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  1. Hema HX-2 Navigator Review

    Hema HX-2 Navigator Review

    Hema HX-2

     

    So Hema has released their latest and greatest in-car navigator, the Hema HX-2, and when the team at The Chart & Map Shop contacted me with the opportunity to play with it, my techy fingers started twitching… All I had to do in return was have a fun day drive around the countryside using it, then write this review! Just quietly, I reckon I got the best part of the deal…

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  2. The Birdsville Track - A Guide to Driving One of Australia’s Most Iconic Routes

    The Birdsville Track - A Guide to Driving One of Australia’s Most Iconic Routes

    The Birdsville Track is an old stock route that dates back to the 1860s. It was used to move cattle from Queensland down to Maree in South Australia. Today the track sees livestock trucks and a steady stream of tourists keen to see a precious piece of the Australian outback. The original stock route is the ‘inside track’ and only suitable during dry conditions. The ‘outside track’ is only slightly longer and more reliable.

    Birdsville Track Fact

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  3. 6 Easy 4WD Tracks Close to Perth You Should Try

    6 Easy 4WD Tracks Close to Perth You Should Try
    Image courtesy of Karl Baron via flickr

    Not everyone wants to tackle white-knuckle 4WD tracks. You might be a beginner, looking for a subdued track to take the family on or something easy to break in your new four wheel drive. That’s why we put together this list of six easy 4WD tracks near Perth that are a good mix of fun and adventure.

    Perth boasts a wide range of terrain to choose from in tracks that can be completed in a day. Some have nearby camping facilities if you want to extend your trip over the weekend and take on a few other 4x4 tracks. The best part is you don’t need to travel half-way across WA to find simple 4WD tracks because there are plenty to choose from!

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  4. Free Camping SA - Where to Camp for Free in South Australia

    Free Camping SA - Where to Camp for Free in South Australia

    Free Camping South Australia

    The halfway point between the west and east coasts, South Australia has so much to offer travellers. Amongst inhospitable desert country in the north, a stunning coastline, and quaint country towns in the south, there are some great free campgrounds in SA you should try out!

    Whether your looking to save some money while travelling around South Australia or find the perfect campsite for your caravan we have you covered with

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  5. Canning Stock Route: A Guide to Driving This Iconic Track

    Canning Stock Route: A Guide to Driving This Iconic Track

    The Canning Stock Route is an icon in Australian 4WD culture. It’s the longest stock route in the world - an impressive 1,800 kilometres winding through unique terrain of the Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert and Great Sandy Desert. It’s the remote, harsh countryside that attracts seasoned 4WD enthusiasts looking to tick it off their bucket list.


    Canning Stock Route Overview

    Location: Wiluna to Halls Creek, WA

    Length of Track: 1,800 kilometres

    Best Time to Access: May – August. It’s best to avoid the summer months becaus

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  6. 12 of the Best 4WD Trips in Australia According to the Experts

    12 of the Best 4WD Trips in Australia According to the Experts

    4WD driving on the best sand dunes in Australia

    Here at the Chart & Map Shop we love getting out into the great outdoors as much as our customers do! When we're too busy doing map stuff we enjoy reading about the best 4WD trips other experts have taken. We have compiled a list of 12 recommend trips, have a read and get ready for your next adventure.

    To check out more trips our 4WD enthus

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  7. Can You Handle the Billy Goat Bluff Track? (One of the Steepest in VIC)

    Can You Handle the Billy Goat Bluff Track? (One of the Steepest in VIC)

    The Billy Goat Bluff Track in Victoria

    You will need more than a keen sense of adventure to tackle the Billy Goat Bluff Track. The iconic track is listed as one of the most challenging in the country. But if you have previous 4WD experience and enjoy a challenge, you can take on the high country hills with confidence.

