Larapinta Trek 2018
17 Sep - 23 Sep 2018
Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Phone: 1300 905 188
Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Melanoma is often referred to as “Australia’s national cancer”. But our research at Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is making a difference. Whilst we are making progress, further research is vital for continued breakthroughs in treatment.
That’s why we need your help… join us on MIA’s Outback Trek and support those affected by melanoma. The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
As part of this incredible – yet challenging – adventure, you will stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems.
By taking part in this unique adventure you’ll pave the way for new research to improve melanoma treatment, and ultimately find a cure.
Dates: 17 – 23 September 2018
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $3,500 (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $2,650 (including taxes)
Trip duration: 7 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Accommodation: Twin share in 3 star
hotels and comfortable camping
Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered