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5 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU TRAVEL OUTBACK

Just how ready are YOU to travel the outback? No, we don’t mean your car or your finances. We mean YOU. Not your vehicle. You. There’s a myriad of general tips about vehicle preparation out there, but …

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7 DAYS IN BLADENSBURG

Bladensburg typifies what Outback Queensland is all about: Remote and harsh yet stunning and colourful with plenty to see and do. Located a few kays out of Winton in Central West Queensland, there’s a place …

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A Week in stunning Salvator Rosa – Queensland

There’s way more to Carnarvon National Park than just the gorge.   What do a 17th-century Baroque painter and a New South Wales Surveyor-General have in common? They both loved the dramatic landscapes that this …

GU Patrol

You can still buy a 4.8 litre GU Patrol in the Middle East

Nissan in the Middle-East has brought back It’s legendary GU Patrol, otherwise known as the Y61, from the brink of death with a bit of a special-edition rebirth. And it has their most-loved engine under …

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AUS RV

Has MDC built the caravan we never thought they would? Words & images Gary Tischer Is AUS RV a new manufacturer of caravans? Yes and no. AUS RV is an evolution of MDC, but the …

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Make Like a Salmon and head to Betty’s Beach

The fish make the annual migration to Betty’s Beach and so should you By Colin Kerr The south west of Western Australia is, for many travellers, a destination in itself worth a month or more …

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Want to know if your 4WD has been affected by the latest round of recalls?

GoAuto.com’s Robbie Wallis recently reported the below: “Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque has clocked up its fourth recall this year and the fifth since August 2016, this time to rectify an issue caused by a …

Recovery Gear

What to do when your recovery gear breaks

THINGS can go wrong when you’re off-roading. It’s just the nature of the beast. Travelling in modified four-wheel drives to the far corners of one of the world’s most isolated countries, and then driving the …

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When am I not covered – Issue 3

One of the things we get asked all the time at Club meets, shows, on the phone and online is, “What am I not covered for?” Over the next few weeks, we will be compiling …

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When am I not covered – Issue 2

One of the things we get asked all the time at Club meets, shows, on the phone and online is, “What am I not covered for?” Over the next few weeks, we will be compiling …

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How To: Sand Driving – Don’t Get Sand on Your Snag

Now that summer’s here, we figure we’d better do the mandatory sand driving feature… so here it is. With summer well and truly here, many of us like to head to the beach – not …

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Factory-Pimped 2017 Holden Colorado

Refined, redesigned, rebuilt. Is Holden’s new Australian designed and engineered truck a HiLux killer? The Holden Colorado is well known for its solid off-road ability, yet less than stellar comfort and refinement levels. Being invited …

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2017 Volkswagen V6 Amarok Review

Since it was first introduced back in 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok has enjoyed a wide gamut of reputations. Often spurned for the transfer-case-free automatic gearbox and low capacity two-litre engine, it has also picked up …

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Top 5 Custom Nissan Patrol

WHEN the axe fell on the GU Patrol the news took its toll on 4×4 tourers worldwide (us included). It seems the aftermarket industry isn’t slowing down though when it comes to these heavy duty …

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Bush Etiquette 101

We all had to start somewhere… here’s how not to be a tosser off-road. Despite the absolute vast majority of us being pretty decent bush-loving folk who just want to get our families out exploring …

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Massive Attack

“Last month we made the case for a big truck in theory. This month we drive in reality.” By Robert Pepper Ever looked at an F250 or Silverado and wondered what it’s like to drive? …

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Patriot Campers’ Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series Build Goes Global

4×4 Australia Annual Gear Guide went on sale in newsstands this week and in it you will find this wicked LandCruiser 79 Series from Patriot Campers. Now we’ve seen these rad rigs before and they are …

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Off-Road Suspension Bible

Everything you have wanted to know about suspension, but were too afraid to ask… It is impossible to not hammer on about the fact that factory-fitted suspension is a compromise. Now I’m not going to …

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CIAA News: Road Tripping Revival

The latest Tourism Australia Research (TRA) forecast highlights the positive influence that the low dollar value is having on increasing domestic tourism and inbound travel, particularly from Asian markets. International visitors are expected to grow …

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Crystal Waters Are Calling & The Caravan Is On The Move Again

Week Twelve The next stop for the caravan was a short 84kms drive south of Adelaide at a coastal town called Victor Harbour. Known probably best for its main attraction the Victor Harbour Tramway, which offers …

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2017 Volkswagen Amarok To Use Local Accessories

SINCE it’s launch Volkswagen has said that the Amarok was not designed to have a bull bar fitted to the front of it and would not have a factory option for one. It appears that …