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It’s our mission to send the best, most-prepared Australian Teams to the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, advocate for a more inclusive society, and use sport to give people with disabilities more opportunities to participate – and to shine.

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29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024

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$1,236 $1,161

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$2,500

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The Difference You'll Make

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Paralympics Australia’s role is to send the strongest and best-prepared Australian Teams to the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. We also advocate for a more inclusive society, where people with a disability have opportunities to participate and shine in sport and elsewhere.

Australians are passionate about sport. It can inspire us, unite us and be a beacon of hope in dark times. However, of the 4.4 million Australians who live with a disability, only 25 percent participate in sport. Many more say they would to, but feel their access is limited.

Together, we can break down the barriers to participation in sport and help all athletes connect with the training, equipment and facilities that will enable them to realise their potential. It’s the right thing to do – but it takes a lot of resources.

There is a common misconception that the revenue generated by the Australian Olympic Committee extends to Paralympics Australia. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Paralympics Australia’s ability to achieve its goals depends on public support.

Our vision is to create the most successful era of Paralympic sport in Australia’s history. We’re determined to achieve sustainability for the Paralympic Movement to serve generations to come. By supporting Paralympics Australia Kosciuszko Trek 2024, you’re helping raise funds and awareness which will enable more Para-athletes to unlock their extraordinary potential – and maybe even reach the Paralympic Games.

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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.

Teamwork

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, 29th November: Arrive Jindabyne

Day 1, Friday, 29th November: Arrive Jindabyne

You will make your own way to Jindabyne for the start of our adventure. You will need to arrive by 4pm in the afternoon, in time for our team briefing. Following this, we will have a welcome drink and early evening meal together, giving you the chance to meet your fellow trekkers and new friends. 

Accommodation: Lodge style accommodation 

Meals: D

Day 2, Saturday, 30th November: Mt Kosciuszko Summit & Glacial Lakes

Day 2, Saturday, 30th November: Mt Kosciuszko Summit & Glacial Lakes

Today is the day! We depart our accommodation in Jindabyne in the morning and  transfer to Charlotte Pass, the starting point of our Mt Kosciuszko Summit walk. We will take approx. 2-3 hours to reach the summit at 2,228m, an amazing accomplishment! On the way down, we will want to have our camera at the ready for the views of Australia’s highest mountains, historic huts, weathered snow gums and rock formations. Walking amongst wildflowers and glacial lakes, we make our way back to Perisher. The afternoon is free to explore Jindabyne at your own pace. Tonight, we will be treated to a delicious 2-course meal at the lodge to celebrate a job well done.

Accommodation: Lodge style accommodation 

Trekking Distance: 20km / approx. 6-7 hours

Meals: B L D

Day 3, Sunday, 1st December: Depart Jindabyne 

Day 3, Sunday, 1st December: Depart Jindabyne 

After breakfast and a sad goodbye to our new friends, it is time to make our way back home, taking with us an incredible accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime.

Meals: B

Inclusions: • Accommodation based on multi-share with shared bathrooms • Meals as per itinerary • Local professional trekking guide(s)

Exclusions: • Airfares • Transportation to/from Jindabyne • Transfer to/from the trailhead on day 2 (carpooling/self-drive required) • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • National Park entry fees • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Tips and gratuities

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Why you'll love this adventure

 

  • Summit Australia’s highest point, Mount Kosciuszko (2,228m).
  • Discover views of Australia’s mountain ranges, high alpine lakes, plateaus lined by snow gums and rock formations.
  • Meet like-minded people while you challenge yourself on this breathtaking trek.
  • Raise vital funds for Paralympics Australia to help more para-athletes achieve their sporting dreams.

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 Kozcuiszko summit trek is a physical challenge, and 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. 

Is the trek wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the path from Charlotte's Pass all the way up to the top of Mount Kosciuszko is fully accessible. You will however need to ensure that the wheels can handle gravel and slightly uneven ground during sections of the track.

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 - 25 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?

Paralympics Australia 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 $47 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and Paralympics Australia, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.

Who will be delivering the tour?

This adventure is delivered by a licenced Eco-Pass Operator, Peak Learning.

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.

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

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is lodge style based on multi-share, which is centrally located in Jindabyne. The rooms are single/ twin and bunk room style. There are multiple communal bathrooms with hot showers. All towels and linen are provided.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on multi-share. You will be roomed with teammates of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group.

Is my accommodation wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the accommodation for this trip is fully wheelchair accessible. 

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.

Fundraising

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 Paralympics Australia 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 $1,236 (inclusive of a $475 non-refundable deposit).

In addition, you are also committing to raising $2,500 (per person) for Paralympics Australia.

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 provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.

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 www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

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.

Testimonials

“Phenomenal experience. It well surpassed my expectations. I felt that the route was the perfect mix of challenging (to give us a sense of physical accomplishment) while still being achievable”

– Dave, R U OK? Sunrise Kozi 2023

“It was a great adventure and the guides were excellent in everyway!”

– Kristin, Hello Sunday Morning Moonlight Kozi 2023

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