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Larapinta Experience – World Expeditions

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  • See the highlights of the Larapinta Trail in 3 days, wearing only a day pack.
  • Stay at a luxury campsite with hot showers and raised individual beds.

Our guides Ange, Nicole and Ashton took good care of us; the camp site enhanced the experience… – Robin & Jim McBride

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$1,395 per person (no single surcharge)

The perfect introduction to the Red Centre’s wild and untamed landscape. Spend three days doing selected day hikes along the Larapinta Trail, returning each night to one of World Expeditions’ comfortable and stylish semi permanent wilderness campsites, complete with hot showers, dining tent and raised individual beds. You’ll only carry a day-pack each day, making this rugged terrain much less intimidating.


  • Transfers from Alice Springs
  • Meals – 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Professional dedicated and friendly wilderness guides
  • National Park and camping fees
  • 2 nights exclusive semi-permanent campsites including tents, stretcher beds, swags and hot showers
  • All group camping equipment
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • A sleeping bag can be hired from World Expeditions if you don’t wish to BYO

    • You will receive a detailed gear list for the trip upon booking.


    • Walking time: 4 – 8 hours per day
    • Walking distance: 9 – 16 kilometres per day
    • Difficulty: This trip requires a moderate level of fitness.
    • Child friendly: No.



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Day One Section 1, Telegraph Station to Charles Creek, visit Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm loop walk, Nick’s Camp
Our guides will contact you the day prior to the departure date to confirm pick up times from your hotel but generally it is around 8 am. Our walking commences from the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, which marks the beginning of the Larapinta Trail. The stone buildings here date back to 1872 and they housed the first Europeans to live in Central Australia. Our first walk gives us a feeling for trekking toward the desert ranges. In the afternoon, we explore the rugged Simpson’s gap and then enjoy the spectacular trek deep into the rocky heart of the ranges through the Standley Chasm Loop Walk. A short transfer takes to the exclusive Nick’s Camp.
Day Two Section 8, Serpentine Gorge to Count’s Point and Nick’s Camp (16km)
The highlight of this day is the 5 km walk along the crest of the high ridge leading to Count’s Point. From the summit, we have views west to Mount Sonder, and where for the first time we can see the comet impact crater, Gosse Bluff a feature of the landscape for the next few days. The descent from the high ridgetop takes us down though a surprising forest of old Hill Mulga Trees. At the base of the ridge we trek along the dolomite limestones toward camp, keep your eye out for fossil stromatolites one of the most ancient forms of life. Our trek into Serpentine Chalet Dam reveals some early history and the chance for a swim in the dam and chasm. We return to Nick’s Camp.
Day Three Serpentine Bush Camp to Ochre Pits via Inarlanga Pass (7 km), then a walk at either Finke River or Ormiston Gorge (2-4kms)
Our trek today takes in crossing the ranges at Inarlanga Pass as well as the vibrant colour of the Aboriginal quarry at the Ochre Pits. The Ormiston Pound offers some extraordinary scenery and wildlife. Our final walk offers the chance to see the many Rock Wallabies as they scamper about the imposing cliffs. Having explored the highlights of the Larapinta Trail, we drive back into Alice Springs, concluding around 5 or 6 pm.


Larapinta 5-day Trek – Life’s an Adventure ($1,999)
  • 5 days instead of 3
  • Spend two nights at Glen Helen Homestead and two nights camping
  • A la carte meals on two nights at Glen Helen’s restaurant
  • Hot showers only on accommodated nights (instead of all nights)
  • Hike more (and slightly different) sections of the trail
  • Watch the sunrise at Mount Sonder
  • Fewer departure dates
Classic Larapinta – World Expeditions ($2,295)
  • 6 days instead of 3
  • Hike more (and slightly different) sections of the trail
  • Watch the sunrise at Mount Sonder
Red Centre – Auswalk ($2,695)
  • 7 days instead of 3
  • You may hike similar sections of the Larapinta Trail but you’ll also hike Kata Tjuta, the base of Uluru, and the Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • All nights are accommodated