Simply the best Camping Guides for Aussie travellers that money can buy! That's the best description we can give you!
We were totally gob smacked with the fantastic new editions of these books - there is simply no comparison with the previous issues and nothing else available in Australia comes remotely close. It truly gets you so fired up - you want to get straight out there on the road! Camp Snaps is a brilliant idea and really helps with planning. Some camps get two photos to give you an even better feel for the place and of course they are all in full colour. The indexing between books is excellent and it is very easy to browse an area and easily relate it to the campsite listing or the general map.
Of course, the biggest improvement is the inclusion of the complete Hema Australian Road Atlas - you virtually get this normally $24.95 book thrown in for free. The maps contain symbols indicating overnight sites, day use rest stops and budget caravan parks. Route planning is an absolute dream as all the info is right in front of you - even detail such as fruit fly areas. This is all noted on the maps and in such a way that you just can't miss it. Have a look around the Broken Hill area for instance. If you were travelling to Adelaide you can see where you are going to lose all your fruit and veges, plus just where you can camp and, of course, where the zone ends and you can repurchase supplies. Many of us fruit as a major part of a healthy breakfast so this sort of info is excellent. The main guide is now in full colour making the wonderful symbol system much easier for oldies to read. For those upgrading from the earlier editions, especially Camps 1, you will find the descriptions and directions have improved out of sight. The Website continues to list all the latest updates and to the credit of the authors updates are also regularly made to Versions 1 and 2.