The Larapinta Trail is one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. Beginning in Alice Springs at the old telegraph station, it winds its way through 223km of the West MacDonnell ranges, crossing stunning red gorges, ancient rocky mountain tops and sandy river beds, and eventually finishes at Mt Sonder.
Our 2018 Larapinta journey tackles the first four sections of the trail taking us through some of the tracks most famous highlights. From the old telegraph station, the track heads west past Simpsons Gap, through Standley Chasm and up over Brinkleys Bluff to Birthday Creek waterhole.
The group will fly to Alice Springs and spend their first day shopping and preparing for their expedition, staying at the Winter Sun Caravan Park in Alice Springs on the first night. Starting early on day two, the hikers will set off from the historical telegraph station that marks the trail head and journey West up into the MacDonnell Ranges.
Over the next five days, the boys are immersed in the awe-inspiring, ancient landscape of the central desserts, the red cliffs, sandy river beds, white ghost gums and hidden, shaded gullies. The boys will have the chance to enjoy some of the iconic sites along the trail, stopping at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm and cooling off in the residual waters deep in the gorges of the West MacDonnell Rages.
Due to the remote location of the camp and inaccessibility of medical facilities, it is strongly recommended that students with serious medical conditions such as anaphylaxis, epilepsy, diabetes or other do not attend this journey.
Note – program cost approx. $2,950.
Alice Springs to Mt Sonder
One night in Alice Springs
Fly / Troup carrier
West MacDonnell Ranges
Desert rains means desert wild flowers!