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5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail

Alice Springs, Australia
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Instead of just a day trip from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, double your fun with an overnight tour that provides more time to enjoy its natural spoils. Check out pristine beaches, look for wildlife like kangaroos, koalas and seals, go sandboarding, and visit natural attractions like Remarkable Rocks, Stokes Bay and Flinders Chase National Park. One night shared accommodation is included at Vivonne Bay Lodge, where you can take advantage of the nearby beach, biking or kayaking; upgrade to a private room if you wish. This island getaway is limited to 20 people. 
  • 2-day Kangaroo Island tour, from Adelaide
  • Stroll along sandy beaches at Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Bay
  • Try sand boarding on the hulking sand dunes of the Little Sahara
  • Observe sea lions at Seal Bay and New Zealand fur seals at Admirals Arch
  • Look for wild koalas, kangaroos and echidnas during a walk around Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Stay overnight at a lodge that boasts hiking trails, beach frontage, wildlife and lots of amenities
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people ensures a more intimate experience
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Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Air-conditioned vehicle
Swag Camping (4 Nights)
National Park Fees
Guide
Breakfast (4)
Lunch (5)
Dinner (4)
Extra Food not mentioned in itinerary
Airport Transfer
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Departure Point

Cnr Parsons Street and, Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Cnr Parsons Street and, Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your 2-day tour to Kangaroo Island starts as you depart Adelaide by coach for the drive to the coast, where you’ll catch the ferry to the island. One night of clean and well-equipped budget accommodation is included at Vivonne Bay Lodge, where you’ll have a shared room, or you can upgrade to a private room. The lodge features shared facilities, provided coffee and tea, table tennis, billiards, a bar, bikes, kayaks and a nearby beach. Two lunches, one breakfast and one dinner are included.

During your two days on the island, visit remote stretches of coastline, spot wildlife like fur seals, sea lions, koalas and kangaroos, and check out preserves like Flinders Chase National Park. Other highlights include Remarkable Rocks, the Little Sahara sand dunes, Admirals Arch, Stokes Bay and the island’s only remaining eucalyptus oil producer. See the Itinerary for details on each day. 
Itinerary
Ormiston Gorge
Begin this beautiful bushwalking track today by stretching your legs on Section 1 of the Larapinta Trail. We begin our walk from the official start of the trail at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station at 7am. The Station was founded in 1871 and used for relaying messages between Darwin and Adelaide. Follow the route of the old telegraph line through the rocky, rolling country that spreads out before you, winding along a path that makes its way over creeks and gullies. Walk along the scenic spine of the Euro Ridge and take in the excellent views of the surrounding Alice Valley, with the gnarled peaks of the West Macs out in the distance. Follow the trail downhill to Wallaby Gap, home to elusive black-footed rock-wallabies and a great place for birdwatching. After this, you’ll be met by your 4x4 vehicle and transferred to your campsite for the night in Ormiston Gorge, right in the heart of the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Sleep beneath countless stars in your swag tonight.
Duration: 9 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Swag Camping @ Campsite
Meals:
 Lunch  Dinner  
Finke River
Today is your first full day of hiking, beginning at the beautiful Ormiston Pound, home to the most impressive gorge in the whole West MacDonnell region. There’s a near-permanent waterhole shaded by ghost gums and towering red rock walls that is more than welcoming to any walker. The trail weaves its way from Ormiston to the Finke River through rolling limestone hills filled with unique plant life. The Finke is one of the oldest river systems in the world, and the local Arrernte name for this waterway gives the whole trail its name – Lhere Pinte, which means a salty river. You’ll return to your camp in Ormiston Gorge tonight with time to enjoy a welcome, tasty dinner and swap stories around the campfire.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Swag camping @ campsite
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
The Larapinta Trail
The next two days are the most challenging but also rewarding section of your Larapinta hike. This trail and its views are dominated by Mt Sonder, the highest point in the West MacDonnell Ranges. It’s an undulating 26 kilometres across spinifex-covered hills, making your way through the foothills towards to the hulking mountain. Cross the Davenport River then make the climb up to Hilltop Lookout, an ascent that’s rewarded with panoramic views of the peak and its surroundings Walking Distance: 26km over two days
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Swag Camping
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
Mount Sonder
Descend through mulga woodland and past distinctive knobbly black rock to shady Rocky Bar Gap and along the southern flank of Mt Sonder to Redbank Creek. You’ll have to sacrifice hot showers for the next two nights as you camp out overnight along the trail (with our transport truck meeting us each night), but the incredible scenery is more than worth it. You’ll finish Day 4 at a campsite in Redbank Gorge, in the shadow of the mountain itself.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Swag Camping
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
The Larapinta Trail
Hopefully, you got an early night yesterday as today you’ll be up with the possums at 1 am for an early start to climb to the summit of the iconic Mt Sonder. The early start allows you to climb in the cool morning air before the sun begins to beat down. The mountain is known traditionally as Rwetyepme – in local Arrernte culture she's portrayed as a pregnant woman forever doomed to lay on her back and watch the sky. It’s not an easy climb, but the journey to the peak is worth the sweeping views in all directions of Central Australia, taking in the trails you’ve covered over the past few days, the Tanami Desert in the north, meteor craters in the south, and the NT’s highest mountain in the west. It’s the perfect way to cap off the trip. Afterward, you’ll make your return to Alice Springs, where you’ll enjoy a well-earned shower and time to rest and maybe celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner. Walking Distance: 15km - approximately 6 hours
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 16 people per tour
  • Trip starts at 7am at Alice Springs YHA
  • Minimum child age is 16 years old
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please provide the following information required: -First and Last name as per passport - Passport number - Nationality of passport - Passport Issue Date - Passport Expiry Date - Date of Birth - Any existing medical conditions and/or dietary requirements - Travel Insurer Name - Policy number - Insurer emergency contact telephone number
  • You must have travel insurance to participate in tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Accommodation for this trip is Swag Camping, including bedrolls containing mattress, pillow and sleeping bag.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Australia

If you cancel at least 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 85 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 7 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 85 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 14 and 28 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 55 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 5 Day Trek the Larapinta Trail.

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