19 - 24 July 2023
6 day trip, 4 day challenge
Twin-share in a 4-star hotel plus comfortable swag camping
During the 2019–20 bushfires, 3 billion native animals were killed or displaced. Hundreds of thousands of livestock and burrowing animals have been killed by recent floods. Every summer, your own pets suffer from heat stress. On the frontline, and experiencing firsthand the impact of climate change on wildlife, livestock and pets, are veterinary professionals and animal carers.
So, in July 2023, Vets for Climate Action and their supporters are trekking the Larapinta Trail to raise vital funds to help create a better world for the animals and people living in it. Are you ready to join them?
When you take on this epic five-day hiking adventure, you’ll explore the incredible Larapinta Trail. Traverse the West MacDonnell Ranges, marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery, and look out for the native fauna like rock wallabies, dingoes, goannas and wedge tail eagles. At night, you’ll sleep beneath a million stars. And the whole time you’ll be helping Vets for Climate Action protect the environment for wildlife, livestock and pets.
The Difference You'll Make
The money you raise on the Larapinta Trek for Animals will help fund urgent climate action by the veterinary profession and animal care community. They’re striving to halve carbon emissions of veterinary clinics and hospitals by 2030. This program will work with more than 4,000 clinics, as well as zoos, aquariums, shelters and other animal care facilities to achieve emissions reduction goals. There’s also a rural and regional program to empower vets to have meaningful conversations with farmers about emissions reduction. Finally, their plan is to launch a national education campaign to engage with all animal lovers to ensure they understand the impacts of climate change on their pets, livestock and wildlife.
The funds raised from this challenge will help Vets for Climate Action employ another full-time member of staff so they can take their message even further faster. This is the critical decade for climate change action and every decision we make matters, for all time.
Pricing & Itinerary
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Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • 4-star hotel twin-share and comfortable swag camping • Meals as per itinerary • Local guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary
Does not include: Airfares • Airport transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities
Arrive in Alice Springs
The adventure of a lifetime begins! Upon arrival in Alice Springs, please make your way to the hotel. In the early evening, head to the hotel lobby where you’ll meet your guides for a briefing of the coming days. For the rest of the evening you’re free to explore this ruggedly beautiful town in the heart of Australia.
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.