Trek for Aussie Farmers with Charlie Arnott!

Bid farewell to your urban responsibilities, Tasmania’s wild east coast awaits…

From the north to the south, as part of this incredible 7-day adventure, you will embark on a feast for the senses across Tasmania’s exceptional east coast from Pyengana to Port Arthur.

Visiting local farms and producers, historic sites and natural wonders, the Trek for Aussie Farmers is an opportunity to reconnect with our agricultural roots while raising vital funds to support our farmers and our future.

From Launceston, you will set off through hops and dairy farming townships to the Bay of Fires and the seaside fishing town of Bicheno. Into Freycinet Peninsular National Park and across to Maria Island, you will experience our land firsthand and begin to fully appreciate its beauty, resilience and resources.

Following in the footsteps of history at Port Arthur, you will learn how this ‘natural penitentiary’ shaped the social, cultural and commercial development of Tasmania.

With ample opportunities to connect with real Aussie farmers, learn more about sustainable farming techniques and sample local produce, our adventure aptly concludes at Charlemont Farm with a true paddock-to-plate style feast.

Join the Trek for Aussie Farmers with Charlie Arnott and you will empower our farmers to build resilience against natural disasters and work together to ensure their land remains sustainable, healthy and prepared.

Trek for Aussie Farmers with Charlie Arnott!

157,000 farmers on 135,000 Australian farms produce 93 per cent of the total volume of food consumed in Australia, and feed some 40 million people outside Australia each day. By 2050, world food production will need to increase by an estimated 70 per cent.

To meet these demands, farmers need healthy soil, productive land and an abundant supply of water. They need to be able to cope with drought, floods, pests, diseases and an ever-changing climate.

By raising funds for From Farm to Fork, you will directly empower our farmers to respond to the growing number of challenges they are facing while keeping our landscapes healthy and productive.

Every dollar you raise—every step you take—will support our From Farm to Fork initiative. The funds you raise will enable our farmers to build resilience against natural disasters and work together to ensure their land remains sustainable, healthy and prepared.

Australia, will you support our farmers and your future?

Trek for Aussie Farmers with Charlie Arnott!

• Dates: 25th February – 3rd March 2017

• Registration fee: $400

• Fundraising target / donation to Landcare: $1,000

• Travel cost: $2,950 (excluding flights – begins Launceston, ends Hobart)

• Accommodation: Twin-share in 3 star hotels and group-share lodges

• Minimum age: 16 (when accompanied by a parent or guardian)

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Is an Inspired Adventure for me?

Of course! We have had adventurers aged 16 to 84 take part in our charity challenges, all united by their sense of adventure.

Our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. What better motivation is there to get fit than knowing you are doing it for an important cause!

Upon registration, we will send you an Adventure Pack filled with advice and resources on preparing for your adventure. While fundraising and fitness are your responsibility, our expert team is here to guide you to the finish line.

Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers and charity via email, phone and social media. We will also organise a get-together evening for everyone prior to departure (geography permitting).

What does it cost?

Let’s break it down. The cost of participating in an Inspired Adventure includes:

1) Registration fee $400: is required to confirm your spot (non-refundable).

2) Travel cost $2,950*: A $650 travel deposit must be paid 6 weeks after registration. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to departure

*excludes flights – begins Launceston; ends Hobart

How do I fundraise?

Past adventurers have successfully fundraised in many creative and fun ways. As soon as you register, your dedicated fundraising team will work with you to create a comprehensive fundraising plan and help you set up your online page. One of our fundraising coaches will contact you regularly with ideas, advice, encouragement—and plenty of inspiration!

For many of our fundraisers, achieving their fundraising target is as simple as reaching out to family, friends, networks and their community. From fundraising classics such as trivia nights, movie nights and sausage sizzles, to more out-of-the-box fundraising ideas, your fundraising coach is on hand to help you develop and implement the best ideas to ensure you reach your goal.

What's included?

• All transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle

• Twin-share accommodation in 3 star hotels and group-share lodges

• Inspired Adventures Team Leader

• Local guide

• All meals as per itinerary

• Drinking water on trekking days

• All entrance fees and permits as per itinerary

What's not included?

• Domestic flights to Tasmania

• Airport transfers

• Travel insurance (compulsory)

• Sleeping bag

• Meals and drinks (excluding water) not mentioned in itinerary

• Services, excursions or activities not mentioned in itinerary

• Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

• Tips and gratuities

What is the minimum age and 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 16–70 and older take part in our charity challenges, all united by their sense of adventure.

How do I register?

1. Enter your details in the form above to receive your information pack and booking form.

2. Complete and return the booking form to us at the email or fax on the form.

3. Or just give us a call on 1 300 905 188

How fit do I need to be?

The Trek for Aussie Farmers involves trekking for six consecutive days—up to 11 kilometres a day—along well-defined tracks over uneven and unsealed terrain. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registration, this is a physical adventure and the better prepared you are; the more you will enjoy it.

We recommend that in the months leading up to your adventure, you increase your physical fitness with aerobic exercise. Walking, running and cycling will all strengthen your legs and improve stamina. We recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for this challenge.

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