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.

Key contacts

Larapinta Trail contacts are listed in the table below.

Company Phone Email Website
Parks and Wildlife (08) 8951 8250 NA
Tourism Central Australia visitor information centre (08) 8952 5800 or
1800 645 199
Tourism NT 13 67 68 or (08) 8951 8471

Transport and food drops

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

Company Phone Email Website
Alice Wanderer (08) 8952 2111
Emu Run 1800 687 220
Glen Helen Resort (08) 8956 7489
Larapinta Trail Trek Support 0455 773 722
Tailormade Tours (08) 8952 1731 or 1800 806 641
World Expeditions 1300 720 000

Guided walks

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

Company Phone Email Website
Life's an Adventure (02) 9975 4553
Trek Larapinta

1300 133 278
Walking Country (08) 8953 7045
Willis's Walkabouts (08) 8985 2134
World Expeditions 1300 720 000

Locators and emergency equipment

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

Company Equipment Phone Email Website
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 0455 773 722

Camping equipment

You can contact any of the companies in the table below to book camping equipment.

Company Phone Email Website
Central Car Rentals (08) 8952 0098
Desert Dwellers (08) 8953 2240
Lone Dingo (08) 8953 3866


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

Company Website Phone
Alice Springs Town Council NA
Bureau of Meteorology NA
Old Hamilton Downs Homestead (08) 8956 8613 or 1300 660 095
Standley Chasm (08) 8956 7440
Tourism NT NA
The Alice NA
Larapinta Trail NA

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

Further reading

  • 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: 28 November 2017