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Latest SEQ guide out now!
  |  First Published: October 2004



BIGGER, better and brighter than ever, the fourth edition of Queensland’s most comprehensive 4WD travel guide, Dirty Weekends in South East Queensland is available now!

Queensland’s most comprehensive 4WD travel guide has been fully revised and updated, and now features detailed route maps and hundreds of stunning colour photos as well as new tours and private parks. This 272 page, glovebox size, wire-bound, 100% locally-produced bestseller is an indispensable companion for the 4WD-based adventurer who’s keen on exploring and experiencing this spectacular part of Australia’s Sunshine State.

As well as covering all the important aspects of safe and responsible 4WDing, the book details 40 4WD weekend escapes spread throughout the region. It also includes:

• Highly detailed tour notes and maps to guide you every step of the way;

• GPS co-ordinates on every trip note;

• Comprehensive 4WD information section including directories;

• Complete details on 19 private parks;

• Bush and beach driving and recovery techniques for beginners;

• Permit information and contact details;

• Camping and accommodation contact numbers;

• Warnings, hazards and restrictions;

• Local festivals and events; and

• Equipment checklists.

Independent 4WD travellers can safely and responsibly explore South East Queensland by following the highly detailed tour notes that guide them step-by-step along 21 routes around the region’s best 4WD destinations. Two or three pages at the start of each chapter contain all the information needed to plan the trip, with such topics as highlights and attractions, distances, trip standard, track surfaces, duration, useful maps, access and camping permits, warnings, accommodation, festivals and events, help contacts and further reading.

The first part of the guide contains general information for those new to 4WDing in South East Queensland. Subjects covered include National Parks Visitors Code, bush and sand driving and recovery techniques, tyre pressures, GPS explained, rust prevention and control, insurance, communications and 4WD clubs, as well as a number of handy checklists to help you pack. There is also a comprehensive section providing all the facts on 19 4WD parks and private properties scattered throughout the region.

“Our aim when creating the book is to provide travellers with a high quality, easy-to-use guide, jam-packed with all the info they need to really explore South East Queensland’s stunning and diverse natural attractions,” says Brad McCarthy, creator of the Dirty Weekends series of 4WD guides.

The 272-page glovebox-sized book costs just $34.95 (including GST) and is available from Motorama 4X4XMore, all good bookstores, map shops, camping stores, 4WD accessories outlets, as well as the RACQ offices and the QPWS Naturally Queensland Information Centre. You can also find more information or order a copy at www.dirtyweekends.com.au, by mail order from Dirty Weekends Australia PO Box 117 Northgate 4013, or by calling (07) 3260 5851.

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