ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE, CHALLENGE AND EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY IN YOUR LIFE WITH LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS?
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE AND WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE MORE VULNERABLE?
At the Inner City Legal Centre, our goal is to bring justice to all vulnerable people in NSW. We need your help to do that.
Raising funds is tough. We have just been advised of substantial funding cuts in 2017. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to keep our friends and partners involved. We’ve joined forces with some local Tassie experts to do just that. We want to create an unforgettable experience for you, and raise some much needed funds for our centre.
Join our team on an eyeopening trek through the Tarkine and Cradle Mountain wilderness of Tasmania. You and 10-15 other brave trekkers will set off March 27 2017 and spend a mind blowing five days exploring the area, carrying just a day pack, assisted by a support crew and sleeping in comfortable cottages. Through the aweinspiring rainforests, by the serenity of the rivers and waterfalls and along the largely untouched coast, every day will offer something new and wonderful.
Some of the incredible things you’ll do include:
* Experiencing the majestic Philosopher Falls and Hellyer Gorge
* Taking a cruise along the stunning Pieman river
* Scaling Mt Donaldson and experience the jawdropping views
* Riding Fatman barge to Cradle Mountain National Park
* We are hoping to end our adventure in Hobart with a special LGBTIQ event at the MONA (TBC)
What does it cost?
As this trip is designed to raise money for the ICLC, we ask that you cover your travel and registration costs. The travel, all up, will amount to approximately $3000 ( a little more or a little less depending on how many starters we get).
To secure a spot in our group of 10-20 we require registration fee of $500 per trekker. (payable through Eventbrite) The balance of the trip is payable 60 days before we depart.
How do we raise funds?
Tapping into the idea of crowd funding, this program is designed to encourage others to sponsor the trekkers all online through Everyday Hero.
You will be walked through the marketing process helping to tap into your networks and engage them in the experience. You will receive help to assist you to master the complexities of social media marketing as well as helping to set up a personalised and easy way for people to sponsor you.
Everyday Hero is a crowd funding fundraising portal which makes it easy for your sponsors to get on board and support the cause.
Join us for a adventure holiday you’ll never forget and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (ICLC Foundation Director ) for more details.
Departs Launceston Finishes in Hobart
Tarkine & Cradle Mountain ICLC Foundation Trek
$1950 pp (twin share) Minimum 10 Maximum 20 participants $2350 pp (twin share) Minimum 6 – Maximum 10 participants
* 1 or 2 Professional Guides depending on group numbers
* Transport in well equipped 4wd coach
* All meals including & two restaurant dinners (except lunch on the last day)
* Twin share accommodation (upgrade to single rooms for $400 for the 4 nights)
* Accommodation 3 Nights at Corinna Eco Resort & 1 night at Cradle Mountain Hotel.
Corinna Wilderness retreat accommodation consists of a series of unique self contained 2 bedroom eco cottages built in a period character. Rooms within cottages are twin share or double. You are able to upgrade to your own room if you wish (additional cost).
Please note that the bathrooms within these lovely cottages is shared between the two rooms occupants.
Corinna is a wilderness location and completely off the grid. Cradle Mountain Hotel accommodation consists of standard queen rooms (twin beds).
Day 1 We begin our journey with an 8.00am departure from Launceston and make tracks for the small town of Burnie. Then it’s time to get your walking boots dirty as we embark on the first of our days short walks, this time in the delightful Hellyer Gorge. We’ll eat our lunch amidst of some of Tasmania’s oldest forest environments. Then it’s on to the beautiful Philosophers Falls for a terrific two hour walk amidst the towering myrtle and sassafras. Then it’s time to make tracks for our place stay in the heart of the Tarkine at Corinna where your room and dinner await. (Lunch, Dinner provided)
About Corinna... Corinna is our home for 3 nights, right in the heart of the Tarkine. It’s the most charming oasis offering plenty of creature comforts but with a tremendous history. Our accommodation at Corinna consists of two and one bedroom cottages. The cottages all back directly onto the Tarkine rainforest. They have their own verandahs, fully equipped kitchens, rainwater tanks and heating. A stay in these cottages also provides access to the old produce store, with its communal barbecue, and the feeling of living in a remote mining town with home comforts. Each of the new wilderness retreats is named after a pioneer from the area. Those secrets are unlocked for our guests at Corinna.
