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Open Road

Open Road is NRMA's bi-monthly magazine that's free to all Members. We bring you the latest news on motoring issues, road safety rules, the best and most trusted car reviews and some fantastic travel ideas for exploring Australia and beyond. Don't miss our round-up of the special offers, discounts and benefits your NRMA membership gives you.

November-December 2016

In the final edition of Open Road for 2016 we jump aboard The Ghan for the quintessential Australian rail journey, rumble through NSW's mining towns in a V8 Holden, and uncover some amusing political history at the Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra.


We also compare three micro cars, explain how to choose the right tyres for your car, and road test nine new cars.

Under the microscope

The Mitsubishi Mirage once dominated the micro car market, but it faces a big challenge from the new Kia Picanto and Holden Spark. 


Strike it rich
We go for gold in central NSW's colonial mining towns and discover that many of its treasures aren't buried in the ground.

Road tests you can trust
We see if the new VW Tiguan SUV lives up to the hype, put the tech-laden Mazda6 through its paces, and luxe it up in the new Jaguar F-Pace.


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Nov/Dec 2016 Open Road

Open Road

The NRMA has been working alongside governments, businesses and drivers to make motoring easier and keeping people moving since 1920.

The NRMA has been providing a range of services, including our famous roadside assistance, for our members and bringing together motorists with our member-owned organisation. Part of how we do this is by giving back to our members, that's why we created The Open Road magazine more than 90 years ago.

Originally called Good Roads, the magazine launched in 1921 to inform members about the NRMA's activities, road safety, information about cars and campaigns to local governments.

Renamed The Open Road in 1927, the bi-monthly magazine still reflects these values today and continues to give back to the motoring community with car reviews, road rules and the work the NRMA has done campaigning for safer and better roads as well as better deals for motorists.

The Open Road also collates their best money saving offers for members, of which the numbers have grown since the magazine was first published, such as car servicing, car battery replacement, mobile mechanics and cheaper driving lessons. You can also download the NRMA Open Road Magazine app to read at your own leisure on your device.
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