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On The Road - August 2000

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Index for August 2000


GREAT PLACES TO GO

6 Desert springs

Durba Springs in Western Australia is just about as far off the beaten track as you can get.

42 Legends and waterfalls

A tale of beauty and lost love from far-north Queensland.

76 Campsite reports

Our reporters have found great spots to lay the swag in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.

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CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES

20 Pedigree’s ingenious Xtenda

With little effort Pedigree’s innovative Millennium caravan grows into a caravan with plenty of room to move.

53 Cruising with Regent

Regent’s “Monarch” is no more. Now it’s time to look forward to the new Cruiser range for people on a budget.


GOOD GEAR AND GADGETS

10 Walkabout

We’ve got books, tours and some great equipment this month. And is your name on our winners’ list.


CAMPERS’ TALES

27 Round-Australia travel tips

Pat Hayes asked Outback travel experts for advice for Australians who want to enjoy the freedom of touring their remarkable country.

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30 Lakes of salt

These shimmering lakes throughout the Outback are bursting into activity after life-giving falls of rain.

50 A’vans everywhere!

When the Australian A’van Club invited members to a national gathering in Echuca they were surprised at the result.

58 Kid stuff

Jigging for squid is easy – even adults can do it. Peter Julian and his family show us how it’s done.

60 We escaped!

The first On The Road readers weekend away was a roaring success, and a fantastic break in the bush.

64 Campfire cooking

If you like hot food, you’ll love this month’s recipe. John Boland from the Byron Bay Chilli Co shares a family favorite recipe, Smokin’ tamale pie.


JUST FOR READERS

24 Trek into the Outback

There’s still time to join our trek into south-west Queensland. This is an ideal trip for people with basic camping gear who are touring the Outback for the first time.


GETAWAY VEHICLE

72 Towing with the Avalon

Toby Hagon checks out the towing ability of Toyota’s challenge to the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.


CATCH A FEED

68 More ways to catch fish

Top fishing writer Paul B. Kidd reveals some of the more-obscure ways to catch a fish. Not all are recommended!


REGULAR FEATURES

34 Readers’ letters

Great ideas from our readers.

40 Win a Megapulse battery preserver

We have 10 of these remarkable devices to give away.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

Test your trivia knowledge with our Australiana crossword.