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Hike the Night Challenge

Days

1

Grade

3-4

Distance

28km

Overview

Fancy a challenge? This unique night hiking event will test your endurance and ability to hike through the night. Walking 28km across the Mornington Peninsula from Dromana to Cape Schanck. Your team goal is to complete the 28km and arrive in time for a well deserved sunrise breakfast! Think of the pride and sense of accomplishment at the end.

Teams of 4
There’s something special about walking under the stars so we want you to share this experience with your team. Ideally teams of 4 however if you’re wanting to enter as an individual we can allocate you to a team.

What to expect
You’ll meet at Cape Schanck reserve carpark at 9:30pm, then jump on a bus to Dromana to the starting point. The main walk is through a bushland corridor which stretches across the peninsula back to Cape Schank. You’ll experience beautiful eucalyptus forests, quaint country laneways, and the stunning basalt cliffs of Bushrangers Bay, all under the night sky. The soundtrack to your walk will be nature at its best… nocturnal animals going about their night, waves crashing and the crunch of your boots. Cape Schanck is well-known as a stargazing and astrophotography location, so don’t forget to take a camera to capture the moment or simply enjoy the experience of walking under the stars. Your walk will end with a delicious sunrise breakfast cooked by our guides, and a celebration of your achievement with other night hikers.

“Navigation isn’t my strong point” – no problem!
This is a semi-guided walk. There will be guides situated at safety checkpoints along the way and a guide on the trail at all times. The track is well marked and easy to follow; we also provide you with a map as a backup and so you can track your progress along the way. The walk itself is fairly gentle, with a hill at the start is a good ‘wake up’ and gets the blood pumping.

What we do and what you do
We provide safety, motivation, plenty of snacks, but it’s your job to get your team from checkpoint to checkpoint, which means you’ll need to motivate each other and work as a team. It’s not a race though! The goal is simply to enjoy yourself, stay safe and make it through the night! We take everybody’s safety seriously, and we may sometimes ask teams to wait a bit longer at a checkpoint while we ensure the safety of all teams.

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No hassle, no stress

Itinerary, accommodation, food...TSA has it covered! Join us on this adventure without the stress of organisation so you can focus on getting the most out of your trip.

Expert guidance

Highly trained and experienced tour guides who bring the adventures to life. Our guides are remote first-aid trained and carry powerful UHF radios, PLBs, and first-aid kits.

Great community

Create long-lasting connections and friendships with like-minded people. Our community is one of the largest hiking communities in Australia and we're growing every year!

Hiking and scenery

Experience the best wildlife, scenery, and trails around the world. We take you on the paths less travelled to create unforgettable memories.

What's Included

  • Semi-guided walk – maps and GPX provided
  • Homemade delicious snacks and hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate)
  • Mid-walk meal and a full breakfast, tea and coffee
  • All dietaries catered for
  • Professional and first aid trained wilderness guides
  • Amazing scenery and wildlife
  • On site and remote first aid kits
  • Chartered bus shuttle to start location

Food

We cater for all dietary requirements. There will be snacks at each checkpoint to keep your fuelled to the finish. A mix of sweet and savoury energy and mood boosters to get you through. Plus a delicious breakfast at the end of the walk!

Where we're going

420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck VIC 3939

Overnight parking available

What our adventurers have said

This was so much fun! Take Shape Adventures you guys do an amazing job with all of these hikes, this is the second one we’ve done with you guys. Everything was perfect; the communication, the organisation, the food, the welcoming environment that we all get at your events.. everything is so well done. Thanks again for giving us an unforgettable experience! HTN was definitely an amazing experience! Keep up the good work guys! 🤩🤩🤩 - Mandy Tyler

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