    There are a few things to consider when taking on the track and the sur

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  8. Camp Oven Cooking Tips - 4 Easy Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip

    Camp Oven Cooking Tips - 4 Easy Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip

    One of the greatest pleasures when camping is cooking a meal in a camp oven. Everyone loves stoking the fire, checking the coals and stirring the pot while cooking up a hearty meal.

    A camp oven, also known as a Dutch oven, is a versatile cast iron pot with a lid that lets you prepare a family-sized meal anywhere. You can use a camp oven over the fire when you’re out in the bush or on the stove at home or even in your caravan.

    Follow our camp oven cooking tips and you’ll be tucking in to a hearty meal before you know it. <

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  9. Googs Track – Funny Name, Great 4WD Track

    Googs Track – Funny Name, Great 4WD Track

    googs track
    Googs Track is on the bucket list of many Australian 4WDers. For those wanting to cross the Simpson Desert or complete the Canning Stock Route, Googs Track is an excellent introduction to desert and sand driving. The track has an interesting history and makes for some great sightseeing.

     

    Googs Track Overview

    Location: Near Ceduna,

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  10. Your Guide to Driving the Gibb River Road

    Your Guide to Driving the Gibb River Road
    Image courtesy of W. Bulach via Wikimedia Commons

    Western Australia’s iconic Gibb River Road isn’t for the faint hearted. The roads are often corrugated, flooded or closed, but you will be well-rewarded with incredible scenery that provide lifelong memories.

     

    Gibb River Road Facts

    Location: From Derby to just south of Wyndham in the Kimberley, Western Australia

    Track Length: 660 km

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  11. How to Install an Anderson Plug – Wiring Guide & Tips

    How to Install an Anderson Plug – Wiring Guide & Tips

    A couple enjoying their caravan road trip

    If you are serious about camping, then time will come that you need an Anderson plug. An Anderson plug is used for a variety of purposes, but in the case of a caravan the Anderson plug will allow you to keep your fridge running whilst travelling to your destination. When the caravan is stationary, the fridge can run off mains power or a gas bottle but when you’re travelling it is too dangerous to continue usi

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  12. Essential Guide to Driving the Strzelecki Track

    Essential Guide to Driving the Strzelecki Track

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    If crossing a desert in your 4WD is on your bucket list then you should definitely consider the Strzelecki Track.  It’s easily accessible for those living in the southern and eastern states of Australia and can be completed in just a few days of easy driving thanks to good road conditions and limited passing traffic. The track’s interesting history and sights make for some great sightseeing in the arid landscape along this dusty dirt track.<

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  13. What to Look for in an Off-Road GPS & How to Use It

    What to Look for in an Off-Road GPS & How to Use It
    4WD driving off road using a gps navigation system

    4WD driving off road on a dusty track with a GPS

    During an off-road trip, your GPS can work as hard as your vehicle. Without it, you would be lost - literally.

    If you are planning to do some four-wheel driving, then it’s an off-road GPS that you need. If you take a GPS that’s better suited to navigating around the metro area off-road with you it could cause serious problems out in the bush.

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  14. Free Camping Victoria - A Guide to Free Campsites in Victoria

    Free Camping Victoria - A Guide to Free Campsites in Victoria

    There is no shortage of free camping in Victoria. Amazing beachside, riverside and forest campgrounds are available, some with all the fruit when it comes to facilities and others have none.

    There are plenty close to Melbourne, making them perfect getaways for the weekend camper. You could spend every weekend of the year driving no more than a couple of hours to visit an exciting new location. The landscape varies from the rugged coastline along the Great Ocean Road, the densely forested ranges of The Dandenongs to the dusty goldfields inland.

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  15. 5 of the Best Cape York 4WD Tracks

    5 of the Best Cape York 4WD Tracks
    Image courtesy of Tourism Cape York

     

    Home to some of Australia’s most iconic 4WD tracks, Cape York is on the bucket list of many 4WD enthusiasts. Not only is it the northernmost tip of Australia but it plays host to challenging and rewarding 4WD tracks. Some of the most well-known Cape tracks are the Creb, Frenchmans, Old Telegraph, Cape Melville and Bloomfield Tracks. Some of the tracks are short enough that you can complete the track itself in one day, but you might need to overnight it on the drive to and from the track.  

