Trip dates:

25 – 28 November 2022

 

Challenge duration:

4 days

Accommodation:

Twin share in comfortable cabins/lodges

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,750 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$3,500

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

Trip dates:

25 – 28 November 2022

 

Challenge duration:

4 days

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,750 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

Twin share in comfortable cabins/lodges

Fundraising target:

$3,500

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

“The trek was amazing! Truly life changing. A great group of people. An experience I will cherish for life.”

– Lauren Griffiths, Tasmanian adventure 2018

Autism is different for everyone, and providing the right support requires understanding individual strengths, interests and aspirations. Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) works with people of all ages on the autism spectrum to provide a tailored support journey.

Step up to the challenge of hiking Cradle Mountain on the Hike for autism, raise $3,500 and you’ll be helping Aspect provide the best possible opportunities for both children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Over four extraordinary days, you’ll take part in a hiking adventure that explores Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Cradle Mountain region is peppered with incredible scenery – sparkling lakes, ancient forests, plummeting waterfalls – and stunning vistas.

Are you ready to pull on your hiking boots and help create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind? This is an adventure you’ll never forget and the chance to give back to the community.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s largest autism-specific service provider. A not-for-profit organisation, they work in partnership with people of all ages on the autism spectrum, and their families to deliver evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focused and customer driven.

People on the autism spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently.

Trying to cope with the everyday can cause stress and anxiety and prevent people on the autism spectrum from fully participating in the world around them – leading to feelings of isolation and exclusion.

Differences in social communication, strong interests and repetitive behaviours mean interacting with others can often be unpredictable and confusing.

Being over-or under-sensitive to sounds, touch, tastes, smells or light can cause sensory overload and make physical and social situations challenging.

By taking part in the Aspect Hike for autism trek in 2022, you will help break down the barriers that keep people excluded and provide the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to engage, participate and thrive in the world around them.

Funds raised may go to Aspect’s world class research program, families under pressure, autism-friendly equipment and necessities for our schools, as well as early childhood support. They are also always looking for ways to expand their services to more people, or to support local organisations to provide increased and improved services. 

With your support, Aspect can create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind.

Want to learn more? Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack.

Ready to register? Click here to secure your spot on the team.

Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.

For a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, download the information pack by filling in the form.

How challenging is this adventure?

The Cradle Mountain trek is ranked 3/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The trek is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. 

You can expect the days to vary from easy exploration walks to day-long hikes over rough terrain. You should be able to walk comfortably for 6–8 hours over consecutive days. 

You will be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You are free to move at your own pace and we will take frequent breaks.

How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

Who will I be travelling with?

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures usually have 10 – 20 people aged from 18 to 90+ (younger ages considered on request). You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team.

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work.

Do I need to have travel insurance? 

Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures, to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We advise that you purchase your policy as soon as possible. It’s up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you’ll need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

We understand the dilemma of making travel plans when the world feels unpredictable right now. You can still register for an Inspired Adventure in complete confidence, because we promise to look after you should COVID-19 travel bans affect your plans.

If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date to allow you still to travel as planned.

Inspired Adventures follows the lead of the relevant government body as it pertains to COVID-19 vaccination requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of requirements for travel from your departure state and arrival point, as well as any layover locations and the requirements of the airline you are travelling with.

For more information, and to view our COVID-19 Safety Management Plan, click here.

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