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Larapinta Trail Walk

Larapinta Trail Walk

A guided 5 day Pack Free walk

Our Larapinta walk in the Northern Territory is one of our most popular walks. Our many years experience running Pack Free walks on the Larapinta has enabled us to create the ultimate 5-day itinerary, that our guests just absolutely love. Combine this with the local knowledge of our indigenous guest guide, an amazing helicopter flight to fly over section one of the Larapinta trail from the air, 2 nights at our campsite centrally located at magnificent Ormiston Gorge, 2 nights at the historic Glen Helen Homestead with its restaurant and swimming pool to cool off after a day’s walk and you have a guided Pack Free walk with all the creature comforts.

This trail was voted by National Geographic as one of the top 20 trekking experiences to be had on the planet. Surprisingly this ancient landscape is abundant with natural beauty including magnificent gorges, high ridges with breathtaking views and peaceful waterholes. The Larapinta Trail Walk offers over 600 species of plants, abundant wildlife and glimpses of the longest continuous cultural history in the world, the Arrente People who have been in the region for the last 50,000 years.

 

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Pack Free Walking Experience

Carry as little as your water and lunch

Our speciality is providing Pack Free walking holidays so you can focus on enjoying the amazing landscapes, not the burden of carrying a heavy pack. Our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch each day!

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Stay at stunning Ormiston Gorge

2 nights deluxe camping

We feel our walks have the perfect combination of camping and accommodation. Life’s An Adventure is one of the very lucky few to be able to camp at beautiful Ormiston Gorge (2 hours drive from Alice Springs). With a short walk to the swimming hole this is not only a beautiful location but central to most of our walks, minimising our transfer times each day – with our guests walking directly into camp on day 1. Each afternoon after your walk, you can stroll down to the waterhole for a refreshing swim. For the first two nights you will enjoy all the fun of a camping adventure, but with the little extras. You’ll arrive at camp to find your walk-in touring tent set up for your arrival including an off the ground bed with a deluxe camping mattress and pillow. There are toilet and shower facilities provided in the campground.

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Glen Helen Homestead

2 night stay

We understand that 4 nights camping is not everyone’s idea of fun – that’s why we have designed our itinerary so that you spend our final 2 nights of the walk at the historic Glen Helen Homestead. At the end of a day’s walk, there is nothing nicer than cooling off in the homestead’s swimming pool. With a warm cosy fireplace, and restaurant featuring hearty pub food you’ll love the homestead comfortable rooms with ensuites and hot showers. We feel our two nights camping and two-night accommodation is the perfect combination.

Rooms have a Queen and single bed and ensuite.

Helicopter flight over Section 1 of the trail

Our added Wow Factor

There is nothing like seeing the Larapinta from the air to gain a perspective of its grandeur and beauty. Our guests will finish their journey with an afternoon scenic helicopter flight from Alice Springs. On this remarkable journey, you will fly the first section of the Larapinta trail from Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap. We take to the air and follow the Todd River to the Telegraph Station and get a bird’s eye view of Mt Gillen and Heavitree Gap before making our way to marvel at the breathtaking Simpsons Gap. From the air, you will also see stunning views of the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, parallel ridges spanning out 644kms into the distance from Alice Springs. This flight is a truly remarkable way to finish our Larapinta experience. If you don’t like helicopters we will discount your trip when you book.

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Flexible Walking Itineraries

Choose what suits you

We understand when you are travelling with friends and family that your fitness level and abilities may differ from each other. That’s why we offer a flexible walking itinerary offering shorter and more challenging days to suit different levels. With two guides on our walks of 8 or more people, we have the freedom to cater for a range of needs. You also have the option to sit out any day’s walking and enjoy the facilities at camp or the homestead.  You design a schedule that’s right for you!

