On The Road - May 2001

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Index for May 2001


GREAT PLACES TO GO

6 Tall timber country

In the south-west of WA are trees, lots of them, and they go up and up and up.

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42 An adventure to the Tip

It’s a dream trip from Cairns to the very tip of Cape York Peninsula, and one that’s worth all the careful planning.

76 Campsite reports

A national park in NSW, a park close to an illusion in WA, somewhere to put up the tent near a billabong and a site where you might just trip over a bit of opal in NSW come under the scrutiny of our campsite reporters this month.

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CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES

36 End of an era

Hallmark Caravans has closed its doors, and Gerry and Sonja are looking forward to enjoying their own product.

40 Living with Trak Shak

The Galloways have added a Trak Shak camper trailer to their family.

50 Evernew’s tough van

Evernew’s E-Series vans are perfect to take a little further off the beaten track.


GOOD GEAR AND GADGETS

10 Walkabout

We’ve got some useful caravan accessories and some products to make outdoor life easier this month. And is your name on our winner’s list?


AROUND AUSTRALIA

20 Gear and equipment

No matter how we plan to travel around Australia, what gear we do and don’t take along can make the journey more comfortable.


CAMPERS’ TALES

18 Min-min mystery

This elusive Outback light just won’t hang around so we can find out what it really is.

56 Kids in the bush

Full of laughter and gleeful screams, bush kids know how to have heaps of fun.

48 The smallest canal

Tony Pace has the job of looking after a canal in Tasmania.

64 Campfire cooking

Pull up a seat around the campfire and share with us a feast from our 2000 Mid-year Escape.


JUST FOR READERS

54 My 2001 Experience

Your experience travelling around, fishing for fun or just enjoying the holiday lifestyle could win you a $500 Outdoor Pack from Shakespeare Australia.


GETAWAY VEHICLE

72 Mazda and Ford’s new small 4WDs

Toby Hagon has a look at the latest offerings from the small 4WD market – Mazda’s Tribute and Ford’s Escape – though these vehicles are not as small as they first look.


CATCH A FEED

68 Fishing crime

A luck-less shark provided a vital clue in a crime that has yet to be solved.


REGULAR FEATURES

30 Readers’ letters

This is where our readers can have their say. Rising costs and dump points are discussed this month.

38 Win a boosted TV antenna

Having problems getting a clear television picture while travelling? We have four boosted TV antenna kits to give away this month.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

Test your trivia knowledge with our Australiana crossword.