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The Icons Outback tour - August'ish 2011
« on: October 11, 2010, 09:26:01 AM »

Not that I don't have enough things to do but I am probably going to organise a little jaunt around the outback next year and I am looking for expressions of interest from those who might like to come along for the adventure. There are a couple of other tours being suggested to me, Cape York again and Chambers Pillar, but for next year I want to do a relatively easy one to encourage more people to take their mokes further than corner shop.

The Icons tour plans to visit as many of the 'Iconic' Australian places that people have heard of but perhaps never been, especially never in a Moke. :)  You might need to reach for a map but do the names Cameron Corner, Tippaburra, Inamincka, Strzlecki and Birdsville Track, Broken Hill, Longreach, Mt Isa, Burke and Wills, Stoney Desert, Normanton Railway and Poppel Corner mean anything to you. No, perhaps you were asleep in class that day.

The exact route and what we get to visit will generally be dictated by those involved to best suit the majority but it involves at least four states and a lot of driving over two to three weeks with some alternative options built in as we visit parts of Australia many people do not get to see. In my opinion it is not a particularly difficult trek, just long, but there will be some rough sections, but it is not a trip for clunkers either so your Moke will need to be in good shape and prepared for the trip. Accomodation will be a mix of Cp's and bush camping where possible so if you aren't into tents or swags and have a problem with taking a number two in the scrub then you are going to have some new experiences. :)

The National Moke Muster in Wagga next year gives us the opportunity to check over any Mokes involved in The Icons Tour rather than all assembling from different states to find some Mokes are being held together by Race Tape(yes it happens). Having said that most Mokes that have a working suspension, good bearings and steering and are packed as light as practical would have a pretty good chance at making the trip around. At the moment there is nothing to suggest trailers couldn't be towed if you need to bring that much junk. :)

As of writing the convoy is already at three Mokes with Myself and The Cooj with Julie and Vern in His and Her Mokes.


BV's and OV's to be included will need a really good excuse. :)

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