The Redbank Gorge Trailhead is the official start point of Section 12. It is located at the main car park area and consists only of a trailhead information shelter. The Larapinta Trail campsite is approx 200m away on the banks of Redbank Creek. This is a scenic area and a great place to start or finish a trek on the Larapinta Trail. Redbank Gorge is a scenic 2km return walk from the car park.
Approx 160 km west of Alice Springs
2WD sealed access to Redbank Gorge turn off, via Namatjira Drive
Approx 5km gravel track from Namatjira Drive T/O to Redbank Gorge
Popular visitation point. Expect some crowds.
No vehicle camping allowed at Redbank Gorge Day Use Area
Great views of Mount Sonder from the trailhead area.
Redbank Gorge Track
Shelters at the main car park area
Getting to Redbank Gorge Trailhead
The Redbank Gorge Trailhead is approx 156km west of Alice Springs and can be accessed via the sealed Larapinta & Namatjira Drives to the Redbank Gorge track turn off. From the T/O to the Redbank Gorge Day Use Area is a slightly rough 5km gravel track suitable for AWD/4WD vehicles only.