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Sonder Sunset

  • West MacDonnell National Park Redbank Gorge Rd Mount Zeil, NT, 0872 Australia (map)

Explore along the Larapinta Trail in Northern Territory.

Starting in the west, with a sunset climb of Mount Sonder, then walking east to explore six sections of the Larapinta Trail, finishing at Ellery Creek.

This adventure will suit a small number of fit and experienced hikers who know each other and get along well. Participants need excellent equipment, skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a 120 kilometre pack hike in remote and sometimes challenging terrain.

Our home will be the steep red slopes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, which rise dramatically from the Central Australian desert. From sheltered gorges to high ridge tops and back, we’ll camp for seven nights as we explore along the route.

A mix of awesome natural beauty and grinding determination, this will be another memorable trip where you can anticipate walking at least 120 kilometres.

A detailed itinerary is available. Here’s a quick overview:
April 2019
Friday 19 - Fly Alice Springs
Saturday 20 - Transfer to Redbank Gorge, set camp, climb Mount Sonder for sunset and dinner. Return to camp at night by headtorch.
Sunday 21 - Hike east camping and exploring over six nights
Saturday 27 - Walk into Ellery Creek then transfer to Alice Springs.
Sunday 28 - Fly onward from Alice Springs

To find out more and discuss this trip, send an email to Rick (

• Airfares to and from Alice Springs
• Transfer to/from trailheads and food drop Ormiston Gorge
• 2 nights accommodation in Alice Springs

People investigating this trip should study the Chapman book Larapinta Trail and research online for detailed information and trip reports.

This event is planned for members of Hike Out, the friendly, diverse and inclusive community of outdoor enthusiasts where everyone is always welcome. Find out more at

Earlier Event: 6 April
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