A FLYING START

If you checked out our earlier blog post, you’ll be aware we started our 10 week Outback SA and NSW trip at the start of Sep, initially catching up with family in Adelaide before setting off to experience the magnificent Eyre Peninsula coastline; but not before a rendezvous with the Frost family. We originally met…

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Follow the Topaz Series II ‘Caper’

Well-known motoring, caravan/camper and outback travel writer Michael Browning and his wife Wendy are back on the road again. After doing the Gibb River Road, the Oodnadatta and Tanami Tracks and crossing the Nullarbor on the Eyre Highway over the past 18 months in the comfort of fully-equipped caravans, they are now heading to Far…

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Track Owners Rally – Sep 29th!

It’s on again!   29th September – 1st October 2012 Where: Henry Angel Track head, Tooma Rd, south of Tumbarumba, NSW This rally is being organized by Independent Trailers in Canberra with support from Track Trailer. www.independenttrailers.com.au So they have an idea of numbers please email this registration form: Tvan Owners Registration Form to Catherine at…

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Mike & Anita Pavey are back on/off the road!

  The Paveys’ are on the road again, exploring the Eyre Peninsula, Gawler & Flinders Ranges, up the Strzelecki Track to Innamincka and south through Outback NSW. They’ll also trek over to Kangaroo Island, explore the revered 4×4 beach run from Robe to Canunda National Park and check out the Riverland Challenge at the Loveday…

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Top-end Topaz Updated

Track Trailer unveils major upgrade of its top-spec, hard-shell hybrid caravan/camper at 4×4 show in Melbourne http://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/news/2012/camping-trailers/top-end-topaz-updated-32077 Melbourne based off-road camper specialist Track Trailer has followed up the launch of its new entry-level Mate trailer with an updated version of its top-spec, hard shell camper model. On display at this week-end’s National 4×4 & Outdoors Show…

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Discover Down Under in Alice Springs

Tim and Brooke check out the Tvan Murranji from Track Trailer – a rugged off-road camper trailer. They also chat with a long time Tvan owner and explore some of the hidden 4×4 tracks around Alice Springs. Full review can be seen here: http://www.discoverdownunder.com.au/tv-show/details/articleid/2228.aspx

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Track Trailer Base Mate

www.caravancampingsales.com.au words – Michael Browning photos – Michael Browning A Simpson Desert crossing proves this tough, multi-use trailer can be easily towed just about anywhere   WE LIKED: >> Multiple applications >> Superb engineering >> Corrugation-soaking suspension NOT SO MUCH: >> Insufficient stone protection on Base Mate >> Larger universal brackets for side-tray tie-downs would…

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Simpson Desert history remade

History was repeated and Birdsville celebrated over the July 21-22 weekend when sister and brother Marg and Doug Sprigg crossed the remote Simpson Desert in an early model, short wheelbase Nissan G60 Patrol – 50 years after their pioneering trip in a similar Nissan in 1962. Travelling with their parents, geologist Reg Sprigg and his…

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History about to be remade

One of Australia’s pioneering motoring adventures is about to be relived when sister and brother Marg and Doug Sprigg cross Australia’s forbidding Simpson Desert this month in an early model Nissan G60 Patrol – for the second time. The Spriggs, then 10 and seven years-old respectively, made history in September 1962 when travelling with their…

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