Larapinta Trail links and contacts

Closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Larapinta Trail is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This page has key contact information and useful resources for the Larapinta Trail.

If you are a tour operator interested in running tours of any kind along the trail, you must contact Parks and Wildlife.


You can contact any of the companies in the table below to book a locator beacon, satellite phone or other emergency equipment.

Bushwalking Blog PLBs NA
Central Communications Satellite phones 08 8952 2388
EPIRB Hire EPIRB, PLB and satellite phones 02 4997 8183
XLCOM Satellite phones and PLBs 08 8955 5455
Adventure Rentals PLBs 0431 176 282
Larapinta Trail Trek Support PLBs and Satellite phones NA  NA

  • A Field Guide to Central Australia - A Natural History Companion for the Traveller. Penny van Oosterzee (1995) Reed Books
  • A Guide to the Geology and Landforms of Central Australia. R. Thompson (1991) Government Printer of the Northern Territory
  • Bushfires and Bushtucker. Aboriginal Plant Use in Central Australia. Peter Latz (1995) IAD Press
  • Keeping Company - an inter-cultural conversation. Christine Franks and Barbara Curr (1996) University of Wollongong
  • Larapinta Trail. John Chapman and Monica Chapman (2007)\pub-lara.html
  • Lost from Our Landscape. Threatened Species of the Northern Territory. Edited by J. Woinarski, C. Pavey, R. Kerrigan, I. Cowie and S. Ward (2007) NT Government
  • Take a Walk in Northern Territory's National Parks. John and Lyn Daly (2007)
  • The Centre - The Natural History of Australia's Desert Regions Penny van Oosterzee (1991) Reed Books
  • The Flaming Desert. Arid Australia - A Fire Shaped Landscape. Peter Latz (2007) NT Print Management
  • Wildflowers and Plants of Inland Australia. Anne Urban (1996) Paul Fitzsimons Publishers
  • Wildlife Identikit. Peter King and Gerry O'Neil (1995) Conservation Commission of the NT.

Last updated: 06 April 2020

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