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Great meals featuring local produce

Served with Australian wines

At the campsite, sit back to wonderful meals around the campfire prepared by our guides. You can expect to enjoy delicious meals with a local twist including lemon myrtle barramundi and bush tomato lamb. We support local businesses and purchase the majority of our food from a local providore in Alice Springs. When you arrive at Glen Helen Historic Homestead, your meals will be enjoyed in the homestead’s charming Namatjira Gallery restaurant, featuring pub-style fare served with Australian wine. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

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Our CEO guides

Chief Experience Officers

We call our guides CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your walking tour lives up to to your expectations. Our chief guides in the Larapinta have a fun-loving and caring nature as well as being passionate and knowledgable. Both have a wonderful can-do attitude and will go above and beyond to ensure your tour is every bit as memorable as you hoped.

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Special Indigenous Guest Guide

Life’s an Adventure is proud to work with a local Arrente woman Deanella Mack who was born and raised in Alice Springs.  We meet with her or one of her associates on day one at Stanley Chasm and learn the Dreamtime story of how the chasm was created and many other insights into local Arrente culture.  This brings a fresh and modern day perspective to cultural awareness.

“Any person who lives in Australia, and indeed any visitors, should gain some understanding of the indigenous culture and history of Australia. A couple of hours spent with our indigenous guide on the first day of Life’s An Adventure 5-day Larapinta Trail tour was hugely instructive in this regard. Her outlining the cultural connections of the Arrente people of the region very much set the framework for our walk along the Larapinta.” Huw Kingston, Environmentalist- Adventurer, and Speaker

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Genuinely all-inclusive

Nothing more to pay

All tours are genuinely inclusive. From restaurant meals at the Homestead perfectly matched with Australian wines, to helicopter flight, park fees, guest speakers and even credit card fees. When you book our walks there will be nothing extra to pay.

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Personalised Tours

Make new friends on the trail

Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate. We love the clients we attract on a Life’s An Adventure walking experience. Happy, down to earth people, who are passionate about walking and simply excited to be on holidays. We find our guests often form lifelong friendships on tour as they are travelling with wonderful like-minded people.

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21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Larapinta Trail Walk

Trek the Larapinta Trail with Life’s an Adventure and enjoy a Pack Free walk with your overnight bags transported for you, leaving you free to walk with as little as water and a camera.

  • Pack Free fully supported walk with your overnight luggage transported to the campsite & homestead
  • Helicopter Flight over Section 1 of the Larapinta, for a unique view of the MacDonnell Ranges
  • 2 nights camping at magnificent Ormiston Gorge, centrally located so you can walk directly into camp on night one and take a swim after your walk. All guests will stay in walk-in tents with off the ground beds complete with deluxe camping mattresses.
  • Two nights at historic Glen Helen Homestead in comfortable rooms with ensuites. The Homestead has a refreshing pool you can take a dip after a day’s walking or walk down to the local swimming hole.
  • All meals including 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts, and 5 lunches
  • On your last 2 nights at Glen Helen Homestead you will enjoy pub-style meals in the Homestead’s restaurant accompanied by fine wines.
  • Australian wine will be served during dinner each night at camp as well
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our guides are passionate, entertaining, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Guest indigenous guide talk and ‘Welcome to Country’ at Stanley Chasm
  • Return transfers from Alice Springs on day 1 and 5 of your trip
  • National Park Pass

Please note: the only equipment you will need to bring is a sleeping bag which can be hired from us for a fee of $40. Our bags are dry cleaned after every use.

Day 1: Welcome to Country - Stanley Chasm - Ormiston Gorge & Pound Walk
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SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Mercure Hotel, Alice Springs

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 10kms. 6 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade. Climb 110 metres and descent 110 metres. Terrain is rocky hard surfaces requiring sturdy hiking boots.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: After enjoying the Standley Chasm walk we travel to Ormiston Gorge, for those that don’t want to do the Ormiston Pound walk today, enjoy the flexibility to relax at camp where you can swim at Ormiston Gorge waterhole whilst the rest of the group is walking.

WALK ITINERARY: Our day starts in Alice Springs at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort where you will meet your guides for a pre-tour briefing and head for a “Welcome to Country” with local Arrente guide Deanella Mack at Stanley Chasm.  Standley Chasm/Angkerle Atwatye is part of her dreaming and connection to country and where she lives with her family. Deanella brings a fresh and modern day perspective to cultural awareness and loves sharing her knowledge in order to facilitate understanding across cultures.

