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

    The Holland Track: An Iconic WA 4WD Track
    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 parallel to the Holland Track through...
  2. The Road in and out of Mt Augustus

    The Road in and out of 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 a staggering 10 kilometres long, 5 kilometres wide and 717 metres above...
  3. Crossing the Nullarbor: Perth to Melbourne Road Trip

    Crossing the Nullarbor: Perth to Melbourne Road Trip
    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 in the camper trailer for a pop-top caravan...
  4. All Things Hema

    All Things Hema
    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. Maps Hema makes a range of maps in different sizes from the...
  5. Topographic Maps for Every Purpose

    Topographic Maps for Every Purpose
    If it weren’t for topographic maps, we’d look at any other map and assume the Earth’s surface is all one height. These maps make it possible to see the elevation and shape of the surface so you have an idea what the area may look like. The trusty topographic map has been around since the late 1700’s and has seen...
  6. Angling for a Big Fishing Season

    Angling for a Big Fishing Season
    Fishing can be enjoyed by anyone aged five to 105 so if you have a love of the water and a healthy dose of patience, fishing might be your thing. The Chart & Map Shop stocks a huge range of fishing books, guides and charts to help in your pursuit of landing the big one. Sure you can rely on...
  7. Offshore & Coastal Navigation with Digital QuickCharts

    Offshore & Coastal Navigation with Digital QuickCharts
    When you’re as girt by sea as this brown land, access to accurate offshore charts is pretty important. This big island of ours has no less than 570 charts covering the coastal waters, off-lying reefs and small islands. But if you are circumnavigating the continent, you don’t want to deal with that many different charts. The people at Memory Map...
  8. Coming Soon: New Editions of Hema’s Australia Road & 4WD Atlases

    Coming Soon: New Editions of Hema’s 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 more detailed mapping for popular travel regions throughout the...
  9. How to Choose the Right European Map

    How to Choose the Right European Map
    When it comes to European maps we are spoilt for choice. There are maps for the continent, countries, cities, and regions. Your map can make or break your day when you’re travelling but choosing the right one can be a minefield. Consider what you want to explore and how you will get around and then with a little research you...
  10. An Up to Date Nautical Chart Won’t Let you Down

    An Up to Date Nautical Chart Won’t Let you Down
    “The prudent mariner will not rely solely on any single aid to navigation.” The adage is printed on charts and listed on electronic device software for a reason. Putting all your faith in electronic devices when you’re at sea can be perilous. Accidents at sea have been blamed on outdated software, un-calibrated or non-functioning NAV equipment. Sailors and navigators the...

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