    Cape York is 4WD Only!

    The rugged nature of the wi

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  16. Free Camping NSW - A Guide to NSW's Best Free Campgrounds

    Free Camping NSW - A Guide to NSW's Best Free Campgrounds

    A group of campers sitting around at a free campsite in NSW

    From the Blue Mountains to the edge of the deep blue ocean, if you’re looking for free camping in NSW there are plenty of attractive options! Whether you’re on a tight budget or you just enjoy finding far-flung locations, some of these camp sites should be just what you are after.

    Why Use Free Campsites?

    If you are

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  17. Free Camping QLD - A Guide to Queensland's Best Free Camp Grounds

    Free Camping QLD - A Guide to Queensland's Best Free Camp Grounds

    Free river camping location QLD

    From stunning beaches and islands, magnificent rainforests, World-Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and national parks, Queensland has something for everyone.

    Queensland is a favourite destination for grey nomads escaping winter from the southern states, but it has plenty to offer campers of all ages. Best of all, there a

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  18. Caravan Checklist: Essential Packing List and Pre Travel Checks

    Caravan Checklist: Essential Packing List and Pre Travel Checks

    4WD towing a caravan on a dusty road

    It feels like there are a million things to do and pack before you take off on a road trip adventure in the caravan. When you are packing everything from the tongs to the toothbrush, the job can take days (or a couple of very late nights) depending on how late you have left it.

    Take the pressure off by getting organised early and have a packing list you can check off as

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  19. The Best Sunshine Coast Camping Spots (2018 Guide)

    The Best Sunshine Coast Camping Spots (2018 Guide)

    Sunshine coast, beachside camping grounds

    The Sunshine Coast is 100km of stunning coastline between Noosa and Caloundra, just 90 minutes north of Brisbane. Its stunning beaches and coastal towns aren’t the only attractions - a short drive inland takes you to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where you’ll discover incredible hiking opportunities and fresh produce to explore.

    Unspoilt beaches, parks, fores

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  20. The Great Central Road: Drive from Laverton to Uluru (with a Caravan)

    The Great Central Road: Drive from Laverton to Uluru (with a Caravan)

    The great central road

    The Great Central Road is one of Australia’s most iconic roads leading through the middle of the country up to one of Australia’s famous landmarks - Uluru. For people dreaming of a road trip to see the big rock this one has to be on your must-do list.

     

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  21. The Holland Track: An Iconic WA 4WD Track

    The Holland Track: An Iconic WA 4WD Track

    Holland Track street sign

    The historic Holland Track is one of the most popular Western Australian 4WD tracks. Its proximity to Perth, pioneering history and ruggedness has seen the number of adventurers increase since the track was recut and reopened in 1993.

    The John Holland Way is 600 kilometres from Broomehill to Coolgardie. North of Hyden, it runs parall

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  22. The Road in and out of Mt Augustus

    The Road in and out of Mt Augustus

    Driving to Mt Augustus

    Can you name the biggest rock in Australia? No, it’s not Uluru.

    It’s not only the biggest in Australia but also the world, and it’s located in outback Western Australia.

    Known as Burringurrah to the local Wadjari Aboriginal people, Mount Augustus is twice the size of Uluru at

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  23. Crossing the Nullarbor: Perth to Melbourne Road Trip

    Crossing the Nullarbor: Perth to Melbourne Road Trip

    Sign on the Eyre Highway, Nullarbor Plain Eastern End of Treeless Plain

    We weren’t sure what to expect of the Nullarbor.

    Days of driving one the world’s longest stretch of straight road with not much in the way of scenery. We decided we had to see it for ourselves.

