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Caravan World Issue 612

Caravan World is the definitive guide that gives caravanners the know-how and confidence to pursue their touring dreams. At its heart, Caravan World is committed to enabling caravan travel in Australia, through informed testing of RV products, helpful tips and advice and showcasing great destinations and activities.

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coromal soul seeker 18ft

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Body length 5.56m (18ft 3in) Overall length 7.2m (23ft 7.5in) Width 2.42m (7ft 11in) Height (incl AC) 3.06m (10ft) Tare 1868kg ATM 2700kg Payload 778kg Ball weight 135kg EXTERNAL Frame Meranti timber Cladding Aluminium composite Chassis SupaGal box section, 4in frame, 6in drawbar Suspension 2.7T Dexter Torflex Coupling Ball Brakes 12in electric Wheels 16in alloy Water 2 x 95L Battery 1 x 100Ah Solar 1 x 160W Air-conditioner Houghton Belaire 3500 Gas 2 x 9kg Sway control Optional INTERNAL Cooking Thetford 4 burner & grill Fridge Thetford N614-E.3F 184L three way Bathroom Shower cubicle and Thetford cassette toilet Hot water Swift gas/elec 28L PRICE AS SHOWN $61,990 MORE INFORMATION Sydney RV 9–20 Lemko Place Penrith NSW 2750 Ph: 02 4722 3444 W: sydneyrvgroup.com.au…

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VALUE FOR MONEY “There a lot of van for the price, especially with the slide-out.” TOWABILITY “The van tows smoothly and without any vices. Light enough for an extensive range of tow vehicles.” SUITABILITY FOR INTENDED TOURING “Intended for long times on the road and as set up it will be a pleasure.” BUILD QUALITY “Well-engineered with a modern, durable construction method that has excellent weather protection.” LIVEABILITY “The slide-out converts the van into a great living space.” CUSTOMER CARE “Two-year warranty but needs to cover all components in the warranty document.” SELF-SUFFICIENCY “Decent off-grid living with the optional power upgrade.” INNOVATION “Innovative and thoughtful lightweight design and build processes.” X-FACTOR “Has a modern, understated appeal that should stay fresh over time.”…

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travel happy

Readers Della and Graham Carver sent in this picture of their 2013 Mazda BT50 and 2015 Coromal Element 542 when checking out the painted silos of outback Western Australia. “Back in February, we did a short trip out to the Wheat Belt of Western Australia. First stop was Hyden, then Mt barker in the south, and then west to Busselton.” When Mike Garrett missed out on a caravan trip to Tasmania by two days due to COVID-19, he decided to head off somewhere anyway, and took this photo of their Patrol and Goldstream. “We decided to head from Adelaide to Broken Hill and surrounding areas for a couple of weeks. Parked the Patrol and the Goldstream in front of the Town Hall while we had lunch in the park across the road.” Brenton and…

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return of tatts finke desert race

After being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Tatts Finke Desert Race is set to return to Alice Springs this Queen's Birthday long weekend, from 11-14 June 2021. With a reputation for comprising one of the most difficult offroad routes in an exceptionally remote area, the Desert Race spans two days and will see bikes, cars, buggies, and quads racing over varying types of terrain from Alice Springs to the small community of Aputula, or Finke. The Tatts Finke Desert Race will draw competitors from across Australia, while spectators will be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience in which they can camp alongside the racecourse and experience all of the action firsthand. More info: finkedesertrace.com.au…

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day hikes

MOUNT STAPYLTON LOOP Loop: 9.7km Duration: Four to five hours Difficulty: Grade 4 — challenging steep sections, rock hopping, slippery surfaces, and exposed rocky outcrops Start: Mt Zero Picnic Area, Mt Zero Rd LOWER WATERFALLS OF MOUNT DIFFICULT Loop: 4.2km Duration: Two hours Difficulty: Grade 3 — steep sections, steep rock steps and walking track, creek crossings, slippery rocks, and exposed cliff edges. Start: Troopers Creek Campground LAKE WARTOOK LOOKOUT TO HALLS GAP Loop: 10.9km Duration: Three to four hours Difficulty: Grade 3 — challenging steep sections, slippery surfaces, and exposed rocky outcrops Start: Lake Wartook Lookout, Mt Difficult Road SIGNAL PEAK Loop: 7.8km Duration: Three to four hours Grade 4 — challenging steep sections, slippery surfaces, and exposed rocky outcrops. Start: Mt Abrupt Carpark…

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reaching new heights in grampians national park

Four new day hikes in Mount Stapylton, Lake Wartook, the lower waterfalls of Mount Difficult, and Signal Peak are ready for adventurers to explore. The hikes have been opened in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park ahead of the anticipated completion of the Grampians Peaks Trail (GPT). The hikes traverse a range of distances, are of varying difficulties, and are set to provide new experiences of the Grampians’ physical and cultural landscape. Home to an extensive list of native fauna and flora — including more than 800 species of the latter — the 160,000-hectare national park will provide its visitors with not only physical challenges, but also the opportunity to learn about the Indigenous cultures of the Jadawadjali and Djab Wurrung peoples, who have called the region home for thousands of years. The…