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Special Issue - Grab your pre-launch copy of "Destination Top End".
February 05, 2010

6 February 2010, Special Issue

In this issue:
  • Destination Top End is ready!
  • Update for Bungles access

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I was so sure I'd finish this within January as I'd promised. Actually, the new guide book was all finished last weekend. So was this newsletter and the shopping cart. Everything was ready to go.

And then I went to get my mail from the post office and discovered that I was on jury duty, starting last Monday. (Note to self: need to empty that post box more often...)

Darn. If I release a new guide book I want be in front of this computer for the first few days, to field all your questions and to help out if someone runs into problems. I didn't know for how many days I'd be stuck at the courthouse, so I decided to postpone the release for a week.

But now, at long last...

Destination Top End is ready!

The new guide is finally available.

For a short time only, you can get "Destination Top End, an Insider Guide to Australia's Tropical North", at 45% off the regular price!

Destination Top End covers the region between Darwin and the NT/WA border, including Kakadu, Litchfield and Katherine Gorge (all in great detail), as well as many other national parks, nature parks and conservation reserves, out of the way fishing locations, little known gorges, quiet campsites, many, many bushwalks...

It complements Destination Kimberley, and it delivers the same quality insider information.

If you already own Destination Kimberley then you know what you can expect: a very detailed and comprehensive guide that makes sure you get to see the very best the region has to offer.

Destination Top End has 165 A4 pages. It has less introductory background information but even more pages of travel information than Destination Kimberley. Destination Top End also contains many maps.

The Top End region may be smaller than the Kimberley, but there is a lot to see and do. There are many more roads and tracks and more attractions.

There are also many more tourists. And that is why the information in Destination Top End is so valuable, even if you have only a few days for that region. Especially if your time is limited it is important to make the most of every single day.

So get your pre-launch copy now!

For now the guide is only available to newsletter subscribers, at a much discounted price. This is a special offer only for you and is valid only until next Sunday! (European, Canadian and US readers please be careful, you are way behind us. Make it Saturday, to be sure.)

Once the offer expires the link above will not work any more and will only take you to an error page. (You can still buy guide, but you will have to pay the regular price.)

Just like Destination Kimberley, the new guide comes with a 12-month money-back guarantee. If you aren't happy with it you just contact me and you get a full refund, no questions asked.

You can't go wrong by checking it out

I look forward to hearing what you think about it!

Update regarding Bungles Access

I also have an important update regarding the access track into the Bungles.

I received several emails with questions about access for trailers and vans. Some people wanted to know whether their unit would be ok, and one reader had heard a rumour that even trailers were now illegal on the track.

Luckily that's just a rumour! Most roads up here get better and better over the years, not worse.

The improvements to the Bungles access track have caused the DEC to revise their policy. The rules are now clear and simple.
  • All single axle, dedicated off-road/heavy duty caravans, camper trailers and other towable units are allowed.
  • Dual axle and standard (non off-road) caravans, campers and other trailers are not allowed.
So as long as your unit has only one axle, and as long as it really is designed for off road use, you are fine.

I had written about that track and the old regulations in many places and answered many questions. (The old rules said no caravans at all.) I thought I had updated everything, but every now and then I still come across an outdated reference. Should you stumble across a mention of the old rules anywhere on the site or in the books, please let me know so I can fix it.

And that's it for today. I will be right here for all of next week. If you have any questions or problems regarding the new guide, just get in touch through my contact page.

After next weekend I will treat myself to a two week long break from work and go on a wet season field trip. Technically that's still work of course, but it doesn't really feel like it.

I won't be far out of range on this trip. Wet season means I can't really get off the bitumen anyway, so unless I get flooded in at some unfortunate location without reception, I should be able to get online and check my emails most days.

I'll be back early March, hopefully with some impressive wet season photos.

More from the Kimberley and Top End soon!

PS.: Don't forget to get your pre-launch copy of "Destination Top End" while the special offer lasts:

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