On The Road - January 2001

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Index for January 2001


GREAT PLACES TO GO

6 A visit to Lake Eyre

Former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner travels to our driest desert to find Australia’s biggest lake.

42 Tassie’s treasures

Colin Kerr takes us on a wide-ranging tour of the beautiful and wild national parks of our smallest state.

60 Gold Coast’s other beauty

Behind the glitter of the Gold Coast coastline are stunning
forest hinterlands that are easy to visit and enjoy.

76 Campsite Reports

Our reporters have found some new spots to set up camp near beaches and nature reserves.

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CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES

27 A’Van pop-tops

A’Van has surprised the industry by releasing a lightweight pop-top caravan with some unique features.

36 A tough camper

Peter Hammond has a look at the new stainless steel Startracker 10 foot camper that’s designed to go anywhere.


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?

24 Befriending books

On The Road takes a look at some helpful books on wildlife, fishing and Australia’s national parks.

58 Gear for the bush

Ballina-based Pack Saddle has a wide range of leather gear made in the bush for the bush.


CAMPERS’ TALES

18 Gold nuggets galore

Jim and Cheryl Foster took their metal detector with them on a trip to the WA desert and came home $15,000 richer.

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30 Things that go bump in the night

The spirits served over the bar in Queensland pubs are not the only ones there. You might also encounter ghosts.

50 Frightening fossil

Richmond Fossil Museum has on display a 12.8 metre
replica of a 100-million-year-old carnivore.


CAMPFIRE COOKING

64 The art of bush cooking

Wildlife and wilderness photographer John McCann keeps the bush cooking simple but incredibly taste-bud friendly.


JUST FOR READERS

34 My 2001 Experience

A reader tell us about his travel adventures and experiences and wins an excellent prize of Shakespeare gear.


GETAWAY VEHICLE

72 City style with bush attitude

Subaru’s new six-cylinder Outback and Volvo’s Cross Country are town vehicles that love to go bush.


CATCH A FEED

68 Are you a fishing expert?

Our annual fishing trivia quiz puts your fishing knowledge to the test. Try it out on your mates while waiting for a bite.


REGULAR FEATURES

53 Readers’ letters

Thanks to Oztent, one of our readers is hooked on tenting.

50 Win an Outback ‘bible’

We have six copies of Lloyd Junor’s Caravanning Outback Australia to give away to readers.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

Test your trivia knowledge with our Australian crossword.