Larapinta Trail, S2: Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek
7 h 30 min to 2 days
Starting from the end of Darken Drive, Burt Plain, this walk takes you to the Jay Creek Campsite via the Larapinta Trail (Section 2), visiting Bond Gap and Spring Gap along the way. This is the second section of the 223km long Larapinta Trail. This part of the Larapinta offers you a tranquil, remote experience as you head under mulgas and red river gums. Notice the contrast between the red rockfaces and the vivid green plants as you’re making your way through Bond Gap. Spring Gap on the other hand has little waterholes here and there that make the scenery even more picturesque. Keep an ear out for the birdsong throughout the track and try to identify the species if you can. The Arenge Bluff will present its southern face to you as well. You can stay the night at the Mulga Campsite midway and make this a multi-day walk. Keep in mind that you’ll need a 4WD vehicle to access the Jay Creek trailhead. Let us begin by acknowledging the Arrernte people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.