On The Road - December 1999

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Index for December 1999


6 Grampian glory

The top part of the Grampians in Victoria is a beautiful and uncrowded place to visit. Heather Farish tells us why it’s such a great place to visit.

42 Peace at Mackay

From the beaches to the mountains, Elizabeth Mueller takes an NQ Rentails motorhome on a journey of exploration through the tropical Queensland region of Mackay. The photographs are fantastic.

76 Campsite reports

Looking for some really great places to camp out in Australia? Our reporters give their unbiased opinions on four campsites, including a grand old homestead in SA and a park where the first two nights are free.

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28 Pedigree’s new horizons

There’s little that the new Horizon caravan lacks in the way of accommodation and comfort yet it comes at a price that will appeal to travellers on a budget (and isn’t that most of us?).

50 Windcheater from Windsor

Peter Hammond looks at Windsor’s entry-level caravan that includes a shower and toilet. If it’s important to have the comforts we are used to at home, here is a caravan that will appeal.


10 Walkabout

There’s some great products for vehicles this month, as well as details of a different kind of travel show, and a sleeping bag that’s so small, you won’t believe it until you see it.

26 Win one of 25 Gasfuses

It’s easy to enter our giveaway for an essential safety device that shuts down gas bottles if there’s a leak.

32 Christmas gifts for travellers

Need some ideas for a present for your favorite camper? We’ve got some great gift suggestions from Avis Pearce. We describe the products, photograph many of them, and, unlike some other magazines, we give you the retail price and a telephone number to call to find out where to get them.


18 Wacky events calendar

We really are a weird mob. Vaughan Mawbey investigates ferret races, boat races in rivers without water, camel races, the world rabbit-skinning championship and many other wacky events. It is a guide on when and where to go to see Australians doing what they do best: Having lots of fun.

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56 The toss of the coins

We take a look at the two-up school in Kalgoorlie to find out what this game of chance is all about.

64 Campfire cooking

Our campside Christmas feast won’t keep the cook slaving over a hot camp oven, but it will bring lots of complements. If you want a celebratory meal in the bush, this article is a must.


72 A grander Hyundai

Hyundai is tackling the Australian family car market, and we’re likely to hear more from this Korean manufacturer next year. Toby Hagon takes a look at Hyundai’s latest offering. And yes, it will tow a caravan.


68 Women wet a line

Paul B. Kidd says fishing is a leisure activity that is certainly not reserved just for blokes, and it seems that there are others in the industry that agree.


60 Readers’ Letters

It’s over to our readers for comments, ideas and advice for fellow travellers.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

There are some real teasers in this month’s Cross Quiz. It is a real test of your knowledge of Australia and s a great campfire quiz that everybody can take part in and enjoy.