Trip dates:

5 – 8 November 2022

 

Challenge duration:

4 days

Accommodation:

Twin share in comfortable cabins/lodges

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,850 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$3,500

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

Trip dates:

5 – 8 November 2022

 

Challenge duration:

4 days

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,850 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

Twin share in comfortable cabins/lodges

Fundraising target:

$3,500

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

This has opened my eyes to the world and it taught me so much about myself. Its changed my life.

Katie Garfoot, Black Dog Institute’s Hike for Mental Health 2019

Did you know that one in four Australians will experience symptoms of mental illness in any given year; but that approximately 60 per cent of us won’t seek support?

Join Black Dog Institute in Tasmania and, with every step you take, you’ll support Australians living with mental illness and promote mental wellbeing for all through research, training, education and awareness.

Journeying into Tasmania’s unique, untamed wilderness, you’ll discover the epic beauty of Cradle Mountain and experience the majesty of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Through temperate rainforest and wild moorland, around alpine lakes and beside majestic waterfalls in the shadow of glacial-carved mountains, you’ll complete this adventure feeling tired, yet inspired by your efforts to help create a mentally healthier world.

As part of this incredible adventure, every dollar you raise will directly support Black Dog Institute’s industry-leading education workshops, mental health training and community awareness programs.  

Through your fundraising and physical efforts, every dollar donated will help all Australians live mentally healthier lives through diagnosis, early intervention and prevention of mental illness:

• $50 can fund a school and community mental health awareness presentation

• $70 can support online tools and apps to help manage the symptoms of mental illness 

• $100 can improve BiteBack, our positive psychology website for teenagers

• $200 can develop technologies to identify young people most at risk of mental illness

Together, we can help ensure all Australians with mental illness have access to quality care, information and resources.

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 requires that all travellers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as described in government guidelines and ground operator requirements.

For more information please refer to the COVID-19 hub on our website.

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