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« on: October 11, 2013, 05:54:51 PM »
Once you have booked yourself in at all the necessary places, and therefore can confirm you are a definite, then add your names below and I will update this post as we progress.

This trip will be limited to 15 members.


1) JCOJ: John and Catie + 2 (b6 + b8 )
2) shrek4: Tobias and Karen +2 (b7 & g3)
3) StevenB: Steve and Sharon + 3 (g7, b2, & b1)
4) brickiematt: Matt and Di + 1 (g13)
5) lindamc: Linda and Kristin + 1 (g15)
6) KingBilly: Dave, Vee, and Jamila + 1 (b15)
7) MrBitchi: John
8 ) Blueroo: Stuart and Jean
9) brianm: Brian and Val
10) Mandrake: Mandrake and Nadia
11) DanAdelaide: Dan and Melissa + 2 (b9, b4)
12) Jacko: Craig and Tracy + 3 (g14, g10, b8)
13) Darren253: Darren, Karen + 1 (b nearly 2)



« Last Edit: May 23, 2014, 07:35:52 AM by JCOJ »

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Re: REGISTER HERE:
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 06:53:40 PM »
I was just asked the question why 15?
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 07:53:47 PM »
I was just asked the question why 15?

I have done this trip with 6 and that was considered a good manageable number.  Trying to get a lot people into places like Chambers Pillar, Palm Valley, Lambert's Centre etc would be a nightmare if there was 20 to 30 of us, even 15 will be a challenge in some spots.

Furthermore, everything just takes longer the bigger group you have. Getting through a set of traffic lights with that many vehicles with campers can take ages.  Statistically too, the bigger the number, the more problems there could be (mechanical) which also takes up time.  You have to expect one every now and then, however if that becomes two or three in the same day we will get no where.

Also, the gap between the first and last vehicle would be so large that they would be out of UHF range in some places when we are travelling on dusty roads, and that would mean relaying messages and just a general PITA.

Finally, when checking into the paid campsites, the first few will be all set up and finished off two beers by the time the last person even makes it in the reception door.

So what I am really trying to say that as the organiser, I would like this to be a holiday for me too, and not a 16 day logistical nightmare where all I'm doing is stressing about how I am going to coordinate so many 4wds with camper trailers.

Believe me, I would like to take 50, but it is just not feasible or practical.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2013, 08:12:12 PM by JKohn »

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 08:20:00 PM »
Sounds fair to me.

Whilst we haven't booked yet (keep forgetting) we are a definite. Both of us have put in for long service leave and will be there with bells on.

That's two adults and two kids (will be 7 and 3). 

Really looking forward to it and getting very excited!

Oh, and thanks. John for all your work organising this. If i can lend a hand at all, shout out!

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 09:45:53 PM »
we're booked in :cheers:

Steven and Sharon and 3 kids (daughter 7 and 2 boys 2 and just turning 1)
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 07:46:38 AM »
We're all booked in and good to go!
2 adults (Matt and Di)  and 1 kid (13 y/o daughter)
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« Last Edit: October 12, 2013, 07:48:35 AM by brickiematt »

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 10:42:49 AM »
we're coming, we're coming!  ;D  ;D  ;D     All booked.
2 adults (lindamc and crushergirl aka Linda and Kristin) and 1 15yldG, possible one young granny (will update when she decides).
Very very excited, even more so now its booked and after chatting to the lovely people that answered the phones.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 02:41:52 PM »
Booked.

3 adults (Dave, Vee & Jamila), 1 15yo (Christopher)

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 03:31:42 PM »
My goodness, what an ordeal booking all those places.

Done now,

Karen, Tobias, Declan (7) and Ashlyn (3) are now fully booked and even more excited.
Will be travelling in our 2010 NT Pajero and 2011 Trackabout Safari Camper Trailer. 

Our pre/post itinerary is (we are very flexible and happy to join with or have others join us, to/from Adelaide/Alice). Send me a PM and we can work it out.

