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Index for October 2000


8 Southern Cape

It’s an easy trip to Australia’s most southerly point, says Ben Glasson, and there’s lots of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area.

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42 Wetland beauty

Top End expert Dick Eussen shows us some of the best reserves not far from Darwin, and takes a peek at the Territory’s newest national park.

76 Campsite reports

Our reporters visit an award-winning park in WA, a few places to while away some time near beautiful watery expanses and a friendly park in South Australia.

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35 Jayco’s beaut slide-on

Peter Hammond takes a sneak preview of Jayco’s first camper without wheels. It fits neatly on a utility.

58 Pop-top that pops out!

Windsor’s ingenious new Rapid is a compact, easy-to-tow van that sleeps up to six people.


12 Walkabout

This month we’ve got a new fridge, books for armchair travellers, details of a new camper trailer hire service in north-western NSW and vital telephone numbers for On The Roaders who decide to make the trip to see Lake Eyre.


20 Enjoy the good life

Readers Annette and Peter Vines, on their way around Australia, reveal a great camping spot in WA.

24 Have a go at fly fishing

Peter Julian explains why fly fishing is becoming so popular throughout Australia.

50 Our ideal van

Graham and Marie Yeend tell how they prepared the perfect rig for their Australian travels from the planning and searching stage right through to their first “shake-down” to find out if the rig was right for the job.

56 Stairways to the sky

Colin Kerr has taken some stunning photographs of a
remarkable natural phenomenon that occurs only a few times a year, and tells us how we can see it.

62 Campfire cooking from cyberspace

There’s lots of new ideas and inspiration for campfire meals to be found on the Internet. We found some quick and easy recipes using Australian spice blends and a treasure trove of information on that great travellers friend – canned food!


72 A cheekier RAV4

Toby Hagon says the new Toyota RAV4 is going to be a popular choice for those of us who want to go bush on a budget.


66 The amazing stars of fishy films

How did they get that shark to attack on cue in Jaws? Paul B. Kidd reveals how the fish in films play their roles.


29 Readers’ letters

How to file the contents of On The Road on computer.

40 Win a video rear-view system

See everything behind you on a screen that mounts to the facia panel of your vehicle. We have two of these remarkable devices to give away.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz

It’s our unique, all-Australian crossword or quiz.