Groups on the Larapinta Trail

If your walking group is larger than eight people, you must contact Parks and Wildlife.

You must tell them how many people are in your group and your trip plan.

This information will be posted on this page to tell other walkers.

Trail shelters

There are shelters with water tanks and toilets at:

  • Simpsons Gap
  • Jay Creek
  • Section 4/5 junction
  • Hugh Gorge
  • Serpentine Gorge
  • Finke River.

Independent walkers and groups of fewer than eight have first preference for use of the shelters.

Larger groups

Groups of eight or more can camp overnight at a shelter if it is not being used by 5pm.

At Simpsons Gap, there is a separate group shelter with sand tent pads. It is 150m west of the trailhead at the carpark.

At Serpentine Gorge, larger groups can camp in the open 700m west of the shelter, towards the section 7/8 trailhead.

At all other places, larger groups can camp in the open across from the shelters while still being able to use the water and toilet facilities.

Wet weather

All walkers are welcome to use the shelters in wet weather.

Current groups

A group of 16 walkers will be hiking the Larapinta Trail between Ellery Creek and Redbank Gorge Saturday 21st September through to Friday 27th September.  Planned sections and dates are

  • 22 September 2019 – Section 7: Ellery to Serpentine Gorge
  • 23  September 2019 – Section 8: Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Dam
  • 24 September 2019 – Section 9: Serpentine Chalet Dam to Waterfall Gorge
  • 25 September 2019 – Section 9: Waterfall Gorge to Ormiston
  • 26 September 2019 – Section 12: Mount Sonder.

Last updated: 18 September 2019


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