Glen Helen Homestead Lodge an outback oasis...
Glen Helen Homestead Lodge
an outback
oasis...

Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail

 

Phone :
+61 (08) 8956 7489

Email :
res@glenhelen.com.au

Challenge yourself on the spectacular Larapinta Trail

Lara Pinta Trail Transfers

The Larapinta Trail is a world renowned 223 kilometre long distance walking track spanning from Alice Springs to Mt Sonder at the far end of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

The challenging walk takes in the best of the West MacDonnell National Park and is broken into 12 sections taking between 1 and 2 days each. Choose to walk the entire trail or try individual sections.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap

This 23.8 kilometre section is medium grade and designed to take 2 days. There are basic overnight camping facilities at Wallaby Gap and water is available, but as with all water tanks on the trail purification recommended.

Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek

Again designed to take 2 days section 2 is a medium grade walk and covers 24.5 kilometres. Basic camping is available at Mulga Camp, approximately half way along the trail.

Jay Creek to Standley Chasm

A one day walk, section 3 covers 13.6 kilometres of steep and rugged country. This section is only recommended for fit and experienced walkers. The camp site at Standley Chasm has water and a kiosk.

Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole

Covering 17.7 kilometres of rugged trail this section should take 2 days and is classified as very hard due to the frequent steep climbs and descents. Brinkley Bluff summit offers overnight camping with a spectacular view

Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge

Similar to section 4, section 5 is a difficult 2 day walk covering 16 kilometres of steep trail. Basic overnight camping is available at Fringe Lily Creek and at Hugh Gorge.

Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek

The longest section on the trail, section 6 covers 31.2 kilometres over 2 days on a medium grade track. Overnight camping is available at Ghost Gum Flat, Rocky Gully, between Rocky Gully and Saddle and at Ellery Creek.

Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge

This hard section covers 13.8 kilometres and can be completed in 1 day. Camping and water are available at Serpentine Gorge.

Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Dam

Covering 13.8 kilometres this section is graded as hard due to some steep areas but should still be comfortably completed in 1 day. Camping at Serpentine chalet has water and bathrooms.

Serpentine Chalet Dam to Ormitson Gorge

Another long section covering 28.6 kilometres in 2 days section 9 is graded as hard due to steep areas. Basic overnight camping is available at Waterfall Gorge and with Ormiston Gorge offering full facilities.

Ormiston Gorge to Finke River

Covering 9.1 kilometres of medium grade trail Section 10 can be completed in 1 day and offers walkers the opportunity to stop at Glen Helen for the evening where full facilities and limited supplies are available. Basic camping is also available at Finke River.

Finke River to Redbank Gorge

A relatively easy section apart from one long steep climb, take 2 days to cover the 26 kilometre trail. Camp at Hilltop Lookout or Rocky Bar Gap and Redbank Gorge

Redbank Gorge to Mount Sonder and back

The final section is a hard 15.8 kilometre climb rewarded with spectacular views over the West MacDonnell Ranges. The return walk should take around 6 hours.

Completing the Larapinta Trail is a huge achievement, however planning is essential. Having the right gear and supplies will be essential to safely completing the walk. Glen Helen Homestead Lodge offers transfer and food drop supplies to assist walkers on the trail. Contact us for more information.

 

Lara Pinta Trail Transfers

Testimonial3

We arrived from the west, so the place felt like the middle of nowhere, but really it is only 45 minutes easy drive from Alice Springs. The staff were friendly and helpful; the room was cozy but small and not real flash, however this is an unpretentious place and the value was there. We were amazed to find a terrific restaurant here and had a fabulous meal which would be worth driving out from Alice for, even if you weren’t staying over. Thoroughly recommended. PS Please ask the tour bus operators not to de-stone their dual wheels in front of the bowser!

A friendly oasis

2015-05-22T10:49:48+00:00

A friendly oasis

We arrived from the west, so the place felt like the middle of nowhere, but really it is only 45 minutes easy drive from Alice Springs. The staff were friendly and helpful; the room was cozy but small and not real flash, however this is an unpretentious place and the value was there. We were View Full →

Testimonial1

Of all the places we stayed during our one week trip around Alice Springs this is the only place I would love to go back to. I do not care that there is no television, no air con and pretty simple accommodation. The atmosphere is lovely and personal, there was a roaring fire and live music in the evening, a toy box in the reception area for children, old books and magazines and after days of eating over priced chewy pizzas the restaurant was like arriving in heaven! Proof that you can have nice food in a remote location – we were looking forward to dinner every night and enjoyed kangaroo, camel sausages and crocodile spring rolls matched with great Aussie wines. It was the one place we would have loved to have stayed longer – the images speak for themselves. Will be back for sure.

Loved it – great food in the outback!!!

2015-05-12T10:06:47+00:00

Loved it – great food in the outback!!!

Of all the places we stayed during our one week trip around Alice Springs this is the only place I would love to go back to. I do not care that there is no television, no air con and pretty simple accommodation. The atmosphere is lovely and personal, there was a roaring fire and live View Full →

Testimonia2

Glen Helen Resort was one of our stops on our travels through the Outback. all hotels were pre-arranged and we didn’t really now what to expect. Glen Helen Resort was out first Outback stop along the red centre way, and provided us with a with a real outback feeling. The Resort is very simple, the rooms small and cozy, but very clean and the staff were really friendly and kind. The evening meal was superb, the music in the evening was very fitting and could be enjoyed outside on the patio as well. The sandwiches we got the next day to take with us were the best sandwiches we had all trip. All in all avery simple but very nice and authentic resort.

Authentic Outback

2015-05-12T10:07:21+00:00

Authentic Outback

Glen Helen Resort was one of our stops on our travels through the Outback. all hotels were pre-arranged and we didn’t really now what to expect. Glen Helen Resort was out first Outback stop along the red centre way, and provided us with a with a real outback feeling. The Resort is very simple, the View Full →

Testimonial4

Just a quick e-mail to say how much we enjoyed our recent stay at Glen Helen, such a stunning location, friendly atmosphere, super service and great food – and accommodation, while as advised was basic, we found it spotlessly clean and all we really needed was there for an overnight stop. The highlight was the Ormiston Gorge Helicopter flight, just jaw droppingly beautiful – I think the pilot thought our microphones weren’t working, when in fact we were just speechless!

Jaw droppingly Beautiful

2015-05-22T10:50:57+00:00

Jaw droppingly Beautiful

Just a quick e-mail to say how much we enjoyed our recent stay at Glen Helen, such a stunning location, friendly atmosphere, super service and great food – and accommodation, while as advised was basic, we found it spotlessly clean and all we really needed was there for an overnight stop. The highlight was the View Full →