Find Out More
Enter your details to find out more and hear directly from our team about how this adventure makes a difference.
23-25 February 2024
Paid in instalments
The Difference You'll Make
Did you know that stroke can strike at any age? Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers, but with greater public awareness of the risks and symptoms 80% of strokes could be prevented.
Together we will set off in darkness to tackle steep ascents and rocky trails of the Snowy Mountains before watching the sun rise across panoramic views from the 2,228m summit of Mt Kosciuszko’s peak.
Beginning the decent, we will take on weathered granite tors, winding rivers, glacial lakes and wooded bushland, all rich in the native flora and fauna of this alpine landscape.
This incredible adventure is one of Australia’s most iconic treks, revealing the unique wilderness of the Great Dividing Range region.
Stroke Foundation is committed to a world free from the disability and suffering caused by stroke. Tackle the most iconic of Australia’s alpine trails on an incredible moonlit journey to prevent, treat and beat stroke.
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 23 February 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 24 February 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 25 February 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
Why you'll love this adventure
- Summit Australia’s highest peak by moonlight for a spectacular sunrise
- Explore a breath-taking alpine landscape of glacial lakes, winding rivers and rocky trails
- Discover the rich flora and fauna of this high mountain environment
- While you take on this epic challenge, raise vital funds for Stroke Foundation
Frequently asked questions
Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (email@example.com
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?
Stroke Foundation 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 Stroke Foundation, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.
Fitness and training
How do I train for this adventure?
It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. As part of your training, we recommend making use of your weekends to complete a full day hike and if possible, an overnight hike. You should aim to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours and get up to do it again the following day comfortably. Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than ideal.
In addition to your physical training, it’s important to be mentally prepared for the challenge. You might encounter setbacks and difficult periods during the trek, but remind yourself that many people have achieved this feat before you, and you can do it too. Maintain a positive attitude, and remember your guide will be there to encourage and inspire you all the way!
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 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 Stroke Foundation?
Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Stroke Foundation. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for 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 $1,272
(inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).
In addition, you are also committing to raising $2,000 (per person) for 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.