17-19 November 2023
Paid in instalments
The Difference You'll Make
Right now, thousands of children are suffering and dying slowly with dementia – and most people don’t even know about it.
Summiting three distinctive peaks over three days, you will tackle steep ascents that reveal stunning panoramic views from each mountain top.
Your three-day challenge will take you among native flora and fauna including the iconic snow gum trees. Venture across the unmistakable flat top of Mt. Timbertop, conquer the steep tracks of Mt. Stirling and weave under the sleeping ski lifts of Mt. Buller.
Best of all, your unforgettable accomplishment will raise vital funds to increase awareness of childhood dementia and drive progress in much-needed therapeutic development and care.
How it works
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Make a difference
Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.
You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.
Be part of a team
Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.
Day 1: Friday, 17 November 2023
Depart Melbourne, Summit Mt. Timbertop (1300m)
This morning we’ll meet in central Melbourne and head north. Our first day’s drive takes us through stunning Victorian country landscapes. After a quick lunch, our first challenge begins as we make our way to the summit of Mt Timbertop, whose flat top is unmistakable. The first half of the track is through a forest of tall Manna Gum trees with abundant wildlife, winding to an open area that offers views of the mountains to the South and valleys to the West. The summit is home to beautiful Snow Gums that offer a welcome shade on sunny days. After we descend, we’ll head to our accommodation in Mt Buller. Dinner tonight is eaten at a local eatery celebrating the start to our adventure in the Victorian Alps.
Transfer Time: 4 hours
Trekking Distance: 6km
Meals: L D
Day 2: Saturday, 18 November 2023
Summit Mt. Stirling (1747m)
We depart our accommodation this morning, preparing to take on the Mt Stirling Summit. Along the way, the hike is up a steep track through a remote part of Mt Stirling. Take notice of how the towering trees give way to beautiful Snow Gums. Before we set off for the summit, we will have lunch at Bluff Spur Memorial Hut. The Mt Stirling summit is sure to impress, with 360-degree panoramic views over the surrounding mountain ranges. The afternoon is mostly a downhill hike, passing through high country huts where we will stop for an afternoon snack. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a dinner out in town before resting for the evening.
Transfer Time: 2 hours
Trekking Distance: 10.5km
Meals: B L D
Day 3: Sunday, 19 November 2023
Mt. Buller’s Nature Walk and Summit (1861m)
We’re off to an early start this morning warming up with a hike through Mt Buller’s Nature Walk. This path takes us across ski runs and under sleeping chair lifts, while providing breath taking views of the surrounding mountains. We’ll then tackle the summit, which while challenging, will be very rewarding. After the descent, we’ll enjoy lunch in town before making our way back to Melbourne, where we will arrive at approximately 6:30pm.
Transfer Time: 4.5 hours
Trekking Distance: 6km
Meals: B L
Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in 3-4 Star lodge style shared accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Local guides • Entrance fees as per itinerary
What’s not included?
Airfares • Airport transfers • Pre & post-tour accommodation in Melbourne • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Expenditure of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages • Tips and gratuities
Why you'll love this adventure
- Challenge yourself to summit three of Victoria’s highest peaks
- Witness some of Australia’s most breathtaking mountain scenery
- Admire native flora and fauna
- Raise vital funds for Childhood Dementia Initiative and make friends for life
Frequently asked questions
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About the adventure
How challenging is this adventure?
This adventure is ranked 3.5/5. 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 VIC 3 Peaks Challenge is a physical challenge, involving trekking in hilly terrain for up to 7 hours over 3 consecutive 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 many people will be on my adventure?
We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures average between 10 - 20 participants, connected by their commitment to the greater good.
Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?
Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.
What is the general age range of participants?
The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.
Who is Inspired Adventures?
Childhood Dementia Initiative has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 17 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 7,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $44 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and Childhood Dementia Initiative, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.
Fitness and training
How do I train for this adventure?
We will provide you with information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. In addition, we recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.
As part of your training, we recommend making use of your free time to complete a full day hike and if possible, get up and do it again the next day. You should aim to be able to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours comfortably over consecutive days.
It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek.
What is the accommodation like?
Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 3-4 star hotels and you can expect all of the usual amenities.
Will I be sharing accommodation?
Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.
I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?
Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.
What to expect
I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for?
Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide on Day 1 as well. You will be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.
What happens if there is a medical emergency?
Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides are first aid trained and well-equipped to handle any medical emergencies.
How do I fundraise?
Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect 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.
What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target?
It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined.
By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we are looking to make a significant impact for our charity partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we will review the situation on a case-by-case basis.
I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together?
Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you will each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.
Will the funds raised go directly to Childhood Dementia Initiative?
Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Childhood Dementia Initiative. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for Childhood Dementia Initiative are tax-deductible (conditions apply).
Payments, Cancellations and Refunds
How much does it cost to participate in this adventure?
The total cost to participate in this adventure is: $2,195
(inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).
In addition, you are also committing to raising $2,000 (per person) for Childhood Dementia Initiative
What happens if I need to cancel?
If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.
Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.
Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit.
Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Where applicable, we can provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.
Do I need to have insurance?
Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.
All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.
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