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What’s in The Road Ahead June/July 2015 edition?

The record-breaking prize pool includes a $17,000 trip for two to Myanmar (Burma), a 15-day Europe River Cruise from RACQ Travel, beauty products and latest-release DVDs. On the news front, this edition we preview the 2015 RACQ MotorFest, which will pay tribute to the war-time effort of the Returned Soldiers Transport Corp (RSTC), and look at what needs to be done to improve road safety. In this edition we launch a new regular feature for ...

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Motoring costs reach record five-year low

Queensland’s peak motoring body’s annual Vehicle Running Costs survey revealed lower interest rates, cheaper fuel, and more competitive insurance prices in 2014 helped to reverse the upward trend of costs ...

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New in Departure National

Relax at Elsey National Park

When it comes to immersing yourself in nature in the Northern Territory, you’re pretty much spoilt for choice. But as well as the better known national parks such as Kakadu and Litchfield, there are also several lesser-known gems to be discovered. About five hours’ drive south of Darwin, you’ll find ... More

New in Departure National

Discover the ghostly history of Kalgoorlie

Not only is Kalgoorlie known as Australia’s biggest outback city, but also its gold capital. After three Irishmen found gold on the site in southern Western Australia back in 1893, thousands of people made a beeline for the area in hopes of making their fortune. Living conditions were harsh during ... More

New in Departure National

Explore the national parks of Tasmania

It’s hard to avoid being surrounded by nature during a visit to Tasmania. As soon as you head out of its two largest cities – Hobart and Launceston – you’re likely to find yourself surrounded by forest, rolling hills or bush. The national parks in Tasmania are some of Australia’s ... More

New in Departure National

Get active on Norfolk Island

For some people, the ideal holiday isn’t lazing on a beach but getting the adrenaline pumping. So if you’re an outdoors enthusiast, head to the paradise that is Norfolk Island. If hiking is your thing, a wide variety of trails in the Norfolk Island National Park lead through the varied landscape ... More

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Meet the bilbies of Charleville

The outback town of Charleville is about a day’s drive west of Brisbane, and among its most famous residents is a population of bilbies. The marsupial is one of Australia’s most endangered species, and there is a special captive-breeding project underway at Charleville to ensure the cute creatures remain part of ... More

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Four exercises to strengthen your back

Many health issues can cause back pain, so if you’re having consistent problems, it’s advisable to see a doctor.  In some cases, strengthening the muscles in your back may alleviate pain. Doing the following exercises each day will help you build strength in the upper and lower back: Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground, hip-width apart, and your knees bent. Lift your hips up from the ground and squeeze your ...

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