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This tour was excellent. The trek itself was challenging but fabulous. All aspects of Trek Larapinta's organisation and management of the tour was excellent and far exceeded expectations. The guides were wonderful - professional, knowledgable, organised and very friendly and accessible. Not to mention very fit. 🙂
Just a brief message to let you know what a totally amazing 3 day trek we experienced 10 days ago! My friend and I loved every minute of it – the landscape speaks for itself, but your guides and the services provided were perfect, accolades to Rob, Declan and the gorgeous Ella for allowing the group to gel and share the experience at their own pace, they were informative in a very relaxed way, highlight the sunrise on Mt Sonder, unforgettable
I would like to exprees my appreciation for the great 3 day walk organised and guided by Ella, Rob and Declan. They were very professional and patient with our slow walking pace. The food was fantastic and they created a great atmospphere in the group. Thank you
Just returned from our 3 day Larapinta Trek with Holger as our guide . This trek exceeded all of our expectations and was an amazing experience . Holger spoiled us with his amazing food and cooking , in addition to his knowledge and support theoughout every day . The amenities were all fantastic , clean and quite luxurious ! Everything had been considered for our needs and we could not recommend Holger and Trek Larapinta highly enough . We think we are ready for a longer adventure now thanks to Holger !
Everything was amazing! The young guides were capable, encouraging and fun! Organisation was straightforward and we loved the walks, campsites and gourmet food. Thank you!
Our two guides were superb. They were totally committed to ensuring that everyone had a great experience. They are the face of your company and they did you proud - they worked like they owned the company and gave the job everything. We felt they were genuinely interested in us, they were conscientious, caring and very competent. As well as genuinely nice, friendly and good-humoured. Loved sleeping in the swags under the stars. A highlight. We were impressed with the variety and standard of the food provided in the middle of nowhere!
The guides Eve & Morgan were awesome and worked very hard so that everything was organised and flowed smoothly. The briefings were succinct and informative. The food was healthy and delicious. The camp was well set up and the walks were memorable. Both guides got on well and laughed a lot which was relaxing and the dingo wake up calls still make me chuckle.
The guides were fantastic. Friendly, hard working and always ready to help, very generous and willing with their time. Emails and queries were answered promptly. Regular communication came as required to ensure we were informed and ready. When walking, the guides were informative and clear on trip expectations, and our needs for the day etc. All the meals and food was magnificent. Great variety, healthy and nutritious. I greatly appreciated the guides carrying and providing such great lunches for us on the track and delicious meals at camp. My gluten free needs were very adequately met. A fantastic camp, I was very impressed with how thoughtfully and carefully it was sited on the river. I was also impressed with the eco friendly and environmental safety practices and set ups. Whilst providing comfort and amenity it remains a beautiful natural living.
Loved it. Really enjoyed the challenge and the very different landscape. The stretcher beds/swags/tents were super comfortable the food was yummy and Brownie was very knowledgeable and encouraging and I really valued her maturity.
Loved all of it! Mt Sonder sunrise is memorable but so was every day. Katies knowledge and Adams enthusiasm were a big part of making the trip special.
Very enjoyable. Moderate to challenging days, but not exhausting, for somewhat fit 60+ year olds. Great base camp setup. Good quantities of fresh and delicious food and snacks. Loved the night skies and time around the evening fire with other trekkers.
I first visited the West MacDonnells in 2014. In May I finally returned with Trek Larapinta to spend 6 days in this outstanding area, walking and camping with a wonderful group of 8 people and our 2 fantastic guides Morgan and Will. Trek Larapinta is an excellent company to walk with, their commendable commitment to treat the environment with great respect was well borne out during our visit. Their small group size really goes help to create a wonderful group dynamic. I joined the group as a solo visitor but left feeling I was parting from some great friends. The walking was amazing, you need to have a good level of fitness but you don’t need to be super human! Morgan and Will kept us well fed with their great culinary skills, the occasional musical interludes were spot on too! I would highly recommend Trek Larapinta.
