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Larapinta Trail

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The Larapinta Trail is in the southern Red Centre region of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Understand[edit]

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Map of Macdonnell National Park with Larapinta Trial running through

A 223 kilometre (139 mile) walking track between Alice Springs to the east and Mount Sonder to the west.

In parts the trail runs next to the MacDonnell Ranges.

Prepare[edit]

Map of Larapinta Trail
The trail is well marked

Get in[edit]

Alice Springs is a good starting point.

Walk[edit]

Section 1[edit]

Start at the large town of 1 Alice Springs.

Finish at 2 Simpsons Gap.

Section 2[edit]

Head to Spring Gap

Section 12[edit]

Finish at 3 Mount Sonder.

Stay safe[edit]

It is recommended to attempt this trail during the (Australian) winter months of June to August.

Dangers include Dehydration, Hyperthermia and Hypothermia. The trail is well marked; however people have died by taking a wrong turn during summer months.

Venomous snakes are also a danger, although as long as you avoid walking through long grass and picking up rocks you will not likely encounter any.

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