep your eye on the Latest Page Updates.

New Trek Note - SA Deserts

TheOld Andado Track traverses fascinating terrain that includes mountain ranges, rocky gibber plains, desert sand dunes and floodplains in the Red Centre just south of Alice Springs. 



It truly is a breathtaking experience and one that you will not expect to see in Central Australia. You can extend this trip to include Dalhousie Springs or Finke, and it joins up nicely with the Simpson Desert trek notes.


This trek note is in the new format including reverse driving directions. Keep your eye on the Latest Page Updates to see other Trek Notes that have been updated.

Fuel Prices Historical Graphs

30 Day trends for each state are shown on the Fuel Prices index page, whilst 90day trend graphs are shown on each state page at the end of the report. 

Don't forget that the Fuel Price pages are updated daily. 

Year of the Outback 2006

In the coming weeks you'll start to hear a lot more about a key event taking place next year called the "Great Outback Cleanup". 

As the name suggests, participants will be driving 4WD vehicles on 19 designated tracks across Australia leaving from capital cities and converging in Alice Springs in August 2006. The objective is to collect rubbish along the way, beautifying these remote areas and gaining positive media exposure for the 4WD industry.

ExplorOz will be extensively involved as one of the major sponsors to this event. Not only will we be involved in media promotions, but we will be the first point of contact for people wishing to find out about the logistics of participating.

Stay tuned for more details about the event in our next newsletter and keep your eyes open for the launch of a massive media campaign to promote this key event.

Plot & Waypoint Files Wanted

Thank you for the response from our last newsletter. Our list has been reduced by one, but we are still looking for the following plot and waypoint files...

Alpine and Kosciusko

Yengo National Park
Myall Lakes
Watagan Mountains
Quobba Coast
Little Desert
Matilda Highway
Darling River Run
Roper Bar
West MacDonnell Ranges
Wollemi National Park

What we're looking for is anyone who has driven a Trek according to the driving directions in the above trek notes. If you have recorded your trip on GPS then send us your track & waypoint files and we'll publish it within the relevant Trek Note to share with others.

Email files to ExplorOz

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