19th - 21 April 2024
Trip cost for team of 2x trekkers
Fundraising Target (per person)
The Difference You'll Make
With your support, we give young people in Melbourne’s west the chance to fulfil their potential and overcome barriers to success. By taking on the 2024 Three Peaks Trek you will be walking and fundraising to help ensure Western Chances scholarship opportunities are available for young people in Melbourne’s west who are facing financial barriers to achieve their potential.
At Western Chances, young people are at the centre of our world. Their hopes for a better future fuel everything we do. Simply by being a part of our exciting2024 Three Peaks Trek experience and working on your own wellbeing, you can be a part of creating this brighter future.
Western Chances needs your support, and you can get your own boots on the ground whilst harnessing your adventurous spirit for an incredibly worthy cause this year.
• $25 provides a student’s stationary for a term
• $50 provides a student with home internet for a month
• $100 provide a student their text book for a subject
• $328 provides a student with a MYKI pass for 6 months
• $700 provides a student with a laptop
• $1000 supports a life changing scholarship for a student
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, 19 April 2024: Depart Melbourne, Summit Mt Timbertop (1300m)
This morning we’ll meet our teammates and guides in central Melbourne, hop on our coach and head north. Our first day’s drive takes us through stunning Victorian country landscapes. After a quick lunch, our first challenge begins as we make our way to the summit of Mt Timbertop, whose flat top is unmistakable. The first half of the track is through a forest of tall Manna Gum trees with abundant wildlife winding to an open area that offers views of the mountains to the South and valleys to the West. The summit is a home to beautiful Snow Gums that offer a welcome shade on sunny days. After we descend, we’ll head to our accommodation in Mt Buller. Dinner tonight is eaten at a local eatery celebrating the start to our adventure in the Victorian Alps.
Trekking Distance: 6km
Transfer Time: 4 hours
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2, Saturday, 20 April 2024: Summit Mt Stirling (1747m)
We depart our accommodation this morning, preparing to take on the Mt Stirling Summit. Along the way, the hike is up a steep track through a remote part of Mt Stirling. Take notice of how the towering trees give way to beautiful Snow Gums. The Mt Stirling summit is sure to impress, with 360-degree panoramic views over the surrounding mountain ranges where we will enjoy lunch before our descent. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a dinner out in town before resting for the evening.
Trekking Distance: 10.5km
Transfer Time: 2 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3, Sunday, 21 April 2024: Mt Buller’s Nature Walk and Summit (1861m)
We’re off to an early start this morning warming up with a hike through Mt Buller’s Nature Walk. This path takes us across ski runs and under sleeping chair lifts, while providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. We’ll then tackle the summit, while challenging, will be very rewarding. After the descent, we’ll enjoy lunch in town before making our way back to Melbourne, where we will arrive at approximately 6:30pm.
Trekking Distance: 6km
Transfer Time: 4.5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in 3-4 Star lodge style shared accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Local guides • Entrance fees as per itinerary
Doesn’t Include: Airfares • Airport transfers • Pre & post-tour accommodation in Melbourne • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Expenditure of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages • Tips and gratuities
Share this experince with alumni
- One of the many things that will make this trek truly memorable is sharing the experience with a team of two very special Alumni from the Western Chances Scholarship Program.
- With thanks to the generous support of our major partner Multiplex, we will open an EOI to select two very special Alumni to participate in the Three Peaks Trek
- By nature, our Alumni are engaging, talented and motivated. They have proven resilience having overcome obstacles to achieve success. They are true advocates for social inclusion.
Frequently asked questions
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About the adventure
How challenging is this adventure?
This adventure is ranked 3.5/5. 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 Three Peaks Trek is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 22.5 kilometres over 3 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?
10 teams (each consisting of 2 trekkers) will participate in this adventure. This will include 8 Corporate teams and 2 Western Chances Teams (Including 1 Western Chances Alumni team).
Fitness and training
How do I train for this adventure?
We will provide you with information on how to prepare for this 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 a full day hike. You should aim to be able to walk in hilly terrain for 8+ hours comfortably. 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 twin-share in 3-star ski lodges and you can expect all of the usual amenities.
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.
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 backup.
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 will you manage the risk of COVID-19?
We have prepared a detailed COVID-19 Safety Management Plan to account for the wide variety of scenarios that may impact your departure. In the instance that the adventure is unable to proceed due to COVID-19, alternative departure arrangements will be provided where possible. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/our-covid-response.
Are COVID-19 vaccinations required for this adventure?
Inspired Adventures requires that all travellers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical certificate issued.
Costs and payments
How much does it cost to participate in this adventure?
Team entry is $4,950 + GST and is paid by your organisation, this guarantees two trekkers participation. In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,000 (per person) for Western Chances.
Is the travel cost guaranteed?
We will do our best to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, please bear in mind they can change due to group size or factors out of our control. In this event, Inspired Travel may have to add on an additional supplement fee if absolutely necessary. This fee would be required if our operator needs to add on additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.
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. 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 colleague 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 Western Chances?
Your team entry fee includes participation and travel costs. All funds raised will be directed into the Western Chances Scholarship Program. Together, we can raise over $50,000 to help talented young people who face financial barriers thrive - even against the odds.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for Western Chances are tax-deductible (conditions apply).
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.