On The Road - October 2001

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Index for October 2001


6 Walk the border

John McCann takes us for a walk along the Border Track in the rainforests of Queensland’s border country.

42 Down on the farm

WA’s Barnhill is a farm stay campers and caravanners will love – and the sunsets here are really something special.

76 Campsite reports

This month our campsite reporters take us camping to the goldfields of Victoria, to a national park in Tasmania, near a dam in NSW and to the gem fields in Queensland.

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36 A van for dirt roads

Supreme’s Outback caravan is designed to take you off the bitumen with confidence and comfort in tow.

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10 Walkabout

Travellers will find a couple of interesting books in Walkabout this month, and we’ve got gadgets and equipment to make life on the road easier.


20 Paddle power

Exploring inland waterways by canoe is a relaxing way to go and fun for the whole family. John Denman looks at a couple of canoes that are up to the job.

32 Oysters for all

The life of an oyster on its way to the dinner table isn’t quite as easy as we might think.

50 Around Australia the hard(er) way

Alf Wilson has met many people travelling around Australia by foot or on bike. This collection is Alf’s “top 10” travellers who are doing the Big Trip the hard(er) way.

56 Art in the desert

The Living Desert sculptures near Broken Hill in NSW are a fascinating collection of open air artworks.  

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60 Parks under threat

Peter Olszewski chats with travellers who fear that caravan parks are disappearing from coastal Queensland.

64 Campfire cooking

Robyn Cook armed herself with a gas cooker and a covered barbecue to write a cook book in a caravan park.


54 My 2001 Experience

A short break can be a real holiday, for this month’s winner.


72 Big toys for big boys

Ford has a new range of of the big F-series utes, and there’s even one with a tent on the back to lust over.


68 Snapper facts

How does the popular snapper get that hump on its head? Paul B. Kidd offers a few educated guesses.


26 Readers’ letters

It seems you can go bush without solar power and still enjoy a few home comforts – with a bit of careful planning, of course.

31 Win a 3-second tent from Oztent

We have four of these super-quick tents to give away.

82 Aussie Cross Quiz