MON 23rd June looking to drive from Adelaide through to Woomera (free camping somewhere)
TUE  24th June drive to Coober Pedy (likely caravan park - haven't booked yet)
WED 25th June Coober Pedy (same previous night, spend the day sightseeing)
THU  26th June drive to Alice Springs (MacDonnell Range Caravan Park)
FRI   27th June Alice Springs  (MacDonnell Range Caravan Park)

28th June - meet up with the rest of the group - same itinerary as rest of group - 12th July

SUN  13th July drive to Kulgera (likely to be roadhouse or freecamp)
MON  14th July drive to Coober Pedy - stay in underground hotel (in the AC)
TUE   15th July drive to Pt Augusta (likely stay with family)
WED  16th(or 17th) July - drive home
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 06:01:01 PM »
Pick me!!! Pick Me!!!  ;D  Booked and doing a little jig   ;D ;D
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2013, 11:15:25 AM »
We are booked. 2 adults.
Bringing the tent instead of CT so have booked into non powered tent sites as close to group as we can get.
I rang Ross River Resort and they said they dont take bookings just turn up.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2013, 07:00:37 PM »
I have booked my holidays and we are keen to go, but as the other half is currently looking for a job, we can't commit  >:(
We will have to wait and see what happens.


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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 08:56:02 PM »
We have yet to book, but we are committed so are IN.

Brian & Val

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2013, 07:25:12 AM »
We are also very close in confirming a spot, have had looked at the info packet and like what we have read.

The wife has booked her holidays, I have gave work the heads up, we are focusing on trip to the Vic high country right now after Xmas (with out the camper)  and if we make it back with out any dramas we will firm up all of those bookings. Hopefully by end of Jan we will be confirmed.

Dan,Mel and Nathan, Jackson (B 9yo + B 4yo by then).

Appreciate all the work that has gone in to the trip planning so far and any info gained reading the threads for the trip, will be 1st time for us in that region....  :D

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2013, 07:57:52 AM »
Can you put Mandrake and Nada down as definite maybes ... Just got to convince Nadia that another 2 month holiday in 2014 is OK ...  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2013, 03:56:17 PM »
Can you put Mandrake and Nada down as definite maybes ... Just got to convince Nadia that another 2 month holiday in 2014 is OK ...  ;D ;D ;D

Another one for the southern convoy perhaps? :D
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2013, 04:33:42 PM »
Hi

Can you please let me know a little more info.  We are new to this forum. 
Is this a group trip? Do we make our own reservations?  Just pretty much the details so I can talk to Ug,
 :cheers:
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 04:53:20 PM »
Can you please let me know a little more info.  We are new to this forum. 
Is this a group trip? Do we make our own reservations?  Just pretty much the details so I can talk to Ug,


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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2013, 08:58:55 PM »
Hi

Can you please let me know a little more info.  We are new to this forum. 
Is this a group trip? Do we make our own reservations?  Just pretty much the details so I can talk to Ug,
 :cheers:
Thanks

Vic.

Hey Vic.
If you are thinking of doing the trip, I'd highly recommend having a look at the excellent info book JKohn has put together (in one of the links D4D posted above). It's very informative and will really whet your appetite for the trip. If you PM JKohn with your details he can email you a copy.
Looks like the southern convoy to the red centre is growing ;D
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2014, 06:24:21 PM »
Ok, booked Alice Springs and Ayers Rock, and just going with the flow for the other sites on this trip as it appears most areas don't require a booking or have already been notified of the group arrivals by KJohn.
Let me know if I need to do more.
Now it is on with preping the vehicle and finish fitting out my new canopy.

Must get rid of this embarassing pic - I don't ALWAYS get bogged, lol  8) 8)

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2014, 06:37:12 PM »
That is such a cool pic Brian. Love it.  :cup: :cup:
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2014, 07:25:45 PM »
Might be a possible on this trip if there is a spot left, just depends on leave availability at work

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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2014, 09:15:41 PM »
Put Mandrake on the will be there list -- Cheers M and N ...

Just got to work out where to go from Mildura on the 21st to Alice on the 28th ??? Hmmm decisions decisions decisions ... LOL  ;D ;D

Booked at Alice , Yulara and Kings .. We'll wing the rest ...  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2014, 09:22:27 PM »
We can gladly say, please change the almost there to, booked status  ;D

Rang through tonight and have added my name and booked all sites that are needed..

Can start working on the preparation side of things now.

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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2014, 02:48:40 PM »
A late addition to the trip...
We are 95% committed subject to a detailed "to do" list and associated budget. Final decision by Friday!

Darren, Karen & Reuben (1.9b) leaving from Perth.

Can't afford much time off (I'm in Europe until the 22nd June) so the wife and boy will cash in some FF points and fly over whilst I'm looking to drive across the GCR. Going to allow 3 days. 900k Day 1 and 600k Day 2 & 3. This solo drive is one of my concerns...  :-[
I've done 1100k solo a few times, but never that amount of dirt driving and not 3 consecutive days.
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