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The Larapinta Trail

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Address: | Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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6-Day Larapinta Trail Walking Tour from Alice Springs
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Amazing experience

Spent a few days doing the Western sections of the trail. Fantastic views, scenery, wildlife. What a great experience. The climb of Mount Sonder is a great way to finish (theres a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days doing the Western sections of the trail. Fantastic views, scenery, wildlife. What a great experience. The climb of Mount Sonder is a great way to finish (theres a 5meter circle of mobile phone reception right on the summit!!)

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Spending six days exploring the McDonnell Ranges with Trek Larapinta has been the highlight of our year and an adventure that we will always remember. We heard about Trek Larapinta through Australian friends who raved about their 9-day trek in June of 2016. A booking was still available for the last 6-day trek scheduled for the season, in September. It... More 

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FriendsofLarapinta, Manager at The Larapinta Trail, responded to this review

Hello kengeorge (K&K) We appreciate you awarding us 5 stars for your 6 Day Larapinta Trail experience with Trek Larapinta – thank you. We were very lucky to see another special side of Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park in September and you summed it up perfectly. What enables such a wilderness experience to be outstanding is having passionate quality... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

we came from USA to Alice Springs and decided to do the Larapinta trail. We previously saw the rock, kings canyon exc... and decided to go wild and do the hike. Personally so much better than any other tourist traps in the area. We learned, saw and experienced a whole new part of the country than we would have ever... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

As a Centralian Local, walked the trail over the winter, section by section. If you hike then this is a must do bucket list journey. Be immersed in the West MacDonnell Ranges with 300 Million years of rock formations and history. Best tip- bring worn in hiking boots not worn out ones.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Went to go but the idiotic rule of "no dogs" keeps Aussie family's like ours away. Well done, another National Park tragedy for the country.

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1 Thank holidayroadoz
FriendsofLarapinta, Manager at The Larapinta Trail, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you feel that way, however pets in National Parks are prohibited for many good reasons. Annoyance to other visitors, potential to spread disease through their waste, and the risk of predation of many native species are why they are not allowed in our parks. More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed traveling out of Alice to glen Helen and the stops along the way. Beautiful and fun to swim as well. We swam at Edy watering hole which was great. However glen Helen was not much. Good for an ice cream or coffee stop. Better to take your own food and of course plenty water.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is the first year World Expeditions (WE) has offered the 9 day Larapinta option. We joined the 4th and last for the season in mid-September. Before signing up we did a lot of research on the various companies' 6 and 9 day offerings, concerned about temperatures and the reputed toughness of the trail. With some trepidation we took the... More 

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FriendsofLarapinta, Manager at The Larapinta Trail, responded to this review

Hi Bonnies Girl, Firstly, congratulations on trekking the 9 day Larapinta Trek. We’re so glad you enjoyed the walk, it certainly is spectacular, isn’t it! Also, thank you for your compliment on the meals - it’s amazing what our guides can whip up with the bare essentials J . We’re glad you enjoyed your trip (and the refreshing creek crossings!)... More 

Drysdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The trail managed by the National Park is a great walk about 200 kilometers. It runs very close to human habitation, roads etc which makes it accessible to those who want to walk a few km or a few days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

In September I completed the "End to End" Larapinta Trail with Trek Larapinta. What a great experience! We completed the trail in 16 days, trekking through a stunning part of Australia. Since it was an escorted tour we carried only our day packs which made for a very enjoyable experience. At the end of each day we dined on a... More 

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FriendsofLarapinta, Manager at The Larapinta Trail, responded to this review

Hello Alan M, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your 16 Day End to End trekking experience with Trek Larapinta and for awarding us 5 stars! Josh and Hayley are outdoor guiding gems and we value their professionalism and boundless enthusiasm for the Larapinta Trail highly. A passion for food is part of our culture and is... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

First up. Have a reasonable level of fitness. This is an escorted hike and it is not walk on flat ground. Having completed Camino to Machu Picchu this is just just a stunning treasure in our backyard with the most passionate of hike leaders I have had the privilege of hiking with. It combines indigenous history with an awaking that... More 

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FriendsofLarapinta, Manager at The Larapinta Trail, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Thank you for your 5 star review of our Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort. We’re glad you enjoyed the learning about the indigenous history on the trail, it definitely heightens the experience along the trail. Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you again on another trek soon All the best, The World Expeditions Team More 

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