The University of Newcastle, Australia

About the challenge

What will my impact be?

Like our 2017 Larapinta Trail Challenge, the outcomes will be life-changing for Indigenous Australians.

In 2017, with support from more than 950 donors, $152,432 was raised to fund fifteen Larapinta Trail Challenge Indigenous Shaping Futures Scholarships from 2018-2020, three PhD Scholarships for emerging Indigenous leaders and two incredible research projects: MAMAS- Empower Health App for Indigenous mothers and Improving foot health outcomes for Aboriginal Australians with diabetes. Join us in 2019 to help us build on this amazing legacy.

Leading the way in Indigenous Education

Partner with UON, a leader in Indigenous education who will assist 30 inspirational Champions amongst our alumni, community, students and staff to rise to the challenge, engage their networks and have a lasting impact through enabling university education and research projects that transform lives for Indigenous Australians.

About the Ikara-Flinders Ranges

The 1,200 kilometre Heysen Trail, beginning in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, is rated as one of the world’s premier long distance trails. In this epic 2019 Challenge we will traverse 100 kilometres of the most impressive parts of the Heysen Trail, including the stunning Wilpena Pound.

You will meet some of the locals, experience their culture and importantly, your guiding contingent will include Indigenous representatives of the local Adnyamathanha people.

When is the challenge?

9 – 14 September 2019

How difficult is the challenge?

Each day will be tough – you’ll be challenging yourself and working together in a supportive team with your fellow trekkers. However you’ll be able to focus on your trek with all food and accommodation organised for you.

What are the costs involved?

Learn more by contacting Connor Brown on 02 4985 4178 or