This is a fund-raising exercise to support the charitable work of the Bookend Trust. If incoming funds exceed AUD$100,000, we’re going to give something special back to the people who supported us.
We know we've set a lofty fundraising goal, but the books and other rewards will be available irrespective of the funds raised. If the target is reached, it will release an extra reward for one lucky contributor to be flown to Tasmania to spend time with Bookend patron NEIL GAIMAN, and to experience Tasmania’s unique wilderness, animals and tourist sights. You could be joining Neil and the Bookend Team to explore Tasmania's unique South-West Wilderness (which meets the equal highest number of criteria for World Heritage listing of anywhere on the planet); you'll see some of the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere; you'll meet Tasmania's unusual fauna, from Tasmanian Devils and land-dwelling crayfish to seals and dolphins; you'll have world-renowned tourist experiences including Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Port Arthur and MONA; and - if you dare - you can even visit the stars of SIXTEEN LEGS!
How does it work? For every $ you spend on our fund-raising items (excluding postage), you’ll receive a chance in the random draw. It's an opportunity to get to a fantastic far away place, and if you're in the northern hemisphere you will be trading winter for summer! But remember, the prize won’t be active until the fund-raising threshold is reached, so please support us. The more support you provide, the more chances you get!
For more information on what you will see in Tasmania, go to
- Prize consists of one return economy flight to
Tasmania from the entrant’s nearest airport, with local accommodation in
Tasmania provided for up to 10 days. Food expenses will be covered on specific trips
within the visit. The winner can stay longer by arrangement and at their own
- The winner is responsible for ensuring they have a valid passport, appropriate travel insurance and any visa requirements for the trip.
- Participation of entrants under 18 years of age
is subject to the consent of parents or guardians. The entrant will be
responsible for travel costs of a parent or guardian if required.
Specific itinerary will be developed in
conjunction with the winner, but will involve time with Bookend patron NEIL
GAIMAN, participation in Bookend projects, and visits to Tasmania’s
unique wilderness, animals and tourist sights.
The winner must be prepared to travel at a date that coincides with Neil Gaiman’s visits to Tasmania.
All effort will be taken to maintain this itinerary, but it subject to change
due to Mr Gaiman’s professional commitments. By arrangement, the winner’s trip
may be undertaken at any other time separate to Mr Gaiman’s presence.
- This competition is open until the fundraising target is met. Competition organisers retain the right to offer
additional prizes if fundraising exceeds the threshold.
The winner will be announced if and when we hit the threshold (see the progress meter on our cover page). The winner will be posted on the BOOKEND TRUST and SIXTEEN LEG web pages. The decision will be
final and no correspondence will be entered into.