On The Road - September 2001

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Index for September 2001


GREAT PLACES TO GO

6 Time out at Jeparit

This sleepy town in Victoria’s Wimmera region is in a tranquil setting surrounded by history and a few surprises.

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32 An easy road to Normanton

Bitumen access means that a trip to Normanton in Queensland’s Gulf country is easier than before. And there’s a fascinating phenomenon to be seen here.

24-PAGE CAMPSITE SPECIAL

39 Best camping spots

Meet some of our regular campsite reporters and find out where they love to spend their relaxing time. We’ve got somewhere to camp in every state of Australia this issue.

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CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES

64 Jayco’s mobile motel

The luxury Westport has comfort and style enough to liken it to a motel-on-wheels.

74 The car that becomes a camper

A Mercedes Vito has undergone a transformation to become a comfortable and easy weekend camper.


GOOD GEAR AND GADGETS

10 Walkabout

Find out how travellers can be sure to catch their favorite television shows when right out in the bush; try a 4WD tag-along tour; and see some nifty new products for caravanners.

 80 Keep those winter chills away

Peter Julian took his daughters shopping to find some great gear for cool weather camping.


CAMPERS’ TALES

20 It’s all in the name

Landmark names around Australia are changing, and some are a bit hard to get the tongue around.

63 Haystacks that aren’t haystacks

Colin Kerr shows us a trick of nature.

70 Cruise the gorge

Katherine’s famous gorges are incredibly beautiful, and aspecial cruise can take us to the most beautiful of all.

64 Campfire cooking

Grab a “stick” to make a tasty, easy and exotic meal around the campfire. Could be a good one for dad to try!


JUST FOR READERS

78 My 2001 Experience

On The Road readers share their travelling and camping experiences. This month we head down the Murray River in a canoe.


GETAWAY VEHICLE

94 Renault makes a come back

French manufacturer Renault is back in the Australian car market, with a new mini people-mover.


CATCH A FEED

90 Fish, and colorful reactions

Put some color into your tackle box and you’re likely to catch more fish, says fishing expert Paul B. Kidd.


REGULAR FEATURES

26 Readers’ letters

Great ideas – and recipes – from our readers.

77 Win caravan roadside assistance

For 12-months, six of our readers can look forward to peace of mind when travelling with a trailer or caravan.

98 Aussie Cross Quiz