    Perth to Melbourne Driving

    Planning and getting organised for the road trip began with trading i

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  24. All Things Hema

    All Things Hema

    Hema Maps - 4WD on a dusty dirty track

    Hema has been crisscrossing the Australian continent for 30 years collecting data for their maps, atlases and digital navigators. With a keen interest in off-road Hema has mapped hundreds of thousands of tracks and unsealed roads making life easier and far safer for 4WD enthusiasts around the country.

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  25. Coming Soon: New Editions of Hema’s Australia Road & 4WD Atlases

    Coming Soon: New Editions of Hema’s Australia Road & 4WD Atlases

    New 12th Edition Hema Australia Road & 4WD Atlases

    Hema have just announced the new 12th edition of their bestselling Australia Road & 4WD Atlases. Due for release on the 1st of December, the entire series has been revamped and updated. They will feature Hema's new and much clearer easy to read cartography and nearly 20% more mapping. There's also mor

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  26. Find the Hidden Gems in Campgrounds with a Camps Australia Wide Book

    Find the Hidden Gems in Campgrounds with a Camps Australia Wide Book

    Find the Hidden Gems in Campgrounds with a Camps Australia Wide Book

    Nothing says ‘we love camping’ like having an up to date copy of the Camps Australia Wide book. You’ve probably dropped a stack of cash on the camping gear that’s in your garage so you should make the most of it by getting out and seeing the country.

    But there’s no need to book six months in advance to secure your spot in a ritzy coastal town caravan park. Connect with nature by camping somewhere

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  27. Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    4WD tyre trails on a dusty off road track

    If you are someone who likes to venture off the bitumen and hit the dirt road, you’re in luck in WA. The great state has plenty of amazing sights to take in so pack up the 4WD and make some memories with family and friends.

    WA also has some of the most inhospitable areas so heed the road warning signs and if possible travel with at least one other vehicle. Most of the north-west is best visited during the dry season so start research

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  28. Hema HX-1 and HN7 Navigator Comparison Chart

    Hema HX-1 and HN7 Navigator Comparison Chart

    Hema HNZ vs HX-1

    Loads of people ask what the differences between the Hema HX-1 and HN7 are. In the interests of brevity, here's a chart that outlines all the key differences. Which model is right for you depends a little bit on your needs. To be honest, there are only really two key things that, if you need, would lean you towards the old model - the ability to connec

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  29. Camps 9: New Edition of Australia's "Camping Bible" Just Announced

    Camps 9: New Edition of Australia's "Camping Bible" Just Announced

    Camps 9 Australia Wide

    If you go camping a bit, chances are you either have, or have heard of, this book. Regarded as Australia's camping bible, Camps Australia Wide guide is pretty much indispensable for the traveller. The new edition, Camps 9, has been 100% researched and updated and now contains over 4,000 campsites, with more 3,000 of those being pet f

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  30. What to Consider for your Next Camping Trip

    What to Consider for your Next Camping Trip

     

    A group of people camping out in the bush

    Have you been camping since you were a toddler or starting out a little later in life? It doesn’t matter, there’s always something new to learn. Before you set off on the road you’ll need to consider everything from your vehicle to accommodation, meals and sights. Here are a few tips and resources to get you started.

    Suitable Vehicle for Camping in Australia

    Your car will determine where

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  31. Hema HX-1 Navigator Review

    Hema HX-1 Navigator Review

    Hema HX-1 Navigator in 4WD

    Ok ok ok… I admit it… I love tech stuff. It’s so fun! New gadgets just make my day! And when you combine tech and off-road exploring... SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!! So when the Chart and Map shop contacted me offering a Hema HX-1 Naviagtor to play with… well… the conversation went something like this:

    Them on the phone to me sitt

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  32. Stay Safe While Four Wheel Driving this Wet Season

