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DESTINATIONS

Places to go, things to see and do. We’re very lucky to live in a country where it’s possible to use a 4WD’s potential to explore nearby and remote Outback areas. We give you the low-down on trip preparation and planning and suggest places you might like to visit. There are also useful hints on what you need to take with you and how to keep safe in the bush.

If you don’t own a 4WD, camping equipment, camper trailer, campervan, motorhome or caravan, hiring is a great option. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Aussie Road Trip now.

There’s also some fun stuff: tall bush tales and some interesting characters we’ve met along the way.

LATEST ARTICLES

BUSH CHARACTERS, YARNS & POETRY

Character: Denis Bartell

Character: Denis Bartell

Denis Bartell is one of Australia’s modern pioneers and was justifiably awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the general division, in 1989. Dick Smith, founder of Australian Geographic Magazine, presented him with its Adventurer of the Year Award Gold Medallion 1994.

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Character: Norm Needham

Character: Norm Needham

We’re indebted to the late Ian Glover, long-serving editor of Overlander Magazine and many other publications, for his introduction to this story about one of the 4WD movement’s pioneers.

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EVERYTHING LITTLE TOWN HAS SOMETHING

Karratha – February 2019

Karratha – February 2019

The City of Karratha has been transformed in recent years, becoming one of Australia’s most liveable regional cities, set in a beautiful natural landscape.

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Adelong

Adelong

Adelong’s verandah-lined main street is classified by the National Trust (NSW) and some buildings date back to the goldrush era of the 1800s. The nearby Heritage Listed Industrial Site, Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, boasts a remarkable collection of stone ruins and the remains of the Reefer quartz crushing mill.

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HIRE – 4WD, CAMPERS & CAMPING GEAR

Camper trailer hire for holiday or pre-purchase

Camper trailer hire for holiday or pre-purchase

Many people are unsure of their exact camper trailer needs, or they simply want to enhance their camping flexibility by hiring a trailer when required. Some others are unsure if the camping life is for them and hiring a camper trailer is a much cheaper exercise than buying one and having to sell it if the experience isn’t a good one!

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Motorhome and camper relocations

Motorhome and camper relocations

Hiring a motorhome can be an expensive business, especially when you factor in relocation fees and the onerous charges the major hire companies like to impose, but there is a cheaper alternative for those who are flexible with dates and timing for a motorhome trip.

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OUTDOORS HEALTH & SAFETY

Leatherman Raptor safety tool

Leatherman Raptor safety tool

The Leatherman Raptor is a professional tool intended for use by first responders to auto accidents. Being a Leatherman device, it folds easily to fit inside a supplied plastic sheath, that can be fixed in a vehicle, or worn on a belt or harness. It also has a lanyard eyelet on one of the shear handles and a pocket clip.

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Blood pressure monitoring in the bush

Blood pressure monitoring in the bush

In the event of illness in a remote area it may be important to relay information to the Flying Doctor. A blood pressure reading is a significant piece of medical information and it’s not difficult to monitor it.

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PLANNING & PACKING

TAG-ALONG TOURS & TOUR OPERATORS

Alice Springs Expeditions

Alice Springs Expeditions

This company is operated by John Stafford, who has lived and worked in the Alice Springs area for the past 20 years, with Tourism NT. He is well qualified to be an expert guide for your Alice Springs Expedition through outback Central Australia.

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Finke River Adventures by ATV

Finke River Adventures by ATV

This company offers a novel way to experience the rugged beauty of Central Australia. Finke River Adventures use lightweight all-terrain vehicles that you can drive or passenger inside.

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TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Yanga National Park

Yanga National Park

For years we’ve driven past NSW’s Yanga National Park en route to more distant places, but our OTA Team members Sheree and Simon Martin spent five days there in 2020. It’s a Park that’s well worth a visit.

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Border Ranges National Park

Border Ranges National Park

This World Heritage listed area offers spectacular views of the Mount Warning volcanic site, along with drives and walks through dense rainforest.

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