Larapinta – Multi-day walk (optional)

We would like to provide you with the opportunity to take part in a 3 day or 7 day guided walk through the spectacular Larapinta Ranges. 

Both walks will commence on Friday morning the 4th of June (you will be picked up from your accommodation) and you will be dropped back to your desired Alice Springs location to connect with departing flights out of Alice. 

Places are very limited, so get in early!  Our trails conference registrations will open in December 2020, and this trip is only open to conference delegates.

Bookings will close at the end of February 2021. 


3 Day Option: $1,395 pp 

7 Day Option: $2,550 pp (+$450 single supplement) 

3 Day Option

Join us on the ultimate short stay trekking experience in Central Australia. On this 3 day trek we visit the must see icons in the West MacDonnell National Park – Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge, Counts Point, Glen Helen Gorge, the Finke River, Standley Chasm and the mighty Mt Sonder.

Accommodation is at one of Trek Larapinta’s private semi-permanent eco-camps, with short transfers to the start and end of each day’s hike. This is a day packing hiking adventure. 

Select TRC Tourism 3 Day Larapinta Experience on the booking form under the Trek Name.

7 Day Option 

Arguably one of the best desert trails in the world, the Larapinta Trail is a walkers delight. Experience the rugged beauty of the famous West MacDonnell Ranges, vast desert vistas, stunning gorges and cool waterholes framed by weeping ghost gums. 

On this 7 Day tour we will take you to some of the highlights of this 223km trail. With knowledgeable and fun guides you will be challenged to scale the mighty Mt Sonder, trek along Reveal Saddle and explore some of the unique gorges of this area including Ormiston gorge and Serpentine gorge. Each evening after a full days adventure you will return in your trusty chariot vehicle to your accommodation for a shower and a delicious a la carte meal, recapping the days highlights with new friends. 

There are some medium-hard sections on rocky terrain, but people with a moderate level of fitness can complete the walks. 

To book, please email 

With thanks to our host sponsor 

What did past attendees think?

The Sustainable Trails Conference provided an excellent opportunity to share best practice across a variety of topics from trail building to governance. Each session was valuable in its own right. Great to see the collaboration between our two countries as we all strive to make the most of this growing community.

Diane Drummond | General Manager | Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust

The sustainable trails conference is a must do for all those involved in the planning, development and marketing of tracks and trails.

Anthony Burton | Principal | Anthony Burton & Associates

A well run and organised conference, excellent speakers who certainly provided a range of information in the topics presented. Took away some key learnings.

Jane Tito | Marlborough

I have been to a lot of conferences before, this was one of the best I have ever attended.

Mick Tucker | Mayor, Break O'Day Council

A fantastic conference. Great speaker line-up with leaders in the field. Learned a lot and made new connections.

Francesca Governali | Conservation & Tourism Fellow | Dartmouth College

The Sustainable Trails Conference provides a unique opportunity to appreciate the importance of trails to local economies and tourism, the amount of work going on in this space, and to share and learn from others working in the field.

Suky Thompson | Trust Manager | Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust