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It is also one of Australia’s newest trails and is quickly emerging as one of the most popular trails in Australia and the world.
This fabulous trip will take you right into Central Australia, also known as the Red Centre. This huge outback region in the Northern Territory spans dusty red desert, mountain ranges, and gorges.
We will start our journey in the town of Alice Springs before travelling into the MacDonnell Ranges. This is a spectacular area showcasing extraordinary geology sculptured over millions of years.
This is an awe-inspiring glimpse into our own history, our own geology, and our own culture. This is not to be missed.
The 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Australia’s most spectacular bushwalking and trekking experiences. It is also one Australia’s newest trails and is quickly emerging as one of the most popular trails in Australia and the world.
Check into your hotel. Afternoon briefing & leisure time. Optional Welcome to Country by Traditional Owners.
Trek beginning from the outskirts of Alice Springs west to Wallabys Gap. Superb views, tracing part of Overland Telegraph Line route and Aboriginal Dreaming Track. Transfer to Simpsons Gap.
Trek from Birthday Waterhole to Stuart’s Pass. Steep ascent along the high quartzite ridgelines of Chewings Range to the summit of Brinkley Bluff; magnificent views in all directions. Head down the bluff to the Standley Chasm Access Road, continue to Hugh River.
A wonderful lesson in geology today as we ascend and descent over challenging terrain including some sharp rocks. Other highlights include the abundance of birds including the elusive spinifex bird, a unique species of warbler found only in Australia.
Our trek today is to the spectacular western half of the Larapinta Trail, providing stunning views of the West MacDonnell Ranges, including Haasts Bluff and Mt Zeil (the highest point in the Northern Territory).
One of the shorter sections of the Larapinta Trail, our trek today winds through rolling limestone hills at the headwaters of the Finke River, one of the world’s oldest river systems.
A challenging climb to the peak of Mount Sonder (1380m), but we are rewarded with breathtaking views in all directions. Ranges, plains, valleys and salt lakes all combine to create magnificent vistas. This is a great place to experience the grandeur of the desert landscape.
Morning transfer to Ormiston Gorge where we spend our final morning on the Ormiston Pound Circuit Walk. There are numerous species of birds and mammals such as wallabies that can be seen in the gorge. Return to the Visitor Centre via the main waterhole. Transfer to Alice Springs, and return to our Final night together as a group.
After breakfast, make you way to the Airport for your flight home or to your next destination!