Trip dates:

27-31 October 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Accommodation:

Twin share in lodge-style accommodation

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,899 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

2/5 (Introductory to Moderate)

Trip dates:

27-31 October 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,899 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

Twin share in lodge-style accommodation

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

2/5 (Introductory to Moderate)

Join Hike for Healthier Futures 2022 and experience the pristine beauty of Tasmania’s Bay of Fires while helping the Mackay Hospital Foundation accelerate innovative frontline healthcare.

Following the natural landscape of Tasmania’s north east coast, you’ll explore protected reserves teeming with wildflowers, wetland and woodland. Through healthland, over white sands and across rocky headlands, you’ll make your way from Bridport to the picturesque Bay of Fires, discovering the history of Australia’s First Peoples and encountering native wildlife along the way. Arriving in Launceston, you’ll feel tired, yet inspired by your efforts to create healthier futures for everyone in regional and rural Queensland.

Each year, thousands of patients visit and depend on the Mackay Base Hospital and all public hospitals in the Mackay Hospital and Health Service (MHHS) for expert medical care.

The Mackay Hospital Foundation aims to enhance the hospital experience and improve outcomes for people across North Queensland’s regional and rural communities. But we need your help.

As part of this incredible adventure, the funds you raise could provide:

Innovative health services

Modern, state-of-the-art equipment

Medical and health technology

Support services for patients and staff

Staff education, training and research

Improved health outcomes for communities

Valuable community-based volunteer programs

As a community driven, non-profit organisation, the Mackay Hospital Foundation relies on the support of its community to work for healthier futures and deliver exceptional healthcare. Your fundraising and physical efforts will allow them to react quickly to the changing needs of patients across regional and rural Queensland, and continue to provide the high-quality care they deserve.

With your support, together we can create a healthier future.

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?

This adventure is ranked 2/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. Hike for Healthier Futures 2022 is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 60 kilometres over five days. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy the experience. 

You’ll be well –supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You’re free to move at your own pace and we’ll 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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