Welcome to Coastrek, Australia's most iconic hiking challenge!

Coastrek is a series of team trekking and fundraising walks along spectacular coastal trails around Australia. In 2023, trekkers can explore Sydney's Northern Beaches, the Mornington Peninsula, the Sunshine Coast, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Margaret River. 

Multiple routes – from the Twilight 20km to 30km and 50km – are offered so both the ardent trekker and cautious beginner can challenge themselves in nature. Teams are fully supported with an expert-designed training program and an active community cheering them on from the point of registration until they cross the Finish Line and beyond! 

Since the first event in 2009, Coastrek has transformed millions of lives globally. More than 70,000 trekkers have trained and completed Coastrek with friends, improving their own health and wellbeing and raising over $48 million for our charity partners; The Fred Hollows Foundation (2009-2018), Beyond Blue (2018-2022) and from 2023, the Heart Foundation. 

Coastrek is created by Wild Women On Top, one of Australia’s largest and longest running women’s health movements. Our mission is to connect, coach and champion women in the outdoors through community hiking adventures around Australia. For more information about the Reseach and Statistics that underpin our brand, please visit our Research page.

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TEAM: Together, Everyone Achieves More! Coastrek is all about friends and colleagues training, fundraising and hiking together as a team of four – it’s more fun, it keeps you on track and you’ve always got a buddy to encourage youAnd Event Day is even sweeter when you have a team to celebrate with at the finish line!,

Corporate Teams
Margaret River


In 2009, when the first Coastrek event was held, there was a lack of female representation in outdoor adventure and endurance events. Di Westaway set out to change this and unapologetically focused on female participation. Everyone is welcome to take part in Coastrek – but there will always be a commitment to getting more women moving in nature and falling in love with fitness. 


Registration for Coastrek events close 6 weeks out for all distances (no signing up the day before the event!). This mandatory 6 week window reflects our commitment to the training program, developed by Di Westaway and provided to every participant. This ensures, trekkers are well prepared when they hit the start line having formed healthy, active habits that will benefit them way beyond the finish line. 

My Fitness Activity


Coastrek is NOT a race, it’s a challenge – yes, there might be a lot of sand, but trekkers are also greeted with music, cheering, support from volunteers along the route, regular ‘LUV stops’ for a quick massage and refuel, and a spectacular 'Woohoo' tent at the finish line for celebrations. 



2009 The First Sydney Coastrek

Starting at La Perouse at twilight, 40 wild women armed with photocopied maps and track notes, veggie wraps, chocolate and vaseline, attempted to trek 126km. They survived midnight storms, blisters and exhaustion to arrive at Palm Beach 30 hours later, raising $200 for the Fred Hollows Foundation as a way to give back to the communities in the iconic destinations that they hiked.

2012 Coastrek raises first $1million

Now in its fourth year, Coastrek formalised the partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation and high profile Ambassadors, media personalities Julie McCrossin and Adam Spencer helped spread the word. Participation grew to 1,300 Coastrekkers - including Olympic Swimmer Susie O’Neill – who walked 50km or 100km from Palm Beach to Balmoral or Coogee, together raising over $1 million to restore sight.

2015 Coastrek heads to the Mornington Peninsula

With the Sydney event now firmly entrenched on the harbour city’s calendar, Coastrek heads interstate. Melbourne comedian and radio presenter, Libbi Gorr, comes on board as Coastrek Ambassador and over 1,600 trekkers hike 30km or 60km from Cape Schanck to Point Nepean.

2017 $20 million raised and Coastrek heads to the Sunshine Coast

Swimmer Libby Trickett begins what will become a long-time association with Coastrek, and with Di Westaway, announces the inaugural Sunshine Coast event which sees over 1,500 trekkers hiking from Caloundra to Noosa. Coastrek celebrates their 25,000 trekker milestone and an impressive $20 million raised for charity to date. 

2018 Coastrek joins forces with Beyond Blue

After a successful 9 year partnership with Fred Hollows comes to a close, Coastrek joins forces with Beyond Blue to promote the mental health benefits of walking in nature. Former Prime Minister and Beyond Blue Chair, Julia Gillard, launches the first event under the new partnership which sees over 1,300 trekkers take part on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide. 

2021 Coastrek forges through the pandemic

After a challenging year of postponed events and lockdowns, Coastrek events go ahead in Sydney, the Mornington Peninsula, the Sunshine Coast and Fleurieu Peninsula, raising $5.5millon for Beyond Blue for the year – an epic effort as Australia emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

2022 Coastrek heads west

The inaugural Coastrek Margaret River takes place in October and is wholeheartedly embraced by the local community and across WA. Over 1,300 participants trek 35km along the iconic Cape to Cape Track from Hamelin Bay to Prevelly, smashing the original fundraising target of $700k and raising over $1 million for Beyond Blue. It’s also a record year for Coastrek with the highest number of trekkers (11,000) and largest amount of fundraising in one year (almost $8 million for the year). 

2023 Hiking for Healthy Hearts

Coastrek announces a new charity partnership with the Heart Foundation, hiking for healthy hearts and promoting the physical and mental health benefits of walking in nature. Now five events strong, the national Coastrek series can proudly claim its position as Australia’s most iconic hiking challenge.

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