December 2007 - Table of contents


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

Including:

GREAT PLACES TO GO

Enjoy a barbecue near Perth - Bush, beach and a barbie – treat yourself to all three not far from the city centre.
Tasmanian treasures - John Mainwaring takes us off the main drag to fi nd some of the delights of Tasmania’s north-west coast.

CAMPSITE REPORTS

Our campsite reporters have found some excellent campsites this month, by the beach in northern NSW, on Fraser Island, at a remote gorge in the Northern Territory and at a relaxing park near Gympie in Queensland.

This month, we look at places to camp in:
  • Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort, Hastings Point, NSW. 35km south of Tweed Heads.
  • Fraser’s at Cathedral Beach Fraser Island, Queensland. Off the coast of southern Queensland.
  • Umbrawarra Gorge Campsite, Northern Territory. 25km south-west of Pine Creek.
  • Gympie Caravan Park Gympie, Queensland. 160km north of Brisbane

    CARAVANS & MOTORHOMES

  • Beautifully homebuilt
    Brad and Gemma Williams have built their own teardropstyle caravan on a larger than life scale.

    GOOD GEAR & GADGETS

    In this month’s Walkabout we take a peek at the newest fishing books, a handy camp table and the latest in unplugged technology – a portable fridge.

    CAMPERS’ TALES

  • A Hunter Valley experience - While the Hunter Valley in NSW is known as Wine Country, it seems that there’s lots more to enjoy as well.
  • Cool pools in a bush haven - Beat the heat this summer at the cool retreat of Alligator Creek in Queensland.
  • Big fun for little kids - The Monash Adventure Park in South Australia is a great stop-over for kids of all ages.
  • Uniquely Australian - John McCann introduces us to some of the 54 different species of wallabies and kangaroos that call Australia home.
  • How to remember what not to forget - Stephanie Jackson has a sure-fire way to make sure she never forgets anything that’s needed for a holiday.
  • Campfire cooking - After a visit to his doctor, Jim Foster found that he had to change his diet. Luckily, Jim’s wife Cheryl has found ways to avoid the Grim Reaper.

    JUST FOR READERS

  • My Favourite Place
    A simple and peaceful bush camp has won for a reader a great Eagle Creek prize pack from Snowgum.

    GETAWAY VEHICLE

  • Volvo country
    Seven seats and a choice of impressive new engines help to make the XC-90 an appealing family machine.

    CATCH A FEED

  • Full-on fishing adventures
    Paul B. Kidd takes his sense of adventure on a fishing trip to Cape York.

    Readers’ letters

  • According to a reader, galahs love paddy melons!

    .....And the Aussie Cross Quiz.

    CHANCES TO WIN!

    A personal breathalyser
    We have four of these handy units to give away.
    br> A Thermos Shuttle Chef
    We’ve got one two-pot slow cooker to give away.


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