The Larapinta Trail is a 223 kilometre bushwalking trail running along the spine of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The altitude of the MacDonnell Ranges is rather high for Australia, rising to above 1,000m, from the base of 600m, seven times along the trail. This desert landscape includes a variety of terrain, from sheltered gorges to stunning high ridges. Rolling hills and dry river valleys dot the landscape in vibrant red hues that become even more vivid with the rising and setting of the sun.
Along our guided walks, we will only traverse the highlights of the trail instead of the entire length of the Larapinta Trail. Typically, we will be walking 4 to 9 hours per day. The Larapinta Trail is rated as “moderate to challenging.” Walkers with a good level of fitness and more experienced walkers are welcome, and we cater to those looking for more of a challenge.
The trail’s tracks are often quite rocky even though the trail is dry and firm. Our walk will take us along deep gorges and up steep inclines, providing more of a challenge for experienced hikers looking to push their limits.
We understand that everyone wants to enjoy their experience and our guides will try to provide the best possible options to meet the needs and wants of the group. We provide two guides which means that for those looking for an easier walk or those in need of a rest can take an alternative walk. For those looking for a challenge, our guides are professionals and will encourage and motivate you to add that little extra effort in tougher locations. By the time you finish a difficult section of the trail, you will feel reenergized and proud of your effort.