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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.
Key Points
Point Approx 160 km west of Alice Springs
Point 2WD sealed access to Redbank Gorge turn off, via Namatjira Drive
Point Approx 5km gravel track from Namatjira Drive T/O to Redbank Gorge
Point Popular visitation point. Expect some crowds.
Point No vehicle camping allowed at Redbank Gorge Day Use Area
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Section 12 Campsites | Section 12
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TrailheadPark & Trail InformationCampsite/CampgroundWater (Tank)ParkingShelterToiletrsTables, Chairs and/or Tent PadsNo Campfires
Trailhead Type
Trail information shelter only
Size Small .
Crowd Factor Average .
Remoteness 6 Nearest civilisation is Glen Helen Resort
Campsites Yes See S12 Campsites page
Fees No .
Shelter Yes At main car park area
Water Yes At campsite. Larapinta Trail users only
Food Storage No .
Parking Yes Main car park area ( Day Use Area)
Vehicle Access Yes AWD/4WD. Dirt road. See below.
Notable Info No .
Comments Yes Vehicle based camping options
Great views of Mount Sonder from the trailhead area.
Redbank Gorge Track
Shelters at the main car park area
Vehicle Access (2WD, AWD) 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.
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