They did it! Our 13 courageous trekkers have just returned from their once-in-a-lifetime journey along Tasmania’s Three Capes.
With over $60,000 raised to date (and still counting!), our trekkers have raised enough to provide 50 vulnerable kids with the life-changing therapy they need to overcome their trauma.
The Three Capes Lodge Walk is a fully-guided 46 kilometre walking experience along Tasmania’s dramatic Tasman Peninsula with the wild Southern Ocean as the constant. The four-day Trek for Kids took the trekkers to what seemed like the edge of the world!
A boat voyage, dolerite spires and 37,000 years of history all formed part of their journey. During the day, our trekkers experienced the spectacular coastal cliffs and in the evening, retired in architecturally-designed lodges where they had the opportunity to unwind, warm up and taste Tasmania’s finest food and wine.
A snapshot of the adventure…
The team arrived in Hobart on Thursday the 5th of September to meet their fellow trekkers.
Awaking to a chilly 8-degree morning, the trekkers embarked on their journey from the Port Arthur Historic Site to Crescent Lodge and en route discovered the renowned Denman’s Cove.
With a sprinkle of rain and the prospect of more, trekkers climbed Arthur’s Peak and skirted the edge of the picturesque Tornado Ridge towards the Munro Lodge.
As the most adventurous day of the trek, the trekkers were treated to blue skies! They walked through silver gum forest to the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. With breathtaking views of the Tasman Island, they were overwhelmed with the outlook of The Blade and the unique rugged landscape.
From Munro’s Lodge, they crossed the Retakunna Creek to accomplish the peninsula’s highest peak, Mount Fortescue. After having lunch overlooking The Monument, the team commenced their final cliff-walk decent onto the white sands of Fortescue Bay.
All 13 trekkers came together to experience the spectacular beauty of Tasmania, step out of their comfort zones, and raise vital funds for Australia’s most vulnerable kids.
Tasmania’s Three Capes Lodge Walk is part of our ‘Trek for Kids’ initiative where we arrange unforgettable adventures that raise funds to provide free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced or are at risk of child abuse and neglect.
To donate or to find out more information about Trek for Kids visit www.trekforkids.com.au/