We have just returned from a sensational 6 day walk led by the wonderful Trek Larapinta guides - Sharna, Kate and Zoe. We loved every minute of this hot, rocky, challenging walk. The scenery is spectacular, just like walking through an Albert Namajera painting. The guides kept us well informed about the geology, flora and fauna of the area, as well as the indigenous history of the country. We particularly enjoyed the welcome to country offered by Dee, a local indigenous woman, who reminded us to use all our senses to fully experience the beauty of the West McDonald ranges. Each day after walking we stopped off for a swim in one of the local gorges or rivers, and then travelled back to the beautiful campsite. There we enjoyed fabulous meals, including 3 course dinners and lavish buffet breakfasts, laughs around the campfire and sleeping under the stars in the most comfortable swags. Everything about this walk was outstanding. As Kate, Sharna and Zoe drove us back to Alice Springs on the last afternoon, we were already planning our next walk with Trek Tours Australia and we haven't stopped raving about this memorable holiday ever since.
Trek Larapinta -- A Magnificent & Magical 6-Day Trek 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 was a fabulous time to hike the Larapinta Trail--the weather was mild (only two afternoons of 30+ heat), the desert floor was in bloom, and night sky was a carpet of stars. Our guides Kia and Dan were terrific--thoughtful, informative, companionable, and wonderful cooks. Now in our 50s and 60s, neither of us had experience in the Australian outback, and only one of us had wilderness experience (in the US and Canada). Whether we were facing the rigors of a steep ridge, or helping out with the daily routines of base camp, Kia and Dan made us feel comfortable and confident throughout. They were always attentive to the details of each day's trek, staying on plan even as they they encouraged all of us in our group to explore, to ask questions, or to linger quietly in the beautiful sweep and color of the McDonnells. Every day brought something that would astonish the eye or spirit, and our hike up Mount Sonder in the cool of night rewarded us at dawn with an incredible display of light and shadow across the ridges and desert reaches below. We already are thinking about taking another adventure with Trek Tours Australia in the next few years! Kia, Dan, and Trek Larapinta.....THANK YOU!
I'm still amazed that I could celebrate my 65th birthday, watching the sunrise from Mt Sonder, complete with musical accompaniment and a birthday scone cake. Thanks Trek Larapinta for offering this wonderful way to see this amazing landscape. Your two highly competent and companionable guides, Jo and Ben, cooked wonderful meals and looked after us very well both in camp and on the trail. The campsite was comfortable and the program a great way to see and experience a small part of this ancient and very beautiful landscape. If you want to experience Central Australia, in particular the West MacDonnell Ranges with its hidden delights, I could think of no better way to do it, but It does take some preparation re personal fitness and appropriate gear, and it is not for the faint hearted. It is well worth the effort, especially knowing how well supported we were with Trek Larapinta/Trek Australia.
Our guided 6 day trek exceeded all expectations! There was endless amazing scenery, knowledgeable & fun guides, delicious gourmet meals, comfortable but natural campsite & the walking was the just the right level of challenge.
Nick & Naomi were great. Professional, knowledgeable, passionate about their role & the country they were taking us through - and amazing cooks! They are both an asset to your company. Pre tour information was comprehensive and communication was clear. Exceeded my expectations - camps were terrific. Food - Great - certainly didn’t lose weight 🙂
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!!
This was a brilliant, moving, inspirational and sensational trip. Perfectly organised, more than I expected. All my needs were fully met.
Walking everyday in an awesome and inspiring landscape feeling well supported with a beautiful group of people and wonderful guides.
Cal & Jacob were both exceptional guides with experience and wisdom well beyond their years. The swag / tent option was well executed. Never hungry, guides were excellent cooks.
Enjoyed Larapinta experience-guides were very professional and friendly-they worked well as a team. The meals they cooked were very good and they catered well for my gluten free diet. Anzac day sunrise on Mt Sonder was definitely one of many highlights. Thanks so much.
