Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, has launched a fundraising trek along the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia, departing Alice Springs on 16 August 2018.
The seven day challenge will help provide meals for people in need.
“OzHarvest is running this trek in partnership with Huma Charity Challenge to raise much-needed funds to support our work stopping good food from going to waste and getting it hungry people,” said OzHarvest Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn, who will also join the trek.
“Every dollar raised helps provide two meals to people in need.”
As well as guided walking along some of Australia’s most iconic desert trail, and overnight stays in award winning semi permanent campsites, there’s the opportunity to learn about and taste delicious bushtucker, the chance to delve into the fascinating history of Australia’s traditional owners and, importantly, to raise funds for OzHarvest.
Bush tucker food will be prepared by Raylene Brown, the co-founder and owner of an Alice Springs catering company,‘Kungas Can Cook’ and will include dishes made from native ingredients, such as wattle seed damper, kangaroo fillet, bush tomato relish and bush dukkuh.
The Larapinta Trail is one of the seven Great Walks of Australia and is now noted as one of the top 10 walks in the world.
Participants in the Trek Larapinta Challenge will trek between six to 16 kilometres each day along some of the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta, including Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm and Mount Sonder. Trekkers will carry only a day pack and a support vehicle will transfer trekkers between trail heads.
Each night, trekkers will camp in exclusive and comfortable semi-permanent camp-sites, (where they will enjoy exceptional food, heated lounge and dining facilities, hot showers, eco-toilets, solar lighting and a host of sustainable facilities).
Cost is from $2635 per person (twin share) departing Alice Springs, plus a $200 registration fee. Participants need to raise a minimum $2000 for OzHarvest.
As this is a fundraising trek for OzHarvest, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible as numbers are limited and time should be allowed for both fundraising and training.