Mar 14, 2008

The Great Ocean Walk for Guide Dogs

I just got this media release in from Guide Dogs Victoria. As our March/April 2008 edition is already out, thought I let you know about this fabulous event happening in April!

Guide Dogs Victoria, in conjunction with Intrepid Challenges, is organising an exciting challenge – Guide Dogs Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk. Taking place from Friday, 4 April until Sunday, 6 April, participants involved in the Walk will embark on an amazing journey, taking them along one of the most spectacular stretches of Australian coastline, spanning 91 kilometres.

Stretching from Apollo Bay through the Great Otway National Park to the 12 Apostles near Port Campbell, Guide Dogs Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk will take participants to unspoiled and previously inaccessible terrain, far from crowds and traffic. Breathtaking coastal scenery, deserted wild beaches, sheer cliffs, historical lighthouses and shipwrecks, giant mountain ash forests, pristine river estuaries, abundant wildlife, dunes and coastal heath lands all await the intrepid traveller on this exciting adventure.

The cost of this three-day adventure is $1200, which includes a registration fee of $290 and a commitment to fundraise the remaining $910 – which will go directly towards the breeding and training of Guide Dogs for vision impaired Victorians.

What’s included: Return transfers from Melbourne, experienced walking guides, two nights accommodation, support vehicle, luggage transfers each day, safety radios, park fees, water and snacks and breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guide Dogs Victoria provides a range of mobility services to people who are blind or vision impaired, including Guide Dog Mobility, Children’s Mobility and services for people whose vision loss results from an acquired brain injury such as stroke. With minimal government funding, Guide Dogs Victoria relies heavily on the generosity of Victorians to continue to provide services completely free of charge. Services are available across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

To register for Guide Dogs Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk, visit www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au or
www.intrepidchallenges.com.au

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