Trip dates:

30 March – 3 April 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Accommodation:

Twin-share in shared, lodge-style accommodation

Registration fee:

$440 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,799 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$2,500

Difficulty:

2/5 (Introductory to Moderate)

Trip dates:

30 March – 3 April 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Registration fee:

$440 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$2,799 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

Twin share in shared, lodge-style accommodation

Fundraising target:

$2,500

Difficulty:

2/5 (Introductory to Moderate)

The trek was amazing! Truly life changing. A great group of people. An experience I will cherish for life.

— Lauren, Tasmania trek 2018

For over 140 years, YWCA Australia has marched on the front line, mobilising communities and actively pushing for women leading change. 

And now, as part of YWCA’s Trek for Women, you too can take steps to help build a future where gender equality is a reality for young women, women and people of marginalised genders.

Immersed in the rugged, untamed beauty of Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, over five days you’ll trek along pristine coastline, beside crystal clear waters, between lichen-covered boulders and into rocky gullies.

Following the natural landscape of Tasmania’s north east coast, you’ll explore protected reserves of wildflowers, wetland and woodland. From Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point, you’ll experience the vastness of deserted beaches, punctuated by windswept headlands, sheltered lagoons and estuaries teeming with wildlife. 

Continuing through healthland, over white sands and rocky headlands, you’ll make your way through Eddystone Point to the 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 improve the lives of women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

As part of YWCA’s Trek for Women 2022, you’ll help make gender equality a reality for young women, women and people of marginalised genders.

There is a shocking lack of affordable housing in Australia, meaning that more and more women are falling through the cracks in the system.

With every step you take along Tasmania’s rugged coastline, you’ll be raising funds to help refurbish 18 additional bedrooms and common areas (kitchen ensuites, laundry, lounge rooms) at Lakehouse, in Melbourne.

Lakehouse is an innovative pop-up housing model that provides safe, temporary accommodation to single women over 55, experiencing or at risk of homelessness. At present the Lakehouse houses 40 women.

Formerly a residential aged care facility, the building was sitting empty awaiting redevelopment. Through collaboration with the private sector and local governments, we have re-purposed this building on a short-term lease, paying peppercorn rent, to provide affordable housing for older women.

Lakehouse is a co-living facility situated within close proximity to shopping precincts and frequent public transport. Each room has its own ensuite facilities, small bar fridge, double bed and mattress, bedside table, bedside lamp and tall lamp.

So, join YWCA Australia in making young women’s leadership and women’s housing a priority for gender equity in Australia.

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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.

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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. The Bay of Fires trek is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 60 kilometres over five days. 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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