For over 20 years, Hema's Map Patrol has been mapping the interior of Australia. In this comprehensive guide to traversing Australia's desert regions, Hema takes you into the arid heart of Australia.
Whether you are a desert lover, or just looking to tackle some of Australia's favourite 4WD destinations, this informative guide is an indispensable companion to those tackling Australia's great desert tracks. This edition includes handy track profiles showing elevations and distances as well as points of interest, camping areas and supply points in one easy-to-follow graphic.
There's also plenty of essential pre-trip reading on how to prepare for your trek, safety in the outback and driving techniques, making this the must-have guidebook for travelling Australia's deserts and is perfect for anyone contemplating a Simpson Desert crossing.
Tracks featured include:
- Anne Beadell Highway
- Binns Track
- Birdsvillle Track
- Canning Stock Route
- Connie Sue Highway
- Finke River Gorge
- Gary Highway
- Gary Junction Road
- Googs Track
- Great Central Road
- Gunbarrel Highway
- Hay River Track
- Madigan Line
- Nyangumarta Highway
- Old Ghan Railway Loop
- Oodnadatta Track
- Plenty Highway
- Karlamilyi (Rudall River) National Park
- Sandy Blight Junction Road
- Simpson Desert
- Strzelecki Track
- Sturt National Park
- Tanami Track
- West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru
- 25 4WD Trips featured
- Contains the complete set of Hema's Great Desert Tracks maps
- Tracks coded by vehicle type with symbols showing towing suitability, GPS-surveyed roads and tracks that show fuel and provision availability
- Track descriptions include permit information and contact details
- Background information on geomorphology, major environments and ecosystems, and history
- Track profiles showing elevations and distances as well as POIs, camping areas and supply points
Edition: 5th, Publication Date: 14/09/18, Number of Pages: 336, Height: 297mm, Width: 215mm, Depth: 30mm, Weight: 1.2kg
WHY WE LOVE HEMA MAPS...
Hema Maps is an Australian based mapping and publishing company that was founded in 1983. The company has expanded purposefully to the point where today it has comprehensive Australia and overseas map coverage in a variety of forms including folded maps, atlases, guides and digital products such as apps and dedicated GPS navigation systems.
With a keen focus on off-road touring, Hema Maps has steadily built its reputation as masterful map makers in the four-wheel driving and outdoor adventure industries. This reputation has come to the fore thanks to the company’s relentless pursuit of accurate cartographic detail relevant to outdoor explorers, realised by its unparalleled updating process.
The job of collecting and updating this data falls to field-teams known as the Map Patrol, who are responsible for exploring and mapping the vast array of off-road destinations in Australia to keep Hema Maps’ data accurate and up-to-date. Since 1996, Hema Maps has GPS mapped over 690,000km of tracks and 545,000km of unsealed roads throughout Australia, and will continue to pursue premium quality and accuracy within its product range into the foreseeable future.
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