Larapinta Trail
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Larapinta Trail

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Day and multi-day walks - West MacDonnell Ranges to: Simpsons Gap, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge


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Trek along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges to attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. This epic chain of day walks stretches more than 223km from the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Mount Sonder and Mount Razorback. Stand on ancient escarpments and look out over vast ochre-coloured landscapes. Visit sites sacred to the Arrernte Aboriginal people. Scramble down sheltered gorges, swim in cool waterholes and sleep under a sea of stars. Outback camping is one of the trail's highlights, along with the diversity of desert habitats, native birds, animals and nearly 600 species of rare flora. Tailor your walk along 12 sections, which range from effortless to arduous and have four wheel drive access. Or give yourself three weeks and challenge yourself on the end-to-end trek.

At a glance:

  • Simpsons Gap
  • Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Glen Helen Gorge