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8-14 May 2023
Twin share in 4-star hotels and at comfortable campsites
$3,099 *excludes airfares*
8-14 May 2023
$3,099 *excludes airfares*
Twin share in 4-star hotel and comfortable campsites
“This has opened my eyes to the world and it taught me so much about myself. It’s changed my life.”
— Katie, Larapinta Participant, 2019
In May 2023, you’re invited to journey through the heart of Australia, along one of the world’s premier walking tracks – the Larapinta Trail. Immersed in the rich history of Australia’s First Peoples, as part of the Lighthouse Larapinta Trek, you’ll follow well-worn, red dirt tracks along the slopes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, beside ancient winding riverbanks, across open plains, over towering mountains and into shaded gorges.
Past Ormiston Gorge and majestic Mount Sonder, by day, you’ll experience the scenic and historic landscapes of the Australian Outback, made famous by Albert Namatjira’s paintings. At night, you’ll camp under black skies filled with silver stars, and fall asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the desert.
Best of all, with every step you take, you’ll raise vital funds to help Lighthouse Foundation open a new therapeutic home for kids impacted by neglect, abuse and homlessness, giving them a place to belong and the support they need to heal and thrive.
Youth homelessness is a growing problem in Australia. In fact, over 44,000 kids and young people under 25 experience homelessness every night.
But you can help change that.
Youth homelessness rarely occurs in isolation; it’s the result of ongoing patterns of violence. Without intervention, the cycle continues, leading to generational disadvantage.
As part of the Lighthouse Larapinta Trek, your fundraising and physical efforts will help Lighthouse Foundation open a new therapeutic home for kids impacted by neglect, abuse and homelessness. The funds you raise will help pay for rent, carers and all the costs associated with running a Lighthouse home, meaning up to six or more vulnerable kids can access the support they need to thrive.
- $30 can provide a warm meal for a resident at a Lighthouse home
- $48 can provide a welcome backpack for a new young person moving into care, including toiletries, pyjamas, socks, underwear and a teddy bear
- With $110, Lighthouse Foundation can provide educational resources to at-risk kids
- $170 covers the cost of bedding and furniture for a new young person moving into care
- $600 can provide counselling and group therapy to help young people process the trauma of homelessness
- $1,000 helps cover the cost of running Lighthouse homes
With your support, Lighthouse Foundation can continue to provide therapeutic homes and create caring communities where kids can feel safe, form meaningful relationships and begin to heal.
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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 Larapinta Trail 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.