AUSTRALIA Summit Cradle Mountain Adventure Challenge

Summit Cradle Mountain for your chosen charity.

Challenge Highlights

  • Raise vital funds for your favorite charity
  • Embrace the opportunity to summit Cradle Mountain
  • Be inspired and delighted by the breathtaking views and fresh mountain air
  • Unique accommodation in wilderness settings

Overview

The beauty, peace & exhilaration of the Cradle Mountain National Park is yours with just a day pack, explore the base of the Great Western Tiers on foot before a visit to the fascinating caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. It's then on to the Cradle Mountain National Park high country where you'll have a number of impressive walks to choose from, a trip to the summit of Cradle Mountain being the preferred day out, weather permitting. Sharing the 360-degree panoramic views of Tasmania's highest mountains and surrounding wilderness area from its summit with your children will inspire them to want to explore even more. Nearby in the Forth Valley, we can also climb to the summit of Mt Roland, from where you'll all be greeted with 360 degree views of Bass Strait, back to Cradle Mountain and the prominent Barn Bluff. This is a fantastic active challenge!

Itinerary

After all the fundraising and preparation, the wait is finally over! You will make your way to your Australian gateway airport for your flights to Launceston. Your guides will be collecting the group from Launceston airport at approx 11am. From there you will driven to nearby Deloraine where your guides will present a general overview of the trip and ensure you have the correct clothing and distribute any hire gear that has been requested. You will then be taken to Alum Cliffs for a short gentle walk near the base of the magnificent Great Western Tiers, the mountain range which presides over the central north of Tasmania. Afterwards we will journey further north to visit the incredible caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. Then your guides will take you deep into the Mersey Valley where they will provide a delicious lunch at the beautiful Creses Cave Reserve on the Mersey River. From here we will head up into the high country to Cradle Mountain National Park. If time permits we will have the opportunity to take in some of the shorter walks in the stunning World Heritage Area before retiring to our accommodation for the evening nestled on the rainforests edge within the National Park. Walking time 4 Hours

Meals:  L,D

On this day we will be spoilt for choice from the plethora of awe-inspiring walks that leave from the very doorstep of our accommodation. If weather permits the main objective for the day will be to summit Tasmania’s most well known and loved landmark – Cradle Mountain. This iconic day walk will provide you with magnificent views of this heavily glaciated landscape and see you stand on top of the islands third highest peak. Alternatively we can explore the ancient rainforests of Dove Lake, Marion’s Lookout, and Hanson’s Peak amongst many others. After our days explorations we will wave a fond farewell to Cradle Mountain and head to our accommodation for the evening. Walking Time 7 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before setting off to conquer another of Tasmania’s prominent peaks - Mt Roland. This mountain played an integral part in the original vision of the Cradle Mountain area becoming a National Park. Starting in the deeply scented Eucalyptus forests at the mountains base we encounter a variety of gradients on our upwards journey, on the climb up we view some waterfalls and a variety changing vegetation types before ascending the expansive plateau atop the massif. This huge rugged mountain is one of the state’s most rewarding walks and provides 360 degree views of the Bass Strait and back to Cradle Mountain and the imposing Barn Bluff. We will enjoy the beauty of the summit and a track lunch before descending back to Gowrie Park. If weather is inclement we can choose from a selection of wonderful rainforest walks and waterfalls. Late afternoon we will travel back to Launceston accommodation and tonight we celebrate the achievement of the our challenge and farewell our guides and Tasmania. Walking Time 6 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast time to check out of Launceston Hotel and own arrangements to the airport or onward travel. Thanks for bring part of this challenge and successfully raising funds and awareness for your charity.

Meals:  B

What's Included

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Professional guide/s
  • 2 nights Waldheim Cabins - multi share
  • 1 night Launceston Penny Royal Hotel - twin share
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from Launceston
  • Accommodation before or after the trip- ask us if you would like more information
  • Items of a personal nature - hire gear, alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance- ask us if you would like more information

What You Carry

  • Our accommodated trips offer a combination of short, moderate and long day’s walks that will require you to carry a small back pack only. The pack should be 30-40 litres in capacity and it should not weigh more than 7-8kg once packed for the day. It will need to contain the following items:
  • • Water carrying capacity 2-3 Litre
  • • Water proof jacket
  • • Water proof overpants
  • • Base layer thermal clothing
  • • Sun protection (incl. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat)
  • • Trail snacks- provided by your guide
  • • Small portion of the group lunches- if required

Fundraising Impact

Step 1: Choose your charity – determine which registered charity you’d like to fund raise for.

Step 2: Choose your challenge – choose from our range of iconic Adventure Challenges. The Adventure Challenges are all operated by our parent company, World Expeditions, and have been tailor made just for fundraisers. Complete the registration form and pay the registration fee. You can register online 24 hours around the clock or you can download the registration form online and post, email or fax the completed form to us.

Step 3: Charity authorisation - once we have received your registration form we will contact your chosen charity to seek authorisation for you to fundraise on their behalf. Following this the charity will contact you with your permission to fundraise, the minimum fundraising target and most likely directions for you to create an online fundraising page. Your registration will not progress further until the charity officially gives their authorization.

Step 4: Receive your Confirmation Kit - once you are booked on an Adventure Challenge we’ll send you a Confirmation Kit containing:

• Welcome Letter

• Fundraiser’s Guidebook

• Responsible Travel Guidebook

• Trip Pre-Departure Information

• Medical Form (if applicable)

• Travel Insurance document

• Travel Invoice

Step 5: Start Fundraising - now here comes some of the challenge as you set about fundraising for your charity. The Fundraiser’s Guidebook we provide you with will assist you greatly in settling fundraising objectives and determining your fundraising activities. Your charity may have aligned with one of the many online fundraising portals in which case you can set up your personal fundraising page and link to your charity. It’s then a matter of getting your friends, family, colleagues and greater network to support you by pledging donations.

Step 6: Start Training - depending on the type of challenge you have chosen, it may be graded introductory through to challenging, you will need to set yourself a fitness program to ensure you're physically ready for the challenge component of your travel. Take a look at our website where we provide definitions for all levels of grading as well as provide some tips for ‘getting fit’ and some suggestions on the gear you’ll require.

Step 7: Take the Challenge - once the fundraising is done it is time to set off on your Adventure Challenge ... good luck and enjoy the experience with the knowledge that you have made a much needed contribution to your chosen charity.

Travel Dates

Other Challenge Costs

Optional single supplement - Royal Penny Hotel:USD$140 
Non Refundable Registration Fee:USD$90 
Minimum Charity Donation/Fundraised:USD$400 

Fast Facts

Trip Dates: DepartReturn
 16 Feb 201919 Feb 2019
 9 Nov 201912 Nov 2019
Duration:4 Days
Activities:Charity Challenge
Grade:Moderate  Click for more information
Trip Code:OC5
Travel Cost:USD$1150

The key is to tap into your different networks, friends, family and the broader community and to try different ways of fundraising. From running a BBQ day, to hosting a movie night in local cinema, or an afternoon tea or fun dinner event. We also have a Facebook group just for our team members. Here, people share ideas and feedback on their fundraising. Plus our fundraising booklet with many fundraising ideas and how to make these super duper effective