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RON AND VIV MOON DE­LIVER THE LAT­EST NEWS AND INFO FROM AUS­TRALIA’S TREKS AND TRACKS.

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NO SER­VICE, NO WOR­RIES (AUS­TRALIA-WIDE)

If you’re in an area with­out a mo­bile phone net­work, then Tel­stra’s Wi-fi Call­ing al­lows calls to lan­d­lines and mo­biles over an avail­able Wi-fi net­work. How does this help out on the tracks, I hear you ask? Voice ser­vices can be con­nected over com­pat­i­ble smart­phones where no ser­vice was pre­vi­ously pos­si­ble. For more info: tel­stra.com/wif­i­call­ing

VRILYA POINT CLOSED (QLD)

For the fore­see­able fu­ture, vis­it­ing and camp­ing on the beaches around Vrilya Point on the western side of Cape York has been stopped. There is now a gate block­ing ac­cess and you’re not al­lowed to ac­cess the area by sea. For more info: www.cape-yorkaus­tralia.com

OMEO MUSTER (VIC)

The an­nual Car­a­van and RV Muster is on again at the Omeo Golf Course from Novem­ber 10-12. There will be a num­ber of golf events to par­tic­i­pate in, a fish­ing comp, car­a­van dis­plays, fire­works, live mu­sic, he­li­copter flights and a num­ber of 4WD taga­long tours to get in­volved in. For more info: www. omeogolf­club.org.au

THE HUON SHOW (TAS)

The Huon Show, known as ‘the show of the south’ will be held at the Ranelagh Show­ground on Novem­ber 18. Events and ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude home crafts, a grand pa­rade with a special WWI light horse dis­play, live­stock judg­ing, vin­tage ma­chin­ery, wood-chop­ping, and the ever pop­u­lar dog high-jump event. Check out: www.huon­show.com.au

4WD TRACKS OPEN­ING SOON (VIC)

Sea­sonal road clo­sures for most of the Vic­to­rian 4WD tracks in na­tional parks and re­serves will end in time for the Mel­bourne Cup long week­end in Novem­ber. For the lat­est on track open­ings and other track info, visit: www.4wd­vic­to­ria.org.au

COORABIE FARM STAY (SA)

Coorabie is a pleas­ant place to stop for trav­ellers head­ing across the Nullar­bor. The prop­erty is south of the Eyre High­way near Nun­droo, about 155km west of Ce­duna, and is lo­cated near Fowlers Bay and the Scott’s Bay and Mex­i­can Hat beaches. Coorabie Farm of­fer three types of ac­com­mo­da­tion, all with good fa­cil­i­ties: Donga-style air-con­di­tioned rooms, 16 pow­ered sites, and un­lim­ited un­pow­ered sites. Meals can be pre­pared for guests by prior ar­range­ment. Ac­com­mo­da­tion needs to be pre-booked, so con­tact the managers on (08) 8625 6126.

FREE CAMP­ING AT BOULIA (QLD)

Ap­prox­i­mately 30 camp­sites on a first-come, first-served ba­sis can be found among the beau­ti­ful gum trees at Race­course Re­serve on the banks of the Burke River at Boulia in Western Queens­land. It’s a free camp and there is no wa­ter, power or toi­lets, so you need to be self-suf­fi­cient. Phone and Wi-fi in­ter­net are avail­able, while the town has ba­sic re­quire­ments and a very good di­nosaur ex­hi­bi­tion at the Stone­house Mu­seum.

WILD­FLOWER FLURRY (WA)

The nat­u­ral wild­flower col­lec­tion in Western Aus­tralia is the largest on earth, and it fin­ishes with a flurry of colour in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber through­out the forests and coastal heaths of the south-west of the state. For great in­for­ma­tion on where to see the best wild­flow­ers, as well as help to plan your trip around Western Aus­tralia, down­load a free wild­flower guide at: viewer.e-dig­i­taledi­tions.com/ t/52970-tourism-west­er­naus­tralia

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