Walking the Larapinta Trail

Now known as one of the best arid-zone treks in the world, the 220-kilometre Larapinta Trail goes from Alice Springs to Mount Sonder, and can be done in 12–15 days by experienced hikers.

Walkers are advised to use the Walker Registration Scheme prior to departure. They need to be prepared for freezing nights and hot days with little shade, and the rocky track is best handled with firm-soled boots. Do not despair if you cannot handle carrying a heavy pack for that distance.

There are several Larapinta walking tour operators who provide a ‘best of’ package. They transport you to and from the best sections, carry the bulk of your gear between campsites and provide a knowledgeable guide during the day. You still get to camp out under the stars.

Trek Larapinta offers a range of Larapinta tours from three to 20 days. It is an eco-accredited, carbon-neutral business that uses solar panels in campsites and works with Indigenous communities through the Central Land Council.

Jungala Enterprises is the only Aboriginal-guided tour on the Larapinta, and you can do single days, overnight excursions or week-long adventures.

Camping areas along the trail include:

Contact Info

Trek Larapinta: 1300 724 795


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