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The Grandis Adventure

Finding a good spot to camp in summer that is close to the water, surrounded by bushland, and has plenty of options for the whole family is not a very easy task. Unless you are familiar with the area around Myall Lakes that is. With over a dozen campsites to choose from in both beachside and lakeside locations, there is sure to be something to please everyone. Myall Lakes is part of NSW's largest coastal lake system and is made up of four lakes including Myall Lake, Boolambayte Lake, Two Mile Lake and Bombah Broadwater.

Published: 2012-08-31

Perfectly Private

Sometimes the best places to camp belong to someone else; someone willing to open the doors to their property to allow others to come and stay. Wollondilly River Station is one of these places, located on Wombeyan Caves Road just 8km from the caves. It's a perfect little spot for a weekend getaway, which suited the timeframe that we chose for our trip. The first thing to do is to stock up on any supplies that you may need from Mittagong, then take the short drive to Berrima. The township of Berrima is one of these little places that everyone should visit.

Published: 2012-08-31

Behind-the-Scenes - Rockhampton DVD

Have you seen Roothy's Rockhampton DVD yet? Towards the end of the trip Jamie had a few troubles with his Land Rover, after a bit of help from Russell in Rocky he managed to get back on the tracks. Have a look at what happened behind closed doors in the garage when trying to find the source of the problem.

Published: 2012-08-31

Bush to the Beach - Tassie Style

If beach versus bush camping creates arguments in your family, why not consider the west of Tasmania for your next camping trip destination and have the best of both worlds! Just imagine setting up your camper trailer by the picturesque Lake Mackintosh only 6km from the town centre of Tullah. Tullah is located on the A10, the Murchison Hwy. Heading to Tullah from the state's capital of Hobart will take around 4.5 hours covering a total distance of 330km.

Published: 2012-08-31

Gaol Break

If three or more days of beach driving, awesome camping, surfing, fishing and bushwalking seem like your idea of a great time, then veer off the Princess Highway at South West Rocks or Port Macquarie and lock in your hubs (or press the button on your dash if you have a newer 4WD). Let's face it, with all the current roadwork on the main drag between Sydney and Brisbane, spending three days exploring the Mid-North Coast isn't going to take much longer. Coming from the north, follow the signs to South West Rocks, a dreamy little tourist town about 500km south of Brisbane.

Published: 2012-08-31

The Perfect Suspension Set-up

If you're into your modified 4WDs, then pick up the current issue of Modified 4WDs 58 - on sale 15th August. In this issue, we show you the best ways to get the most out of your suspension. Check in with Modified 4WDs Editor Dex as he runs you through one simple DIY tip that can help get you out of trouble with it comes to installing your own lift kit.

Published: 2012-08-30

Keeping Your Cool

Camp fridges are an extremely popular piece of camping equipment. Having a fridge means that we can pack all sorts of foods that we may not have been able to in the past. There are plenty of different theories and ideas about how to best operate a camp fridge, but what are the facts? How can you make the most of your fridge on your next trip away?

Published: 2012-08-29

Voltage Rock

After a decent set of tyres, the very next most crucial accessory that every 4WD needs is a dual-battery system – especially if you go camping on your own. A fridge to keep the drinks cold and fluoro lighting so you don't walk into the tent are all well and good, but the next morning when you go for the starter motor and all you get is a click instead of the engine cranking over, you'll be wishing you stuck to an esky. That is, unless you've got yourself a dual-battery setup.

Published: 2012-08-29

An Adventure in the South Australian Outback

We began our trip in Melbourne, heading up the highway towards Mildura. We watched the landscape slowly change from the tall gums and lush greens of the pastures to the beautiful muted greens of the Mallee gums and dusty red soil typical of the outback. Arriving in Mildura, our car was making an odd noise. Lifting the bonnet Adam quickly discovered that a snapped fan belt was the reason for the strange rattle. Early the next morning, in the pouring rain I was left with three cranky kids while Adam went to get another fan belt. Mental note: carry spare fan belts!

Published: 2012-08-29

The Final Check

With all the things we have done to the Cub camper, we haven't yet looked at the essential maintenance checks that need to take place before any trips can start. It is a fact of camper trailer ownership that these checks need to be done. So, this DIY isn't so much about modifying your camper, as it is about maintaining it.

Published: 2012-08-29

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