Larapinta Trail links and contacts

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.


Larapinta Trail contacts are listed in the table below.

Parks and Wildlife 08 8951 8250
Tourism Central Australia visitor information centre 08 8952 5800 or
1800 645 199
Tourism NT 13 67 68 or
08 8951 8471

You can contact any of the companies in the table below to organise food drops or transport along the trail.

Emu Run 1800 687 220
Larapinta Trail Trek Support NA NA
Outback Elite Tours 0429 263 437
Outback Tour Services 08 8950 9900

You can contact any of the companies in the table below to organise guided walks along the Larapinta Trail.

Auswalk 03 9069 4826
Epicurious Travel 03 9380 6411
Life's an Adventure 02 9975 4553
Trek Larapinta 1300 133 278
Walking Country 08 8953 7045
World Expeditions 1300 720 000

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

You can go to the following websites to find out more about the Larapinta Trail.

CompanyPhone or email
Alice Springs Town Council NA
Bureau of Meteorology NA
Glen Helen Lodge 08 8956 7208
Larapinta Trail NA
Old Hamilton Downs Homestead 08 8956 8613 or
1300 660 095
Standley Chasm 08 8956 7440
Tourism Central Australia08 8952 5800 or
1800 645 199 
Tourism NT

You can also visit the Friends of the Larapinta Trail Facebook page.

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Last updated: 07 March 2019


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