Having just finished the 9-day trek recently, I already very much miss the simple routine of camp life and the easy company of our two wonderful guides Josh and Nathan. Climbing into my swag not knowing whether the night would bring ripping winds or would be so still that you can hear the dingoes howl in the distance; only to emerge the next morning well rested and in anticipation of a new exciting day on the trail. Observing how day turns to night and night to day, how the light and temperature change constantly. Putting one foot in front of the other in an arid foreign landscape that felt increasingly familiar. Finishing the day with a dip in a glorious waterhole to rinse off the sweat and dust, before returning to camp for yet another delicious fireside dinner under the stars. So many fond memories! It doesn't take long for daily life to take a back seat and for the thoughts to wander when you're absorbed in this incredible vastness of space with its open blue skies and lack of humans, well taken care of every step of the way. Thank you, Josh, Nathan and Trek Larapinta for making me fall in love with the Outback. I'll always look back on my time on the trek with a smile on my face.
I just returned last night from the 9 day trek of the Larapinta Trail with Trek Larapinta. I rarely provide testimonials but this trek was just so good I wanted to send a note immediately I returned. First of all, the guides: Joel and Jacob were a formidable pair. Nothing was too much trouble. They did everything they said they would do and more. They looked after all of our needs from start to finish. They have very likeable and easy-going personalities. From their detailed knowledge of the trail itself, their in-depth understanding of the local flora and fauna, their focus on safety, their cooking flair to their expert walking advice and indigenous sensitivity - they were brilliant ambassadors for your company. You are lucky to have such excellent employees. We were a demanding and experienced group but that neither intimidated nor bothered Joel or Jacob. They took everything in their stride. They delivered on the promises set out on your website. That is pretty rare in today's world. Second, the food. Excellent. No complaints whatsoever. There was nothing wrong with any of the portions, the quality was superb (great meats, dips and fresh fruit and vegetables) and the variety was surprising. It really amazed me that the guides could conjure up some of the dishes in the remote bush. Really impressive. We have asked for copies of some of the recipes. Hard to think some of them would be hard enough to prepare in a city kitchen let alone in a remote camp. Third, the facilities. The camps were of high quality. The tents were excellent, the bedding good. The bar and shaded area and camp seats were fantastic. The dunny (important) and sheltered bucket washing area also a really nice touch. Again, the facilities were a real surprise and the book library and fridge at Pioneer camp provided welcome additional facilities. Finally, the treks themselves. Really good use of some of the best the Larapinta Trail offers. I really liked the small size of the group. Made it all more personal. In summary, a really impressive trek with all boxes ticked. I would highly recommend the 9 day trek for experienced and fit walkers. I would highly recommend Trek Larapinta.
Elise and I have just finished the 9 day larapinta trek and absolutely loved it! We had such a ball and loved every minute. What added to our amazing experience were our guides, Stella and Eve. They were so professional, knowledgeable and made sure we were always comfortable and catered for. Nothing was too much trouble, and their passion for that part of the world definitely showed. Thanks again and looking forward to another trek or two with your brilliant company in the future! Regards, Alison and Elise.
I have just enjoyed the 9 Day Trek Larapinta Tour with three most amazing guides - Rob, Jo and Ella - informed, enthusiastic, entertaining and highly skilled. The format of the tour with excellent campsites, menus, variety of hikes, swimming holes and settings was the perfect formula. There were challenging days which made the experience all the more satisfying. Thank you for a most memorable trip. A stunning desert experience. Meg Smith
We recently completed the nine day program with Trek Larapinta. We found it an excellent selection of the trail, covering all of the highlights: whilst challenging at times, it was always enjoyable, especially as we experienced picture perfect weather. Trek Larapinta is a very well organised company: great eco-camp sites, amazing food from the camp oven and super fun staff. Rob, Jo and Ella made our 9 days an experience to remember - their knowledge of the geology, flora and culture of the region was supplemented by their cooking and fire-side humour! Dee (Cultural Connections) provided an excellent evening by the fire informing and educating us in the aboriginal culture in a very positive environment. Thanks - highly recommended!
