Orygen's Sapphire Coast Adventure

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Trip at a glance

The Sapphire Coast is a gateway to enchanting coastal forests, sparkling estuaries and secluded beaches. Discover historic lighthouses, untouched coastlines and ancient geological formations as you trek with a small group of like-minded people led by expert local guides. Stay in comfortable accommodation and enjoy freshly prepared meals featuring local seasonal produce.

Travelling with Orygen and Soulful Concepts will inspire a sense of motivation and encouragement because, as part of this trip, you’ll help young people with mental ill-health get well and stay well. 
Three in four Australians will experience a mental health challenge by the time they turn 25. Orygen works with young people, their families and friends, to develop new, positive approaches to preventing and treating mental disorders.

That’s why we’re asking you to trek the Sapphire Coast for Orygen. Every step you take, and dollar you raise, will make a difference to young people living with mental ill-health.


What does it cost?

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Upon booking, you pay a (non-refundable) registration fee of $495. The travel cost (excluding flights) is $2,779*. The donation to Orygen is $2,500. This can be fundraised with the support of Soulful Concepts and Orygen. 

*Subject to change. Refer to Soulful Concepts terms and conditions.

How do I fundraise?

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There are many creative and fun ways in which you can fundraise. To help get you started, we’ve created an Online Fundraising Resource Hub containing an A–Z guide of fundraising ideas, “how-to” guides for events, sample press releases and corporate sponsorship letters. You’ll also have regular support from the Soulful Concepts team, who’ll help you develop a fundraising plan tailored to your network. In addition, you’ll be supported by Orygen and guided in setting up an online fundraising page.

Is the travel cost guaranteed?

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Soulful Concepts will try to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, factors out of our control, such as group size, fluctuating exchange rates and increases in airfares, as well as airline and airport taxes, can affect travel costs. The travel cost will be confirmed again at the time of invoicing.

Is it possible to fundraise for my travel costs via my online fundraising page?

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No, you can only raise the funds that are going to Orygen via your online page. If seeking support for your travel expenses, this must be raised through events and paid directly to Soulful Concepts. It’s essential that you’re transparent with supporters about where their donation is going, i.e supporting your travel or going directly to Orygen.

Are donations tax-deductible?

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Yes, donations made to your fundraising page are tax-deductible. Any donation made where an item is received in return for a donation, i.e chocolates, auction items, raffle tickets, etc. is not tax-deductible. Donations to your travel expenses are not tax-deductible.

Is travel insurance compulsory?

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We recommend you have travel insurance in the strongest possible terms. When selecting a travel insurance product, please ensure it provides cover against personal accidents or injury, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, cancellation for any reason, including bereavement, delayed flights and lost luggage or personal effects. 


In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, we may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Evacuation is on foot (where the walker is physically capable) or by helicopter. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and, in most cases, are at your cost. 


For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it’s prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our travellers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. It’s also strongly recommended that our travellers take out travel insurance to cover (among other things) the costs associated with evacuation. 

Please note, if you’re an international resident, you’re required to obtain travel insurance and send us a copy of your policy for our records. 

I have a pre-existing medical condition, can I still go on this adventure?

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You must advise us of any pre-existing medical conditions you may have at the time of booking and ensure you can get adequate travel insurance cover and medical sign off from your doctor prior to booking the tour. All travellers will need to complete our medical questionnaire 90 days prior to departure. It’s proof that you’re physically capable of undertaking the trekking challenge.  . 

How fit do I need to be?

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Your challenge is ranked 3.5/5. These are long days of walking, sometimes on steep, uneven terrain. A person of moderate fitness who is willing to train will enjoy the challenge most. Training that includes hills, stairs and uneven natural trails will prepare you well for this adventure.

What is the minimum age for travellers?

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The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application.

What is the registration fee?

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Upon registration, you’ll be required to pay a $495 registration fee to secure your spot on the team. The fee will cover the planning, fundraising and travel support received from Soulful Concepts in the lead up to your adventure.

How do I book this tour?

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You can register over the phone by calling Soulful Concepts on 1300 059 686 or book online.

Have any more questions?

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Please contact us on 1300 059 686 or email info@soulfulconcepts.com