Trip dates:

16-22 August 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Accommodation:

Twin-share in 4-star hotel and at comfortable campsites

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$3,025 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

Trip dates:

16-22 August 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$3,025 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

Twin-share in 4-star hotel and at comfortable campsites

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

“The most humbling and emotional time of my life with a group of people who share a common bond and believe in the future.”

— Trevor Neil King, Larapinta 2019

Each year, thousands of Australian children are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. 

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, more children are waiting for their wish than ever before. You can help bring joy and magic to their lives, as part of the Make-A-Wish Larapinta Trek 2022.

Immersed in the rich history of Australia’s First Peoples, over seven days, you’ll follow well-worn, red dirt tracks along the slopes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, beside winding riverbanks, across open plains, up towering mountains and down into shaded gorges. 

Past Ormiston Gorge and majestic Mount Sonder, you’ll conquer one of the world’s premier desert treks, through scenic and historic landscapes made famous by Albert Namatjira’s paintings. 

At night, you’ll camp under black skies filled with silver stars, falling asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the desert.

Since 1985, Make-A-Wish has granted over 10,000 unforgettable wishes. 

When a wish is realised, a child discovers that despite their situation, anything is possible. But a wish is not just a fleeting gift; each child’s wish journey is carefully planned and delivered over several stages, to create a positive and lasting impact. Wishes are designed to complement a child’s medical treatment working to calm, distract and inspire when they need it most. They offer an immediate boost to confidence and morale, and long term motivation for sick kids, their families and communities.

As part of this adventure, your fundraising and physical efforts will help Make-A-Wish grant more life-changing wishes and give sick kids a moment of respite that brings lasting impact.

Just $50 could help paint a child’s cubby house, a special sanctuary away from hospitals. With $75, a child can become their favourite superhero, building their confidence and resilience. For $250, a family can have a holiday to make lasting memories.

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 3/5. 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. The Larapinta Trail is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. 

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.

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.

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

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