We did the nine day trip with Trek Larapinta with guides Ben and Jo . As the oldest (66) and the slowest of the group of eight I started walk with some apprension . But both Ben and Jo skillfully kept us walking at our own pace without letting the group stretch out too far . Walks varied each day , some reasonably easy others more challenging. Ben and Jo would go through the next days walk every afternoon so that we all knew what to expect , no surprises .They adjusted the itinerary as much as possible so that we had a watering hole swim at least every second day .The main camp at the confluence of the Pioneer and Ormiston Rivers was like something out of a Namitjira watercolor . Tents and beds were very comfortable and the outback bathroom was fine . Ben and Jo are outstanding cooks , every night a new delight , most nights a sweet . On our last night Jo made a pudding just off the top of her head , it was stunning . No hesitation in recommending Trek Larapinta
The most amazing trek we have ever been on! The guides were exceptional. The patience and encouragement shown to us by Declan and Lish was off the charts amazing. The camp sites were fantastic especially the final 5 nights. Sunrise on Mt Sonder was spectacular but every moment of every day was a highlight, even in the heat. Swimming in the water holes and later in the Finke River was pretty special. The campfires in the morning to sit around and cook the toast on were just lovely and watching the stars at night and seeing at least one shooting star each night was fabulous. PS thank you to Clare for care and consideration when we made the unscheduled trip to Alice Springs hospital with Lish. As per every moment during the trip, the guides and then Clare made complex arrangements looks seamless and hassle free.
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.
The trek itself was memorable in every way and very much exceeded my expectations. The walking was sufficiently challenging to allow a real sense of accomplishment at the end of each day; the landscape was surprisingly varied and colourful; the learnings of culture and nature from our guides (Declan and Simon) was always relevant and interesting; each camping site was unique and relaxing; the meals and snacks provided were first class and always enjoyable. All of this was bound together by the positive personalities of Declan and Simon, who provided great support and guidance when needed and proved to be entertaining raconteurs, especially in the relaxing times around the campfire at night.
The knowledge of our guides was exceptional, and their interactions with all trekkers were inclusive, personal, supportive, and loads of fun. The meals provided were amazing, and overall, the experience by far exceeded my expectations - sleeping under the stars, camp fires in the evening, the harsh beauty of the environment coupled with the incredible geological formations, and the camaraderie of the entire group (including our guides) kept me entertained and exhilarated the whole time. Many thanks for such a fantastic trek.
Our guides Brad and Jacob made the trip a memorable experience. Their interest and knowledge of the Larapinta was wonderful. They are both awesome cooks and the food was amazing. The gorges, ridges and waterholes were fabulous. We enjoyed camping on the Finke and sleeping under the stars.
Kate and Brad were excellent. They were passionate and informed. They brought a depth of experience and local insights which added significant value to the overall trip experience. Their social skills created a cohesive and enjoyable trip. This included managing different individual skills/fitness, expectations and capabilities. Their leadership was thoughtful - enough intervention to keep us 'on track' and not overbearing and controlling. Very appropriate for the group. Blister management was also pretty good too!
Benny & Morgan were our guides for 16 days end to end supported hike. At all times they showed maturity well beyond their years. At all times they were courteous, obliging, fun, organised and knowledgeable. Their knowledge of local surrounds was excellent, particularly Morgan, and if they did not know they always endeavoured to find out. The local knowledge of flora, fauna, geology and track details was a stand-out and a point of difference for Trek Larapinta. I also really valued the evening with local Indigenous lady and the local knowledge she offered. I also enjoyed the ability to walk at my own pace, without feeling any pressure to move on, but also supported to arrive safely. On two separate occasions I was encouraged and supported by Benny, kindly and safely, to navigate two sections I, personally, found extremely challenging. The equipment, vehicle, swags, tents, semi-permanent camps, toilet pop-up tent etc etc all contributed to the little bit of extra comfort during the trip. Last, but certainly not least, the food was incredible. Both Benny & Morgan were exceptional cooks and the range of fresh food was truly enjoyable and delicious. They worked so well together as a team. I could not recommend nor rate Benny & Morgan any higher as guides and Trek Larapinta as a company with attention to detail. May I also add that all communications with Clare have been excellent and the booking and preparation process comprehensive and easy to follow. The cost is excellent value for money. So thank you to all at Trek Larapinta for all the work you do behind and in front of the scenes to share the experience of Larapinta with guests like us. Best hiking experience I have had to date. Keep up the great work!
