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Larapinta 223 (end to end): 20 days - Overnight
ALICE SPRINGS TELEGRAPH STATION to MT SONDER
(Sections 1 12)
'Larapinta 223' refers to walkers
trekking the entire 223 kilometres from the Alice
12 of the Larapinta Trail is graded as hard -
a rough and narrow track with some steep and/or long
climbs and descents, suitable for fit people with
previous bushwalking experience.
Section 12 starts and finishes at the Redbank Gorge
Station to the summit of Mt Sonder (Sections 1 to
12). It is suggested that you allow 20 days for this
remote and difficult adventure, allowing for rest
stops, side trips and to restock food supplies.
There are no restrictions on which direction you
Either way you will encounter some challenging climbs
and descents, spectacular views and scenery like nowhere
else in the world. Many people choose to walk the
Trail from west to east (Mt Sonder to Alice Springs)
because they can get dropped off at Redbank Gorge
and finish in town at their own pace.
However if you are happy to finish your walk at a
time set by your transfer back to Alice Springs then
perhaps this is the option for you.
All of our Trail notes are written from east to
west and there is nothing quite like finishing off
your walk with the goal of Mt Sonder creeping closer
Dont forget to organise several food drops along
the way and if you are walking from east to west (Alice
Springs to Mt Sonder), be sure to organise a pick
up from Redbank Gorge before you depart (see the links
and contacts page for companies who provide these
Walking from east to west also allows you to make
food drops on the way out to your starting point.
This way you will know exactly where they are!
feel free to contact
us at NT Parks for more information about attempting
the entire Trail.
Please Note: All
of the above recommendations are based on walking
between April and October with 2 or more people.
For more information about the safety and logistics
of walking the Larapinta Trail please read the information
on our website carefully and purchase a copy of the
Larapinta Trail Package for more detail including
trail notes and detailed maps.
Preparation and planning is the key to a safe and
enjoyable walk. We recommend that all walkers register
with the Overnight Walker Registration Scheme.