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The Extended Walks listed below are excellent options for those who have between 7-12 days to experience the best of the Larapinta Trail. Most of these options include 6-10 sections and cover a lot of ground. The Extended Walk Options are excellent substitutes for the End to End (223km) walk option because you can experience some of the best op the trail without doing the whole walk.
Key Points
Point 110km-180km / 7-12 days / 8-11 nights
Point Excellent options for experiencing the trail
Point Suited to experienced, fit walkers only
Point Self reliance is essential
Point Great scenery, varying difficulty grades, many different options
The following options are to be used as a guide only. Bundling sections into extended walks is a very individual choice which will be influenced by your time constraints, resources, fitness and experience levels. Some walks can be done in reverse order.
(Section 4-12)
(Section 3-9)
Overview
Overview
An excellent 11 day walk option which includes all of the best sections of the Larapinta Trail such as S4, S5 and S12. Starting at Standley Chasm (S3/4) and finishing at Mount Sonder (S12) you get lots of mountainous and rugged sections with flat and undulating sections in between. A nice way to see the Larapinta Trail without walking the whole trail.
The 134 Special is an excellent 8 day walk option traversing over some of the trails best sections. Starting at Jay Creek (S3/4) and finishing at Ormiston Gorge (S10/S11), you get to cram in some spectacular scenery and excellent walking for the 8 day period. You miss out on Mt Sonder though. Access to Jay Creek is by 4WD only.
Fast FAQs
Fast FAQs
Our Star Rating Excellent
Trail Grade Go HardVery Hard V Hard to Hard
Distance (km) 171.6 .
Days/Nights 11/10 .
No. of Sections 9 .
Terrain Varying 70% Rugged & Steep 30% Undulating
Our Star Rating Excellent
Trail Grade Go HardVery Hard V Hard to Hard
Distance (km) 134.3 .
Days/Nights 8/7 .
No. of Sections 7 .
Terrain Varying 80% Rugged & Steep 20% Undulating
Snapshot
Snapshot
Point 2WD access to Standley Chasm. 4WD/AWD access to Redbank Gorge
Point Walk includes some of the best attractions on the trail
Point Take two days to complete Section 6 and two days for Section 9
Point Section 7 can be done in half a day
Point Good substitute to the full 223km walk option.
Point Easy 2WD access to Ormiston Gorge. 4WD/AWD access to Jay Creek Go
Point Walk includes some of the best attractions on the trail
Point Take two days to complete Section 6 and two days for Section 9
Point Section 7 can be done in half a day. Rest are full day walks.
Point Excellent 8 day option
Useful Links
Useful Links
Go Information on S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12
Go Information on S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9
Maps and GPS Data
Maps and GPS Data
View Walk in Google Maps External Link
View Walk in Google Maps External Link
 
(Section 3-12)
 
Overview
The Ten Section Sprint or the ‘Sprint’ is a couple of sections short of the full length of the trail. The ‘Sprint’ is ideal for those who have 10 days to spend on the trail. Starting from Jay Creek (S3) and finishing at Mount Sonder (S12). The Sprint includes all the best sections such as S4, S5, and S12 as well as other great sections such as S3, S8 and S9. Prepare to stretch your legs on this one.
Fast FAQs
Our Star Rating Very Good
Trail Grade Go HardVery Hard V Hard to Hard
Distance (km) 185.2 .
Days/Nights 10/9 .
No. of Sections 10 .
Terrain Varying 70% Rugged & steep 30% flat, undulating
Snapshot
Point Start/Finish points easily accessible by vehicle Go
Point Take two days to complete Section 9 ( comfortable, leisurely)
Point The rest is a section a day; hard, full day walks
Point A mostly mountainous walk
Point This walk is also done over 7 days ( splitting S9 & S11 into 2 days each
Useful Links
Go Information on S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12
Maps and GPS Data
View Walk in Google Maps External Link
 
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