Our meals will be served in the communal area. Three breakfasts and two dinners are served in these cosy surrounds. One of our evening meals will be enjoyed in the local Tannin Restaurant.
Approx 9 kilometres walking
Day 2 This morning it’s time to get tuned into the area. First let’s begin with a nopack required wander from our place of stay following an easy path that meanders besides the Pieman and Whyte River. Then back for a coffee before boarding the coach for a short drive to the start of the Mt Donaldson walk. It’s a four to five hour journey that includes lunch atop Mt Donaldson with the most spectacular view right into the heart of the Tarkine.
Back from our ascent of Mount Donaldson we have another short walk amongst the giant Myrtle trees that line the banks of the Savage River. It feels like you are wandering around the movie set of "Lord of the Rings". A simple flat stroll is all it is but the surrounds are so lush. Then back late afternoon when you can choose to either relax or head off of on one of the many short trails that festoon our place of stay in Corinna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner all provided)
Approx 12 km walking
Day 3 Early rise this morning for a remarkable touring day. We leave Corinna aboard the MV Arcadia or the smaller Sweetwater for a 1.5 hour cruise down the stunning Pieman River and out to the Tarkine Coast. Here, at the rivers mouth, we disembark and make our way north towards Interview River. The days journey is a simple wander up a remote but exquisite piece of coast to add another delightful piece to the Tarkine jigsaw. One of the prize features is witnessing the size of the many Aboriginal middens that line this coast.
The boat returns midday to take us back to Corinna for a return journey through one of the oldest remaining rainforests in the world. Now as we are back mid afternoon there is also the delightful option of hiring a canoe (own Expense) and paddling up to the confluence of the Savage River and then walking back into Corinna. Or else you can always relax on your back porch and stare off into the rainforest.
Tonight we dine in the local Tannin Restaurant. Alcohol is at own expense. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner all provided) Approx 10 – 12 km walking
Day 4 This morning we'll be loading ourselves onto the Fatman Barge, crossing the mighty Pieman before making our way to Cradle Mountain National Park. By mid morning we arrive at Cradle Valley and the Dove Lake car park and get under way with our days walk. A circuit walk including Hanson's peak, the face track, the little horn and Windorfor's Peak is in our sights. We finish our walk via Kitchen hut & Marion's peak.
Tonight we dine out at Cradle Hotel restaurant where we enjoy a buffet dinner. Alcohol is at your own expense (B, L, D) Our accommodation at Cradle Mountain Hotel consists of standard queen rooms (twin beds).
10 – 14 km walking
Day 5 Today starts with the option of exploring one or more of the many tracks within the Cradle Valley area. This mornings walk can be as strenuous or relaxing as the group may wish. Before midday we depart Cradle Mt region for Hobart. Descending the Western Tiers we stop off for lunch in one of the quaint villages of the north before heading for the midlands with a comfort stop at the historic Village of Ross enroute to Hobart. (B)
Then off to explorethe MONA.... Up to 5 km walking
Please read these booking conditions carefully as they form the basis on which bookings are accepted by Aussie Overlander our local tour operator. The contract will be governed by and subject to these booking conditions, and to general information contained in the operators brochures, trip letters and the website.
Booking Procedures, Deposits and Final Payments
Reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. A nonrefundable holding deposit of AUD$500.00 per person is required to be paid to ICLC, accompanied by a booking form. Full Payment is required 60 days prior to departure.
If a booking is made within 60 days of the trips departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. If, for any reason, your final payment fails by the due date, we reserve the right to treat the booking as being cancelled and thus applying the relevant cancellation fees shown below.
The participant agrees to indemnify the local tour operator, and its servant and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which they , or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.
Cancellation Fees and Refunds
In the event that you cancel your booking, the following charges apply.
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to ICLC, with the following conditions:
Up to 60 days plus prior to trips departure – loss of deposit.
59 – 7 days prior to trips departure – 50% of the full price of the tour.
Within 7 days of the trips departure – 100% of the full price of the total price for the trip.
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced. Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our itinerary, website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary our itinerary.
In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The local tour operatorwill not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to vehicles and other forms of transport , industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.
Changes in Prices
While we will do our utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice. Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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