Trek the Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trek, Northern Territory
22-28 August 2023

Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory

22-28 August 2023

Are you looking for an adventure? Want to tick something off your bucket list in 2023? Inspired to make life-changing wishes come true?

TEAM UP and challenge yourself like never before by trekking the Larapinta Trail, NT for Make-A-Wish and make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights of the trek:

  • Over seven days, you’ll discover the rich history of Australia's First Peoples, exploring scenic landscapes along well-worn, red dirt tracks.
  • At night, you’ll camp under a blanket of stars and fall asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the desert.
  • This challenge will provide you the special opportunity to trek alongside others from around the country.

Best of all, with every step you take, you'll help Make-A-Wish Australia bring hope and joy to the lives of critically ill children, their families and communities.

Trip details

Your trip of a lifetime takes place from 22 - 28 August 2023.

You'll trek the breathtaking Larapinta Trail over 5 days, which winds 223km along the West MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory.

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 4-star hotels and at comfortable campsites. In Alice Springs, you’ll stay in a 4-star hotel. While trekking, you’ll camp in locations specifically selected for their accessibility to walking trails and the sheer beauty, peace and quiet they inspire. You’ll sleep in traditional Aussie swags that include a mattress, sheets, pillow, doona (duvet), blankets and a sleeping bag, all supplied by our ground operator. Tents are also available.

The cost to take part in this adventure is: $3,320*. Registration fee (non refundable) + travel package (excluding air fare) = $390 + $2,930 per person*. Fundraising target = $3,000*.

*Prices and fundraising targets may be subject to change

Your fundraising makes a life-changing difference to critically ill children. Every dollar raised goes towards supporting 800+ children currently on their Wish Journey.

We ask that you commit to raising a minimum of $3,000*. As soon as you are on board, your dedicated fundraising coordinator will work with you to create a fundraising plan. We will help you reach and even exceed your fundraising target, and prepare you for the adventure ahead.

*Fundraising amount may be subject to change

Excited to take on the challenge? Don't miss out - register your interest in the form below, and we'll be in touch as more information becomes available.

Register your interest below

We'll be in touch as more information becomes available.


Your impact

TEAM UP to power wishes

Each and every day, Make-A-Wish Australia brings amazing people together to grant life-changing wishes for children with a critical illness.

Wishes are designed to complement medical treatment, supporting families and empowering sick children with hope and joy when they need it most. And for everyone involved, wishes have a remarkable, uplifting and positive impact – well beyond the wish itself.

Make-A-Wish Australia wish kid Savannah holding a princess sign

It was a beautiful day, it was fantastic and we would never have been able to give her something like that.

Melissah, mum of Savannah, 6, rhabdomyosarcoma


Got a question? We're here to help!

This adventure is ranked 3/5. 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 Larapinta Trail is a physical challenge, and 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.

Our adventures usually have 10 – 20 people aged from 18 to 90+. You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to critically ill children and having the adventure of a lifetime.

You'll be trekking with amazing people like Brendan, a Make-A-Wish volunteer, who has already signed up for his place.

> Meet Brendan

Yes, of course! When you raise money for Make-A-Wish, our expert Fundraising team is available at every step of the way to support you.

Call us on 1800 032 260 or email [email protected] anytime - we're here to help.

Register your interest in the form above, and we'll be in touch as more information becomes available.

Make-A-Wish has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 17 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 7,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $41 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and Make-A-Wish, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.

No problem! We're here to help. Let us know your question by emailing [email protected] or calling the Fundraising team on 1800 032 260.

Be inspired

Experienced trekker and Make-A-Wish volunteer Brendan Johnson has signed up to take on the 2022 challenge. Read his top tips below.

Brendan recommends you have good shoes, walking poles and the ability to walk up to six hours a day for five days. He said if you can do 10,000 steps in a day, that’s a good guide that you can thrive on the trek.

“To anyone thinking about joining the trek, I’d say: ‘Don’t overthink it: just sign up! You won’t regret it’.”