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A wonderful discovery even after having travelled so much

Best of guides, wonderful attitude, caring, friendly, generous. Exceptional leadership from Jeff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
Check it out - preferably in the cooler months

The Larapinta Trail offers something special for everyone, regardless of your level of fitness! If... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best of guides, wonderful attitude, caring, friendly, generous. Exceptional leadership from Jeff the leader. Amazing semi-permanent facility in sublime locations. Amazing food by Andy. Next time I will share my reciepe ahead of time so Andy could buy the ingredients. Sweet big eyes and smiles...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The Larapinta Trail offers something special for everyone, regardless of your level of fitness! If you love walking and photography and even experiencing the stars in unique environs, then I believe you'll find a part of the Larapinta Trail to adventure to and explore. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Imelda6450
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trail. Well signposted and marked all along the way. It is possible to just do smaller sections. Plenty of secure parking at each section starting point. Each section is clearly marked with distance, gradient and skill level clearly displayed. Paths are well maintained.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nickytravels2014
Reviewed October 8, 2018

My husband and I recently walked the Larapinta trail with World Expeditions. We enjoyed the company of 12 fellow hikers and and had three amazing guides (Brent, Reid and Anita) who did everything to ensure we had an enjoyable experience. The camps were comfortable, with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Snoopy2266
Reviewed September 26, 2018

end to end professional service from the first step on the trail to the last farewell at the hotel drop off the staff were engaged and helpful totally recommend the company and this experience

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Wendy H
Reviewed September 18, 2018

As a UK expat I am frequently asked for recommendations from visitors for the must dos for a visit to Australia. Time is usually a factor with most visitors looking to cram in as much a possible into 3-4 weeks without spending all the time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nick E
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Larapinta Trail was a fabulous highlights experience - the World Expeditions base camps are comfy camping, guides knowledgeable and food terrific. My only advice check the walking level is right for you - the Comfort Trek is a good balance of tough and easy days...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Quincetart
Reviewed September 16, 2018

What an amazing 6 days hiking and camping along the Larapinta Trail, West MacDonnell Ranges/National Park. The camp: kitchen, sleeping tents with swags and the campfire circle were very comfortable. I appreciated how the camp is set up to reduce environmental impact. We had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marlene F
ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at The Larapinta Trail, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

This response is posted on behalf of Trek Tours -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Marlene F, Thank you very much for rating your 6 Day Larapinta trekking experience 5 stars! Cheers for the kind words on our invaluable guides and their efforts. You are spot on in saying...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

My friends and I have just finished the 6 day walk with Trek Larapinta. We were impressed with our guides 'Lish and Edward, they were very well organised and cooked amazing meals .... grilled Barrumundi, roast lamb and kangaroo, just to name a few. Each...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne N
ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at The Larapinta Trail, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

This Response is posted on behalf of Trek Tours ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Anne N, Thank you very much for rating your small group 6 Day Larapinta trekking experience with Trek Larapinta so highly! Great to read that you had such a great time on the trail...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Trip was marred by weak guides and poor facilities. Eco camps need to be better quality for the price charged. Such a shame as this could be an outstanding experience. Amazing sunsets, great landscapes and colours. Mount Sonder at sunrise is a must do. Had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Liz C
May 13, 2018|
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Response from tonyj418 | Reviewed this property |
I prefer east-west. Agree that Mt Sonder a great place to finish the trail
Dembra C
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Martin T | Reviewed this property |
I did 6 days on the Trail in July 2017. Walked with World Expeditions on their "Classic larapinta trek in comfort". They used 3 fixed campsites and we walked for 6 days over the best of the Trail. This included all/parts... More
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Wongaya_Jeff | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get water but not necessarily tank water, we took a filter and used water from Billabongs. But tank water is available most days
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Trip Report- " a little outback experience" (Part 1). (7 Replies)
Early start as we are leaving Perth and flying to Alice Springs on the 11.00am flight. Another long 3 hr flight but no movies on this flight but at least Qantas give us a good healthy chicken green salad for lunch... Arrive Alice late afternoon and pick-up our huge 4WD truck, it’s massive and looks absolutely ridiculous we have already named it “The Crocodile”. We drive into town before checking into our hotel as hubby needs to do some work and I have decided to check out a few art...More
February 26, 2008|
Response fromhowzatperth|
On ya EM. As allways a great read. cheers Howzie
Washington, DC
Please help with trip to Uluru, etc. (2 Replies)
Hello, I will be traveling solo to Australia for the first two weeks in Dec. 2012. I'm female in my 40s and in great physical shape. I'd like to visit Uluru and Kings Canyon, hike and experience some of the Outback. I will spend about 3-4 days in the NT area and am undecided about what is worth visiting. I'd like to see wildlife in the wild (like kangaroos) ;-). I plan to book a multiday tour but I don't like camping and prefer smaller groups. I would also like a more active tour and...More
November 02, 2012|
Response fromlonghorn74|
I've been to Uluru twice, but never in December and there's a reason for that. It's beastly hot (average temperature of 95 degrees) and there's lots of flies. There's not a lot of wildlife out there to begin with and it's going to be too hot for them to be "out and about". Any hiking that you want to do will have to be done in the early morning. The rest of the day will need to be spent indoors or in the swimming pool. If your main goal is to see wildlife, go elsewhere in Australia. If...More
Larapinta Trail (2 Replies)
How fit does one need to be to do the Larapinta Trail? Which bits of it are the most interesting/scenic? Will be doing it in July...how cold will it get at night? Daytime temps?
April 01, 2009|
Response from60yoAussie|
Anyone with moderate fitness and walking ability should be able to walk the Larapinta Trail - or at least parts of it. It is divided into sections, most about a day's walk - so with a (4WD) car shuffle and a few 2 day sections, it can almost be walked with just a day pack. It will be very cold at night (below zero - take a space blanket and sleeping bag), and pleasantly warm during the day in July. Do a google on Larapinta Trail for detail about the walk; there is a detailed book/maps...More