On The Road - November 1999

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Index for November 1999


6 Lightning Ridge

Andrew Wall takes a trip to this colorful opal town in NSW.

42 Around the Tasman Peninsula

By foot or by car, there’s lots to see and do when visiting this part of Tasmania.

76 Campsite reports

This month we have campsites in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

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24 Sunliner ORV

Have a look at this motorhome built on a Toyota Hilux

58 Slide on, pop-top

This is a rig that can virtually be mounted to any tray or trailer for home-away-from-home comfort.

62 This is different!

You’ve heard of the pop-top. What about the pop-down? Here’s a van that is a little out of the ordinary.


10 Walkabout

This month in Walkabout we have some more details about free camping in Western Australia, and some new maps.


18 A whale of a time

The Nicholls’ family boarded a Super Sea-Cat to learn first hand the wonder of whales.

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28 Across the Straight

Gaye Drady boarded the passenger ferry Spirit of Tasmania for the trip between Melbourne and Devonport. Her report lets other readers know what to expect when they head way south.

32 Thunderstorms and trout

This is a fishing book unlike any other we’ve seen.

50 Follow the leader

John Denman talks to a few tag-along operators to discover what this style of travel can offer. We also have a directory on some of the tour operators throughout the country.

64 Campfire cooking

Vegetables are perfect for the campsite. This month’s recipes make use of these foods that travel and last extremely well.


72 A ute with purpose

Ford’s AU utilities have comfort and road-holding abilities that not many utes come close to, according to Toby Hagon.


68 Rigs that work

These are the rigs that are guaranteed to work when we’re fishing the estuaries.


37 Win one of six 12-volt coolers

One of these units would be handy this summer! It’s easy to have a chance to win one of these 12-volt coolers from Waeco.

38 Readers Letters

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

Know this silly and useless bird? Try our convertible quiz.