30th Oct - 4th Nov 2023
Paid in instalments
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The Difference You'll Make
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time and kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer! But did you know that 80% of strokes can be prevented.
By joining the Stroke Foundation on the Overland Track, you’ll be raising vital funds to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery.
Together we can change the state of stroke in Australia for the generations to come.
How it works
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: Monday, 30th October 2023
Launceston - Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley
Welcome to one of Australia’s most epic walks, the Overland Track. Your adventure begins with a pickup at 7am from Launceston CBD. On our departure, we head west from Launceston, through the picturesque scenery, to begin our adventure at Ronny Creek in Cradle Valley. For the first section of the track, we cross a small grass plain, passing Crater Creek, Crater Lake, and make our way up to Marion’s Lookout for sweeping views, from where we can see the iconic Cradle Mountain and the curved w Lake. The track continues past the historic Kitchen Hut, with its unusual double story design, and traversing the shoulder of Cradle Mountain surrounded by Tasmanian snow gums. Over 700 million years ago the ground beneath your feet was shaped by glaciers grinding through the landscape. We continue on to the Cradle Cirque, passing the turnoff to Barn Bluff, and finally descend into Waterfall Valley, where we’ll camp for the night.
Meals: L D
Day 2: Tuesday, 31st October 2023
Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere
Above Waterfall Valley is Barn Bluff, which juts out of the landscape in a distinctive cone-shaped peak. This morning you’ll have the opportunity to climb the bluff if the conditions are right, continuing on to Lake Windermere in the afternoon. Waterfall Valley is, unsurprisingly enough, full of beautiful cascades, and we’ll pass them as the track undulates across moorlands scattered with pencil pines, myrtles and snow gums. Keep an eye out for Tasmanian Devils, echidnas and wombats – though you may see the latter’s distinctive cube shaped poop more often than the mammals themselves! As we crest the moorland, enjoy breathtaking views across Lake Windermere, whose dark colour is caused by nutrients and oils leaking from the surrounding grass into the water. We make our way around the shore of the lake to tonight’s campsite, nestled in a scattered forest.
Trekking Distance: 8km
Meals: B L D
Day 3: Wednesday, 1st November 2023
Lake Windermere - Pelion Hut
Today is our longest trekking day, and one of the most rewarding. The day begins with a walk through lightly timbered forest and across buttongrass moorlands to the lookout at Forth Gorge. In the distance the peaks of Mounts Oakleigh, Ossa, Pelion East and West, as well as the Du Cane Range, pepper the horizon. We then follow some small ascents and descents into the forest glade of Frog Flats, a wet section of forest crossed by the River Forth that’s home to some beautifully coloured mosses and fungi. Next, climb through forest to Pelion Plains, where the Forth Valley Track diverts off to Old Pelion Hut, which was built by copper miners at the very end of the 19th century. For the next 20 or so years, cattle drovers and trappers plied their trade here, before the area was declared a scenic reserve in 1922. We then continue along the shore of Douglas Creek to New Pelion Hut, the largest of the track’s huts, which sits at the junction of the Overland and Arm River tracks.
Trekking Distance: 17km
Meals: B L D
Day 4: Thursday, 2nd November 2023
Pelion Gap - Kia Ora Hut
We begin today with a gradual climb up to Pelion Gap (1,126 m). Here the track hits a crossroads with Mt Pelion to the east and to the west towering Mt Ossa, Tasmania’s highest peak at 1,617m. If the weather’s right, there will be the option to climb either of the peaks today. Both summits boast amazing views of the national park and beyond its boundaries, and are well worth the extra effort. From the Pelion Gap crossroads the track passes through the glaciated Pinestone Valley and on to Kia Ora Hut, which sits on a creek of the same name and is nestled below the Ducane Range and Cathedral Mountain on the opposite side.
Trekking Distance: 8km and 3-4 additional hours for a side trip
Meals: B L D
Day 5: Friday, 3rd November 2023
Kia Ora Hut - Du Cane Gap - Windy Ridge Hut
We depart Kia Ora Hut and continue on through myrtle beech rainforest to Du Cane Hut, built in 1910 out of King Billy Pine by a trapper as a base for his trade. Further down the track we take a side trip to see the falls of D’Alton, Fergusson and Hartnett, which tumble into the Mersey River in spectacular fashion, especially after recent rainfall. Back on the main track, the path climbs steadily to Du Cane Gap (1,070 m), where Mt Geryon and the Acropolis (1,471 m) of the Du Cane Range are the peaks that dominate the views. From here the track descends through eucalypt forest to Windy Ridge Hut, the newest hut on the track and our spot to swap stories on the final night of our adventure.
Trekking Distance: 10km
Meals: B L D
Day 6: Saturday, 4th November 2023
Windy Hut Ridge - Narcissus River - Launceston
Welcome to the final day of your Overland Track adventure. Leaving Windy Ridge Hut, we descend with the track down the valley of temperate rainforest and eucalypt forest to the Narcissus River. We pass the path which splits off to take walkers to the base of the Du Cane Range and Pine Valley Hut, the base for access to the Acropolis and the Labyrinth and then follow the track down to a suspension bridge over the Narcissus River and the end is in sight – Lake St Clair and the finish of the Overland Track. Give yourself a huge pat on the back and your legs a rest with a ferry ride across the lake to Cynthia Bay. Jump back in the van for the ride back to Launceston, where your trip comes to an end, arriving around 6 pm this evening.
Trekking Distance: 10km
Meals: B L
Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Camping accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Local guide • National Park fees • Overland Track pass
Doesn’t include: Airfares • Airport transfers • Travel insurance (high recommended) • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities
Why you'll love this adventure
- Trek through the heart of the iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
- Explore the breathtaking views of ancient glacial valleys and majestic mountain summits
- Hike through fragrant eucalypt forests and wild alpine meadows and moorlands
- Raise vital funds for the tireless work of the Stroke Foundation
Frequently asked questions
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About the adventure
How challenging is this adventure?
The Overland Track trek is ranked 4/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The trek is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge.
You can expect the days to vary from easy exploration walks to day-long hikes over rough terrain. You should be able to walk comfortably for 6–8 hours over consecutive days.
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. On this adventure there will be a maximum of 10 people, 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?
Stroke Foundation 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 $44 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and the Stroke Foundation, 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 spare time to practice completing a full day hike and if possible, an overnight hike. You should aim to walk along hilly terrain for 6–8 hours and get up to do it again the following day without discomfort.
What is the accommodation like?
This adventure is a bush camping trip with limited facilities such as bush camping toilets, but there will be no showers. You will be carrying your own tent and will be setting up camp each night.
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 very specific dietary requirements or severe allergies, it’s best to pack some extra things as a 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 the Stroke Foundation?
Yes, all funds raised go directly to the Stroke Foundation. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired Adventures.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for the Stroke Foundation 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 $3,117
(inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).
In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,500 (per person) for the Stroke Foundation.
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.