Outdoors

4WDing and fishing tips for Fraser Island

tips for Fraser

REGULAR readers know I’m a frequent visitor to Fraser Island (K’gari) so this month I thought I would share a few tips for Fraser Island to get the most out of your stay, be it four-wheel-driving, fishing or sightseeing. 4WD tips First things first: you need a 4WD if you plan to get around the island. It is possible to …

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Towing the van to the tip of Cape York

tip of cape

WHAT an amazing month we’ve had. This month we travelled to the tip of Cape York the most northern point of the Australian continent. When you hear people talk about the Cape, a lot of discussion revolves around the four-wheel-driving opportunities on the famous Telegraph Track and Gunshot, which is just a crazy vertical drop into a creek. Though the …

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Experiencing Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Uluru Kata Tjuta

  WOW, Ayers Rock Resort, what a place! The resort is kept to a very high standard, with everything landscaped, multitudes of pools, restaurants and thankfully quite a few places that sell cold beer, because boy it was hot while we were there! We stayed at the caravan park at the resort, which had a lovely clean pool with nice …

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From the burbs to the bay: GPS tracking reveals how litter travels

litter trackers victoria

IN a Victorian-first citizen science project, GPS-tracked bottles will be released in suburban waterways around Melbourne to reveal precisely how litter makes its way from our streets to our beaches. A staggering 95 percent of the litter on Port Phillip Bay beaches comes from suburban streets, with about 350,000 cigarette butts washing into the bay every year. The Litter Trackers …

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Easter fun at Levuka 4×4 Park

easter at levuka 4x4 park

LAST month we signed off our article expressing our hope to be able to speak about the final stages of getting our 80 Series LandCruiser on the road. Well, sadly we haven’t fulfilled our wishes, but from no fault of our own. Long story short, we are still waiting on a response from Queensland police about our surrogate VIN. Regardless, …

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Black hog down – hunting wild pigs

HAVING grown up on a farm, I am acutely aware of how time poor (and cash poor) our families are who earn their living on the land. Various feral animals have a significant impact upon the annual earnings of our inland primary producers through direct predation on stock, consumption of crops and competition for grazing (and water). This is why …

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Withstand sun, wind and water with BlackWolf’s new Sombra Shelter

RENOWNED for engineering some of the world’s most durable and reliable camping gear, BlackWolf is proud to be launching the Sombra Shelter – built to last, adventure after adventure. With a heavy-duty canopy that boasts a UPF 50+ sun protection rating, BlackWolf’s latest innovation offers much-needed shade under the harsh Aussie sun, and even shelter in unpredictable conditions. While the …

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Yeehaw to Kings Canyon – caravanning

kings canyon caravanning

SO we made it to Kings Canyon. We decided to stay in the caravan park at Kings Canyon Resort because of how close it is to the canyon. With the base of the canyon only a 15-minute drive away, the sunset’s reflection of the gorge made for beautiful afternoon light. The resort itself could be really amazing with a bit …

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80 Series Toyota LandCruiser build

THOSE who follow our Flexible 4WD Solutions Facebook page will likely be aware we recently bought a new project in the form of an 80 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Back in November we saw an ad on Facebook for a tough-looking 80 Series that needed some work. Now when we saw this ad, we were already thinking about selling our Patrol …

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What to expect when road tripping Cape York

cape york fingermark

MOST Aussies would have a trip to Cape York near the top of their bucket list. As a bloke who has had the privilege of living there since the late 1980s, I have plenty of first-hand knowledge of what the attractions are and understand exactly why the Cape is such an icon in our national psyche. Even in these modern …

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