25-28 April 2024
Paid in instalments
The Difference You'll Make
5 percent of all women diagnosed with breast cancer this year will be young women. That's 1000 young mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends, friends and loved ones. Yet women under 40 lack access to free life-saving breast sceenings and face difficulties in accessing a diagnosis.
As Australia’s only young women’s breast cancer charity, So Brave exists to empower and support young women, advocate for young women and champion critical research so we can reduce the impact of breast cancer in young women.
With so many women expected to receive a breast cancer diagnosis this year, So Brave aims to ensure each young Australian has access to support, resources, and a community to navigate through.
By taking on the Mornington Peninsula Adventure 2024, you’ll stand alongside these courageous women and help to ensure a better future.
When you become a part of the Mornington Peninsula 2024 team, not only will you explore the rugged coastlines, dine at gourmet restaurants, and soak in hot springs, you'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share the desire to make a difference.
Join the challenge and help to change the course of breast cancer in young women.
How it works
Book with Confidence
Make a difference
Commit to raising the 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 So Brave, 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: Thursday, 25 April 2024 Melbourne, Rye Beach to Portsea
*Please note, this itinerary is subject to change.
Day 1: Thursday, 25 April 2024
Melbourne, Rye Beach to Portsea
Meet your team in Melbourne at noon, ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. From here, we’ll transfer to our accommodation at Peppers Moonah Valley Links Resort in the charming seaside town of South Victoria. Following a team briefing, we'll set out for Rye Beach and begin our first day's trek. As we head towards Sorrento, we'll trace the picturesque coastline, adorned with rugged rocky shores and 360-degree panoramic views, all while sharing memories and laughter. We'll continue past Coppin's Lookout and conclude the day with a celebratory sunset dinner at the Portsea Hotel.
*For those interested in attending a morning ANZAC service in Melbourne before our adventure commences, all are welcome to join.
Day 2: Friday, 26 April 2024 Coastal Trek, Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Day 2: Friday, 26 April 2024
Coastal Walk, Cape Schanck Lighthouse
After breakfast at our accommodation, we’ll transfer to the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula. From Cape Schanck lighthouse, we’ll follow the towering headlands, glistening blue water, and sandy tracks, taking in the natural beauty that surrounds us. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch before continuing along the famous Coastal Walk. Upon our return to the accommodation, don't forget to grab your towel and bathrobe, as we'll be heading to the Alba Hot Springs to relax in the natural mineral waters.
Trekking time: 15km
Meals: B L D
Day 3: Saturday, 27 April 2024 Coastal Trek, Point Nepean
Day 3: Saturday, 27 April 2024
Coastal Trek, Point Nepean
Following a delightful breakfast at our accommodation, we'll set off to complete the final section of the iconic Mornington Peninsula Coastal Walk. Today, we’ll trek through golden sandy beaches, past tranquil bays, and alongside rocky reef shores as we wind our way to Point Nepean. We’ll take in the stunning 360-degree panorama views before returning to our accommodation. In the evening, we'll unwind at another beautiful hot spring before heading back to our resort for a beautiful team dinner and a restful night's sleep.
Trekking distance: 15km
Day 4: Sunday, 28 April 2024 Red Hill Trail, Melbourne
Day 4: Sunday, 28 April 2024
Red Hill Trail, Melbourne
This morning, we rise early to savour our last breakfast at Peppers Moonah Valley Links Resort. Our journey will start at Point Leo and will follow stretches of coastline adorned by the Australian bush and local vineyards, en route to Point Leo Estate. Here, we'll marvel at beautiful sculptures, and for those who would like to, indulge in a wine-tasting experience. After immersing ourselves in the stunning scenery and creativity, we'll pause for lunch at the Epicurean Red Hill. This afternoon, we’ll make our way back to Melbourne, carrying cherished memories and the bonds of new friendships before bidding our farewells.
Trekking distance: 6.3km
Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in luxury hotel, based on twin share • Meals as per itinerary • Water on trekking days • Local guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Welcome Pack
Doesn’t include: Flights • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities
Why you'll love this adventure
- Connect with nature as you trek the pristine Victorian coastline
- Surround yourself with empowering So Brave supporters
- Soak in mineral infused natural hot springs
- Indulge in local wine-tasting experiences and gourmet restaurants
- Make a difference to young Australian women with a breast cancer diagnosis
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 Monington Peninsula is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 47.3 kilometres over 4 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.
Who is Inspired Adventures?
So Brave 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 So Brave, 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 sandy and 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 Peppers Moonah Valley Links Resort.
Will I be sharing accommodation?
Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be staying in Resort style rooms with the usual amenities included. 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 well before departure. 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 is the Mornington Peninsula region like?
The Mornington Peninsula is about 1.5 hours south of Melbourne. A treasure of Victoria’s coastline, the Mornington Peninsula is a beautiful blend of seaside charm and rich wine country. With its golden beaches, vineyard-dotted hills and dramatic wilderness, there is so much to see and do.
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 So Brave?
Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to So Brave.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for So Brave are tax-deductible (conditions apply).
Payments, cancellations and refunds
How much does it cost to participate in this adventure?
Your travel registration fee is $1500 total.
Your $500 deposit is due 7 days following registration and the full payment of the remaining balance is due by 31 January 2024. If you would like to set up a payment plan, you are welcome to make 3 x $500 payments, with payments due 7 days post registration, on 1 November 2023 and on 31 January 2024.
In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,500 (per person) for So Brave.
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.
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