Award-Winning Six-Day Walking Tour on Larapinta Trail in Northern Territory

Alice Springs, Northern Territory (Australia)

Award-Winning Six-Day Walking Tour on Larapinta Trail in Northern Territory

Safari Tents
15 units
30 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom

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Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
Enjoy a six-day walking tour and a private safari tent along the Larapinta Trail in Australia.The safari tent offered on this tour can sleep up to two guests, are cozy and simple in nature. They are as close to camping as it gets, set on a solid platform and offer a mosquito netting. Guests here will be provided with two single stretcher beds and portable sleeping units, or swags.

Glampers here will also have hot showers at their disposal. Other facilities include comfortable lounges in the semi-permanent tents and a heated dining shelter.

Accommodation Features

  • Bathroom
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Mosquito net
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Fire pit
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
Facilities in each private tent include hot showers, comfortable lounges, and a heated dining shelter.

Complimentary, off-road transport from Alice Springs will be provided for all guests. The guides here will prepare delicious meals with a gourmet twist.

This rate includes five breakfasts, six lunches, and five dinners. Glampers will also have a professional wilderness guide and support staff, as well as all group camping equipment.

Guest Services

  • Breakfast
  • All meals

Location + Surroundings

Set in Northern Territory, Australia, this walking tour is a six-day adventure that takes glampers along the Larapinta Trail, which starts in the town of Alice Springs and extends about 140 miles west to the magnificent Mount Sonder. The wildlife here includes spectacular views of the West MacDonnell Ranges and numerous valleys enveloped by stunning natural and colorful rock formations.

The three campsites on this tour are located at specific intervals for just the right amount of time to take in the highlights of the trail. Glampers will stop at famous sites including, the Telegraph Station, the Simpsons Gap and the Standley Chasm walk. They will also explore the impressive Serpentine Gorge, as well as discover both the Ochre Pits and the Ormiston Gorge before reaching their final destination, Mount Sonder.

Activities

General activities
  • Wildlife watching

Since 1995, this group of guides have led the way on the Larapinta Trail—and their new semi-permanent campsites continue to set the standard. On this fully supported trek, guests will walk with just a day pack on well graded trails between five to ten miles a day, or eight and sixteen kilometers.

The tour guides here have selected specific walks for their exceptional scenery and their variety. Guests will be amazed by the dramatic color changes in the rock formations at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm and the dawn ascent of Mt Sonder (4527 feet) provides the perfect vantage point to take in the length of the entire West MacDonnell Ranges.

On the high ridge lines of the West MacDonnell Ranges, glampers will gain a rare perspective of the vast flood plains - truly big sky country - that form this ancient land. Adventurers who join this tour will also be dwarfed by the immensity of Ormiston and Serpentine gorges, as well as soothed by their idyllic waterholes.

Read below on further details on this six-day walking tour.

Day 1:
Head to Alice Springs and explore the Telegraph Station then hike to the first exclusive camp, Nick's Camp (9.3 miles).

Day 2:
Hike from camp to Simpsons Gap (6.2 miles) plus Standley Chasm walk (2.5 miles).

Day 3:
Discover Serpentine Gorge to Counts Point and head to Charlie's exclusive camp (11.2 miles).

Day 4:
Explore Ochre Pits (4.3 miles) plus Ormiston Gorge (6.8 miles).

Day 5:
Climb Mount Sonder (10 miles).

Day 6:
Ormiston Pound Walk (4.3 miles) and return to Alice Springs where the trip concludes.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Thirty

You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.

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Additional Information

This package includes all National Park fees, as well as fee to the Aboriginal Heritage Traditional Owners. Guests will have access to emergency communications and a first aid kit.

This property is open April to September and the accommodation comes as part of a walking trip.

There is also a two nights and three days option for $1395 AUD per person. Please inquire with host about this.

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