Join Team Cherish, trek Queensland’s Scenic Rim and help find kinder treatments and improved outcomes for women with gynaecological cancer.

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16 - 17 August 2024



Trip Cost
Paid upfront or in instalments



Challenge Grade

Give Back to the Community


Fundraising Target

The Difference You'll Make


Each year in Australia, more than 6,700 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. Almost a third of these women will not survive their disease. 

We urgently need to improve the odds of surviving gynaecological cancer, and the most effective way is through research. Our teams of researchers are ready. They are only limited by the funds available. Will you take on the challenge of hiking Mount Mitchell and Mount Cordeaux in one day to raise funds for vital medical research.    

We will be trekking 18 km along the Scenic Rim in honour of the 18 Australian women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer every day.

Your fundraising efforts will fund life-changing medical research that optimises gynaecological cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survival rates, and quality of life. By taking on the Scenic Rim Cherish Challenge, you will help fund research that saves lives.  


How it works



Pay upfront or in flexible instalments.
Cancel more than 90 days before departure to receive refund options (excluding deposit).
For more details, see our FAQs.
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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.

Trip notes

Day 1, Friday, 16 August 2024: Boonah Valley Motel 

Day 1, Friday, 16 August 2024: Boonah Valley Motel 

Upon arrival at Boonah Valley Motel, check-in and meet the rest of your team and guides at 5pm. Tonight we have a team dinner and prepare for the big day tomorrow. 

Meals: D

Day 2, Saturday, 17 August 2024:  Mount Mitchell and Mount Cordeaux 

Day 2, Saturday, 17 August 2024:  Mount Mitchell and Mount Cordeaux 

After breakfast at our accommodation, we set off for a long day of trekking to conquer Mount Mitchell and Mount Cordeaux. Mount Mitchell is a volcanic peak in Queensland’s Main Range National Park to the south of Cunninghams Gap. While some parts of the track are quite steep, we can rest assured that the view from the top makes every step worth it! Crossing through mountain heath, woodland and diverse rainforest, we reach the top and admire views of Mount Barney, Main Range and the Moogerah Peaks before we make our way back down the mountain to get ready for our next summit!

Next up is Mount Cordeaux, located on the northern side of Cunningham’s Gap and overlooking the Scenic Rim. Following the track up the mountain, we will pass an abandoned mineshaft and continue along up the track until we reach the peak. We are rewarded for our efforts with showstopping views of the Main Range National Park, the Darling Downs and even the high-rise buildings of Brisbane in the distance. While descending, we join the Rainforest Circuit and climb to a lookout point offering views of Lake Moogerah and the Fassifern Valley before completing our descent. With a huge sense of achievement, the trip concludes here as we say our goodbyes and make our way back home. 

Trekking Distance: 18km 

Meals: B L

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in 3-Star motel based on twin share • Meals as per itinerary • Water on trekking days • Guide/s

Doesn’t include: Flights • Airport transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommended)  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities


Why you'll love this adventure

  • Trek to the peak of two stunning Main Range National Park summits in one day: Mount Cordeaux and Mount Mitchell.
  • Explore diverse rainforest, woodland, and mountain heath terrain and enjoy panoramic views as you ascend.
  • Raise funds for Cherish Foundation to help women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers access kinder treatments and have a better chance of survival.

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (info@inspiredadventure.com.au) or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

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 Scenic Rim trek is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 18km over one day. 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 11–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Who is Inspired Adventures?

Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 19 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 8,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $46 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation 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 several day hikes. You should aim to be able to walk in sandy and hilly terrain for 5+ hours comfortably.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek.


What is the accommodation like? 

You will be staying in motel accommodation based on twin-share, set within a private nature refuge. Each room has a bathroom containing a toilet, shower and basin. Each room also contains a microwave, mini fridge, kettle and toaster. 

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be staying in self-contained motel accommodation. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single supplements are subject to availability at an extra cost.

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 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.

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 Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation? 

Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation 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 $1,195 (inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).

In addition, you are also committing to raising $1,000 (per person) for Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation.

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 $475 deposit.

Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Where applicable, we can assist in making a travel insurance claim.

Travel insurance and visas

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.


“This was a wonderful experience for me even though I was considerably older than the group I believe the group dynamic was inspiring and joyful at all times. Our Team leader and Guide displayed the best examples of generous, creative and supportive practice I have ever seen. The ease in which all members were able to converse, relate and encourage each other again was exceptional. Our safety throughout the experience was always considered, additional experiences and activities were very much appreciated.”

- Bernadette, White Ribbon Australia - Scenic Rim 2023

“It was extremely rewarding... Thank you for an amazing adventure”

- Helena Annandale, Cherish Challenge 2023

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