6-11 MAY, 2023


Support young people impacted by neglect, abuse and homelessness by joining a journey to the heart of the rugged Australian Outback and help raise vital funds to help Lighthouse Foundation open a new home.


Fast Facts

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6-11 May 2023

6 day trip, 4 day challenge

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Fundraising Target


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Twin-share in 4-star hotel and at comfortable campsites




The Challenge

In May 2023, you’re invited to journey through the heart of Australia, along one of the world’s premier walking tracks – the Larapinta Trail.

Immersed in the rich history of Australia’s First Peoples, as part of the Lighthouse Larapinta Trek, you’ll follow well-worn, red dirt tracks along the slopes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, beside ancient winding riverbanks, across open plains, over towering mountains and into shaded gorges. At night, you’ll camp under black skies filled with silver stars, and fall asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the desert. 

Best of all, with every step you take, you’ll raise vital funds to help the Lighthouse Foundation open a new therapeutic home for kids impacted by neglect, abuse and homelessness, giving them a place to belong and the support they need to heal and thrive.



“An amazing, life-changing and humbling experience!”

Amy, Larapinta 2018

“A fantastic experience with a great team of people on a sensational trek.”

Clyde Campbell, Larapinta 2019

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

Anna Morris, Larapinta 2018

The Difference You'll Make


Youth homelessness is a growing problem in Australia. In fact, over 44,000 kids and young people under 25 experience homelessness every night. Youth homelessness rarely occurs in isolation; it’s the result of ongoing patterns of violence. Without intervention, the cycle continues, leading to generational disadvantage.

  • $30 can provide a warm meal for a resident at a Lighthouse home
  • $48 can provide a welcome backpack for a new young person moving into care, including toiletries, pyjamas, socks, underwear and a teddy bear
  • With $110, the Lighthouse Foundation can provide educational resources to at-risk kids
  • $170 covers the cost of bedding and furniture for a new young person moving into care
  • $600 can provide counselling and group therapy to help young people process the trauma of homelessness
  • $1,000 helps cover the cost of running Lighthouse homes

With your support, the Lighthouse Foundation can continue to provide therapeutic homes and create caring communities where kids can feel safe, form meaningful relationships and begin to heal.

Pricing & Itinerary


Travel package

Your travel package is paid in instalments.

To register, pay just $475* upfront. For further details, see our FAQs. * non-refundable

Enter your details to receive the info pack, including the full itinerary, FAQs and more.

Arrive in Alice Springs

The adventure of a lifetime begins! Upon arrival in Alice Springs, please 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

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • accommodation in 4-star hotel and comfortable camping • meals as per itinerary • local guide • entrance fees as per itinerary

Doesn't include: Airfares • airport transfers • travel insurance (highly recommended) • soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • personal expenses • tips and gratuities (optional)

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.