Trip dates:

13 – 19 May 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Accommodation:

Twin share in 3-star hotel and comfortable campsite

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$3,025 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$3,500

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

Trip dates:

13 – 19 May 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$3,025 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

Twin share in 3-star hotel and comfortable campsite

Fundraising target:

$3,500

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

Save the Children Australia’s Larapinta Challenge will take you along parts of the iconic Larapinta Trail, the length of which stretches the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder. Over five days of trekking, you will cover more than 60 kilometres of this iconic track. 

This adventure is fully-supported and you’ll trek with local guides and your team of Save the Children supporters. Together you’ll discover the spectacular ochre-coloured sights of the Red Centre by day and camp under a blanket of stars at night. You’ll complete a challenging ascent of Mount Sonder and trek into the heart of Ormiston Pound.

Sound like an adventure for you? Request an information pack with the full itinerary and details about how you’ll make a difference by entering your details on this page.

The funds you raise as part of the Larapinta Challenge will change the lives of children around the world, including right here in Australia. 

For over 100 years, Save the Children has been working throughout the world to give children an education, a healthy start in life, resilience in the face of disaster and the chance to go further than they dreamed possible. The funds you raise will help Save the Children protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services. You’ll help build a better world and give brighter futures to all children.

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

Ready to register? Click on the Register Now button 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 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.

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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