WE ARE TREK LARAPINTA

Trek Larapinta is a boutique trekking company that specialises in guided walking tours on the Larapinta Trail. Established in 1998 Trek Larapinta is a local pioneer of small group trekking tours on the Larapinta Trail. We think small is beautiful; being small we can focus on tour quality and sustainability, maintain strong local knowledge of the landscape and build meaningful connections within our community.

 

With its rugged, ancient landscape, the Larapinta Trail is one of the most spectacular multi-day hiking experiences in the world. We guide walking tours for small groups of 8-10 trekkers, along this magnificent trail. We employ passionate, highly experienced, professional guides, who deliver world class interpretive tours in one of the most spectacular places in Central Australia.

 

Trek Larapinta also offers volunteer programs on the Larapinta Trail, supports Indigenous enterprises and practices environmentally responsible travel. We do this in a place we know and love: the Larapinta Trail and Central Australia. These are special places for us. It’s a privilege to live here and share the experience with you. We understand that by looking after our wilderness areas and having a total ‘leave no trace’ policy we are preserving the areas that we visit for future generations. We abide by and believe in the philosophy that when you look after the land, the land looks after you.

 

Trek Larapinta wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Central and Western Arrernte Country for allowing us the opportunity to share this magnificent place – the Larapinta Trail/Western MacDonnell region.

 

Dream, reconnect, explore, share and discover with us.

 

 

WHERE WE GO

WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO TREK WITH US

SMALL GROUPS
SMALL GROUPS
Maximum 10 trekkers. True small group trekking.
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL/CAMPS
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL/CAMPS
Trek Larapinta employs many strategies to maintain minimal impact travel, both socially and environmentally. Our private eco-campsites are all about fully immersing you in nature.
OUR FOOD
OUR FOOD
Trek Larapinta prides itself on preparing fresh and wholesome meals sourced from local suppliers and growers as much as possible. Our guides are skilled and passionate cooks who love to surprise and delight you with a tasty array of nutritious dishes. Learn more about our food.
OUR GUIDES
OUR GUIDES
A great trek starts with having great guides. We feel privileged to have the best wilderness guides in Australia working for us; they have a deep knowledge of the Larapinta Trail, and have an affinity and understanding with this country. They’re skilled at what they do and passionate about doing it well. Meet your guides here.
INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIPS
INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIPS
Partnerships with local businesses provide training and cultural opportunities for guests, guides and indigenous people. Cultural conversations provide insight into the local Arrente culture, while collaboration with our private eco-campsite at Standley Chasm (Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation) shares our knowledge of ecotourism practices and helps to train indigenous staff.
COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY
Supporting local enterprise is our focus – sourcing as much of our tour equipment and food from local businesses and supporting local community groups. Trek Larapinta helps to support the Friends of the Larapinta Trail by donating effort, energy and money through our volunteer programs on the trail.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PRINCIPLES

 

Every decision and action of ours takes these principles into account. Trek Larapinta:

 

  • is conscious of both the positive and the negative impacts of our operations and conduct;
  • has a responsibility to build awareness around cultural and ecological values;
  • delivers positive Northern Territory visitor experiences;
  • provides direct benefits for conservation;
  • generates financial benefits for local communities and private local industry;
  • operates a leave-no-trace and minimal impact business; and
  • recognises and consults with the traditional owners of Central Australia.

TRAVELLER’S TALES

Sandra on the 9 Day Larapinta Trail Trek (August 2019)

Tour experience was delightful! Climbing Mt Sonder for the sunrise, starlit nights, sunshine, camping, being in the bush and no cooking! Lucy and Alina were fantastic, fun guides and did a marvellous job with the meal preparation, organisation and catering for individual differences in walking abilities! Thank you!!

Lisa & Andrew on the 16 Day End to End Larapinta Trail Trek (August 2019)

Brad and Jacob were so fantastic, they made it a very stress-free experience for us. It was great to know we were being so well looked after regarding all aspects of the trek. Food was fabulous! Ate so well. A definite highlight was Brad and Jacob’s knowledge of the track, its history, geology, flora and fauna. We would never have learnt so much doing it on our own.

Carol on the Super 6 Day Larapinta Trail Trek (July 2019)

A most incredible adventure, I seriously loved every minute of it. Terrific guides with comprehensive knowledge, not only about the local area but our amazing world. This is a must do for anyone wanting to challenge themselves – it is tough so be prepared!

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