Tips and Tech

Tips & Tech

About all things camping, touring and off-road
  • Family Travel Tips: Advice for a Perfect Family Road Trip

    Posted on: 02/12/13

    Family road trips are full of valuable experiences for parents and kids alike, though ensuring everyone stays happy during family travel can be a tough proposition.

    The stereotypical family road trip is a polarising mix of good and bad memories, though you can break the mould on your next adventure with these tips for making the perfect family road trip.

  • Ultimate 4WD Touring - Vehicle Maintenance

    Posted on: 05/11/13

    Four off-road experts that live on the road tell us what tools they use and what they couldn't live without when it comes to taking care of their vehicle.

    Four veteran tourers tell us what tools and skills they use to take care of their four-wheel drives on long off-road adventures.

  • Ultimate 4WD Touring - Living on the Road

    Posted on: 22/10/13

    Living on the road (and off it) makes choosing living and accommodation setups a high priority.

    The longer you’re on the road, the more important your sleeping quarters and living space become. Four veteran touring travellers share with us what accommodation and living setups they use on their own long-term adventures.

  • Ultimate 4WD Touring - Vehicle Setup

    Posted on: 18/09/13

    Four 4WD touring veterans share what vehicles and accessories they trust to travel off-road in Australia.

    A well-equipped, reliable and capable 4WD vehicle is a blessing on weekend off-road getaways, but is essential when embarking on a long trip. Four veteran touring travellers share with us what vehicles and accessories they trust on their own long-term adventures.

  • 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

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    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.