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  1. Know your Knots

    Know your Knots
    Whether you’re a boater, boy scout or budding climber it pays to know your knots. You never know when you will need to call on your knowledge of knots to get you out of a bind. Knots are not only good to know but they’re also great fun to learn. Knot tying can be an art, craft, science and philosophy...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World

    Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World
    Navigators rely on their pilot charts to plan the safest and fastest route after careful consideration of the weather and ocean conditions. Long distance cruisers, boats and ships rely on their pilot charts above all else. Pilot charts depict the prevailing weather patterns including wind directions and speeds, wave heights, ocean currents, visibility, barometric pressures, sea surface temperatures, and ice...
  6. 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...
  7. Prospecting Resources to Strike it Rich

    Prospecting Resources to Strike it Rich
    The Gold Rush may be long gone but ‘there’s still gold in them thar hills.’ Maybe there were more hills in the United States in the 1800’s than Australia, but there is plenty of gold yet to be discovered around the lucky country. Whether you like to prospect for gold, coins or other treasures, The Chart & Map Shop has...
  8. The Rising Popularity of Awesome Maps

    The Rising Popularity of Awesome Maps
    Things aren’t what they used to be. The world map has changed, and it seems our customers are embracing the new-age look. Sure you can still buy the traditional world maps that were drawn by talented cartographers from a time long ago. But now you can buy the brightly coloured, illustrated world maps themed with a special interest. Awesome Maps...
  9. Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West
    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...
  10. World Maps Make Great Presents

    World Maps Make Great Presents
    Paper, canvas, framed or unframed there are endless options for worldwide maps. Buy a world map for the person who has everything, to fill a blank wall in the study or bedroom or for someone who is about to do some travelling. Either adorning walls or in the back pocket of a traveller, maps make unique gifts for people of...

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