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Postby tom » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:07 pm

hello everybody

can anybody please suggest a good map that i can use to tour from sydney to adeilade - do they exist with distances written on them between towns

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by BNA » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:41 am

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Postby europa » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:41 am

I can't suggest a good map because it's been a long time since I've had to buy one. However, go into your motoring group - RAA, RACV, etc. They are likely going to have the best range of maps for touring.

(be a good idea to put at least your state into your profile so we know where you're from)

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Re: maps

Postby LuckyPierre » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:27 pm

tom wrote:can anybody please suggest a good map that i can use to tour from sydney to adeilade - do they exist with distances written on them between towns


As Richard said, motoring organisations are a good source. I frequently use TravelWiz at http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/guides_and_maps.htm, and the Travel Planner is a useful resource too (it pops up on websites all over the place).

europa wrote: ... put at least your state into your profile so we know where you're from ...

'Tis a good idea! :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:00 pm

Isn't there a book called Cycling Australia or something?

There are some excellent road map books, but way too heavy to carry on a bike.
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Postby gururug » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:54 pm

google earth?
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Postby davidddd » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:55 am

There's a good book by Paul Salter in the 'Epic Guide' series called 'Bike Australia - Cycling Australia from Pert to Sydney' which has all the gen on the ride including via Adelaide - via Mildura, West Wyalong and Bathurst. Try
http://www.epicguides.co.nz for more info.
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Postby europa » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:40 am

Cripes, a Scot recommending a New Zealand book about touring Australia :shock:

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Postby sogood » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:05 am

Why not just use NRMA's road maps? Free with enough info.
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Postby matagi » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:48 pm

Steve Parrish Publishing put out a good series of maps, they even have campsites marked on them. Available at most good bookstores in Australia.
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