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Larapinta Trail

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An Australian Outback Experience

The 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Australia's most spectacular bushwalking and trekking experiences. It is also one Australia's newest trails and is quickly emerging as one of the most popular trails in Australia and the world. The Larapinta Trail follows the MacDonald Range and is part of the West Macdonald National Park. If you were to walk the whole Trail you would start at Alice Springs Telegraph Station and walk west to Redbank Gorge.

This 8 day trek covers the most scenic section of the Larapinta Trail. We start at Standley Chasm and walking to Ellery Creek. From Ellery Creek we will be collected and transferred to Uluru (Ayers Rock) by private charter (approx. 7-8 hours by bus). At Uluru you will have time to explore the area while also enjoying two breath taking sunsets in 4-5 star twin share accommodation. From Uluru you will travel by air home to Brisbane.



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Day 1 Brisbane to Alice Springs
Pickup from Alice Springs Airport via private transport and travel to Standley Chasm via a local lunch stop, then camping store to collect fuel and last minute items. Arrive Standley Chasm mid afternoon and setup camp for the night.

Day 2 Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole 17.7 km

Day 3 Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge 16km

Day 4 Hugh Gorge to Rocky Gully 16km

Day 5 Rocky Gully to Ellery Creek 16k

Day 6 Travel by Coach to Uluru (7-8 Hours with stops)

Day 7 Explore Uluru and visit Ayers Rock

Day 8 Travel back to Brisbane


Details :


Section 4
(Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole)

Section 4 is an 17.7 km overnight section of the Larapinta Trail. It is only suitable for well-prepared and experienced walkers with a good level of fitness. The Trail follows the high quartzite ridges of the Chewings Range to the summit of Brinkley Bluff where walkers are rewarded with breathtaking views in all directions. Steeply descending from the Bluff, the Trail enters Stuart’s Pass, an upper branch of the Hugh River. It then follows this river valley to Birthday Waterhole.

Section 5
(Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge)

Section 5 is a 16 km overnight section of the Larapinta Trail. It is only suitable for well-prepared and experienced walkers with a good level of fitness. This challenging section of the Trail passes through Spencer Gorge, negotiates the spine of Razorback Ridge and then travels down narrow Linear Valley to the junction with the Hugh River. The Trail follows natural watercourses and it may be necessary to negotiate pools of water within Hugh Gorge.

Section 6
(Hugh Gorge to Rocky Gully to Ellery Creek) Walked over two days.

Section 6 is a 31.2 km overnight section of the Larapinta Trail. It is only suitable for well-prepared, experienced walkers with a good level of fitness and capable of walking long distances. This section traverses across the Alice Valley from Hugh Gorge, in the Chewings Range, to Ellery Creek Big Hole in the Heavitree Range. It is one of the longest sections of the Larapinta Trail.



Your trek cost includes :

- Pre-Adventure Strength and Conditioning Program prepared by our Aurora Exercise Physiologists specifically for this adventure – 8 weeks and 2 fully supervised sessions for Brisbane trekkers or our 12 week Remote Preparation Program for interstate trekkers.

- Hotel accommodation in Alice Springs on a twin share basis.

- All transfers and transport during and accommodation and food on trek

- Aussie guide and wilderness medic & support crew

- Most of your trekking gear (eg use of day pack, tents, cooking gear etc)

- Hat and trekking shirt

- Return economny airfare Brisbane to Alice Springs



- Personal expenses such as phone call costs and alcoholic beverages at the hotel in Alice Springs

- Boots and a small amount of personal trek clothing.



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