Join the Larapinta Trek in 2021
Join us as we walk the Larapinta Trail in August 2021 to raise funds for our social impact programs in Central Australia. We will be walking from Monday the 23rd August through to Friday the 27th August with our official partner, Larapinta Culture, to promote Aboriginal enterprise and raise funds for our programs across Central Australia.
Larapinta Culture is the only Aboriginal-owned and operated business offering cultural awareness trekking in the Alice Springs region. Charity Bounce partner to offer trek experiences along spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail to raise funds to support our soi programs in Central Australia (NT). Walk the Larapinta trail and experience the breadth and depth of country and culture alongside the traditional custodians. With links to the local Arrente and Warlpiri clans, the Aboriginal guides bring the land and its traditions to life.
To support the partnership, Charity Bounce will walk for an annual fundraising trek in August 2021. Limited places are available to be a part of this unique experience.
TRIP ITINERARY – 5 DAY SCHEDULE- TREK INFORMATION- Monday 23rd- Friday the 27th August 2021
• Licensed guided Larapinta walk with lead Aboriginal guide, support vehicle and camp manager.
• All meals, morning and afternoon teas, breakfast, lunches, dinners, fruit and snacks on the track.
• Aboriginal interactions subject to cultural considerations.
• 3-night desert camp under the stars [all camping equipment provided].
• Invitation to stay on Aboriginal land and cultural interactions.
• All coach or 4WD transport.
• First aid, satellite phones, all National Park fees, etc.
• Full linen, swags and tents.
• 1 nights accommodation in Alice Springs (includes breakfast).
Day 1 – Depart Alice Springs for a community program visit before heading on to base camp and be welcomed by your hosts. Introduction to surroundings and prepare for evening meal.
Day 2 &3 – Rise early, breakfast, prepare your lunch and snacks for day’s walking. (Section 10,11). On return, change into warm clothes and prepare for evening meal and time spent around the campfire.
Day 4 – Rise early, roll up your swags, take tents down, breakfast, pack lunch, pack and enjoy day’s walk (Pound walk) before heading back into Alice Springs to hear from our community program partners before a team dinner.
Day 5 – Enjoy Alice Springs before the flight home or stay on and see more of Central Australia, the choice is yours…
About the Larapinta Trek
Charity Bounce have partnered with the Aboriginal owned business for a custom three-day Bounce Experience, where you can walk and help support both organisations. 100% of donations raised go directly to Charity Bounce Central Australian programs. Even if you cant make it for this trip, we can organise custom treks to meet the needs of different events and groups with the following options available:
- Corporate team treks. Register your interest…
- School group trek experiences. Register your interest in a student experience…
- Custom treks for women, families, or sports teams. Register your interest in a custom trek…
Charity Bounce CEO, Ian Heininger, stated “this partnership provides a great opportunity to promote positive outcomes not just for an Aboriginal owned business but for the entire community through the innovative partnership. We know it’s a relevant product for our network of corporate and individual supporters, delivered with authenticity, designed to achieve outcomes, all while inspiring positive change for everyone involved.”
Jungala Kris, one of the Lead Guides with more than 19 year’s experience in the tourism industry said “It’s great that Charity Bounce has been able to bring elite athletes to the region to give their time and share their talents to give back to grassroots, but just as important, sharing their knowledge of their trade to Aboriginal kids to motivate and inspire them into fields that could enhance their lives to bigger and better opportunities. These kids could become elite athletes themselves and contribute to the life cycle of opportunity for others and this is the contribution Charity Bounce delivers to the kids in Aboriginal communities.”
Charity Bounce have delivered programs in Central Australia, within the Nyewente, Ltyentye Apurte , Titjikala and Ntaria Aboriginal communities in and around Alice Springs, the Mutijulu community in Uluru, and communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara region in South Australia. The partnership with Larapinta Culture is intended to expand the reach across Central Australia through a high quality social enterprise initiative and delivery of a best practice community partnership model.
Here are a few of the photos (thanks to photographer Jem Cresswell) from the recent trip….
Photos by Jem Cresswell
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally Diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional athletes to motivate change and inspire.