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Trek through Tasmania’s vibrant east coast in support of Australia’s heroic farmers

August 11, 2016 Responsible Tourism No Comments Print Print Email Email

Those who have an adventurous spirit, enjoy fresh Aussie-grown food, and are longing to leave urban life behind for a week – all for a good cause – will be up for this trek across Tasmania’s east coast.

Next February, Landcare Australia is teaming up with Inspired Adventures to offer a thrilling seven-day Trek for Aussie Farmers with the goal of raising a total of $30,000 to support our local farmers future.

Did you know that Aussie farmers produce over 90 percent of the food consumed in Australia, plus they also feed an additional 40 million people all over the world? With climate resilience a priority for farmers – along with core issues such as soil health, water supply, and the threats posed by introduced animal and plant species – funds raised with this Trek will go to Landcare groups that focus on sustainable agriculture and work on projects to save the industry.

Only 17 lucky people will be able to experience this amazing adventure. Would-be trekkers can register by calling 1300 905 188 or going on fromfarmtofork.org.au. Trekkers are tasked to raise $1,000 or more each prior to the commencement of the trek, with the aid of a fundraising tool kit and support from Inspired Adventures.

The lush, rugged Tasmanian land, plus the local produce, is a dream for adventurists. While not an overly physically intensive experience, it is encouraged that participants are fit and are prepared for the 43 kilometre hiking adventure over 293 kilometres of terrain.

Starting in Launceston and finishing in Derwent Valley seven days later, trekkers will get to explore historic towns and natural places of beauty, including North East Tasmania, St Columba Falls, the Bay of Fires, Oyster Bay, Triabunna, the twin peaks of Bishop and Clark, Darlington, the famous convict settlement of Port Arthur, Hobart, and Huon Valley.  While admiring the incredibly vibrant landscapes, trekkers will be swimming, hiking, going on boat cruises, observing one-of-a-kind nature and wildlife, and sampling the best of local Aussie produce straight from the source.

As a fundraising adventure to help support our local Australian farmers better respond to the ever changing conditions of the environmental landscape, those interested must register by 30 September.

Let’s help keep our land healthy and vibrant!

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