Updated Mar 22, 2019
A Support network for Solo travellers
Who are the Solos? We are all members of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia. Since 1997 we have developed as an Australia-wide network in the CMCA. Within the network, we have the option of joining smaller Chapters. Chapters with bird names consist predominantly but not exclusively of people travelling solo.
Why do we need a Solos Network? For support from those in the same
situation. This takes several forms.
For some members, the idea of travelling alone can be very daunting. The Solos
provide an opportunity to travel together and get to know others with similar
travel plans. Additionally, there is access to membership lists to allow people
to make contact with each other. We have a Solos Facebook page and links to
other Facebook sites for additional information about what is happening. Every
three months a newsletter arrives in your email or snail mail box and a Carrier
Pigeon brings urgent and important information when required.
What do we do? While some members travel alone for all or most of the time, as a group we get together regularly. Because we are an Australia-wide network, we hold rallies anywhere in Australia. At a rally, we gather for about a week twice a year. We have meals together and entertainment, classes and a variety of information sessions, craft and men’s shed, dance lessons, ukulele classes, exercise groups, local tours. The choices are amazing and different at each rally. Equally, you can have a week of just making new friends, planning trips or playing cards and board games. Some of the rallies are even more informal, depending on the location and the facilities available. We’re likely to call these musters. Oh, and we can join tagalongs, where small groups tag along together to specific events or destinations.
How do I join the Solos? That’s easy. If you are a CMCA member and
travel alone, you are welcome to join the Solos Network.
This gives you access to all the fun and frivolity and all the support and travel opportunities that you can handle.
Click here to see our Membership form and current costs.