While Burnley are very comfortable in the Premier League, in 7th position, they do want to improve their form away from home.
And Vokes believes that getting a point at Newcastle after being behind shows the team are on the right track.
"It was a tough place to come tonight, especially going 1-0 behind," said Vokes.
"But the character of the boys was brilliant. We knew at times we probably weren't at it on the night, but we found a way to get a result.
"That says a lot for our away performances this year. We've done it a lot of times away from home, especially at these big places.
"Popey made a great save from the penalty in the first half, which gave us a lift, and even when we went behind it didn't feel like the game had gone away from us.
"We thought we were still in it. It made a difference when we brought the wide boys on and they got at the defenders and caused a bit of disruption at the back.
"We created a few chances and it was great getting the goal in the end."