Larapinta Trail (223km)

West MacDonnell Ranges National Park

Northern Territory


20 days

Grade 4

One Way

Hike summary

Route and GPX file

Trail Features

Gear you might need

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Getting there

Let someone know before you go

It’s a good idea to let someone know where you’re going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact. If you are lost or require help and have phone reception, call 000 and ask for police. The international standard emergency number is 112, if you dial this number in Australia you will be treated exactly the same as a 000 call. If you believe your life is at risk, activate your personal locator beacon (PLB), then make your position visible to rescue teams and keep warm and dry.

About the region

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Standley Chasm High Route Loop (23km)

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Chain of Ponds Walk (4km)

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Acknowledgement of Country

Trail Hiking Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we hike and pay respects to their Elders, past and present, and we acknowledge the First Nations people of other communities who may be here today.

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0 Reviews on “Larapinta Trail (223km)”

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  • Wen Qi

    Hands down the best walk I’ve done so far!

  • Alison Eeles

    Ali Morley

  • I’m contemplating a Larapinta hike in 10..12 days around July..August 2020 (assuming interstate travel is back on by then).
    Although normally I do long hikes solo (and go faster then majority of people), won’t mind some self-sufficient companion, at least to make logistics (carpooling from Melbourne to Alice, food drops, etc) simpler and cheaper.
    Pls write ezemskovatyandexdotru of into facebook if interested.

    1. Daniel Sue

      Kate Parsons on the cards

    2. Erin Bromley

      Nice little hike for us one day Nikki haha

    3. Magdalena Maciejko

      Steffanie Pernase Karolina Karunaa Szymańska first of my list when I come back?

    4. Darren Hocking

      View from Mt Sonder is amazing but the full exploration of Redbank Gorge makes it my favourite place in the world. I’ve traveled and guided extensively – especially in Australia and RBG blows my mind.

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