australia

  1. Walking the Bibbulmun Track Maps and Guidebooks

    Walking the Bibbulmun Track Maps and Guidebooks
    Western Australia boasts one of the longest walking trails in the world. The Bibbulmun Track stretches 1,000 km from Kalamunda in Perth to Albany in the south-west. The Track is popular with locals, interstate and overseas visitors alike. Choose a section of the Track for a day of amazing scenery or challenging walks or, if you’re game, tackle the whole...
  2. Hema HX-1 Navigator Review

    Hema HX-1 Navigator Review
    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...
  3. Stay Safe While Four Wheel Driving this Wet Season

    Stay Safe While Four Wheel Driving this Wet Season
    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...
  4. 10 Must Visit Spots in WA

    10 Must Visit Spots in WA
    We have travelled far and wide to show the kids our great state (and fill their souvenir coin wallet), but I’ll admit we usually camp in regional towns despite the FWD and off-road camper trailer. Hard-core four wheel drivers wouldn’t even consider us real campers, but I’m not too proud to admit I like to stay in caravan parks for...
  5. Latest Cape York: Travel & Adventure Guide just arrived

    Latest Cape York: Travel & Adventure Guide just arrived
    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 “bible” for...
  6. HEMA Navigator HN7 now available for pre-order

    HEMA Navigator HN7 now available for pre-order
    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...
  7. 4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review
     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...
  8. 4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review
     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...
  9. Landlords of the Iron Shore gets a write-up in the Australian

    Landlords of the Iron Shore gets a write-up in the Australian
    Hesperian Press' new title got a great write-up in the Australian last weekend. Read on after the break for the full article or check out the book here: Landlords of the Iron Shore ITS rock underfoot has the ring of metal, its deep red ranges run straight for hundreds of kilometres, its spinifex is lemon yellow, its skies have the...
  10. So long HN5i, it’s been real

    So long HN5i, it’s been real
    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...

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