On The Road - August 2001

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Index for August 2001


6 Down the Mary River

The Mary River area in the Northern Territory is said to rival neighboring Kakadu for sheer beauty and diversity. And the chances of hooking a decent-sized barramundi are said to be good.

42 Seaside fun at Iluka

John Denman takes a drive to Iluka in NSW to rediscover this little seaside town where an old-time atmosphere has not been displaced by progress.

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50 Minerva Hills

Queensland’s Springsure has an interesting history and a nearby national park that is great for sightseeing.

76 Campsite reports

Camping spots by the sea in NSW, Victoria and Queensland feature this month as well as a place to relax and wash off the red dust in Western Australia.

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36 Regal’s Desert Series

Bill and Doreen King plan to make this pop-top their last van, and have spent a lot of time making sure that everything is just the way they want it.


10 Walkabout

We’ve got a real pot-pourri of equipment, books and information for campers and travellers this month.


20 Big, bigger and biggest!

Love them or hate them, it’s hard to avoid our oversized icons that loom over local horizons.

 32 Bungarung

Colin Kerr discovers that an old leprosarium in remote WA is being given a new lease on life.

 53 Monument to gold

Ararat in Victoria has a new museum to celebrate its golden history.

56 Naturally gorgeous

Few people ever get to see this wild side of the Kimberley region in WA that photographer Col Roberts loves to capture.

64 Campfire cooking

Expert fisherman Dick Eussen opens his bush kitchen for us to take a look at his “secret” fish recipes.


54 My 2001 Experience

Got a story to tell, some advice to give or tips to share? This is where our readers have the chance to win a $500 Outdoor Pack from Shakespeare Australia.


72 Land Rover’s small 4WD

Toby Hagon takes a look at the 2001 model upgrade to Land Rover’s Freelander four-wheel-drive.


68 Best fishing excuses

If you need another reason to pack up the rods and throw a line in the water, try one of Paul B. Kidd’s excuses.


29 Readers’ letters

A two-wheel-drive vehicle takes two readers on a memorable trip around Australia.

63 Win a pair of binoculars

We have three pairs of rugged Off-Trail binoculars to give away.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz