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
The Larapinta Trail will remain open to walkers during events.
If you are walking along the trail at these times, you may notice additional temporary track markers.
Easter in Alice Mountain Biking - 6:30am to 10:30am on Monday 22 April 2019
A group of 300 riders will use the dual use sector of the Larapinta Trail stage 1 between the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and the Geoff Moss Bridge (about 4.5km west of Alice Springs Telegraph Station).
The Track Race from 15 to 16 May 2019
West Macs Monster from 24 to 26 May 2019
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.
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.
All walkers are welcome to use the shelters in wet weather.
Last updated: 13 February 2019