Not a trek - a journey After the trek with Trek Larapinta (June 2016), I thought "I could do this again" and considered just booking for the next year. I thought that I would let the immediate thrill settle before writing a review to see whether to tendency to hyperbole would settle - it hasn't. We, 50 something and 60 (reasonably but not especially fit) did the end-to-end walk. Of course there was the initial trepidation of could we do it but yes, demanding as it was in sections, we could keep with the diverse group and the expected times for the sections. Enough about us. The trail: beautiful, spectacular, special, amazing (I hate the word awesome), and more. You can read reviews, see the pictures, but nothing really prepares you for the experience: a trek that becomes a journey, a journey creating a memory that will last a lifetime. And still, after 9 months and some other travel, we are thinking of returning, possibly and probably more than once. As said, you can read the reviews but ... To Trek Larapinta: well, we read the reviews, spoke to a friend, went with them and will travel with them again, albeit probably next under one of their other labels in Tasmania. Our guides (and friends) for 16 days, Rob and Ben, two quite different people who worked together to ensure that every part of our journey was more than whatever we might have hoped or dreamt; whether it was aspects of the trek, time alone or time together, the meals, the sense of quiet camaraderie amongst the group of 8 travellers, the mundane but critically important logistics, the stories and the jokes, and the insights, and more. Thank you.
I recently completed the End to End Larapinta Trek (13 May 2017 departure) and would like to thank the guides, Ben & Stella, for their wonderful, entertaining and caring company, they made sure the walk went smoothly by keeping our group of 8 well feed, nurtured (dressing blistered feet) and informed. They were both incredibly interested in the area and happy to impart their combined knowledge of the geology, Aboriginal history, flora and fauna. They were both extremely environmentally conscious and genuinely interested in the wellbeing of the participants. Trek Larapinta strives to leave as little physical 'footprint' on the wilderness areas while providing a first class walking experience. The majority of the campsites provided tranquillity and solitude and were, when possible, away from others. I feel confident in recommending Trek Tours to anyone interested in walking tours. The Larapinta was one of the hardest walks I have done because of the tough, rocky terrain but I enjoyed every day because of the spectacular scenery and views, the personal challenge and for the privilege to experience such a beautiful ancient land in the company of others who appreciated the landscape and the fragility of the area. Long may it continue.
