Queensland scored a treble in the GoSee TravelSmart Club member prize draw for November with winners from Camira, Bungalow and Elanora.
Queenslander Paul Payne of Camira signed up as a new TravelSmart member and won the Aspen Holiday Parks Adventure Travel Pack which consists of:
1 Aspen Parks Wine Cooler Bag
1 Aspen Parks Key Ring
1 set of Aspen Parks Playing Cards
2 Aspen Parks Stubby Holders;
and 1 night accommodation voucher at any Aspen Park in Australia. www.aspenparks.com.au
Aspen Parks holidaymakers have full use of resort style facilities most of which include:
Aspen Cabin comfort at Roxby Downs Myall Grove Holiday Park South Australia
Resort Style swimming pools,TV/Entertainment games room, reading room well appointed camp kitchens and barbecue facilities, childrens playground, well-maintained communal facilities and fully equipped laundries, internet Kiosks (Wireless Internet Cooke Point Ashley Gardens), tourist Information, manicured lawns and gardens.
With a range of accommodation Aspen can cater to suit comfort and budget needs. Accommodation includes well appointed furnished cabins most with private living sized balconies comprising:
Deluxe Spa Chalets, Holiday Villas, Park Cabins Studios, Fully self contained Weekender Rooms,
Resort - Hotel Rooms,
Powered and grassed caravan - camping sites.
Aspen Parks Group www.aspenparks.com.au quality holiday and caravan park accommodation is available across Australia and is represented by a cross-section of Australia's leading Holiday Parks.
Australia Calling is pure practical advice
Among GoSee Existing TravelSmart members John Hiscock of Bungalow Queensland scored Lionel Mussell's practical touring book Australia Calling.
Lionel Mussell's book - Australia Calling the RV travel handbook covers all types of Recreational Vehicle experiences.
In this down-to-earth presentation Lionel Mussell www.caravanning-oz.com has produced the ultimate Recreational Vehicle travel handbook.
Illustrated in full colour, this book is for anyone who is thinking about doing an Australian caravan trip, either with a caravan, motorhome or camp trailer and;
Queensland again in the run of prizes from our generous friends at Westprint Heritage Maps www.westprint.com.au Max McLaughlin scored with 1 x Eastern Outback CD. A digital Map Mapping Program for use with GPS software. Birdsville Track to Arnhem Land Valued at $39.95
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary bush camping
The other Australia TravelSmart winners to land Westprint Heritage Maps prizes were - Tania Wallace of Shepparton, Victoria who gets Westprint Heritage Maps www.westprint.com.au Australia's Outback Tracks CD Valued at $75 and; Rick Walker of Wynyard Tasmania who gets 1 x Hay River CD. An informative CD of the Hay River Track containing maps and informative information. Valued at $34.95.
Australian Outback maps, and outback travel information is Westprint Heritage Maps speciality. Maps on CD are also available.
GoSee purchased a full set of maps to cover the area on the way through Nhill for our adventure to Akaroola South Australia. Pictures with this feature were taken during the two week adventure trip.
Westprint publishes a Free Email Newsletter full of outback information just click Free Newletter on the Westprint Home Page and register to receive useful outback information for modern explorers.
Westprint Maps now have a range of more than 25 maps of some of the most remote parts of Australia. Areas such as the Canning Stock Route, Gunbarrel Highway, and South West Queensland are featured in detail never before available.
Near Nhill on track for the Big Desert
Four Wheel Drivers are constantly seeking more information and this has led to Westprint stocking almost 1000 different book titles, covering exploration, history, fossicking, travel and camping, as well as a range of videos depicting travel in some of the more remote desert regions of Australia.
John and Bev Deckert, through Westprint Maps, aim to give the map user a broad insight into the rich heritage of Australia. Their maps enhance the travellers awareness of the country and increase the enjoyment for people travelling through Australia's Outback.
Digital mapping has enabled the production of maps on CD for use with GPS.
This series is constantly being revised as are all of the Westprint series.
Visitors are welcome at the Nhill, Victoria 6 Park street Westprint office weekdays from 9 to 5. Westprint opens at weekends by appointment.
Hinemoa and Tutanekai lovers from Te Arawa legend
Among the GoSee TravelSmart members in New Zealand John Humphreys from Fendalton/Christchurch has won the Mokia Island Experience. www.mokoiaisland.co.nz
The sacred island of the Te Arawa people Mokoia Island, is in the heart of Lake Rotorua and steeped in cultural history.
It is an iconic Rotorua landmark dating back to 1350 AD. Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences offers a series of unique visitor experiences on Mokoia Island. The legend of Hinemoa and Tutanekai is celebrated in Rotorua city where the City Focus intersection commemorates one of New Zealand's greatest love stories.
A number of endangered species have been introduced to Mokoia Island.
They include the Weka, North Island Robin (Toutouwai), and Saddleback (Tieke).
With Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences you could also see native birds such as the Pukeko (swamp hen), Papango (Teal), and Tui.
The Kiwi is the sole survivor of an ancient order of birds including the now extinct Moa. Kiwis also live on Mokoia Island but are naturally shy birds and are usually only active at night.
Kokako Bird relates to New Zealand pre-history
The Kokako is found nowhere else in the world. Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences says the Ultimate Island Experience is over 2 to 3 hours with daily departures: 9:30am, 1pm, and 3pm
Rotorua's newest luxury passenger fast cat the Wai Ora, cruises to a traditional welcome from the Maori people of Te Arawa. Guides share history and culture with visitors.
Hinemoa's hot pool gives feet a treat while legend of New Zealand's famous 'Forbidden Love Story, the Maoris own 'Romeo and Juliet' is related.
Free GoSee TravelSmart membership has many practical benefits. Now a new touring aid has been added. It is a spread-sheet fuel calculator.
The spread-sheet is linked to the popular GoSee Fuel Calculator (just click TravelSmart Good Stuff option on the left of the Home Page).
OzPig cooks campoven roast for four
It is designed to give TravelSmart Club members the ability to use the speadsheet over 10 fills. GoSee believes this gives a better range for a running average of fuel performance.
With a 10 fill spread calculation headwinds, hills, road surface, hot weather, different drivers and varied loads and weights are better covered in producing an actual average outcome.
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The free GoSee TravelSmart Members Club benefits also include -
Professionally based through Hayman Reese towing information for GoSeeAustralia and GoSee New Zealand members.
Penguin cops a spray from the Rover northern end Big Desert
For the first time on a public website caravan towing weight checks used by professionals are available online in Australia and New Zealand to GoSee TravelSmart Club Members.
GoSee is unaware of any public online facility in the world which offers this service.
Designers at Canberra based ContACT Internet Solutions, mother company to GoSeeAustralia and GoSee New Zealand, work with towing equipment manufacturing icon Hayman Reese.
They have created a quick-click comparison against tow vehicle model and caravan weight.
The result is a safe towball load report with links to equipment designed for the long-haul. It's FREE, easy to use and helps anyone towing tour safely.
Free membership of GoSee TravelSmart Club extends the key benefits which clicked the idea of free touring websites to assist travellers in Australia and New Zealand and the caravanning industry into action more than four years ago.
As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members have access to additional features they include information and prizes.
Editor's Note: The GoSee TravelSmart prizes are not redeemable during peak periods and accommodation is subject to availability. To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their full contact details.
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