outbackgetaway

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 19:13
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For those who are not familiar OutBackGetaway is a fully organised & catered outback Tag-along adventure run by The Rotary Club of Toowoomba East as a Fundraiser to benefit very worthy charities and organisations.

Open to all, it appeals to those wanting to experience Outback hospitality not normally available to the general public in a fully organised and supported environment. Farm stays are common & the local service groups are keen to be involved, providing unique catering and hospitality common in the bush.

Whilst 4WD vehicles are required, the degree of difficulty is normally low but weather conditions can change that. High clearance vehicles are best suited to the country roads.

Many participants tow camper-trailers but they too should be high clearance and off-road design. Mechanics accompanying the tour will provide vehicle support.

Organisers have completed appropriate Driver Training and safety is paramount in the planning.

Night time brings a variety of entertainment including regular fundraiser schemes such as the auction of numerous donated items. The tour group includes traveling entertainers and fellowship is a big feature.!

First run in 1997, success has seen many repeat participants and only a early sign up will ensure a limited entry.

To date a total in excess of $250,000 has been raised by OutBackGetAway for distribution by Rotary and further, local organisations welcome the generation of funds through their participation.

The trek normally covers 4-5,000Kl so there is the opportunity to see a lot of the western country highlights and meet many outback characters who will impact on you.

The memories you take from OutBackGetaway will bepriceless.!

For further details go to www.outbackgetaway.net.au

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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:44

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:44
Well - somebody has to ask - Les - do people actually pay $2690 to drive their own cars over 4-5000 km in 7 nights, through the outback ? I can think of a lot better ways to contribute to "various charities"..... it must be hell !
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Follow Up By: Les Webb - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:54

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:54
Banjo several people have been on all 4 past events & have paid their deposit for this one 8 months in advance! They love it ! We must be doing something right! eg first night out we stay at a country race course...only thing there but it has the worlds largest spit holds 27 sheep lots of fun that night...expect 100 bushies to join!
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