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 below to tell other walkers. 

Groups on the trail 

One group of 10 people will walk west to east from Redbank Gorge to Alice Springs between 5 July and 21 July.

A separate group of 10 people will walk west to east starting on 4 July and finishing on 22 July.

Two groups of 14 students and two adults will be camping at the following campsites:

  • Ellery Creek on 27 July
  • Redbank Gorge on 1 August.

One group of 14 students and two adults will be camping at the following campsites:

  • Serpentine Gorge on 28 July
  • Serpentine Chalet Dam on 29 July
  • Waterfall Gorge on 30 July
  • Ormiston Gorge on 31 July.

One group of 14 students and two adults will be camping at the following campsites:

  • Ormiston Gorge on 28 July 
  • Waterfall Gorge on 29 July
  • Serpentine Chalet Dam on 30 July
  • Serpentine Gorge on 31 July.

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.

Last updated: 13 October 2017