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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 148

Relaunched in May 2017, and specialising in the world of campers and adventure trips, CAMPER magazine is for those who ‘have a penchant for good banter around the campfire and beer tasting in five-million star locations’. With a bold new design and revitalised content line-up, CAMPER will showcase the best in campers, feature characters, hero destinations, gear and technology, DIY hints and techniques and a celebration of an adventurous lifestyle through Aussie eyes.

Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
hema’s 2020 ultimate getaway gear

Adventure Pack Experience the breadth of Australia's wide open spaces with this Adventure pack. The Pack Includes: • HX-1 Navigator (RRP $699) • HX-1 Sun Visor (RRP $39.95) • 4WD Adventures (RRP $69.95) Australia Large Map A folded map of Australia that is ideal as a reference and trip planning tool, with the country’s major road networks featured along with Outback fuel, distances and major national parks marked on the map. On the reverse are CBD and through road maps of Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Victoria High Country Pack Tackle the Vic High Country with the High Country Victoria Pack! The pack includes: • High Country Victoria Atlas & Guide (RRP $49.95) • High Country Victoria Map (RRP $14.95) • Victoria State Map (RRP $12.95) Camps 10 Spiral Bound (A4) Camps 10 is the definitive guide to low-cost camping across…

2 min
regenerate australia

Rebuilding has well and truly commenced. All over Australia, communities and townships affected by recent drought and fires have come together and worked hard to get back to normal as soon as possible. Many of the places affected by the terrible events over Christmas and the New Year are renowned for their natural and peaceful beauty. Places, by and large, that most Australians, and many from overseas, want to visit. The rebuilding of these places has been focussed primarily on getting basic infrastructure and supply logistics back on track and this has been achieved at an amazing pace. In many cases, it took mere weeks from the Australian Fire Marshall declaring the fire threat over to when many townships became, once again, open for business as usual. One thing’s for sure,…

10 min
storage drawers, the affordable way

I’m an orderly sort of person and I like things simple. As I get older I want to ensure that everything has its place and that everything is easily accessible. So when it came to carrying goods in my 4WD, I needed to think how best to do so. The question of how to lug loads is especially relevant to 4WDers who own small to medium sized wagons, where cargo space is limited and accessing that elusive carton of beer often entails a frustrating procedure. You end up extracting a myriad of those plastic storage boxes, bags and camping stuff and placing them all around the base of your vehicle to get to your goal. Then comes the unenviable task of putting it all back in and wondering why it doesn’t…

10 min
tasmania's wild west

The long strip of sand stretched away in a gentle arc into the haze of a sea mist, which hung thin and vapourish over both land and water. The sea was nearly as calm as the proverbial mill pond but a weak sliver of white water oozed its way along the shore where a wave, if you could call it that, washed over white sands. The beach itself was backed for much of the way by thick verdant scrub but at its mid-point a series of tall sinuous dunes, a few hundred metres inland from the sea, broke the strip of green into two. At the beach’s farthest end a smudge of darkness indicated where sand ran into stone while a speck of white marked the whereabouts of the lighthouse that…

2 min
travel planner

There’s plenty of opportunities for camping and exploring with a camper on Tassie’s wild west coast. For most of the beach drives, I’d leave the camper behind at a suitable spot while for mountain trails, such as the Montezuma Falls track, I’d definitely leave them in camp. The Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area takes up much of the coastal area of western Tasmania from Arthur River in the north to the Pieman River in the south. For access info and a Drivers Recreational Pass go to: parks.tas.gov.au/ explore-our-parks/arthur-pieman-conservationarea. Camping fees are also required. For more info on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, visit www.wcwr.com.au/ For more info on Strahan, head to www.strahanvillage.com.au/en/ explore.html The bush camping at Macquarie Heads is basic but pleasant. A small fee is payable. See: www.campingtasmania.com/ macquarie-heads-camping.htm Zeehan Museum is one of the best regional…

12 min
born for the north

Our review complete, we hitch the Overlander GTS up to the Hard Korr branded LandCruiser and commence our journey back up Bribie Island’s Ocean Beach. Kirk, one of the directors of the company, sits in the driver’s seat. Over the last few hours the tide has crept in insidiously; the hard-packed sand we ought to be driving on is two feet underwater. We stick as close to the shore as we can — the odd wave splashes the tyres — but however closely we hug the water, the sand remains perilously soft. If one thing goes wrong, the Toyota could wind up in Davy Jones’ locker — unless co-director Tony, in his Holden Colorado, can pull us out before the tide rises higher. The LandCruiser is in low gear; the tachometer holds…