1-3 March 2024
Paid in instalments
The Difference You'll Make
R U OK?’s vision is a world where we're all connected and protected from suicide.
Our mission is to empower people to meaningfully connect and lend support by building the motivation, confidence and skills of help-givers to start conversations with anyone struggling with life. But we need your support.
By taking part in Sunrise Conquer Kozi 2024, you’ll be helping R U OK? to reach more Australians and give them the tools and confidence to start life-changing conversations.
With every step you take to the summit, the funds you raise will help R U OK?:
- Create new campaigns and free resources to inspire regular, meaningful conversations
- Expand our reach to support more schools, workplaces and communities
- Conduct more rigorous research and evaluation to continually improve our work
By educating and encouraging people to take the time to ask “Are you ok?”, we can help people struggling with life feel connected and supported, long before they think about suicide.
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, 1 March, 2024 - Arrive Perisher
You will make your own way to Perisher for the start of our adventure. You will need to arrive by 4pm in the afternoon, in time for our team briefing to prepare to summit Australia’s highest mountain at night. 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. We are heading to bed early in order to be ready to summit mainland Australia's highest mountain tonight.
Accommodation: Mountain lodge
Day 2: Saturday, 2 March, 2024 - Moonlight Walk - Mt Kosciuszko Summit & Glacial Lakes
Tonight is the night! We depart our accommodation in Perisher around 3am to 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 just before sunrise, an amazing accomplishment! We celebrate with a glass of champagne. 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 Perisher 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: Mountain lodge
Trekking Distance: 20km / approx. 6-7 hours
Meals: B L D
Day 3: Sunday, 3 March, 2024 - Depart Perisher
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.
itinerary • Local professional trekking guide(s)
Doesn’t include:Airfares • Transportation to/from Perisher • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • National Park entry fees • Personal
expenses such as laundry, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Tips and gratuities
Why you'll love this adventure
- Raise vital funds to help R U OK? start more life-changing conversations and make friends with like-minded people
- Summit Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain
- Watch the sunrise from the top of Australia
- Experience the majesty of Australia’s only true alpine region
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 Moonlight 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.
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?
R U OK? has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 19 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 R U OK?, 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 in a Ski Club Lodge on multi-share basis, which is centrally located in Perisher Village. The rooms are 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.
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 backup.
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 R U OK?
Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to R U OK?. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for R U OK? 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 $1,272
(inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).
In addition, you are also committing to raising $1,500 (per person) for R U OK?.
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.
Travel insurance and visas
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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