This is your chance to leave everything behind and immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of the Flinders Ranges, which is known for its stunning scenery, fascinating geological history, rich cultural diversity and array of native wildlife.
Expert guides will lead you across this ancient landscape, through rugged mountain ranges, towering cliffs, spectacular gorges and stony sheltered creeks. You’ll hike sections of the famous Heysen Trail and visit many renowned landmarks including Wilpena Pound, Mount Remarkable National Park, Brachina Gorge and Alligator Gorge.
Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a myriad of native Australian wildlife species including flocks of emus, kangaroos, wallabies, reptiles and plenty of birdlife including the brightly coloured mallee ringneck parrot and wedge-tailed eagle. Your evenings will be spent staying at Rawnsley Park; a working sheep station where you can enjoy all of the creature comforts after a hard day’s hike, but with the added benefit of outdoor fires to relax around and star-gaze with like-minded travellers.
Most significantly, this is your chance to travel with purpose, and create real change in the fight against heart disease — and in yourself. Travelling with the Heart Foundation and Soulful Concepts inspires a sense of motivation and encouragement because this trip is helping to prevent heart disease and improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians.
You’ll walk away with treasured moments and the knowledge that you have been a part of something life-changing!
We are leading the fight to save Australian hearts. The Heart Foundation supports over 580,000 Australians living with heart disease today, as well as working tirelessly to prevent and manage heart disease for future generations.
The Heart Foundation’s work is purpose-driven, with a focus on stopping Australia’s number one killer: heart disease, which takes 48 lives every day. We want to see an Australia free of heart disease and are committed to preventing and improving the heart health and quality of life of all Australians. We do this through our work in prevention, support and research.
We take on the fight to end heart disease by funding world-leading research, and supporting health professionals to prevent and treat these conditions. We also advocate for governments and industry to change policy and increase funding for heart health. We’ve been doing this since 1959.
We hope that you can join us on an adventure of a lifetime through the raw and rugged Flinders Ranges to help make heart disease history.
Your support will enable researchers and health professionals to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage heart disease.
Your fundraising efforts will contribute to ground-breaking research, supporting emerging and leading heart health researchers.
Your donations will help build community awareness about living a heart-healthy lifestyle, through public health awareness campaigns, accessible information and resources.
All funds raised from the Trek the Flinders Ranges for Australian Hearts Challenge will help to improve heart disease prevention, detection, care and support for all Australians.
There are many creative and fun ways in which you can fundraise. To help get you started we have created an Online Fundraising Resource Hub containing an A-Z guide of fundraising ideas, “how to” guides for certain events and sample press releases and corporate sponsorship letters and information on Covid Safe events. Upon registration you will be given the password to access. You will also have regular support from the Soulful Concepts team, who will help you develop a fundraising plan tailored to your network. In addition you will also be supported by the Heart Foundation.
* Travellers are responsible for valid visas throughout the duration of the trip