Larapinta Trail

Australia Australia

Worth knowing

The Larapinta Trail runs for a length of 215 kilometers through Australia.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as hard and it usually takes 11 days to walk the Larapinta Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way Generally difficult!
The water supply must be planned in detail in advance and, if necessary, water supplies have to be deposited en route.

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Larapinta Trail

215 km
Elevation gain
5.000 m
Elevation loss
4.900 m
Highest Point
Brinkely Bluff / 1.209 m
Lowest Point
Alice Springs Telegraph Station / 590 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
215 km
5.000 m
4.900 m
Brinkely Bluff
1.209 m
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
590 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Larapinta Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Larapinta Trail
Wilderness / Virtually no people and no settlements

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Arrival to the Larapinta Trail

You will arrive via Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Flugzeug. Duration approx. 4 hours.

Departure from the Larapinta Trail

Departure is via Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Flugzeug. Takes about 8 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Larapinta Trail

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