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7 | CHAIRMAN & DIRECTORS
Updates on the NRMA’s activities
9 | NOTE FROM THE CEO
The NRMA is embracing an electric vehicle future and
here’s how Members will benefit
10 | LETTERS
Discussion, opinions and suggestions from Open Road readers
12 | NEWS
Why it’s time for a renewed focus on lowering the road toll in
regional communities (12), the first imported Holden Commodore
scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating (13), and the new NRMA
road service vans putting the ‘go’ in tow (14)
18 | ROAD TRIPS
We look for legends in the Snowy Mountains (18), discover a
local’s recommendations for fun in Coffs Harbour (24), and cross
the breadth of Queensland’s outback on the Adventure Way (28)
37 | MOTORING
We find out if tinted windows have any practical benefits (37), list
some of the weirdest road rules and the penalties for disobeying
them (38), compare the new Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry
(40), road test seven new cars including the Mitsubishi Eclipse
Cross, Haval H9, Volvo XC60 and Honda Civic Type R (46), and
give you the good oil on buying a used people mover (56)
Geikie Gorge Cruise
Ngauwudu Safari Camp
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15 DAYS | BROOME - BROOME | Fully Accommodated | May – Sep*
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Explore the central Kimberley with an exclusive 2-night stay at Mornington
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Journey along the infamous Gibb River Road exploring pristine gorges and view
exquisite rock art on a guided walk to the Mitchell Falls. Discover the massive
tides of the Kimberley Coast aboard a half day adventure to the Horizontal Falls.
Also includes the Bungle Bungles, ElQuestro, Tunnel Creek and much more.
Darwin to Broome itinerary also available. 18 Days from $12,595 pp
Explore South Western Australia during
wildflower season and discover all the
region’s stunning natural highlights.
Explore the stunning Pilbara & West
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Monkey Mia, the Pinnacles & more!
16 DAYS | PERTH - PERTH
Accommodated | Sep & Oct*
$7,695 pp twin share
14 DAYS | BROOME - PERTH
Accommodated | May - Sep*
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Pilbara & West Coast
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