We travel to Ormiston Gorge which is one of the main highlights of the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park. Enjoy a beautiful and spectacular walk up to high escarpment overlooking the pound and then we descend into the pound. The walk takes you through a spinifex covered landscape. You will be amazed at the extensive population of wildlife surrounding the many waterholes along the way. Upstream as you walk through the gorge rising spectacularly on either side are cliff faces which look like Red Lego blocks. You will see ancient pines, river red gums and you may even see the famous Sturt Desert rose.

We are very lucky to be able to take advantage of a campsite at beautiful Ormiston Gorge. Today we walk directly into our campsite to find our stand up touring tents erected and your overnight bags waiting in your tent. Take a dip in the refreshing waterhole before dinner, a great way to refresh after your day’s walk. Relax as a delicious dinner served with Australian wine is prepared for your enjoyment. Sit around the campfire, toast marshmallows and chat about the day’s adventure with your new friends.

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Day 2: A Wander to Mount Sonder
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TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 16kms. 6 hours walking with breaks. Walk: Hard grade. Terrain is rocky hard surfaces requiring sturdy hiking boots.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: For those that do not want to walk to the top of Mount Sonder we offer an alternative shorter walk to suit your fitness today. Our second guide will tailor-make the walk to the needs of those choosing this option with several walking options available including a Redbank Gorge walk showcasing it’s pretty chasm and gorge or a shorter version of Mt Sonder.

WALK ITINERARY: We have carefully planned your journey so that the most challenging day to Mt Sonder (the highest point of the trail) is at the start of the tour when you are fresh and more energetic, then we gradually make each day easier as the tour comes to an end. We start the day early so we can enjoy a glorious walk to Mt Sonder.

European’s were first acquainted with the mountain in the watercolour painting of the famous Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira. This section’s walk to the summit showcases the stunning colours of the range and amazing views for hundreds of miles into the distance. Initially, we climb through bushland, then the tree’s gradually become more stunted as the track rises on open spinifex covered slopes. At the top, we will enjoy sweeping views of where we have been and record our achievement in the Visitor’s book. The trip to the peak of Mount Sonder comprises an 8km walk from the gorge over rocky and steep terrain suited to fit bushwalkers.

We return to our campsite with time to have a relaxing swim in the waterhole before dinner. Tonight enjoy a wonderful dinner featuring local produce and Australia wine around the campfire.

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Day 3: Ormiston Gorge to Glen Helen Homestead
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TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 12kms. 7 hours walking with breaks. Walk: Medium grade. Terrain is rocky hard surfaces requiring sturdy hiking boots.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: For those that don’t want to walk today, enjoy the flexibility to relax at camp and have a swim at the waterhole with the option to enjoy a stroll along the short but rewarding Ghost Gum walk at your own pace. The Ghost Gum trail meanders through sandy soil and ghost gums before gaining altitude via steps to reach a viewing platform. It is possible to continue along the path for a longer route along the gorge. Afterwards transfer to Glen Helen Homestead for an early check-in. Here you can stroll down to Glen Helen Gorge for a swim or relax around the Homestead’s swimming pool.

WALK ITINERARY: Today our walk will take us from the Ormiston Gorge to the Historic Glen Helen Homestead. Our walk starts with a magnificent Red Mallee forest, wildflowers after rains if you’re lucky and a dis-used cattle corral, which reminds us of the past pioneers of this rugged cattle country.

Mount Sonder looming in the distance and plains stretching as far as the eye can see. We descend over gently undulating terrain when we come to the junction of Ormiston and Davenport creeks which is the start of the famous Finke River. The Finke was called Larapinta by the Arentee People which means salt creek and it is one of the oldest watercourses on this planet. We cross the Finke River to the west bank and rise through a patch of river red gums to an open plain. An easy walk leads to the oasis of the Historic Glen Helen Homestead which is our accommodation for the next two nights. Upon arrival enjoy free time to stroll along pretty Glen Helen Gorge take a swim in the homestead pool. Tonight our group meets in The Homestead’s restaurant for our evening meal. Enjoy hearty pub-style meals accompanied with Australian wine. Retire to your room with ensuite and reverse cycle air conditioning/heating.

