Larapinta Trail

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World Expeditions / Great Walks of Australia

World Expeditions / Great Walks of Australia

World Expeditions / Great Walks of Australia

World Expeditions / Great Walks of Australia

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Overview

Highlights

Ranked as one of the planet's top 20 treks, the Larapinta Trail is a 231 kilometre path that follows the rocky spine of the West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Mount Sonder. Challenge yourself to hike the whole trail or tackle one or more of its 12 sections, all of which vary in difficulty and length. Each section can be reached by four-wheel drive, so you can join or leave the trail at any of the trail heads.

The Trail encompasses some of the key attractions of the ranges including Simpsons Gap, and the permanent waterholes at Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen. It weaves past some of the world's most ancient metamorphic and igneous rock and nearly 600 species of flora. The Trail also links in with other walking tracks within the West MacDonnell National Park, allowing side trips to explore more of the Park.

Along the way you camp under the stars. Most camp sites have picnic tables and tent sites. All trail-heads have a water supply and some have free gas barbecues. Fully guided tours are available; otherwise set off on your own ensuring you're well equipped and have notified the relevant authorities.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Photography
  • Sight-seeing

Facilities

  • Walking trails
  • Camp sites
  • Water supply located at each trail-head
  • Gas barbecues

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for the most up to date information.
  • Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the NT, there is a risk of crocs! 
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to wear a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring the Northern Territory.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Camping fees apply at some camp sites along the trail. See parks website for more details.
  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo & content credits: World Expeditions / Great Walks of Australia | Tourism NT | Aussie Bucket List® 


Location & Supplier

Larapinta Trail

Address: Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Northern Territory 0870

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