10-12 November 2023
Paid in instalments
The Difference You'll Make
Even in a city as affluent as Sydney, many people are forced to sleep in temporary and unsafe accommodation.
Rough Edges provides a safe place for people to come together, share food, friendship and games - without question or judgment. They also run the Community Aid and Partnerships Programme (CAPP), which offers support to people to help them make changes towards a lifestyle that works on the mental, emotional and spiritual issues that impact how people live.
Rough Edges is taking a group of like-minded supporters to Perisher, NSW to conquer three of Australia’s tallest mountains over 18 kilometres, in one day. All while raising funds to help Rough Edges and their CAPP.
How it works
Book with Confidence
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.
Day 1: Friday, 10 November 2023
Arrive at Perisher
You will make your own way to Perisher for the start of our adventure. You will need to arrive in the late afternoon, in time for our team briefing to prepare to summit Australia’s highest mountain. Following this, we will all enjoy our first meal together. Be sure to get an early night; we have a big day ahead of us!
Day 2: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Mt Kosciuszko (2228 m), Etheridge Ridge (2180 m) & Mt Carruthers (2145 m)
Today’s the big day! We depart our lodge and take a 15 minute drive to Charlotte Pass, the starting point of our trek. The first peak we tackle will be Etheridge Ridge, the fifth highest mountain in Australia. We begin on the summit road via the historic Seaman’s Hut, built in 1929 as a memorial to skiers Laurie Seaman and Evan Hayes. After about 7km, we reach Rawson’s Pass, where we take a rest break before tackling the final 1.8km to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak. At the top, we celebrate a job well done, before descending along the Lakes Circuit track and then completing our final summit of the day, Mt Carruthers. The views from here are stunning, and we take the time to soak up the views before returning to Charlotte Pass via a stone crossing at Snowy River. We return to our lodge, tired but proud of what we have achieved, and celebrate over a group dinner together.
Trekking Distance: 18km
Meals: B L D
Day 3: Sunday, 12 November 2023
After breakfast and a sad goodbye to our new friends, it is time to make your way back home, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime.
Includes: Multi-share accommodation in Ski lodge with shared bathroom facilities • Meals and transfers as per itinerary • Professional trekking guides
Doesn’t include: Airfares • Transportation to/from Perisher • National Park entry fees • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Tips and gratuities
This adventure is delivered by a licensed Eco-Pass Operator, Peak Learning.
Why you'll love this adventure
- Explore the dramatic summits and breathtaking ravines of the Snowy Mountains region
- Summit Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko
- Connect with like-minded people for a cause you’re passionate about
- Raise funds to support the homeless and marginalised community in Sydney, inspiring change towards a lifestyle that is manageable and sustainable.
Frequently asked questions
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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 NSW 3 Peaks Challenge is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 18 kilometres over 1 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 16–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.
Who is Inspired Adventures?
Rough Edges has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 17 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 7,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $45 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and Rough Edges, 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 a full day hike. You should aim to be able to walk in hilly terrain for 8+ hours comfortably. 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 twin-share in 3-star ski lodges and you can expect all of the usual amenities.
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. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.
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 Rough Edges?
Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Rough Edges. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for Rough Edges 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 $1,366
(inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).
In addition, you are also committing to raising $2,500 (per person) for Rough Edges.
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. Where applicable, we can provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.
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.
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