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Index for April 2000


GREAT PLACES TO GO

8 Paddling into the past

Only in Australia can you go for an overnight cruise on a wood-fired paddle steamer, and it’s a great way to leave workaday worries behind.

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42 Tale of two harbours

An isolated paradise on Tassie’s wild west coast where the fishing’s great and the camping is what we dream about.

58 Top spots in the Territory

There are places where you can get close to Top End wildlife without braving the bush.

76 Campsite reports

From the ruins of an Outback railway town, to the shores of Australia's largest freshwater lake.

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CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES

20 Versatile Transetter

When an A’Liner camper rides piggyback on a Ford Transit truck, it’s like having a caravan without wheels.

29 Presidential travelling

Sunliner’s latest camper is an agile package.

32 Motorhome mob

Like travelling through time in a capsule — that’s how enthusiasts describe touring in a motorhome or campervan. Our guide details some of the vehicles on offer from seven motorhome manufacturers.


GOOD GEAR AND GADGETS

12 Walkabout

News and products from the outdoor world

24 Gear for the Easter break

Avis Pearce shows us the latest goodies in the shops.

52 Books of the bush

The latest road atlas, Aussie wildlife info, and something special for seniors who want to get up and go.


CAMPERS’ TALES

64 Eating out

How to eat well when you’re cooking with dried ingredients.


JUST FOR READERS

37 Trek to Outback Queensland

Search for the elusive min-min on our readers’ trek.

62 Weekend escape

A weekend of bush leisure for On the Road readers near Shepparton in Victoria.


GETAWAY VEHICLE

72 Small packages

The small 4WD market is growing up.


CATCH A FEED

68 Fishing with Paul

Trading tinnies for “trash” tuna, Paul B. salvages a disappointing day.


REGULAR FEATURES

16 Win a gas-fired camping kettle

We’ve got six Hot2gO kettles from Engel to give away.

48 Readers’ Letters

A poem celebrating the Aussie flag.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

Test your trivia knowledge with our quiz.