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Larapinta Trek

Listed under Trekking in Northern Territory, Australia.

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When heading to the Australian Outback, doing the Larapinta Trek should be considered for all those who want to see the natural beauty of the area. Filled with high grass prairies, rivers, mountains and gorges, the Larapinta Trek has almost all of nature’s geographic features.

There are treks ranging from 8 days to 20, some that encompass all of the 230 km area.

Treks include going to areas such as the comet impact crater, Goose Bluff, and four of the highest peaks west of the Great Dividing Range.

Mt. Sondor, a popular mountain known as “the pregnant lady” is not the highest mountain in the area, but one of the shapeliest and travelled on frequently on the Larapinta Trek. T

he average distance travelled in a day usually ranges from 12-18 km, so being in shape is important, although to lighten the load a bit, most treks arrange it so travellers only need to carry a day bag and have the rest of the materials (food, etc.) transported to the campsites by vehicle.

Written by  Melissa Rubin.

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