On The Road - April 2001

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Index for April 2001


GREAT PLACES TO GO

8 Kelly country

There’s more to life than bushrangers and wild colonial boys in Beechworth, Victoria.

42 Northern glory

WA’s Karajini National Park has spectacular gorges and fantastic scenery – just the spot for a 50th birthday celebration!

74 Campsite reports

Our campsite reporters went to New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory and found a lovely bush camp, a park where trains feature, a spot by a lake and a camp where there are hot springs to sooth weary bones.

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CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES

22 Luxury lifestyle

If you want to explore Australia in five-star luxury, Swagman’s Signature could be the vehicle for the job.

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50 The new Galaxy

Peter Hammond takes a look at a new caravan – the Southern Cross from Galaxy that is a comfortable van with a sensible price.


GOOD GEAR AND GADGETS

14 Walkabout

There’s some fun gear in Walkabout this month, as well as an invitation to join us on our next reader’s weekend away.


AROUND AUSTRALIA

29 What to drive

This month Sue Neales looks at what to drive on the Big Trip, and how to kit up your vehicle for easy and comfortable travel.


CAMPERS’ TALES

38 Off the edge

Stephanie Jackson proves that stepping off a cliff is not a silly thing to do, when she takes her first abseiling lesson.

56 Barramundi in a billabong

Dick Eussen takes us on a Top End cruise to outsmart Australia’s favorite fighting fish.

62 Campfire cooking

These meals are easier to make than opening a can of beans.


JUST FOR READERS

54 My 2001 Experience

Readers share their camping and travelling experiences for the chance to win a $500 Outdoor Pack from Shakespeare.


GETAWAY VEHICLE

70 Workhorse utes

After more than a decade Holden offers drivers a new utility – the VU Commodore – and the surf-popular Sandman makes a comeback with wild Mambo colors.


CATCH A FEED

66 Creek-side hermits

Paul B. Kidd took a helicopter ride to visit Roger and Eva Spencer in what may be the most remote house-site in far-north Queensland.


REGULAR FEATURES

48 Readers’ letters

One of our readers is planning to forget the caravan for his next round-Australia trip.

34 Subscribe and win

Subscribers have the chance to win a Chescold three-way portable refrigerator from Electrolux Leisure.

80 Aussie Cross Quiz

Test your trivia knowledge with our Australiana crossword.