Outdoors

Toyota expands availability of advanced safety

toyota fortuna advanced safety features

TOYOTA has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 percent of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 percent of Toyota’s …

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Fires – the good and the bad

fire

HI all, southeast Queensland and northern NSW have endured a terrible fire season and my heart goes out to those who have felt the harshness of Mother Nature. Some have lost property and livelihoods, but one thing is for sure, the Australian landscape will return with fresh regrowth and the burnt scars will fade into the greenery. It will once …

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Legendary Litchfield National Park

Litchfield

CONTINUING our Aussie adventure, we headed to another epic Northern Territory National Park: Litchfield. Litchfield National Park is amazing and a great family camping destination, with plenty of great campgrounds within a short drive from one another. We decided to base ourselves at Florence Falls Campground. This area is nestled on top of a hill, which gave us a nice outlook and …

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Isuzu MU-X review

MU-X

AFTER testing the new Isuzu D-MAX several months ago, an opportunity arose to try out the top-of-the-range Isuzu MU-X LS-T 4X4, so I jumped at it. The MU-X comes in three models starting with the base LS-M, moving up to the LS-U and finally the top-spec LS-T, all of which are powered by the ever-reliable three-litre turbo-diesel engine, which is …

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Seven years perfecting the solar setup

solar

HI all, after playing around with solar equipment for camping for about seven years, I have a good understanding of what you need for all-weather base camp-style camping. I started out years ago with just two 120W fold-out 12V panels hooked together to make 240W and one PWR controller. For storage I had three 70A four-wheel-drive batteries, as I was …

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Exploring the amazing Kakadu

kakadu

WOW, this month is about Kakadu in the Northern Territory. What an amazing place and great to be back in some of my old haunts. It’s been about seven years since I have last been up here, when I was guiding in Arnhem Land and Kakadu. I really like Kakadu. Just one of those places which feels like it has …

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OutdoorX to return in 2020 after successful Sanctuary Cove event

outdoorx sanctuary cove

SANCTUARY Cove has already locked in dates for the return of OutdoorX in 2020, with exhibitors and visitors alike celebrating the success of Australia’s newest outdoor lifestyle event. Held beneath stunning blue skies on the Gold Coast, the inaugural OutdoorX attracted almost 12,000 people across three days with more than 100 brands recording strong sales of their latest products. The …

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Get inspired and have some fun at Cleveland Expo

cleveland expo

CROWDS of well over 15,000 are expected to pass through the gates at this weekend’s Cleveland Expo. With great weather expected and temperatures around the mid-twenties, visitors should enjoy wandering leisurely around the Cleveland Showgrounds under sunny skies taking in everything the expo has to offer. The highly anticipated Cleveland Expo will host local and regional businesses who will showcase …

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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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