Trip Highlights

Hike almost 100km of the legendary Larapinta Trail
Fully catered day walks visiting the highlights of Ormiston Gorge, Mt Sonder, Ochre Pits and Standley Chasm
Reach the 3 main high points on the trail Counts Point, Brinkley Bluff and Mt Sonder (at sunrise)
Stay at the authentic Glen Helen Homestead
Enjoy resort accommodation on the last night to reflect and unwind.
Great social fun, supportive and encouraging atmosphere
Fully guided and supported by Take Shape Adventures
larapinta adventure tour with take shape adventures

Why trust Take Shape Adventures?

We are passionate about taking you off the beaten track, creating positive experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.  We are committed to ensuring that our day trips, weekends or tours are unique, attainable, well researched, affordable and tailored for the enjoyment of small groups. Our adventures cater for people from many walks of life, age groups and motivations. We aim to give you the very best of what nature and the outdoors has to offer, leaving you with a smile from ear to ear and a sense of accomplishment.




Trekking, mountain scenery, culture walks


Explore Larapinta

Wilderness Tour

Trip Date
21st - 27th August 2018

Trip Cost
Payment plans available.
Please see ticket link.

Walks can be reduced in length or duration on the trail if needed

Equipment Required:
A comprehensive gear list is provided to participants prior to the trip.

The Trip

A once in a lifetime opportunity and the ultimate hiking adventure that you NEED to tick off your bucket list.

There is a good reason that the Larapinta is amongst the most legendary walks in the world. Spend five days walking some of the most epic and best walks in Australia. Come with us exclusively because we will be staying in accommodation EVERY NIGHT. This will mean we can do longer and harder walks, without having to carry any overnight gear. We will cover 93km of the best parts of the trails with several 1000m of climbs.

We will be transferring you on and off the track and staying in twin share accommodation in Alice Springs and Glen Helen Homestead, where you will get a cooked meal, a hot shower and a comfortable bed. With our itinerary, you will be able to do more of the walking and getting out on the trail within 5 days then any other tour. You will walk just under 100km along the trail, making sure we cover the best of what the Larapinta has to offer. We are the best value tour that includes all food and twin share accommodation for maximum time on the trail.

Schedule at a glance

Day 1 - Arrive in Alice Springs, we will pick you up from Airport and transfer you to your accommodation for the first three nights. We will go through gear, and have a briefing.

Day 2 - Standley Chasm - Section 3 high route circuit. Very hard. 20km -10hrs. Long, and steep, steps, scrambling, awesome views - optional stay on low route

Day 3 - Standley Chasm - Section 4 Brinkley Bluff return. Very Hard. 20km -10hrs. River bed walking then a long steady climb - optional shorter distance

Day 4 - Serpentine Chalet Dam - Serpentine Gorge. Section 9. Hard. 20km -7hrs. One way walk with a steep climb, ridgeline and views. Then drive to new accommodation.

Day 5 - Finke River - Ormiston Gorge circuit. Section 10 Medium 17km -7hrs. Fantastic circuit walk. Optional shorter distance.

Day 6 - Mt Sonder return. Section 12. Hard. 16km - 6hrs. Up early to watch sunrise. Redbank Gorge optional extra. Transfer to Alice Springs for celebration dinner out. Resort accommodation to relax and recover

Day 6 - Pack up and fly home. Optional join onto 3 day Uluru tour, which we can help you arrange. 


This itinerary is the best guide and up to date, but please be aware that the itinerary is subject to change.


  • All transfers from airport to accommodation
  • Transfers to accommodation to the start of walks
  • 6 nights of accommodation, see below for details
  • Fully guided and supported with ration 1 leader to 10 people
  • All food from Tuesday dinner, to Monday breakfast, including snacks
  • All permit and National Park fees
  • All fees to the Aboriginal communities
  • No single person supplement
  • All national park fees

Grading - moderate

Just a note of caution some of the trails contain difficult sections however not to worry though we can find alternate and more accommodating routes should you need. As always our experienced team members will be there to assist you. Participants should expect around 6-8 hours walking each day. The treks will vary in conditions. There will be soft sand, uneven rocks, and some scrambling. The distances are not great and agility will be important and as with any of our tours the fitter you are for the activity, the more the attention moves from looking at your feet to experiencing your surrounds. Train for uneven terrain by finding a rough narrow bush track, even just your local park or sports field, and go for a lovely long walk in your trekking boots.

Dietary Requirements

Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances). Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance

How to book

To secure your spot, you will need to pay a deposit or first installment. this can be done via our booking links. If you would like to discuss payments please contact us. 

What’s not included


Items of a personal nature


Sleeping Bag, and some gear  hire

Alcoholic beverages (some may be provided)