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  1. Hema HX-1 and HN7 Navigator Comparison Chart

    Hema HX-1 and HN7 Navigator Comparison Chart
    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...
  2. The Top 10: Sailing Resources

    The Top 10: Sailing Resources
    Whether you are just starting out or you’re an experienced sailor, there are plenty of materials to expand your knowledge about travelling on the high seas. You will find the perfect book, map or guide to learn how to rig, chart, read symbols, race, teach your kids sailing and even speak like a true sailor. There’s not much we don’t...
  3. Camps 9: New Edition of Australia's "Camping Bible" Just Announced

    Camps 9: New Edition of Australia's "Camping Bible" Just Announced
    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 friendly. Camps 9 Book...
  4. What to Consider for your Next Camping Trip

    What to Consider for your Next Camping Trip
      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...
  5. 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...
  6. The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Under $40

    The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Under $40
    Whether you are looking for something educational for the stocking or a gift for the relative who has everything, you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled a list of Christmas goodies available right now at The Chart & Map Shop.   For the Kids Awesome Maps KidsMap Keep them busy with the first interactive analogue map for kids, combining beautiful illustrated stickers...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 5 Ways to Decorate your Home with Vintage Travel Posters

    5 Ways to Decorate your Home with Vintage Travel Posters
    You might have heard us mention it once or twice; we’re into travel. All kinds of travel. From present day to the golden era of travel a century ago. This little travel obsession has led us to stock iconic vintage posters all telling stories of travel from another time. World War One propaganda posters made way for travel posters depicting...
  10. 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...

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