Southern Alps Trek for Climate Action
Join us on a scenically spectacular adventure through the Southern Alps of Aotearoa New Zealand's South Island to help the Climate Council propel Australia towards bold, effective climate action this decade.
From Christchurch to Queenstown, over six days, you’ll experience the history and majesty of the Southern Alps region in equal measure. Travelling north to south, by day you’ll trek and cycle through awe-inspiring landscapes, from native bushland and expansive plains to cities, canyons, countryside and coast. You’ll gaze upon the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, cycle quiet canal roads, explore vast wilderness areas of beech forest and enjoy inimitable views of Aotearoa New Zealand's highest peaks.
Most significantly, you’ll travel with purpose, helping power the Climate Council’s urgent work and put climate at the top of Australia’s agenda.
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Date: 25–30 March 2023
Tour duration: 6 days
Group size: 10–18 travellers
Challenge grade: 3/5
Accommodation: Twin-share rooms at lodges
Single supplements: Are subject to availability and will be confirmed at time of final payment
Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered)
FEES AND FUNDRAISING
Registration fee: $495
Fundraising target: $3,500 per person
Travel quote: $3,280* per person
Flights: At own expense
Single supplement: $540
*Subject to change. Refer to Soulful Concepts’ terms and conditions.
Climate change is accelerating with devastating consequences. Already this year, we have seen extraordinary and unprecedented extreme weather events. The intense rainfall and floods that devastated communities in Queensland and New South Wales took place in an atmosphere made hotter and wetter by climate change. Australia is highly vulnerable to climate impacts, and increasingly exposed to major economic shocks. The pressure is mounting for accelerated action.
Every fraction of a degree of avoided warming matters, and will be measured in lives, species and ecosystems saved. Our response must match the scale and urgency of this worsening situation - Australia should aim to reduce emissions by 75% below 2005 levels by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2035.
As part of the Southern Alps Trek for Climate Action, you’ll empower the Climate Council to continue fighting misinformation with facts, secure national climate change news coverage and push for urgent action at all levels of government. You’ll support the latest climate science research and foster proactive engagement with those facing the brunt of extreme weather impacts, including first responders, unions, industries and First Nations peoples.
As an independent and community-powered organisation, we are deeply appreciative of the incredible community powering our work. We hope you can join us for the adventure of a lifetime!