August 2003

Gum-Loo Derby

" At tiny Gumlu in north Queensland, toilets have been used to raise money..."

Campsite Review - Warragul Gardens Caravan Park VIC

" Beautiful gardens of flowering plants in a parkland setting, attractive cabins and lush green grass on large flat caravan sites..."


6 The gold of the Top End

The Northern Goldfields Loop follows the hopes and disappointments of gold fever in the Pine Creek district.

34 High on the ridge

Tarra Bulga National Park and the Grand Ridge Road in south-eastern Victoria is a great place to find ferns and trees.

42 Along the Castlereagh

The Castlereagh Highway links gold mining centres with an opal mining centre and also passes a few wineries as it makes its way from Lithgow in New Sotuh Wales to St George in Queensland.

56 Naturaliste to Leeuwin

WA's Cape to Cape drive has some of the roughest and most dramatic coastal scenery to be found.

74 Campsite reports

Waterholes in Queensland, jacarandas in New South Wales, South Australian opals, and access to Melbourne have attracted our campsite reporters this month.



38 Classy, slide on camper

The Wombat camper is a versatile slide-on camper that any traveller would be proud of.



10 Walkabout

Take a peek at Trakka's new Torina Motorhome, find out what's happening at some of our most interesting tourist attractions and lots more in Walkabout this month.



50 My Outback Experience

An Outback character has won for a reader a warm and snuggle winter jacket from Snowgum.



21 Racing for charity

Gumlu's annual Dunny Races are a lot of fun for visitor's to this tiny Queensland town.

22 Safe and enjoyable towing

A good towing set-up will make your holiday safer and more enjoyable. John Denman runs through the rules and offers some advice on how best to set up your rig.

27 Bush poem

What stories could the walls tell, if only they could speak.

27 Trike travels

A trike is taking Peter Jones on the road.

53 Train trek

The legendary Indian Pacific takes passengers from one side of the continent to the other.

64 Campfire cooking

The Australia redclaw can be a tasty guest in the camp kitchen.



72 Family wagon

Toyota has launched an all-new Prado that makes a perfect family getaway vehicle.



68 Catch more fish

An old fishing trick can help you to catch more fish.



29 Readersí letters

Tales of a blow-out, camp oven cooking and help for other readers can be found in our letters this month.

20 WIN van leg stands

We have 12 sets of Van Stands to give away.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

Have fun with our Australiana quiz.