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 nation, think Cape York, Fraser Island, the Top End and the Kimberley and such.
All five versions of the Australia Road & 4WD Atlas are now available for pre-order.
The atlases now all have the same content, just in different sizes and bindings to suit personal tastes and needs. So, as well as the updated mapping, they all include a handy distance grid, national park guide, list of accredited information centres and a complete index to assist with trip planning and navigation. Other features include:
- Detailed 4WD tracks
- Caravan parks
- 24-hour fuel
- Points of interest
- Rest areas
Hema Australia Easy Read Road & 4WD Atlas
This is the biggest version at 292 x 397mm. This is perfect if you're after the biggest, clearest images and text.
Hema Australia Road & 4WD Atlas
This is the standard B4-ish version (254 x 345mm). This size is easily the bestseller and is the version that all the others are now based on.
Hema Australia Road & 4WD Atlas (Perfect Bound)
This is the same size as the above, but perfect bound rather than spiral bound. People can argue endlessly on the virtues of one or the other. You're either in one camp or the other and you already know which one!
Hema Australia Road & 4WD Touring Atlas
This one is roughly A4 size (220 x 297mm) and spiral bound. A more compact edition that's more likely to fit in your glovebox.
Hema Australia Road & 4WD Handy Atlas
This is the smallest version at 190 x 248mm. This is perfect if space is at a premium for you.