LARAPINTA TRAIL; the ultimate Australian long distance hiking adventure


Larapinta Trail? What is it? It's a spectacular long distance walking track in Central Australia. It begins at the old Telegraph Station in Alice Springs and extends over 223 Kilometres along the backbone of the breathtaking West MacDonnell Ranges and ends at Mount Sonder.





This spectacular part of the country is of great spiritual significance to the Western Arrente Aboriginal people who have been the custodians of this ancient land for thousands of years. I have been fortunate to recently walk this trail with a group of special friends. We slept in swags by the campfire under the stars, climbed Mount Sonder in the dark to experience the sunrise at the top, and walked for 8 to 10 hours each day. The walk was tough and exhausting, not without danger, but exhilarating and rewarding. It was an unforgettable experience which comes along only once in a while.
I believe the best way to share this adventure is through photographs. Here are a few. Enjoy!