16-20 September 2024
Paid in instalments
The Difference You'll Make
We believe that human sized actions are needed for planet sized problems. Our vision is to conserve the environment and protect wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution and waste, by leading a movement of people connected to the planet. We’ve created a global movement to share education, content and inspire people everywhere to do what they can to help solve the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.
To date the Take 3 for the Sea global movement has removed over 30 million pieces of litter from nature, and millions of people from more than 129 countries have participated in a #Take3fortheSea campaign. But it’s still not enough, and we need your help. By joining us on the Take 3 for the Sea Whitsundays Challenge 2024, you’re helping to raise awareness for Take 3 for the Sea, and funds that help us to spread the mission.
A little goes a long way. See how the funds you raise can make a difference:
- $50 - to help stop plastic pollution through inspiring behaviour change
- $100 - to help remove 1,500 pieces of rubbish from our beaches
- $300 - to help provide education to an entire school classroom
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, Monday, 16th September 2024: Arrive Whitsundays
NOTE: The itinerary and activities are subject to change if conditions are not suitable or safe. Kayaking distances are approximate.
Day 1, Monday 16th September 2024: Arrive Whitsundays
The adventure of a lifetime begins! This morning we will be picked up to meet our guide and the rest of the team before being shuttled to Shute Harbour. Our kayaks and supplies will be loaded onto a small barge, taking us to Steen’s Beach, which is situated on the north-western tip of Hook Island. After setting up camp, we will set off to explore Bai Hai Island, famed for its dazzling natural beauty and outstanding reef ecosystem. Then, we make our way to Langford Island, the perfect spot to stop for lunch. Langford Island is encircled by underwater coral gardens, small fish species and sometimes even turtles. We’ll head back to camp for dinner and a rest after completing our first day.
Kayaking distance: 10km
Meals: L D
Day 2, Tuesday, 17th September 2024: Hayman Island
Day 2, Tuesday 17th September 2024: Hayman Island
After breakfast this morning, we set off to circumnavigate the world-renowned Hayman Island and explore the charming bays situated on the very northern tip. Keep an eye out while you’re kayaking for any plastic rubbish and don't forget to #Take3fortheSea, spot coral formations and tropical fish. We’ll end the day back at camp with dinner and some rest.
Kayaking distance: 10-12km
Meals: B L D
Day 3, Wednesday,18th September 2024: Hook Island
Day 3, Wednesday 18th September 2024: Hook Island
Most of this morning will be spent exploring the northern end of Hook Island, with its many coral reefs and bays, including Luncheon Bay, Mantaray Bay and the beautiful Maureen’s Cove. After lunch, kayakers are transported by water taxi to the breathtaking Whitehaven Beach with its white silica sands. We’ll set up camp here and spend the rest of the day exploring some nearby walking trails such as Solway Circuit, Chance Bay Walk and the Headland Track.
Kayaking distance: 12km
Meals: B L D
Day 4, Thursday, 19th September 2024: Hill Inlet
Day 4, Thursday 19th September 2024: Hill Inlet
Following breakfast at camp, today we tackle kayaking the full length of Whitehaven Beach. We’ll stop off at the entrance of the iconic Hill Inlet walk to the lookout, leading to breathtaking views of the turquoise water, swirling sand, migratory birds, stingrays and sea turtles. After a relaxing lunch on the beach, we’ll head back to our campsite for the night.
Kayaking distance: 10km
Meals: B L D
Day 5, Friday, 20th September 2024: Haslewood Island
Day 5, Friday 20th September 2024: Haslewood Island
We’ll spend our last day together on nearby Haslewood Island exploring Chalkie’s Bay and Windy Bay. In the late afternoon, the water taxi will transport us back to Shute Harbour. In the case the water taxi transfer is early due to tidal conditions, we may be dropped off at Molel Islands to kayak or snorkel around there, before heading across the Molle passage to Shute Harbour. Once we’re back in Shute Harbour, we’ll say our goodbyes and part ways after a memorable 5 days!
Kayaking distance: 14-16km
Meals: B L
Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Water taxi transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation at campsites • Camping gear (tents, foam sleeping mat, crockery/cutlery) • Snorkelling gear and stinger suits • Kayaks and kayaking equipment • Meals as per itinerary • Local guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary
Doesn’t include: Airfares • Airport Transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Visas • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities
Why you'll love this adventure
- Peek into vibrant coral gardens, encounter tropical fish and maybe even turtles.
- Uncover the beauty of Hayman Island and the magnificent Whitehaven Beach.
- Learn about the impacts of plastic pollution and how you can help protect our oceans.
- Contribute to cleaner and healthier oceans as you’ll be encouraged to #Take3fortheSea throughout the trip.
- Join fellow eco warriors, fundraise for ocean cleanup, and grow awareness.
Frequently asked questions
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About the adventure
How challenging is this adventure?
This adventure is ranked 3/5. While no extensive kayaking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Whitsundays kayak itinerary is a physical challenge, involving kayaking approximately 60 kilometres over 5 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?
Take 3 For The Sea 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 Take 3 For The Sea, 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 at comfortable campsites. You will have the option to share a tent or to have your own tent, depending on your preference.
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.
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 Take 3 For The Sea?
Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Take 3 For The Sea. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for Take 3 For The Sea 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 $3,197 (inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).
In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,000 (per person) for Take 3 For The Sea.
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
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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