Trek for refugees

Spend five unforgettable days trekking the iconic Larapinta trail with Act for Peace on the Trek for Refugees. This is your chance to walk with us and walk in solidarity with refugees and displaced people around the world. There are now 82.4 million displaced people worldwide, that’s 1,500 people for every step you take on this trip. This time and space will be a moment away from the business of normal life, and — as you embrace the great outdoors — you will have the time and space to reflect on some of their journeys.

Your journey will be physically demanding, emotionally challenging and scenically spectacular. By day, you’ll explore significant cultural sights, including the limestone hills of the Finke River, the unique natural amphitheatre that is Ormiston Pound and climb to the summit of Rwetyepme (1,380m) for incredible, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, plains, valleys and salt lakes below. At night, you’ll retreat to a bush camp and spend your evenings sitting around a campfire with like-minded adventurers before falling asleep under a star-filled sky.

Travel with purpose and fundraise to ensure that people fleeing conflict or disaster reach safety, live with dignity while separated from home, and find a permanent place to belong. 

Thank you for walking in solidarity with refugees on this trek. You'll be supporting those seeking refuge in refugee camps around the world, many of whom are children. 

At the heart of our work is a powerful conviction: to create a just and peaceful society. To do this we have to work together. It’s both the right thing to do, and the only thing that will work.

That’s why Act for Peace exists. To bridge cultural, political, and geographical divides to back displaced people as they reclaim control of their lives, while also meeting urgent needs for healthcare, safety and food. To create, together, a world where people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong. To act, together, for peace.

While you prepare for the Trek for Refugees, you will learn about some of the issues facing displaced people today. The funds you raise through this adventure will go towards supporting initiatives that reduce displacement and create safety, dignity and belonging for uprooted people.

Your contributions will help bridge cultural, political, and geographical divides to back displaced people to reclaim control of their lives and meet urgent needs. Ensuring that people fleeing conflict or disaster reach safety, live with dignity while separated from home, and find a permanent place to belong.

We can’t thank you enough for supporting us on this incredible trekking challenge, and we can’t wait to have you on the team.

For more information enter your details below and receive the in-depth information pack.



FAST FACTS:

Dates: 12-18 August 2022

Tour duration: 7 days 

Group size: 10–17 travellers

Challenge grade: 3/5

Registration fee: $495 (non-refundable)

Fundraising target: $3,000 per person or $5,000 per couple 

Travel quote: $2,944* per person

Single supplement: $195

Flights: At own expense — around $800 return

Accommodation: Twin-share in 3-star hotels and comfortable camping 

Minimum age: 18 


Soraya and her children fled to Ethiopia in 2009 with her children after tribal conflict erupted in their village and her husband was murdered.  Ben Littlejohn/Act for Peace

This breathtaking part of the Red Centre winds through rolling limestone hills at the headwaters of the Finke River, one of the oldest river systems in the world.

Lilia and her family came to Jordan as refugees when conflict broke out in Syria and they were forced to leave their homes. Mitchel Loveday/Act for Peace

The Serpentine Gorge lookout offers one of the most magnificent panoramas in the Red Centre


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