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Day 4: Eagles Landing - Counts Point
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TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 15kms. 8 hours walking with breaks. Walk: Hard grade. Terrain is rocky hard surfaces requiring sturdy hiking boots.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: For those that don’t want to do the Counts Point walk today, we offer an alternative easier walk to suit your fitness. Our second guide will take you on a shorter walk to Serpentine Gorge & Serpentine Gorge lookout. An easy 3km return trip takes you into the sheltered Gorge and waterhole and then onto a short sharp climb to the lookout that enables you to see up the gorge and also over the surrounding parks of the range country. After spending the morning here, you will be transferred back to Glen Helen where you can take another short walk to the Glen Helen Gorge along the Finke River with views of the towering sandstone wall.

WALK ITINERARY: Today we walk section 8 of the Larapinta Trail. We climb to Eagles landing which in the Aboriginal Dreamtime tells the story of an Eagle ancestor who patrolled the range from Ochre pits to Serpentine Gorge.

After a morning tea stop at Eagles landing, we then continue to Counts Point. This vantage point offers a wonderful opportunity to see the overall geology of the ranges. Views along this straight Quartz ridge lines give a spectacular view of Mt Sonder. To the right in the distance is the highest peak in the Northern Territory Mt Zeil. In our opinion the best view along the whole length of the trail. After lunch, we descend the range into the plains to the end of our walk at Serpentine Gorge chalet. We then transfer back to our hotel accommodation at Glen Helen Homestead. Enjoy dinner in the restaurant featuring Australian wine and chat about the day’s adventures.

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Day 5: Ochre Pits to Serpentine Chalet Gorge - Helicopter Flight over Section 1 of the Larapinta
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TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 8kms. 4 hours walking with breaks. Walk: Medium grade. Terrain is rocky hard surfaces requiring sturdy hiking boots.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Todays walk is an easy 6.2km from the Ochre pits to Serpentine Chalet with a spectacular morning tea stop at Inarlanga Gorge (one not to be missed) however if you are wanting an alternative option you can enjoy the Ochre pits with the group and then travel with the second guide around to Serpentine Chalet carpark where you will wait for the group to finish their hike

WALK ITINERARY: Today we hike an easy 4 km track along the Song Line of the Arrente track from Ochre pits which connect to Inarlanga Pass. The Ochre pits are still used by the traditional landowners, Arrente people. The track follows high ground to some of the best views of the whole Larapinta trail.

We enter into the Inarlanga Gorge the smoking green fronds of the McDonald ranges Cycads stand out against the glowing red walls of the gorge formed 300 million years ago. The gorge has been the ceremonial place an important watering point for the Western Arrente people for thousands of years. We walk the descent back through spinifex foothills over a low saddle through mulga back to our starting point. We travel back to Alice Springs and finish our journey with an afternoon scenic helicopter flight to see the dramatic landscapes from the air.

On the last day of our walk, we finish our journey with an afternoon scenic helicopter flight from Alice Springs. On this remarkable journey, you will fly the first section of the Larapinta trail from Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap. We take to the air and follow the Todd River to the Telegraph Station and get a bird’s eye view of Mt Gillen and Heavitree Gap before making our way to marvel at the breathtaking Simpsons Gap From the air, you will also see stunning views of the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, parallel ridges spanning out 644kms into the distance from Alice Springs. This flight is a truly remarkable way to finish our Larapinta experience.

A truly inspiring experience. Afterwards, we head back to the Mercure Hotel arriving, the end of a fantastic journey.

FINISH TIME: Approximately 5.30pm

Larapinta Trail Pack-Free Guided - Day 5

Life’s an Adventure would like to acknowledge the original custodians of the land – The Arrente people.

