Larapinta Trail
227.2 km oneway
13 days, 15 days to 20 days
Larapinta Trail
227.2 km

13 days, 15 days to 20 days

Starting from Herbert Heritage Drive, Stuart, this walk takes you to Redbank Gorge Day Use Area via the Larapinta Trail, exploring the ridges of West MacDonnell Ranges along the way. 223 kilometres long and split into 12 official sections, this grand journey is considered one of the best hiking experiences in the whole world. You’ll feel like you’re in the wild west as you make your way through the arid land of the Northern Territory. From hidden rock pools to picturesquely high summits, this lengthy adventure offers an experience that will last a lifetime. The stunningly panoramic views throughout the journey will make you feel like you’re in a movie. Many people prepare for months --mentally and physically-- before they take on the Larapinta Trail, and rightfully so. Every little thing matters when you go for a big hike like this, starting with when to take off. Keep in mind that temperatures can exceed 45°C in the summer, and the cold winter nights can test how good your sleeping bag is. Look out for snakes. 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. 




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Points of Interest
Larapinta Trail Information
Ormiston Gorge
Millers Flat
Standley Chasm
Larapinta Trail Camping
Serpentine Gorge
Simpsons Gap
Ellery Creek Big Hole - West MacDonnell NP
Ellery Creek North - Larapinta Trailhead Shelter (6/7)
Finke River camp site
Hugh Gorge Larapinta Trail Camp Site
Jay Creek
Larapinta Trail Water
Larapinta Walkers Campsite
Redbank Gorge
Section 4/5 Junction
Snack Kiosk
Standley Chasm Kiosk
Amphitheatre - Ormiston Gorge
Angkale Junction
Arenge View
Bond Gap
Bridle Path Lookout
Brinkley Bluff
Coach Camping
Counts Point
Dolomite Walk
Fringe Lilly Creek Campsite
Gastrolobium Saddle
Ghost Gum Flat
Glen Helen Junction
Hat Hill Saddle
Hat Hill Saddle Campsite
Hermits Hideaway
Hilltop Lookout
Hugh Gorge Campsite
Hugh Junction
Hugh View
Inarlanga Pass
Larapinta Group Camping
Mount Sonder Lookout
Mulga Camp
Ormiston Gorge Campground - West MacDonnell NP
Pravda Spur
Reveal Saddle
Rocky Bar Gap
Rocky Gully camp site
Rocky Gully group camp site
Rocky Saddle
Scorpion Pool
Serpentine Chalet
Serpentine Chalet Bush Camping
Serpentine Gorge camp site
Simpsons Gap Waterhole
Spring Gap
Standley Chasm lookout
Stuarts Pass Campsite
Tangentyere Junction
Trig Point
Untreated water
Wallaby Gap
Waterfall Gorge
Waterfall Gorge camp site
Windy Saddle

Places & Areas
Northern Territory
Macdonnell Region
Town of Alice Springs
Alice Springs Municipality
Burt Plain
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
Simpsons Gap
Larapinta Group Camping
Mount Zeil
West MacDonnell National Park