    Stay Safe While Four Wheel Driving this Wet Season

    Satellite image of a cyclone during wet season in Australia

    Western Australia’s coastline between Broome and Exmouth is the most cyclone-prone region in Australia. The tropical cyclone season between November and April can see an average of five tropical cyclones in the area. Two of these will cross the coast and one will be severe. Of all the severe cyclones in Australia since 1970, 75% were in WA. If you are planning a four wheel drive trip around WA’s top end during the we

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  33. The HX-1: Hema's next generation navigator now available for pre-order

    The HX-1: Hema's next generation navigator now available for pre-order

    Hema X1 Navigator

    Hema have just announced the follow up to their hugely successful HN7 Navigator! Meet the brand new, Wi-Fi connected, multi-touch, 7-inch-screened Hema HX-1 Navigator.

    This sleek new model looks to be better in just about every respect, with updated turn-by-turn navigation, Hema's award-winning off-road maps, over 45,000 POI and 1.2 million kilome

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  34. Hema Navigator HN7 Review

    Hema Navigator HN7 Review

    Hema hn7 being used in a off road 4WD

    If you take a look at the HEMA website, then you'll find that HEMA say that the HN7 is Australia’s most powerful touring machine. I thought it’d be a good idea to find out what all the fuss is about. Luckily for me the Chart & Map Shop were kind enough to provide a brand new HN7 for me to play with for a weekend away down in WA’s south west.

    It’s always fun when a new toy arrives. And I was soooo looking forward to this one. I

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  35. Transferring data from your old GPS to your Hema Navigator

    Transferring data from your old GPS to your Hema Navigator

    Hema navigator system

    A customer recently came in asking how to get the waypoints he got from a friend’s Garmin into his new Hema HN7. I actually didn’t know how, or even if, it could be done, so I took upon myself to find out. Turns out it’s pretty easy! And not just for Garmin to Hema, this will work for pretty much any GPS or software package to any other GPS or software package.

    In this particular case, the customer had waypoints in a GPX file from a Garmin, but y

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  36. Latest Cape York: Travel & Adventure Guide just arrived

    Latest Cape York: Travel & Adventure Guide just arrived

    Cape York adventure guide book

    Ron & Viv Moon have just released the new 13th edition of their inimitable guide to Cape York. Formerly known as the Adventurer’s Guide, it’s now called the Travel & Adventure Guide, which I suppose doesn't mean a great deal really… Anyway, these guys know Cape York better than anyone and this guide has become somewhat of a “bib

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  37. HEMA Navigator HN7 now available for pre-order

    HEMA Navigator HN7 now available for pre-order

    Hema Navigator HN7

    Hema have just unveiled the newest addition to the Navigator family. Following on from the huge success of the HN6, the HN7 will be available in mid-March. The new unit will be sporting a bigger, more finger friendly, 7 inch screen along with updated mapping and over 6000 Camps 7 campsites & caravan parks. If you pre-order now, you'll also get a free sun visor, saving you a whop

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  38. 4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days and Weekends magazine

     The Chart and Map Shop asked me if I would take a look at a couple of 4wd books and write up a review for them. “Sure!” I said. I love this kind of thing. I’m always looking for the next adventure, the next track. Anything 4wd is a good thing if you ask me!

    The two books they sent were the 4wd Days Out of Perth (4th Edition), and the 4wd Weekends Out of

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  39. 4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days and Weekends magazine

     The Chart and Map Shop asked me if I would take a look at a couple of 4wd books and write up a review for them. “Sure!” I said. I love this kind of thing. I’m always looking for the next adventure, the next track. Anything 4wd is a good thing if you ask me!

    The two books they sent were the 4wd Days Out of Perth (4th Edition), and the 4wd Weekends Out of

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  40. So long HN5i, it’s been real

    So long HN5i, it’s been real

    HN5i being towed away in the sunset

    After a long and largely confusing time together in this world, the choice between the Hema Navigator HN5i and Hema Navigator HN6 has just been made significantly easier with the retirement of the older model. That's correct, it has officially been discontinued and so we wave goodbye to our fine five inch friend – the HN5i.

