Join us as we trek the legendary Larapinta Trail in Central Australia!. Over 5 days of trekking, you will cover more than 60 kilometres of this iconic track. Best of all, you will raise urgently needed funds for Mission Australia to support vulnerable young people in the Northern Territory.
Imagine a journey that takes you right into the heart of Australia, across the vast and ancient landscape of the Red Centre.
The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. Together we Trek will take you along the iconic Larapinta Trail, which winds from the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, stretching 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Over 5 days of trekking, you will cover more than 60 kilometres of this iconic track, stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia.
You’ll experience the diversity of desert habitats and visit sites sacred to the Arrernte people during the day, before falling asleep to the sounds of native wildlife under a blanket of stars.
You will also have the unique opportunity to take part in a special Mission Australia service visit. This will give you the opportunity to see firsthand how Mission Australia is working to reduce homeless and strengthen communities through its existing services, and how your donations will continue changing lives in Central Australia.
Every step you take and every dollar you raise will help people in need take their own steps towards independence. All funds will help launch an urgently needed Missionbeat service in the Northern Territory to assist vulnerable young people.
On any given night more than 116,000 Australians – including more than 44,000 children and young people – don’t have a place to call home.
In 2018, a team of dedicated Mission Australia supporters raised over $74,000 as part of the Together we Trek Challenge. The funds went towards our urgently needed Missionbeat Service to support young people in the Northern Territory. Missionbeat is a mobile outreach service that seeks to help people who may be experiencing homelessness or are in need of assistance.
Every dollar you raise through Together we Trek 2019 will help us reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 to successfully launch the service. Outreach staff aim to meet people’s immediate needs, providing food, clothing, medical care and safe accommodation where possible, or blankets and swags as a last resort. Missionbeat services also work in close collaboration with other organisations to help break the cycle of homelessness for individuals and families.
Our Missionbeat services have a long history of supporting rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness across Australia. The first Missionbeat van hit the road in 1979, and since then teams in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Tasmania have helped thousands of Australia’s most vulnerable people. By joining us on the Larapinta Trail, you’ll play a vital role in launching an urgently needed Missionbeat service in the Northern Territory. Our hope is that you’ll come away with a better understanding of the social issues affecting Central Australia, and grow in your passion to make lasting change in these communities.
13 – 19 May 2019
7 Day Trip
5 Day Challenge
3-star hotel and comfortable bush camping site
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $2,550
Fundraising Target: $3,500
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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.
Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188