MND Victoria Whitsundays Kayak 2025

Discover the kayaking adventure of a lifetime, exploring pristine waters and sandy islands whilst helping provide and promote the best possible care and support for people living with MND.

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6-10 August 2025

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$390 $240

Registration Fee



Trip Cost

Paid upfront or in instalments



Challenge Grade

Give Back to the Community


Fundraising Target

Early bird offer: sign up before 25 August 2024 and save $150 on your registration fee!

The Difference You'll Make

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On average, every day 2 Australians are diagnosed with MND, and every day 2 Australians die from MND.

Over 43 years, MND Victoria has continually grown and expanded our services with our mission always in mind:
‘To provide the best possible care and support services to those living with MND.’

As the only not-for-profit organisation in Victoria providing direct care to people impacted by this devastating disease, we rely on our community’s support to ensure we can continue providing our life-changing services, at no cost. It is thanks to our action-taking community that we have been able to improve and expand our range of support services.

Join our MND Victoria Whitsundays Kayak 2025 adventure and know that every step you take and dollar you raise will help MND Victoria to provide life-changing care to those impacted by MND. 

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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, Wednesday, 6th August 2025: Arrive Whitsundays

Day 1, Wednesday, 6th August 2025: Arrive Whitsundays

The adventure of a lifetime begins! This morning we will be picked up to meet our guide and the rest of the team before being shuttled to Shute Harbour. Our kayaks and supplies will be loaded onto a small barge, taking us out to Whitehaven Beach with its white silica sands, situated on the south-east of Whitsunday Island. After setting up camp, we’ll spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby Haslewood Island and do some snorkelling around the southern end of the beach. We can explore Windy Bay and/or Chalkie’s Beach as well. There are a few walking trails near our campsite that we can choose from to walk, all of which offer stunning coastal views. We’ll then head back to camp for some dinner and some rest. 

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 10km

Meals: L D

Day 2, Thursday, 7th August 2025: Whitehaven Beach

Day 2, Thursday, 7th August 2025: Whitehaven Beach

After breakfast this morning, we head north and follow the east coast of Whitsunday Island. We’ll be paddling the full length of Whitehaven Beach, so make sure you’re well rested and energised! Along the way, we’ll stop off at the entrance of the iconic Hill Inlet walk to the lookout leading to breathtaking views of the turquoise water and swirling silica sand. From here, we might be able to see migratory birds, stingrays and sea turtles if we’re lucky. After a relaxing lunch on the beach, we’ll begin paddling back to South Whitehaven for a mid-afternoon transfer to Maureen’s Cove on the north of Hook Island. 

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 16km

Meals: B L D

Day 3, Friday, 8th August 2025: Hook Island

Day 3, Friday, 8th August 2025: Hook Island

Today we’ll take a Scamper water taxi transfer to Maureen’s Cover or Steens beach, located on the north of Hook Island. We’ll spend the day exploring the northern end of Hook Island, with its many coral reefs and bays, including Luncheon Bay, Mantaray Bay and the beautiful Steen’s Beach.

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 12km

Meals: B L D

Day 4, Saturday, 9th August 2025: Bai Hai Island and Langford Island

Day 4, Saturday, 9th August 2025: Bai Hai Island and Langford Island

ollowing breakfast at camp, we’ll set off to explore Bai Hai Island, famed for its dazzling natural beauty and outstanding reef ecosystem. Then, we make our way to Langford Island, the perfect spot to stop for lunch. Langford Island is encircled by underwater coral gardens, small fish species and sometimes even turtles. A short bushwalk on the island will lead us to spectacular views over the cay and surrounding islands. If conditions allow, we can circumnavigate Hayman Island and Blue Pearl Bay. 

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 10km

Meals: B L D

Day 5, Sunday, 10th August 2025: Denman Island

Day 5, Sunday, 10th August 2025: Denman Island

Our last day will leave some flexibility for us depending on the weather and how we feel. We may have an extended breakfast and begin snorkelling later, or have an early morning paddle first and then fuel up for more snorkelling and kayaking later before hopping on a water taxi to return to Shute Harbour. From here, we’ll say goodbye to our guides and teammates after a memorable five dates and head our separate ways to go back home. 

Kayaking distance: Varying

Meals: B L

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Water taxi transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation at campsites Camping gear (tents, foam sleeping mat, crockery/cutlery)Snorkeling gear and stinger suitsKayaks and kayaking equipmentMeals as per itineraryLocal guideEntrance fees as per itinerary

Excludes: Airfares • Airport Transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Visas • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • Encounter tropical fish and maybe even a turtle or two as you kayak pristine ocean.
  • Explore Bai Hai Island, famed for its dazzling natural beauty and outstanding reef ecosystem.
  • Challenge yourself in a new way, paddling for a purpose.
  • Kayak with new friends, all united in supporting MND Victoria on their mission.

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email ( 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 kayaking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Whitsundays kayak itinerary is a physical challenge, involving kayaking approximately 48 kilometres over 5 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.

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.

Who is Inspired Adventures?

MND Victoria 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 $48 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and MND Victoria, 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 hilly terrain for 5+ hours comfortably and get up and do it again the next day.

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 at comfortable campsites. You will have the option to share a tent or to have your own tent, depending on your preference.

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.

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.


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.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for MND Victoria 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 $3,779 (this consists of a travel cost of $3,389 that is inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit, plus a $390 registration fee).

In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,500 (per person) for MND Victoria.

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. Please contact us and we can assist with writing you an insurance letter to claim your refund.

Travel insurance

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

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.


All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

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