    To be honest, this makes our job a whole lot easie

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  41. Brand new 7th edition of Camps Australia Wide is due February 15th!

    Brand new 7th edition of Camps Australia Wide is due February 15th!

    We've just been informed that the ever popular Camps Australia Wide series will be pushing out their 7th edition in mid February. Now featuring over 3900 listings and a full Hema Australia road atlas, the books also show f

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  42. HEMA Navigator HN6 review

    HEMA Navigator HN6 review

    Hema HN6 Navigator used in 4WD on dash

    I’m the first to admit that I’m a gear freak. I used to be a rock climber and so over a number of years, I collected all the wiz bang, you beaut bits and pieces of climbing equipment that you probably really don’t need. But they’re cool.Then my interest turned to Beach Volleyball. I bought volleyballs, nets, court markers, hats, sunnies. Mostly because having the stuff is fun. Did I play better Volleyball? Of

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  43. A Brand New Australian 4wd Title Is Coming Soon from Hema

    A Brand New Australian 4wd Title Is Coming Soon from Hema

    Hema Maps 4WD Adventures Book

    Hema have been busy working on a new 4WD guide for Australia, 4WD Adventures, that will feature the top 100 trips and getaways throughout this fine land of ours. Few countries are blessed with the variety of landscapes that Australia has, and this new book has been put together to reflect that. From desert treks to snowy expanses, or forest expeditions to gnarly beach drives, 4WD Adventures Continue reading

  44. The difference between the Hema Navigator HN5i and HN6 explained

    The difference between the Hema Navigator HN5i and HN6 explained

    Hema HN5i vs HN62 Review

    Hema's new Navigator, the HN6, was released in May, not as a replacement to the HN5i, but as an addition to the family.  Since then, there has been pretty much universal confusion about the differences between the two models and why you should buy one or the other.  Read on to find out, in as succinct a way as possible, what the difference is.

     

    Technical differences

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  45. Hema unveils their new and improved Great Desert Tracks maps

    Hema unveils their new and improved Great Desert Tracks maps

    Hema's new improved desert maps

    Due sometime this month, the 6th edition of Hema's Great Desert Tracks have undergone some major changes. The north and south maps of the East, Central and West regions have been combined and expanded, showing the north on one side and the south on the other, and they've added a Simpson Desert map that has an overview on one side and a detailed 1:500 000 map on the other. So there are now 4 maps in the series instead

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  1. Hema HX-2 Navigator Review

    Hema HX-2 Navigator Review

    Hema HX-2

     

    So Hema has released their latest and greatest in-car navigator, the Hema HX-2, and when the team at The Chart & Map Shop contacted me with the opportunity to play with it, my techy fingers started twitching… All I had to do in return was have a fun day drive around the countryside using it, then write this review! Just quietly, I reckon I got the best part of the deal…

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  2. The Birdsville Track - A Guide to Driving One of Australia’s Most Iconic Routes

    The Birdsville Track - A Guide to Driving One of Australia’s Most Iconic Routes

    The Birdsville Track is an old stock route that dates back to the 1860s. It was used to move cattle from Queensland down to Maree in South Australia. Today the track sees livestock trucks and a steady stream of tourists keen to see a precious piece of the Australian outback. The original stock route is the ‘inside track’ and only suitable during dry conditions. The ‘outside track’ is only slightly longer and more reliable.

    Birdsville Track Fact

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  3. 6 Easy 4WD Tracks Close to Perth You Should Try

    6 Easy 4WD Tracks Close to Perth You Should Try
    Image courtesy of Karl Baron via flickr

    Not everyone wants to tackle white-knuckle 4WD tracks. You might be a beginner, looking for a subdued track to take the family on or something easy to break in your new four wheel drive. That’s why we put together this list of six easy 4WD tracks near Perth that are a good mix of fun and adventure.

