2024 Kakadu Gutsy Challenge, NT
In this unique Top End challenge you will trek for seven days through this stunning location. Join this Gutsy Challenge and you will see the true magic of Kakadu revealed.
Experience a traditional welcome to country and stay in sustainable, semi-permanent camps along the way.
With a difficulty level of ‘moderate’ there is nothing moderate about the experiences you will have on this Gutsy Challenge. You will trek to Twin and Jim Jim Falls and see some of the most beautiful indigenous rock art galleries in the country (if not the world).
Keep your eye out for the abundance of wildlife unique to this part of the world as you embark on this truly remarkable personal, physical and philanthropic journey.
The funds that you raise in your Gutsy Challenge will support the Innovation Grant which provides researchers with the opportunity to conduct ground-breaking research into GI cancers. It is an important early step in the process to develop new, lifesaving clinical trials and improve treatment options for GI cancer patients.
FUNDRAISING TARGET: $3,000
We acknowledge the Bininj people in the north and Mungguy people in the south as the traditional owners of Kakadu National Park.
What is included in the price?
The trek cost of $3,100 includes return private transport from Darwin. This cost also includes all meals and snacks, national park fees, tour guides and six nights accommodation. Flights are not included in the price.
Where will I be staying?
You will be staying for five nights in a sustainable, semi-permanent camp, and one night in a Darwin hotel.
Do I have to carry my own pack?
Yes. Each day you will carry your own daypack which should include sunscreen, a rainproof jacket, water (at least 3 litres), a camera and other personal items you may want to bring. The remainder of your luggage will be stored at the camp.
How fit do I need to be?
You will need a reasonable level of fitness for this trek. You will walk up to 40km over six days. You should be able to walk on a variety of surfaces: inclines, declines, rocks, steep sections and loose ground.
We suggest a bit of swimming, walking, jogging or cycling to get yourself ready for the Territory! The best preparation for your trek is multi day bushwalking involving uneven ground, relatively steep ascents and descents and in variable weather conditions.
How much do I have to raise?
A minimum of $3,000 per participant. We will be with you every step of the way to help you reach this goal.
We will also send you a comprehensive fundraising toolkit and help you set up an online fundraising page which is an easy way to share your fundraiser with friends and family!
What will the funds I raise be used for?
The funds you raise will be used to support GI cancer clinical trials research through the Innovation Grant.
This grant is awarded annually and supports critical, early stage research, which can help to improve the quality of life of GI cancer patients.