Tips and Tech

Tips & Tech

About all things camping, touring and off-road
  • 4WD Environmental Issues

    Posted on: 17/09/13

    The 4WD community has to deal with numerous environmental issues.

    The 4WD community is built on respect and a collective appreciation for the land we enjoy while touring, meaning that keeping to some basic rules to preserve it should be the priority of every explorer.

  • Choosing the Right Map

    Posted on: 23/05/13

    finding the right map banner

    Finding the right map for your next adventure is important for both planning and navigating, so the master mapmakers at Hema Maps are here to help you figure out what you should look for in a good map

  • Minimising Your Vehicle Impact on Fraser

    Posted on: 15/05/13

    Fraser Island Lake McKenzie

    Fraser Island’s long list of natural attractions draws over 20,000 vehicles to the island annually, making it every driver’s responsibility to prevent the degradation of its unique environs.

  • Outdoor Accommodation - Tents, Swags & Rooftops

    Posted on: 09/05/13

    Camping, touring and 4WD outdoor accommodation is dominated by tents, swags and rooftop tents.

    Choosing outback accommodation is a big decision for campers and four-wheel drivers, with each option having its own benefits and drawbacks depending on price, intended destination and more.

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Australia's Deserts

    Posted on: 02/05/13

    Australia's Deserts

    70% of the Australian continent is desert, which is probably why outdoor explorers are so drawn to it.

  • The Basic Guide to Towing

    Posted on: 17/10/12

    Hema Map Patrol with Travelander in tow

    Towing is generally not the most fun part of touring, but avoiding accommodation bills and having access to mobile living quarters means it is the preference for many while exploring Australia. So if you have a camper trailer or off-road van, here’s a basic guide to minimising towing pains.