Blog - The Trip

13th September, 2016

The Icons are chomping at the bit to get their wheels dusty in the red sands of the Simpsons Desert. On the eve of the Icon's trip, these four fourbies strutted out for a playful afternoon in the surrounds of Alice Springs... Stay Tuned. Continue Reading

13th September, 2016

The cars are packed, filled to the brim and ready for adventure. With 16 drivers and passengers awaiting patiently for the sun to go down and for September 13th to dawn so this epic adventure can begin. The carpark of the local ARB Alice Springs store has never looked so good. The line up includes: A 1976 40 Series Toyota LandCruiser A 1991 Nissan Continue Reading

18th August, 2016

The heart of this Off Road Icons trip will be undertaken during four epic days from the morning the convoy departs Mount Dare. From Mount Dare, day three is a short 80km trip to Dalhousie Springs. A small trip out to the Dalhousie Ruins and then back to the inland springs which border the almighty Simpson Desert for a day of Continue Reading

22nd July, 2016

The Off Road Icons trip is just as much about four iconic 4x4 vehicles from the past 40 years as it is about an outback adventure taking on so many of the most iconic destinations, landmarks and tracks Australia has to offer. The convoy consists of four Icons, four modern vehicles and a catering trailer.  Comprising of 16 people, 576 meals, Continue Reading

21st July, 2016

If you haven't heard of Birdsville, you probably haven't yet done any serious research into Australian Outback touring.  The eastern gateway to the Simpson Desert and home to popular annual events including the Birdsville Races and the Big Red Bash, Birdsville today is home to a humble approximate of 115 people with a pub, bakery, caravan park, two service stations Continue Reading

21st July, 2016

Innamincka was made famous by the story of two explorers, Burke and Wills, who died in the lands surrounding this outback town. The short of the story is that Burke, an inexperienced bushman, accompanied by Wills, an astrologer, and inexperienced explorer were elected by the Australian government to trek the land from South to North to find the Gulf of Carpentaria Continue Reading

21st July, 2016

A HELL OF A PLACE TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR If you love a long lasting celebration then, there are few better places to celebrate New Year's Eve than at Cameron Corner, the little town with an iconic General Store that borders three Australian states and three different time zones. Cameron Corner is where the States of Queensland, New South Wales, Continue Reading

21st July, 2016

BIG RED Bid Red is undisputably the most famous dune of the Simpson Desert. Located at the most eastern border, Big Red is either the first or the last of the 1,100+ sand dunes that 4WDers would expect to encounter during a Simpson crossing, and as the name would suggest... she's a big girl! Drivers, however, shouldn't be daunted by Big Red, as Continue Reading

21st July, 2016

The Cordillo Downs Wool Shed has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Red Centre.  The old wool shed, with a heritage that dates back to the 1870's, is the world's largest shearing shed that once operated on a parcel of land 7,800 square kilometres. Built of solid stone (with a tin roof), the walls to this Continue Reading