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Hike the Red Centre - Larapinta Trail

Discover the natural wonder of the outback by hiking the world-famous Larapinta Trail. Hike with a guide through this cultural and natural wonderland, experiencing the raw beauty of the Red Centre.

8 Days
4 Experiences
1 Country
5 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

Sleep out under the stars amongst the stark beauty of the Australian outback as you discover the incredible nature and rich cultural history of the Larapinta Trail. One of the world’s great hikes, you will travel with a guide, exploring on foot, able to take your time to truly soak in the wonder that surrounds you. 

 

Your adventure kicks off in the beautiful Alice Springs where you have a couple of nights to get to grips with this exciting frontier town, packed with indigenous art galleries, great restaurants and bars. Then it is time to go bush, as you head into the shadow of the stunning MacDonnell range to hike through the elaborate wilderness with your knowledgeable guide to elevate the experience for you. Discover hidden water holes where you can take a cooling dip and explore the simply stunning Ormiston Pound, a real show stopping finale to this outback adventure. 

 

Much of the hike takes you through indigenous ancestral lands and with the aid of your guide you will learn all about the Carpet Snake Dreaming Legend, the Emu and Kangaroo Man Dreaming, all within the contexts of the larger world of Dreamtime. There is truly not another experience like this in the world, so strap on your boots and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
From 4-Star to a Million Stars

Starting your trip in the 4-star splendour of DoubleTree by Hilton’s outstanding resort, you will move to sleeping under the stars in comfortable swags, or if you would rather a roof, tents can be arranged. This unique combination allows you to experience the best of both worlds. 

 

Balcony*

LCD TV*

Hairdryer*

Iron/ironing board*

Minibar*

Air conditioning*

A memory that will last a lifetime

 

*Not available in bush camps. 

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$379
From 4-Star to a Million Stars - Solo

Starting your trip in the 4-star splendour of DoubleTree by Hilton’s outstanding resort, you will move to sleeping under the stars in comfortable swags, or if you would rather a roof, tents can be arranged. This unique combination allows you to experience the best of both worlds. 

 

Balcony*

LCD TV*

Hairdryer*

Iron/ironing board*

Minibar*

Air conditioning*

A memory that will last a lifetime

 

*Not available in bush camps. 

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy1 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble - Queen Bed
highlights

With this trip, we wanted to find a way for you to get closer to one of the most dynamic regions in Australia, not just to see it, but to immerse yourself in it, experience something life-changing. So we put together this Larapinta Trail trip, where the focus is on hiking, rather than us setting up the transfers, this time, you guys are transferring yourselves, but what a place to do it!

 

To get out into the outback and explore those hidden corners, really the only way to go is on foot. Hiking means that you can take it at your own pace, stop and ask questions about anything and fully appreciate the immense natural beauty of this part of the country. While there are many comforts involved in this trip, we wanted to make sure that it was a complete experience, one where you could sleep under the stars and be at one with the natural world around you. Your guides know the region like the back of their hand, on a cultural and natural-history level, and you will come to the end of this trip feeling educated, inspired and awe-struck. Not bad for a week's holiday!


location

Your trip starts in Alice Springs where you have two nights to settle in and explore this incredible frontier town. From there, you will join your group of intrepid hikers and make your way up sections of the Larapinta Trail, exploring the outstanding Ormiston Gorge, the West MacDonnell Ranges and the peak of Mt Sonder. At the end of the trip, you will be transferred back to Alice Springs to meet your onward travel.


facilities

The facilities on this trip obviously vary quite dramatically. You are starting off in the impressive DoubleTree by Hilton resort in Alice Spring and then heading to the bush to sleep in (very comfortable) swags or tents. However, there is no better way to experience the joys of the bush. 

 

  • On-site restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Room service
  • Swag or tent if preferred

important info

Exclusions

  • Return flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All international visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a border pass or visa to enter
  • It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa/border pass for the destinations they are visiting
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa/border pass at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is included on the Larapinta Trail section of the trip

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • You must make your own way to the hotel in Alice Springs and back again at the end fo the trip. All transfers during the Larapinta Trail section of the trip are included

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

 

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

 

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our Booking Conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request.

 

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

Holiday extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

 

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