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suttie

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Australian maps
« on: February 01, 2010, 02:37:15 AM »
Hello,

Has anyone used a set of maps for the Aus region that are good for cyclocamping? The set I have show tracks and some lanes though if I look at suggested rides the roads mentioned are not on my maps :-\

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Re: Australian maps
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 09:19:14 AM »
It really depends on your needs. If you really want to travel on small roads (like paths, unpaved roads, etc.), the best maps for Australia are probably the Auslig maps published by the Australian government. They are great topographic 1/250,000 scale maps, but you will need a LOT of them if you are planning to cover a large area.

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Re: Australian maps
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 06:03:00 AM »
I used some kind of road atlas of Australia.
I bought it somewhere in a bookstore in Darwin.
It showed some important dirt roads and most paved roads.
So, to me it was a great map, just 25 dollars or so for the whole continent.
Unfortunately I forgot the name. I will try to remember.
But you will find this kind of maps everywhere in australia.
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Re: Australian maps
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 09:12:14 PM »
The best set of maps I've found is the book called Roads and Tracks Australia by Quality Publishing -- can be ordered online at  http://www.qualitypublishing.com.au/products.php/2/5/7/RTAC. I've used the Western Australian sections in several areas and find them very good.

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Re: Australian maps
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 05:39:41 AM »
http://www.mymapshop.com.au/

Go and visit this place and tell them exactly what you are after. Their swiftness of service will astound you.

1:25,000 scale topographical maps of areas will help you if you are after the small roads and bush camping areas.