It's less than a week since I've come home from my guided walk with Trek Larapinta on the Larapinta Trail which heads westwards out of Alice Springs and culminates in a climb to the top of Mount Sonder to watch the sunrise. The trip exceeded my expectations, mainly because of the way our guides, Dan and Stella, helped our little band of eight strangers enjoy the walk through some of the most stunning country I've experienced. Their professionalism, their knowledge of the country, their cooking, their sense of humour and their ability to help mould us into a cohesive (if occasionally rowdy) group have made this 16 days, for me, a truly memorable experience. The Larapinta Trail follows the MacDonnell Ranges, along sharp ridgetops, through deep gorges, across wide open valleys. The texture of the landscape is remarkable, the colours of the rocks are earthy and varied, and the satisfaction of being able to undertake a long walk in such good company is immense. Every time we came into camp from a walk we were greeted with a smile and a bowl of sliced watermelon. We slept under the stars (and a full moon) and were very well fed by Dan and Stella who made the tastiest dishes on the gas stove or the heavy cast-iron camp ovens in the coals of the fire. Because the walk was supported by a four-wheel drive, our packs were light and we only needed to carry water, some extra clothing layers, and personal items such sunscreen and camera. Here's a little story of the professionalism and generosity of this company. One night, as we circled the campfire at the Finke River we saw a two-wheel drive vehicle get bogged a hundred metres or so from us. Dan simply said, "Looks like they could do with a bit of help," and trundled on down in the Troopy to tow him out. No fuss, no bother--just a willingness to help. I'd thoroughly recommend Trek Larapinta and the immersive experience on the 16-day end-to-ender. Arthur
We have done the guided 16 day end to end Larapinta Trail with Trek Larapinta. It was a fantastic tour with a small group of only 8 people and our 2 experienced guides Joel and Kenna. The landscape was amazing. Rock hopping through creek beds, walking along scenic mountain ridges, swimming in water holes, sitting at campfire, sleeping in swags under the stars. We only had to carry our small day pack. The meals were freshly prepared and very delicious. An unforgettable outback experience! We highly recommend the tour with Trek Larapinta! Don't miss it!
Incredible 16 day end to end Larapinta Trail with Trek Larapinta What a fabulous time my brother and I have had trekking the Larapinta Trail with Trek Larapinta. Our group of 8 were looked after by our 2 multi talented guides Kenna and Joel who tended to our sore feet, cooked us delicious meals, told us jokes around the campfire and helped us get to the end of the tough days. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we really appreciated all the help and care they gave us. Joel's laugh was infectious and I'm sure Kenna's "ex tractor fan" joke will be told over and over. This is a very special part of the world and we feel privileged to have been able to experience walking in this spectacular landscape, sleeping under the stars in our swags and spending 16 days with a lovely group of like minded people who all got along so well. The weather was perfect in late April, early May and the best time to do this walk. Not too cold at night or for a dip in the waterholes and a good temperature for walking. I would recommend Trek Tours (Trek Larapinta) to anyone wanting to walk the Larapinta Trail. It has been an amazing experience and should be on every walker's bucket list. Wendy.
The whole trek was just so awesome. Highlights were sleeping under the stars, the gullies, the ridges with the views, seeing the crazy/lovely French marathon runners cruise by, the swims, both the guides, feeling of achievement at the end of Day 5 (30km day), Cal's porridge, Lucy's last day brunch, howling dingoes as we climbed Mount Sonder for the sunrise....and then the Todd River flowing through Alice after we returned!!! Thank you for an absolutely incredible experience.
I took this trip as a “treat” when I couldn’t get logistics for an End to End Larapinta to work - I was really unsure how it would pan out having never been glamping or with “glampers”. It really surpassed all my expectations and I am now inspired to go back and do End to End when logistics work - with much better knowledge about the track and what to bring and more importantly what not to being - the guides (Kate & Lucy) also had so much knowledge in the area, flora, fauna and geography, how to run a trek and work with a group and a joy in imparting it and they just seemed to love sharing the specialness of the Larapinta with us. Thanks to the guides, my fellow trekkers and all those that work behind the scenes to provide this amazing experience!
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!
Our guides (Kate & Adam) were great with information and enthusiasm. Nothing was a problem for them. Every day was a highlight, especially the views from the ridge lines and the geology. Getting back to camp was lovely with yummy snacks waiting and sleeping in swags was just perfect.
Both Nick and Declan were excellent guides. Their overall friendly demeanour and knowledge made the experience very enjoyable. Sleeping in a swag under the stars was amazing.
You should have an extremely satisfied box, very satisfied does not express how happy I was with the tour.
Overall an excellent experience with a good group - both Morgan and Jill were terrific, competent and friendly guides - thank you.
