Take an adventure of a lifetime

Join us on a trek to the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain as we traverse sections of the iconic Overland Track. Travelling with like-minded adventurers, you’ll spend four days walking across a landscape of glacially-carved valleys, ancient rainforests, fragrant eucalypt forests, golden buttongrass moorlands and beautiful alpine meadows.

Your journey will be physically demanding, emotionally challenging and scenically spectacular. Every step you take will help RMHC VIC & TAS support the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families, from diagnosis to recovery 

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Meet John

John was just one week old when he was diagnosed with a rare heart condition.

“I just knew something was wrong,” Celine, John’s mother, thought when he was transferred to a children’s hospital to see a cardiologist. She was right and at just seven days old John was diagnosed with total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAVPD).

Following his initial appointment, John was immediately airlifted from Adelaide to Melbourne for emergency surgery.

Being so far away from home caused a lot of anxiety for Celine, but she found comfort and care at Ronald McDonald House.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania

For over 35 years, RMHC VIC & TAS has provided accommodation and essential support services to seriously ill children and their families.

Since opening its first Ronald McDonald House in Victoria in 1986, RMHC VIC & TAS has expanded to Melbourne, regional Victoria and Hobart. Yet, its mission remains the same: to support the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families while striving to achieve the best
outcomes for families by reducing the impact of their child’s illness.

From Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms to the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and Retreat Program, RMHC VIC & TAS gives families in need welcome respite and care when their lives are turned upside down by their child’s illness.


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