Sleep under the stars on the Larapinta Trail.
Ever imagined falling asleep under the light of a million stars? Walk with us on the Larapinta Walk and fall asleep each night under the glow of the Australian outback. Welcome to the Northern Territory!
Over six unforgettable days, explore an ancient landscape, full of lush gorges, dry river valleys and secluded waterholes. You’ll walk along rugged mountain ranges and climb to spectacular views, looking out to the sweeping valleys of a rich-red landscape and endless horizons.
But here is the best part…
After a long day of walking and a night spent with great food, wine, beer. Watch as nature switches on the lights, displaying a kaleidoscope of stars, shimmering right in front of your eyes. There’s no better way to experience it than from our comfortable private camp, surrounded by the peaceful soundscape of Tjoritja / The West MacDonnell Ranges National Park.
Keep reading to find out more about our guided, six-day Larapinta Walk…
Leaving from Alice Springs, we make our way to the Larapinta Trail. We start our adventure at Standley Chasm, walking to views of the rugged Chewings Range before retreating to our private campsite where we settle in for a night of good company, and a delicious dinner with wine and beer.
We start early for a long day of exploring. Walking from Ormiston Gorge to the Finke River, this takes us to viewpoints of the majestic Rwetyepme / Mt Sonder and Pacoota range. We have lunch in the shade of river red gums in the sandy riverbed, before following the river back to our campsite for another night of unwinding underneath the stars in our remote campsite
Today we follow the trail up onto the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell mountain range. After the initial climb the track levels out as we continue along the ridge to Counts Point. Here we get panoramic views of the NT’s highest mountain, Mt Zeil, before we descend through an old growth Mulga forest and transfer back to camp.
Walking through Ormiston Gorge and around the escarpment of Ormiston Pound, we pass through rolling hills and rocky gorges. In the afternoon we make our way to the end of the pound, where a permanent pool is the perfect solution for tired feet.
Today we climb to the peak of Rwetyepme / Mt Sonder. We’ll be departing before sunrise to get to the saddle to watch the sun come up. As we climb, the track opens up to reveal some of the most spectacular views, not just in Central Australia but the whole country. After a rewarding day, we head back to camp to toast our last night together with wine, beer and a freshly cooked dinner under the stars.
On our final day, we take a short walk from Ochre Pits to Inarlanga Pass. We walk along a creek line surrounded by a surprising botanical diversity. On conclusion of our walk we head to Ellery Creek Big Hole for our last swim and lunch together before getting back on the bus to Alice Springs.
We are now taking enquiries, with limited availability for this season and open departures in 2024.
*Early-bird prices apply for trips booked before 1st March 2023