Larapinta Trail
Arrernte Country

13 days, 15 days to 20 days

227.2 km

↑ 7755 m
↓ -7653 m

Very challenging
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. 
Map Notes Terrain Reviews Conditions More
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S1: Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S2: Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S3: Jay Creek to Standley Chasm
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S4: Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S5: Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S6: Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek North
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S7: Ellery Creek North to Serpentine Gorge
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S8: Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Dam
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S9: Serpentine Chalet Dam to Ormiston Gorge
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S10: Ormiston Gorge to Finke River
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S11: Finke River to Redbank Gorge
GPX | PDF Larapinta Trail, S12: Mount Sonder

This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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