What a Journey Might Look Like
journeys are designed as times of learning and reflection
on what matters in our lives. By experiencing different
people and communities we hope you will see your own
context more clearly. And in the vastness of a desert
wilderness you have an opportunity to grow stronger spiritual
anchors for that journey.
While we are travelling in remote areas we are not expecting
or requiring participants to have had past experience
of such travel or expertise with 4WDs, around a campfire
or in the desert. What we are looking for are people
with flexibility, maturity, a willingness to learn and
openness to growing skills.
Our journeys are designed for small groups with ideally
10-16 participants on each trip. They will not be rushed
as we will be aiming to drive a maximum of 5-6 hours
a day. There will be many stops along the way. Most journeys
have intentional rest days built in to allow for reflection
and connection with your surrounds.
Because part of the experience is to connect with remote
places and communities, everything does not always run
according to timelines or plans. Rain or issues with
vehicles can totally change plans. This is part of the
experience and can create some of the most significant
moments of the journey. Obviously, we need to be flexible.
Unless otherwise stated we will be living in the luxury
of tents and cooking on campfires. Everyone will pull
their weight in the day-to-day running of the journey
and around campsites.
In terms of luxurious accommodation, none of our journeys
are five star, not even two…actually not even one
star! Most journeys involve camping out under the stars
where there are no toilets and showers, and we all have
to make do (we know how to help you do this). The beauty
of it is that we do it together, and a real sense of
community builds up with the others with whom you were
strangers on day one.
Campfires will be memorable. Opportunities will be provided
for personal reflection and conversation. The leaders
will offer some reflection possibilities, but it is up
to you what you take up. It's your journey, and the leaders
are there to create a space that allows you to connect
in your own ways with your own spiritual journey and
the broader creation and Creator.
A warm sleeping bag in a tent may provide a welcome base
for the night, as evenings can be quite cold, even to
Finally, at the conclusion of the journey, you will arrive
at your destination town, possibly in need of a shower
and a comfortable bed…but also hopefully refreshed,
renewed and with new perspectives on life, leadership
and purpose. Maybe even changed at your foundations….
You will probably be ready to travel home, but too soon
it will all seem like a long way away