HEMA Maps

Hema-desert-atlasHema are the ‘big guns’ when it comes to outback maps in Australia.

They’ve created a wide range of maps, books of maps and now a comprehensive (and somewhat expensive) series of Ipad and Android apps.

Hema maps aren’t as detailed as the incredible Outback Travellers Guides and are higher scales than Westprint (HEMA are generally 1:1 250 000; Westprint Maps are 1: 1000 000).

The HEMA iPad/Android apps allow you to zoom in to larger/lower scales, however, and contains an incredible amount of fine detail.

Hema’s paper maps and guidebooks are most suitable for roadtrippers and general tourists.

If you’re planning a trip up the Oodnadatta Track, and then out on the Stuart Highway to Uluru, and don’t need lots of historical detail or care about where every washout is, then Hema’s maps will be perfect for you.

If you are a serious 4WDer, and are travelling something like the Madigan Line, then I’d go for the Hema Map app, the HN7, Australian Geoscience topos plus one of the Hema Simpson Desert Maps.

Hema maps give a wide range of details and are loved by most Aussie roadtrippers. They contain:

  • road distances
  • fuel stops
  • supplies and accommodation
  • GPS coordinates
  • info about track conditions
  • tips for driving
  • points of interest
  • notes about history, wildlife and Aboriginal culture

Price range: $8 – $649 (yes, you did read that correctly!)

HEMA Outback Adventure Map

HEMA Outback Adventure Map Twenty-five of the country’s most famous outback tracks are highlighted on the map with handy descriptions and inset maps on the reverse side. There are all the classic trips like the Canning Stock Route, Anne Beadell Highway, Birdsville Track, Connie Sue Highway, Gary Highway, Gunbarrel Highway, Oodnadatta Track, Simpson Desert, Strzelecki Track and Telegraph Road. Plus some that perhaps aren’t as well known, like Goog’s Track, Great Central Road, Binns Track, Rudall River National Park and Talawana Track.

Each description outlines the distance, track condition, fuel points, camping areas and permits that are required. There are also handy contact numbers for further information.

With its clear mapping and photographic border, showing some of the beautiful sights you may encounter while exploring the country, the Australia Outback Adventure map will make a great wall map too.

$10.70

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HEMA Central Australia Mapsheet

HEMA Central Australia Mapsheet An off-road regional map of central Australia (1:2,000,000) that covers between Woomera in the south to Tennant Creek in the north, then from Windorah in the east past Yulara to the Warakurna Roadhouse in the west.

$9.66

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HEMA Red Centre Map

HEMA Red Centre Map A regional map of the Red Centre (1:750,000), covering from Alice Springs to Uluru. Extensive travel and background information on specific regions including Alice Springs and surrounds, Larapinta Drive, West MacDonnell Ranges, East MacDonnell Ranges, the Old Ghan Route, Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

$9.66

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HEMA Flinders Ranges Map

HEMA Flinders Ranges Map Map covers the Flinders Ranges National Park and Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park. Visitor information for both the national parks, the Leigh Creek region and the Blinman region make trip planning and navigation simple, with accompanying tourist information including self-drive treks, historic sites, necessary contact details and listed national parks and reserves.

$11.58

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HEMA Outback Queensland Map

HEMA Outback Queensland Map Fully updated, Outback Queensland contains mapping and visitor information for one of the most iconic regions in Australia.

Mapping at a scale of 1:1,500,000 covers from the inland borders to Toowoomba in the east and Charters Towers in the north, with hill shading and elevation tinting creating a more realistic interpretation of the landscape within the region. Marked on the map are points of interest, camping areas and caravan parks as well as fuel and touring routes. Accompanying the mapping is extensive visitor information for the Channel Country, Matilda Country and the Overlanders Way, with a town and locality index in addition to necessary contact details covering the majority of information for touring the region. Also included are maps of Bladensburg, Idalia, Currawinya, Diamantina and Carnarvon Gorge national parks.

$9.66

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HEMA Outback NSW Map

HEMA Outback NSW Map A regional map of outback NSW (1:1,100,000) with extensive information on numerous regions, including visitor, historical and background information. Covered regions include the Broken Hill region, Corner Country, east of Tibooburra, the White Cliffs region, Cobar and surrounds, around Back o'Bourke, Lightning ridge and surrounds, Wentworth region, Balranald, Griffith region, Dubbo and surrounds, Kinchega National Park, Mungo National Park, Sturt National Park and Mutawintji National Park.

$9.66

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HEMA Simpson Desert Map

HEMA Simpson Desert Map Our favourite and most used Hema map, the Simpson Desert map is hard-wearing & detailed enough for crossing the French Line or other well known tracks.

$18.55

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HEMA Great Desert Tracks Central Mapsheet

HEMA Great Desert Tracks Central Mapsheet If you're planning a trip to the Red Centre, the Tanami or parts of outback South Australia, this map is perfect.

$16.86

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HEMA Great Desert Tracks Eastern Mapsheet

HEMA Great Desert Tracks Eastern Mapsheet The Great Desert Tracks Eastern Sheet is a double-sided map, with the north half on one side and the south on the other. The mapping has been fully updated, with GPS surveying and field-checking of roads and tracks done by the Hema Map Patrol.

Covers: Strzelecki Track, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track, Corner Country, Plenty Highway, Sandover Highway & Lake Eyre

$16.86

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HEMA Great Desert Tracks Western Mapsheet

HEMA Great Desert Tracks Western Mapsheet The Great Desert Tracks Western Sheet is a double-sided map, with the north half on one side and the south on the other. The areas covered include: Gunbarrel Highway, Great Central Road, Connie Sue Highway, Nullarbor Plain, Canning Stock Route, Talawana Track, & Great Sandy Desert.

$18.55

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HEMA Great Desert Tracks South Central Map

HEMA Great Desert Tracks South Central Map This map covers most of the Anne Beadell Highway, the Connie Sue Highway through to the Stuart Highway. Also is the eastern section of the Nullarbor Plain and parts of the Great Central Road. Scale: 1:1 250 000

$14.95

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HEMA Mid-West Western Australia Map

HEMA Mid-West Western Australia Map Mapping of Mid West Western Australia that has camping areas, national parks, fuel supplies and facility symbols marked on the map.

On the reverse is region-specific touring information for Wildflower country, Goldfields, Batavia Coast, Geraldton to Kalbarri, Gascoyne and the Outback Coast, Carnarvon and the Blowhole Coast as well as the Great Eastern Highway, with detailed inset maps for Cape Range National Park, Kalbarri National Park, Francois Peron National Park, Kennedy Range National Park and Mount Augustus National Park also included. Also featured are the Top 10 4WD Tracks, which include the Holland Track, Cave Hill Circuit, Jaurdi Station, Mount Elvire, Mundaring Powerlines Track, Stockyard Gully & Leseur National Park, Greenough River, Steep Point, Peron Peninsula and Kennedy Range National Park. Each track has a grading, map reference, permits and fees, distances, contact details, things to do and warnings.

$11.95

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