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On The Road - July 2000

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6 Queensland hideaway

St Helens Beach is a well kept secret tucked away in north  Queensland’s  sugar country.

18 Meet desert wildlife

Alice Springs Desert Park offers all the mystic charm and fascinating wildlife of Australia’s unique desert.

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42 Back to the Blue Mountains past

Dharug National Park, an hour’s drive from Sydney, offers both natural beauty and  relics from the convict days.

74 Campsite Reports

Some great places to camp ranging from a tropical beach north of Cairns to a salmon-fishing paradise in Victoria.

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34 Up-to-the-minute comfort

The new Future System Jet is a caravan with modern lines outside and plenty of space and comfort inside.

54 The camper trailer story

John Denman looks at a triumph of Aussie ingenuity that is helping thousands of Australians explore the Outback


10 Walkabout

News about new maps, a book about catching barramundi and our bright and breezy Internet column.


24 Look into the past

Two museums and a heritage village well worth visiting

28 Close up and cuddly

Barry Dowling has a close encounter with koalas.

40 Come on a trek with us

Join On The Road on a tag-along Outback trek. It’s suitable for cars and vans and motorhomes.

52 Opal art from the Outback

Jewels from Yowah in south-west Queensland.

64 Campfire cooking

Some sure-fire recipes from a scout troop.

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70 The new Pajero NM model

Toby Hagon keeps us up to date with a thorough report on the new Mitsubishi Pajero four-wheel-drive.


68 Pull in whoppers off jetties

Paul B. Kidd discloses some of the techniques that are essential for catching a feed of fish from jetties and wharves.

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38 Win a satellite telephone

Win it and you can call anybody from anywhere. Just send us your name and address and we’ll put you in the draw.

48 Readers Letters

Some gossip, hints and tales about life on the road.

58 Subscribe and win

Subscribe to On The Road and go in a draw for an Oz Tent

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

Just how good is your knowledge of Australia? Use our unique crossword as a campfire quiz to test all the family.