    Perth boasts a wide range of terrain to choose from in tracks that can be completed in a day. Some have nearby camping facilities if you want to extend your trip over the weekend and take on a few other 4x4 tracks. The best part is you don’t need to travel half-way across WA to find simple 4WD tracks because there are plenty to choose from!

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  4. Free Camping SA - Where to Camp for Free in South Australia

    Free Camping SA - Where to Camp for Free in South Australia

    Free Camping South Australia

    The halfway point between the west and east coasts, South Australia has so much to offer travellers. Amongst inhospitable desert country in the north, a stunning coastline, and quaint country towns in the south, there are some great free campgrounds in SA you should try out!

    Whether your looking to save some money while travelling around South Australia or find the perfect campsite for your caravan we have you covered with

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  5. Canning Stock Route: A Guide to Driving This Iconic Track

    Canning Stock Route: A Guide to Driving This Iconic Track

    The Canning Stock Route is an icon in Australian 4WD culture. It’s the longest stock route in the world - an impressive 1,800 kilometres winding through unique terrain of the Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert and Great Sandy Desert. It’s the remote, harsh countryside that attracts seasoned 4WD enthusiasts looking to tick it off their bucket list.


    Canning Stock Route Overview

    Location: Wiluna to Halls Creek, WA

    Length of Track: 1,800 kilometres

    Best Time to Access: May – August. It’s best to avoid the summer months becaus

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  6. 12 of the Best 4WD Trips in Australia According to the Experts

    12 of the Best 4WD Trips in Australia According to the Experts

    4WD driving on the best sand dunes in Australia

    Here at the Chart & Map Shop we love getting out into the great outdoors as much as our customers do! When we're too busy doing map stuff we enjoy reading about the best 4WD trips other experts have taken. We have compiled a list of 12 recommend trips, have a read and get ready for your next adventure.

    To check out more trips our 4WD enthus

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  7. Can You Handle the Billy Goat Bluff Track? (One of the Steepest in VIC)

    Can You Handle the Billy Goat Bluff Track? (One of the Steepest in VIC)

    The Billy Goat Bluff Track in Victoria

    You will need more than a keen sense of adventure to tackle the Billy Goat Bluff Track. The iconic track is listed as one of the most challenging in the country. But if you have previous 4WD experience and enjoy a challenge, you can take on the high country hills with confidence.

    There are a few things to consider when taking on the track and the sur

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  8. Camp Oven Cooking Tips - 4 Easy Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip

    Camp Oven Cooking Tips - 4 Easy Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip

    One of the greatest pleasures when camping is cooking a meal in a camp oven. Everyone loves stoking the fire, checking the coals and stirring the pot while cooking up a hearty meal.

    A camp oven, also known as a Dutch oven, is a versatile cast iron pot with a lid that lets you prepare a family-sized meal anywhere. You can use a camp oven over the fire when you’re out in the bush or on the stove at home or even in your caravan.

    Follow our camp oven cooking tips and you’ll be tucking in to a hearty meal before you know it. <

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  9. Googs Track – Funny Name, Great 4WD Track

    Googs Track – Funny Name, Great 4WD Track

    googs track
    Googs Track is on the bucket list of many Australian 4WDers. For those wanting to cross the Simpson Desert or complete the Canning Stock Route, Googs Track is an excellent introduction to desert and sand driving. The track has an interesting history and makes for some great sightseeing.

     

    Googs Track Overview

    Location: Near Ceduna,

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  10. Your Guide to Driving the Gibb River Road

    Your Guide to Driving the Gibb River Road
    Image courtesy of W. Bulach via Wikimedia Commons

    Western Australia’s iconic Gibb River Road isn’t for the faint hearted. The roads are often corrugated, flooded or closed, but you will be well-rewarded with incredible scenery that provide lifelong memories.

     

    Gibb River Road Facts

    Location: From Derby to just south of Wyndham in the Kimberley, Western Australia

    Track Length: 660 km

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