Outdoors

Cape York trip

4WD

Hello, it’s been a while since I submitted a story to this publication for the simple reason that I had nothing worth writing about. But that has changed now, as I’ve returned home from my annual trip up to Cape York with a friend. This year, 82-year-old Eddy Bloomfield joined me on my sortie around Weipa. We would have left …

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Toyota upgrade Hilux range

Toyota

TOYOTA Australia has announced a significant performance and capability upgrade for the HiLux Rogue 4×4 flagship pick-up, which will be enhanced with a wider track and updated suspension package in the fourth quarter of 2022. The new dual-cab HiLux Rogue boasts a track increase of approximately 140mm in the front and rear, while the vehicle’s ride height has also been …

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Trip to K’gari Beach Resort

K'gari

ANY trip to K’gari – which aptly means ‘paradise’ – is special to me. But an early winter trip with my youngest son Josh was extra special – the chance to spend five quality days together, just the two of us. So, off we went to stay at our favourite K’gari Beach Resort – formerly known as Eurong Beach Resort. …

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50 years of Fairbairn Dam

Fairbairn Dam

Recently, a weekend was dedicated to celebrations as Fairbairn Dam reached a significant milestone. More than 900 people spent time by Sunwater’s Lake Maraboon to celebrate 50 years of Fairbairn Dam. With support from Central Highlands Regional Council and local emergency services, the day promoted important safety messages alongside plenty of family fun. The open day was preceded by a …

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Toyota boosts safety and increases payload

LandCruiser 70 Series

Toyota is set to upgrade its iconic workhorse four-wheel-drive LandCruiser 70 Series, with improvements to safety technology and an increase in gross vehicle mass, offering greater payload. Due to arrive in November 2022, the upgraded pickup and wagon range benefits from the addition of a pre-collision safety system incorporating autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. This builds upon …

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Practical packing with Atlas roof rack system

Ironman 4x4

Ironman 4×4 introduces a new complete range of roof and tub-mounted racking solutions. Roof racks and roof platforms are an important element of setting up our touring or off-road vehicles – they allow us to store additional bulky and necessary gear outside of our vehicle’s cargo areas. Ironman 4×4’s new Atlas range of roof racks, crossbars, platforms and blade systems …

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Beaut escape to Boynedale Bush Camp

Boynedale Bush Camp

Hi all, what a wet start we’ve had to our cooler months and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen the countryside so green. Boynedale Bush Camp The rain and southeast wind have supplied our coastline with almost cyclonic weather at times and surf conditions have certainly been memorable. With the rain clearing and a little chill in the …

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Mini Qld lap – Following the coast home

After leaving the crystal blue waters of the Whitsundays, the plan was to spot-hop along the coast until we reached Gladstone, where my wife and daughters would fly home and I would spend a few days fishing with Team Cruise Craft. Exploring It’s moments such as these that having a very understanding wife is great… though my stay in Gladstone …

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Ironman 4×4 Folding Fire Pit

With more camping areas and caravan parks requiring visitors to maintain their campfires in a purpose-built fire pit, it is worth considering having a collapsible fire pit in your collection of camping gear. The Ironman 4×4 new collapsible fire pit has been designed with practicality and functionality, front of mind.     Size always matters The two sizes that matter …

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An overview of our estuarine crocodiles

The saltwater crocodile is a large and opportunistic hypercarnivorous apex predator. It ambushes most of its prey and then drowns or swallows it whole. It is capable of prevailing over almost any animal that enters its territory, including other apex predators such as sharks, varieties of freshwater and saltwater fish including pelagic species, invertebrates such as crustaceans, various reptiles, birds, …

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