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RALLIES


The Solos Network rallies, held twice a year, are a week long and filled with fun, friendship and frivolity and members come from all over Australia.

They are usually held in the show grounds or rodeo grounds of small country towns. Our plan is for the town to benefit from our input—  both socially and financially and they have always been a huge success.  Our rallies are a highlight of our life as Solos– it is wonderful to  catch up with old friends, as well as building networks and establishing new friendships.

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BUSH CAMPS


If you love sitting around a camp fire in a bush setting, cooking damper and hearty meals on the coals, and relaxing with friends in a friendly environment, then a Solos bush camp will certainly appeal.

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Bush camps are usually held between our two rallies, providing a more relaxed opportunity for Solos to get together. They typically run for 5-6 days in a rural setting, with minimum facilities. Vehicles need to be self-contained with enough capacity to cover the period of the camp.

A Camp Manager is appointed to organise each camp, promote it to members and take registrations. They gather information about resources in the area, local attractions and tours, and put together a program of activities that people might want to join but if you're happy to just sit around the fire that's fine too.

FORWARD PLANNING


We are in a position now, to provide planning information into the future – something that has never been achieved before. This will allow members to make plans for their travel well into 2022.

These plans, however, are still subject to COVID-19 regulations, which may not allow us to bring these events to fruition. We must be prepared for adjustments to this schedule if necessary.


Rally Manager, Lyn Rees, writes:

Cohuna Solos Rally: 1-8th November.

Hullo Members,

Our previous rally at Cohuna was really successful, and the citizens are only too happy to welcome us back.

The great little town of Cohuna is situated 274 kilometres north of Melbourne, on the Murray Valley Highway, and has a population of around 2,500. The rally site is within very easy walking distance of the shopping centre, but as usual, a smiley bus will be running. We will also enjoy access to the local bowling club, and the football club rooms, both of which are literally on the grounds.

First Timers are invited to arrive on the 30th of October— two days before the rally opens so that they can settle in before the rest of the members arrive on Monday, 1st November.

The Melbourne Cup will be run on the second day of the rally, Tuesday, and so that we can arrange a 'Cup Luncheon' (entertainment to follow) a registration form to attend the lunch will be given to you at the entry. To go to the lunch, you need to lodge the form and pay on either Monday afternoon, or first thing Tuesday morning. Last year it was a terrific day. Don’t miss out; get out your fascinators ladies, and gents- shine your shoes.

The theme of the rally is

FLOWER POWER
Be sure to wear a flower in your hair . . .
Can you remember where you put your flares?

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There will be Wetlander tours run for both lunch and evening, a 'Men’s Tour’ run by Gordon McFarlane, and a ladies' tour 'High Tea and Nursery'.

These tours were very popular at the last rally. As well as the Cup Lunch and the tours, there will be a wide variety of activities and entertainment including dance lessons, seminars, workshops, craft, cards, exercise, and pet parades.

Staging posts will be the same as the last time we visited, and we’ll let you know about them in plenty of time.

Regards,
Lynn Rees
Rally Manager


Catch up on breaking news at Facebook. Search for Cohuna Solos Rally 2021

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Northern Territory
Rally: 15-20 May 2022 (Autumn)
Our Northern Territory event will be a bush camp rather than a rally and it will be held at Gemtree Caravan Park, located 140km north-east of Alice Springs on the sealed section of the Plenty Highway. 
Negotiations are underway regarding fees for a 5 night stay as part of our big 2022 trek up the Centre and to the West. There is a lot to do and see at Gemtree, including fossicking for gemstones, a nature trail and a history museum to name just a few.  Visit their website to find out more
www.gemtree.com.au

Western Australia: August/September 2022 (Spring)
Our final, scheduled event is a roll-on from the NT rally and will take members to the wildflower area in the mid-west of WA. Margaret Cook has put her hand up to manage this rally and if the Wagin rally in WA some years ago is any measure, then this will be a cracker of an event once again. Margaret has three possible locations in mind and she will provide us with more information in the coming months.

TAGALONGS

We will soon be hearing more from the Adventure Team on how existing (and new tagalongs) can be used to help members navigate their way to these planned events, allowing you to enjoy well planned and interesting routes.
Go to the Tagalong Page
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