September 2007 - Table of contents

September Edition of On The Road. Camping and caravanning, on sale now!!!



A peaceful bush break - The Torrington State Recreational Area in New South Wales is perfect for a quiet weekend camping holiday.
Two rivers - The riverside towns of Wentworth and Mildura are surrounded by a world of natural beauty and stunning landscapes.
Beautiful Bruny Island - In south-east Tasmania, snowy white wallabies are just one of the standout attractions.


Our campsite reporters have selected a peaceful riverbank in NSW, a Queensland park where the sunsets have to be seen to be believed, a bushcamp near a blue pool in Victoria and a park at Surfers Paradise where you’re close to the action.

This month, we look at places to camp in:
  • Yal Yal Campsite, Kyalite, New South Wales, 37km south of Balranald.
  • Sun Lodge Oceanfront Tourist Park, Hervey Bay, Queensland, about four hours’ drive north of Brisbane
  • Blue Pool Campsite, Briagolong,Victoria, 15km north of Stratford.
  • Broadwater Tourist Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, 5km north of Surfers Paradise


    A 50-year-old beauty
    John and Carol’s classic Sunliner is an oldie and a goodie.


    Find out how to go camping for free, how to help the animals and what the latest in personal navigation is in this month’s Walkabout.


  • Cross the water - Jim and Cheryl Foster step onboard Camira for a marvellous day of sailing around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.
  • Wild in the Territory - Visitors to the Northern Territory Wildlife Park are in for a rewarding nature-based experience.
  • Mystery craters - The origins of these Queensland craters just cannot be explained.
  • Paddy melons - Learn about these fruit, which grow in many parts of Australia’s arid interior.
  • Along the pipeline - Take a trek from Perth to Kalgoorlie along the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail.
  • Campfire cooking - A slow cooked meal can be one of the easiest – and tastiest – to prepare when you’re on the road.


  • My Favourite Place
    Enjoying the spirit of an Australian legend has won for a reader a wonderful prize pack from Snowgum.


  • Mid-sized Captiva
    Holden’s new Captiva is a bit of a surprise package that is likely to become a family favourite.


  • The Aussie fishing reel
    Australia’s fishing icon, the Alvey reel, is now exported to all parts of the globe.

    Readers’ letters

  • A reader shares some tips to make travelling nice and simple.

    .....And the Aussie Cross Quiz.

    plus the chance to win a Travel Australia board game...We have four of these fun games to give away...

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