A huge thank you to Trek Larapinta for another amazing adventure through the West Macs. It's been a week now that we've woken to the sounds of the iPhone rather than the dingo howl and our whole group has missed that along with the magnificent location and the quiet offered by our recent getaway. From the initial contact and organisation, all the communication about itineraries, gear lists and questions (thanks Clare) right through the trek itself, this is a company that sets and meets a high standard. A huge thanks to Sharna and Cal who were our guides for this trip. Their knowledge of the area, their care for all of us and their awesome cooking kept us going on our Super Six trip. For my partner and I, this was our second trip with Trek Larapinta and it was simply incredible, just like the first one. Thank you again for such a special week.
Our party of 8 completed the super 6 day Larapinta trek in May and we would really recommend it to a fit party. It really picks the best sections of the Larapinta trail. The scenery was spectacular: high stony ridges where the bones of the ancient landscape poked through the spinifex and deep gorges with polished rocks and unexpected waterholes. Wonderful country. Our guides, Kate and Nathan were knowledgeable and accommodating and provided delicious meals at day’s end as well revealing the secrets of the landscape and the flora and fauna. The equipment provided was high quality and the organization was flawless. Top marks to Trek Larapinta.
We have just completed the super six Larapinta tour which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Our fabulous guides Eve and Sharna were more then equipped to lead us on our outback adventure. We agree that a reasonably high level of fitness is required. The standard of the food was very high as were the swags and tents that we slept in. All of our requests were met positively by Eve and Sharna and we thoroughly enjoyed their company. We would definitely book another tour with Trek Tours.
A trek to remember My sister & I completed trek larapinta's super 6 trek in August last year and have not stopped raving about it since we got back. It will be a stand out hike for many years to come. In my opinion, a guided hike is the only way to experience a really enjoyable as well as challenging hiking holiday. Trek Larapinta were fabulous. Everything was taken care of. The food was yummy & plentiful. Our 2 guides were young but very knowledgeable and experienced. They provided good information about the local area, the indigenous heritage & were fun & friendly. I especially liked the way they also provided good education about hydration (important with the hot weather we experienced) & blister management that made for an issues free trip. I would highly recommend this company. The outback experience & terrain was truly magnificent. Every day we were surrounded by brilliant blue sky, rich red rock, and the stunning colours of wild flowers in bloom. Every night we looked up to a sky lit up by thousands of stars. This was a hard hike & not for those who don't have a high level of fitness. Fortunately our group did & it was a group that clicked well. The new friendships & commraderie added to the trip, making a once in a lifetime adventure. I wish I turn back time and do it all again. Thank you Trek Larapinta for making it so special.
We have just completed the Super 6 Day Larapinta Trek with Trek Larapinta and it exceeded all expectations! We expected beautiful scenery, but weren't quite prepared for the scale and just how breathtaking the West Macdonnell Ranges actually are! The trek turned out to be about much more than the scenery. Our guides, Kate and Rob, are experts and an asset to Trek Larapinta. They are very knowledgeable about the geology, flora and fauna of the area and their enthusiasm for sharing the Larapinta with others was inspiring. An added bonus was their superb cooking skills. The fresh, wholesome and extremely yummy food was much appreciated! There were many other highlights; from our fellow trekkers who became firm friends, campfire chats, sleeping under the stars in a swag, very refreshing swims in Birthday Waterhole and the Finke River, to challenging but enjoyable walking. Loved the rock hopping in the gorges! The NT Parks trail builders who constructed all the rock stairs on the slopes are to be commended. We have no hesitation in recommending Trek Larapinta and hope we can join another Trek Australia tour soon!
The guides (Nathan & Lish) were very excited to be part of the trek. They were very enthusiastic and very professional. They ensured our welfare and safety at all times and offered information about our experience as we were going along. They worked well together and always put our needs first. They had tremendous respect for the environment and inspired me to be the same.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the trek to Mt Giles with Josh and Ben a few weeks ago. They were amazing even when I didn't start very well on the first day! Everything was up to your usual high standard and I am always amazed at the food that comes out of their packs. Check out Kristine's review of her Mt Giles expedition at Mt Giles Expedition