On The Road - March 2001

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Index for March 2001


8 Ormiston oasis

West of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory is Ormiston Gorge, a great place for a hike.

30 Caves in the High Country

Canberrians can head up to escape the warmer months and explore the caves and river of Yarrangobilly.

34 Fun at Innes

At the toe of South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is a coastal land scattered with friendly towns and beautiful scenery.

42 Escape to an island

The people of Perth have their own holiday isle: Rottnest, where fun, fishing and lazy excitement are only a few steps away.

50 Old gold towns

Steve Robertson lets us join him in a time machine to roam the gold towns a few hour’s drive from Melbourne.

54 Lazy days and idle ways

Though opinion is divided on the fishing at Lenthal’s Dam near Maryborough in Queensland, even the locals seem to agree that relaxing here is the way of life.

58 Cliffs and convicts at Maria

There’s not many places where you have to lug your gear around in a cart but Tasmania’s Maria Island is one.

74 Campsite reports

Our campsites this month reflect our “weekend” theme and can be found close to Nowra in NSW, on Adelaide’s doorstep, SA, a bit north of Newcastle in NSW and in the Green Mountains, inland from the Gold Coast, Qld.

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25 Slide-on with Islander

Tasmanian company Islander is building slide-on campers that are functional and versatile.


12 Walkabout

Free camping! That’s the news from Laidley in Queensland. We’ve also got a map for tourers, Tommo’s new camp oven cook book and lots more.


18 Get ready for your big trip

Turn your dream into reality, and take off on the adventure of a lifetime. Sue Neales discusses where to go and when, and raises several valid points to consider before you leave.

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62 Campfire cooking

How many pots does it take to make a great campfire meal?


38 My 2001 Experience

This month, the $500 Shakespeare Outdoor Pack goes to…


70 Hyundai goes off-road

Hyundai’s first four-wheel drive vehicle is a fair package.


66 To sea with Captain Hunter

Paul B. Kidd goes fishing for whoppers aboard Captain Ross Hunter’s Broadbill charter boat.


48 Readers’ letters

Ingenuity and a good place to camp feature this month.

40 Win a sheepskin underlay

We have four luxurious sheepskin underlays to give away.

80 Aussie Cross Quiz

Test your trivia knowledge with our Australiana crossword.