April 2002

Birds, Banksias, Burrum

"You like bird watching and bushwalking? You need a break from Down South, but haven’t time to drive to the Top End? Then zip up to Burrum Coast National Park, Woodgate Section, four hours’ drive north of Brisbane..."

Campsite Review - King Ash NT

"The late-autumn sun was warm on my face as I lay back in my comfortable camp chair. Sleep beckoned but, just as I succumbed, the rod bucked in my hands and line began whizzing out towards midstream...."

Hard Copy Magazine Index

GREAT PLACES TO GO

6 Birdlife in the bush
Share peace and tranquillity with the birdlife in Queensland’s Burrum Coast National Park. 

42 The beauty of a coral reef
Ningaloo is Western Australia’s answer to the Great Barrier Reef. Discover its beauty off the coast of Exmouth.

76 Campsite reports
This month we’re off to a cattle station in WA, the goldfields of Queensland, a forest park in NSW and the Gulf Country of NT.


CAMPERS’ TALES

18 Sun power
Jim Foster offers us some good and simple ideas for powering our camps the natural way – using solar power.

22 Face of Australia
Here’s a snap shot of a great Aussie icon.

29 Sugar beet
Victoria was almost the sugar capital of Australia.

30 Walk the Ngaut
Put your walking shoes on for a tour of discovery in South Australia’s Riverland.

34 Foreshore picnic
Enjoy maritime history near the city of Melbourne.

58 Folky fun
We kick back to enjoy all the fun of Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival.

64 Campfire cooking
Cook up an impromptu treat for a birthday bash in the bush.


CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES

36 Lightweight and tough
The Driftaway Wren Mk2 has arrived. We take a look at this new off-road tent trailer.

52 Sunliner Isle
Take a cruise with the new Sunliner motorhome, complete with an island bed.


GOOD GEAR AND GADGETS

10 Walkabout
We’ve got some new books for campers, some gear for travellers and some news on what’s happening.


JUST FOR READERS

50 My Outback Experience
A reader treks convoy-style to Innamincka and wins a great great outdoor prize from Snowgum.

34 Escape to the Outback
We’d love our readers to join us for a weekend in the bush.


GETAWAY VEHICLE

72 Subarus are go
Toby Hagon has a look at the updates to Subarus.

CATCH A FEED

68 Taste test
Paul B Kidd gives us his tried and true top 10 tastiest fish.

REGULAR FEATURES

24 Readers’ letters
A reader shares one of her beautiful visitors.

35 Win a caravan anti-vortex kit
We have four of these kits to give away.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz