23-28 AUGUST, 2023

Starlight Children's foundation - Larapinta 2023

Journey into the heart of the rugged Australian Outback to help Starlight support the health and wellbeing of kids in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. 

Fast Facts

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23-28 August 2023

6 day trip, 4 day challenge

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Fundraising Target


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Twin-share in 4-star hotel and comfortable camping




The Challenge

Join Starlight Children's Foundation on the Larapinta Trail and, with every step you take, you’ll raise funds for Starlight’s Healthier Futures Initiative, supporting the health and wellbeing of kids in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

Immersed in the rich history of Australia’s First Peoples, as part of Starlight Outback Trek 2023, you’ll follow well-worn, red dirt tracks along the slopes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, beside ancient winding riverbanks, across open plains, over towering mountains and into shaded gorges.

Best of all, with every step you take, you’ll raise vital funds to build trust and lasting relationships between health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids and their communities through song, dance and storytelling.



"It was a challenging, humbling and breathtaking trip. I made friendships with an insightful, generous and determined group of wonderful people that will survive well beyond this journey."

– Sergio Floyd, Starlight Larapinta 2022

"I find it very hard to put my experience into words as it was a spiritual and uplifting experience. It was amazing."

– Katrina Barnett, Starlight Larapinta 2022

“Amazing! Bloody hard but totally worth it."

– Lisiane Klein Viera, Starlight CEO Challenge Larapinta 2019

The Difference You'll Make


The funds you raise as part of Starlight’s Outback Trek 2023 will support Starlight’s Healthier Futures Initiative.

As part of this initiative, Captain Starlight travels to regional and remote areas across the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland, visiting almost 1,400 children every month. Captain Starlight builds trust and sparks lasting relationships between health professionals, kids and the community, easing stress and pressure on healthcare clinics.


Starlight believes fun fights fear and wins every time. By engaging with kids through song, dance and storytelling, Starlight has helped boost health clinic attendance and increased community confidence in the healthcare system.

  • $2,500 helps fly Captain Starlight to a remote health clinic
  • $250 will pack a suitcase of fun for Captain Starlight to take to kids in remote communities
  • $30 will deliver an arts and craft pack to a child in a remote community

Did you know, 96 per cent of health professionals who collaborate with Starlight in the Northern Territory through the Healthier Futures Initiative program rate the impact of Starlight’s programs on children as significant?

All children deserve to feel safe and supported when accessing health care. And, as part of this incredible adventure, you can help make this happen.

Pricing & Itinerary


Travel package

Your travel package is paid in instalments. Take advantage of our April sale and, pay just $325 upfront. For further details, see our FAQs.

Enter your details to receive the info pack, including the full itinerary, FAQs and more.

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Twin-share accommodation in 4-star hotel and comfortable camping • Meals as per itinerary • Local guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary

Doesn’t include: Airfares • Airport transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses

Arrive in Alice Springs

The adventure-of-a-lifetime begins! Upon arrival in Alice Springs, please make your way to our hotel in the heart of Central Australia. In the early evening, we meet in the hotel lobby for our first team briefing. The rest of the evening is free at leisure to explore this ruggedly beautiful town in the heart of Australia.

Meals: None

Our Climate Commitment

When you travel with us, $10 goes towards carbon offsetting projects in Western Australia. You'll be supporting Carbon Neutral as they replant native plant species to create a green corridor for native wildlife, assisting in the recovery of entire ecosystems. For more on how we're bettering the planet, read our Climate Action Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a comprehensive list of FAQs, download the information pack by filling in the form.