.. and the resultCustomer Testimonials
Merel was one of the most knowledgeable guides I have experienced over many years of guided walking. She kept us safe, informed and on task. Overall impression of the tour Excellent. I walked Larapinta in 2005 (7-day trip) and thought the current trip was great for showing the highlights. The mix of camping and hotel stay was a good idea and well-suited for the demographic.
Helen Jones

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Guides Excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for our guides. Camping was Excellent. The Glen Helen homestead was well managed and had a lovely homely feel. Great scenic location as well. Loved the food and the professionalism of the restaurant. Overall impression of the tour - Excellent. Enjoyed the mix of camping and homestead accommodation. Thought 5 days was good for walkers of our level and age. The tour was great and gave us the Central Australian experience that we were hoping for.
Rod and Jewel Davies

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We run regular weekly departures during the months late May to August. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
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Solo travellers willing to share with someone of the same gender will pay no extra. Those wanting their own cottage will need to pay a single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.
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  • PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.
  • EARLYBIRD, & SPOT SPECIALS: Refunds and cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.
  • Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

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We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

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  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do I need to be to do this walk?

The entire Larapinta trail runs from Alice Springs to Mt Sonder a total of 223kms, to walk it in its entirety would take around 16 days, though most people experiencing the trail opt to choose to walk sections of the best areas only. Life’s An Adventure have handpicked a number of sections of the trail to create a fantastic 5-day walking itinerary, encompassing the main highlights that you won’t want to miss.

You will need to have a good-to-excellent level of fitness to complete this walk. Clients do have the option to opt out of any day’s walking and relax at the campground or homestead. On day 2 we also give walkers the option to do an alternative easier walk for those not wanting to walk to Mount Sonder.

Do I need to pay extra for a portered walk?

No. All our guests will have their overnight bags transported to the campsite and accommodation each night.

So what will I need to carry?

This is a Pack Free walk. All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day.

What camping gear is provided?

All your camping gear and equipment including stand up touring tents, off the ground beds with deluxe mattresses, pillows, all your eating utensils, the campsite’s cooking equipment. Pretty much all you’ll need to bring is your clothes, a torch/flashlight and your personal items packed in an overnight bag. Please ask your hotel to store any large suitcases. Once final payments are received you will be emailed a Clothing and Gear checklist in your Pre-Departure Information. You’ll need to provide your own sleeping bag or hire one from us.

Do you cater for different dietary requirements?

Yes, we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as many details as possible.

When is the best time of the year to do this walk?

The premiere time to do this walk is between May and August when the daytime temperatures are in the low to mid 20 degrees Celsius and skies are generally blue and clear. Night time temperatures during this period can be extremely cold averaging between 5 and 8 degrees but can drop below zero.

How do I check availability?

Click on the Tour Availability tab, click on the Select a date field and select your preferred date from the calendar. If no dates appear to scroll through the weeks by press the “Next Week” button until a departure appears. To request a new date please email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Can you recommend any pre or post accommodation?

As our departures from the Mercure Alice Springs Resort for convenience, we recommend this hotel of choice for your pre-tour accommodation. This is the only drop off point at the end of the walk as well. The hotel is located in the centre of town and has fantastic facilities. To book accommodation please call the hotel on (08) 8951 4545 and mention “Life’s An Adventure Larapinta Tour” to receive your special rates.

Are there toilets and showers?

Shower and toilet facilities are provided at the campground. At the homestead, each room has its own ensuite with flushing toilets and hot showers.

How many people per tent?

A maximum of 2 people are in each 4 man tent.

Am I able to organise an exclusive group departure?

Exclusive departures may be able to be organised on other dates for groups of 10 people or more. Please email us with your requirements.

If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay extra?

If you are prepared to share with another single traveller of the same gender, there is no need to pay any extra. Thos requiring their own room will need to pay a single supplement which is subject to availability. Please enquire with our office for details.

What time does this adventure start and finish?

We meet in Alice Springs at 7.30am at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort on day 1. On the final day, you will return to the same hotel at approximately 5.30pm – 6 pm.

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