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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.

March-April 2017

No Open Road is more keenly anticipated than our annual Australia's Best Cars edition. Once again the expert Best Cars judges from motoring clubs across the country have crunched the numbers on the top-selling vehicles and picked a winner in 16 categories, ranging from micro cars to big 4WDs; budget hatchbacks to luxury sports sedans.


This issue also has a major announcement from NRMA Group CEO Rohan Lund, a first-hand account of the 25th annual Parkes Elvis Festival, and an in-depth analysis of the Ford Mustang's infamous two-star ANCAP safety rating.


Australia's Best Cars

What were the best cars on sale during the past 12 months? That's the question the Australia's Best Cars awards answer in their inimitable way every year. There were some surprise winners this time around, including the Kia Picanto and Ford Ranger.


Hits from the 'Gong

Port Kembla in the coastal city of Wollongong has always been an industrial port. So why are some of the world's most luxurious cruise liners now docking there? We take a road trip down south to find out 'what's on in Wollongong'.


Coastal cravings

Between Adelaide and Mount Gambier in South Australia is an amazing stretch of road known as the 'Limestone Coast'. Packed full of history, scenery and foodie delights, it also has 15 beaches where 4WDs are permitted.  


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Mar/Apr 2017 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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