Outdoors

Preventative maintenance prior to going boating

preventative maintenance boating

HI, it’s Craig Tomkinson here. I have a few trips planned this year including some trips north (let’s hope they still go ahead). The first one planned is with my mate Dave Kowitz is a boys’ fishing trip for three to five weeks to Janie Creek on Cape York. Needless to say, I am in Cape York mode, which translates …

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New home away from home

new home away

MUCH needed rain flushed out many of our local creeks and river systems, which means mud crabs, and a few monsters turned up in the Noosa River system – fantastic! Yes, after decent rain the land responded with a carpet of greenery, and soon it will be time to break out the camping gear in the form of our new home …

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Cape York pilgrimage: a perfect time to prepare

Cape York pilgrimage

THE dry season is not that far away, and as time goes so quickly, now’s as good a time as any to start preparing for a Cape York pilgrimage. The following is based on the experience of living most of my working life on the Cape, including living and working from a bush camp for 10 years, which was brilliant …

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Exploring more of the Gibb River Rd

gibb river rd wa

AS I explained in last month’s article, we decided to travel the Great Northern Highway to see the Bungle Bungles and Wolfe Creek Crater off the Tanami Rd. However, we really wanted to do the rest of the Gibb River Rd on the western side. Northwest of Fitzroy Crossing is the dirt Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd that links back up to …

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Camping closures for Easter 2020 in Queensland

Kedron Moreton Island

Camping Closures – As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to help keep Queenslanders safe, a decision has been made to close ALL camping areas within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas as of 26 March 2020 applies until 30 June 2020 or unless otherwise advised. Four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks …

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All New Pioneer from Rhino-Rack

Rhino-Rack Pioneer

AS leaders and innovators in the roof rack market, Rhino-Rack is kick starting this new decade with the launch of the All New Pioneer – the next generation of Rhino-Rack’s iconic Pioneer platform, developed almost 10 years ago. As the most versatile modular platform on the market, the All New Pioneer is designed to make loading, carrying and securing your …

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Star power at National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

star power 4x4 show

AUSTRALIA’S greatest 4×4 and fishing celebrities are coming together in a force of star power for Queensland’s ultimate outdoor lifestyle expo. Taking over 45,000sq m of the Brisbane Showgrounds this year, the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo will host a star line-up from March 27-29. With a huge range of 4×4 accessories on offer, as well as …

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Toyota launches special-edition LandCruiser Horizon

Toyota launches special-edition LandCruiser Horizon

AS Toyota continues to celebrate the 60th anniversary year of its formal establishment in Australia, it has launched the limited-edition LandCruiser 200 Sahara Horizon. It features bespoke styling treatments including a unique grille with a dark finish, black headlight and smoked chrome front foglight surrounds, semi-aniline leather-accented seats with unique stitching and ‘LandCruiser’ embossed into the backrest, and a black …

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Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4×4 Expo this weekend!

Moreton Bay Caravan Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo

IF you are about to embark on a weekend away or a longer holiday, then the Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4×4 Expo is the perfect place to view and compare brands all in the one location. Camping and caravanning is a fun, low cost way to explore the many wonderful destinations across South East Queensland and for the …

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How to help those hindered by fire

fire volunteer help bushfires

WITH all the bushfires raging around the country, this month I have chosen to skip the regular offshore report and let readers know something about the ongoing work being done by so many volunteers after the event to benefit those hit by natural disasters, and also to ask for help, either in kind or if possible, by volunteering some time. …

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