1 - 6 JULY, 2023

Trek for sick kids - 2023

Step out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and support the Children's Hospital Foundation's programs and initiatives that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.


Fast Facts

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1 - 6 July 2023

6 day trip, 4 day challenge

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Fundraising Target


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Twin-share in 4-star hotel and basic camping




The Challenge

The average mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youths are two to three times higher than those of non-Indigenous children in Australia. Through support from donors, the Children’s Hospital Foundation is making significant inroads into closing the gap in the health and life expectancy for these children.

Join the Children’s Hospital Foundation Trek For Sick Kids Larapinta 2023 and raise funds for a number of programs and initiatives aimed to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous families.

For four extraordinary days, you’ll take part in a hiking adventure that explores some of the most spectacular parts of the Australian outback. In fact, some hikers say the 223-kilometre Larapinta Trail, which follows the West MacDonnell Ranges, is one of the finest multi-day walking adventures anywhere in the world. At night, you’ll rest your head beneath a sky filled with stars.

Are you ready to lace up your boots and improve healthcare outcomes for Indigenous kids? This is an adventure you’ll never forget and the chance to give back to the community.



"A very special experience with so many wonderful people who inspired with their brave and kind hearts."

— Anna, Larapinta Adventure 2018

"Fantastic experience with a great group of people on a sensational trek."

— Clyde, Tasmania adventure 2019

"One of the most rewarding experiences of my life."

— James, Tasmania adventure 2018

The Difference You'll Make


You’ll raise $5,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, funds that will go towards programs and initiatives aimed to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children and their families. These could include: 

  • The CHQ Footprints Program, which funds cadetships so Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can become healthcare workers. This contributes to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by creating a culturally appropriate workforce.
  • Supplying Indigenous Welcome Packs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families who arrive at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
  • Expanding Indigenous-focused research projects working to close the gap on health outcomes for First Nations people.

Pricing & Itinerary

Sign up now and pay only $325* when you register before 31st March 2023.

*Non-refundable, usually $475.
Enter your details to receive the info pack, including the full itinerary, FAQs and more.


Travel package†

Your travel package is paid in instalments. To register, pay just $325* upfront. For further details, see our FAQs.

*Non refundable, usually $475.

Includes: All transfers as per itinerary in air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle/s • Twin-share accommodation in 4-star hotel and at comfortable campsite • Accredited First Aid-trained Outback Tour Guides • Camping equipment,including swags with mattress, sheets, sleeping bag and pillow • All meals as per itinerary and water on trekking days • All National Park entrance and trekking fees 

Does not include: • Domestic airfares • Airport transfers • Personal expenses, such as laundry and alcoholic drinks • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Tips and gratuities

Arrive in Alice Springs

The adventure of a lifetime begins! Upon arrival in Alice Springs, make your way to the hotel in the heart of Central Australia. In the early evening, meet in the hotel lobby where you will meet your guides for a briefing of the coming days. The rest of the evening is free at your leisure to explore this ruggedly beautiful town in the heart of Australia.

Meals: None

Our Climate Commitment

When you travel with us, $10 goes towards carbon offsetting projects in Western Australia. You'll be supporting Carbon Neutral as they replant native plant species to create a green corridor for native wildlife, assisting in the recovery of entire ecosystems. For more on how we're bettering the planet, read our Climate Action Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a comprehensive list of FAQs, download the information pack by filling in the form.