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Wed, 09 Aug


Glen Helen Campground

Pop Up Women Embrace Larapinta Hiking Adventure

Well...We've been offered an opportunity too good to pass up…to take a last-minute spot for one of our favourite adventures-Women Embrace the Highlights of Larapinta! 6 Day, 5 Night, Pack Free Women's Hiking Adventure in the West Macdonald Ranges of the Northern Territory. You in???!!!

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Pop Up Women Embrace Larapinta Hiking Adventure
Pop Up Women Embrace Larapinta Hiking Adventure

Time & Location

09 Aug 2023, 5:00 pm – 14 Aug 2023, 10:00 am

Glen Helen Campground, Namatjira Drive, West MacDonnell Ranges

About The Adventure

We love the Larapinta and can’t wait to get back out to the Red Centre of Australia!

The Larapinta Trail, arguably one of the best desert trails in the world, explores Tjoritja or the West MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia. Hike across snaking riverbanks, open desert plains and towering mountains on this six day adventure. Cool off in bright green swimming holes, discover the Indigenous history of the area and hike across peaks scattered with diverse flora and fauna. Take in sights like Ormiston Gorge and ascend to the top of Mt Sonder. Take a moment to appreciate the vast red desert surrounds and weeping ghost gums and end the days camping under a blanket of stars. 

National Geographic voted the Larapinta Trail as one of the top 20 trekking experiences on the planet, and this ancient landscape boasts some of the most majestic ridges in the Northern Territory. Throughout the trail, visitors are treated to breathtaking views of Mt Sonder, the highest point on Larapinta.

With 10-15 km of grade 4 and grade 5 trail covered each day, this women's small group tour of Australia’s ancient landscape is on many bucket lists. Stunning sights like Serpentine Gorge and Ormiston Pound Walk are just a couple of the many 'WOW' moments on this adventure.

If you’re looking for a challenging but rewarding adventure that blends sublime beauty with rich cultural history, then the Larapinta Trail is the perfect multi-day walk for you.

Adventure Overview:

Tour Length: 6 Day/5 Nights

Start Date:   Wednesday, 9th August 2023

Finish Date:   Monday, 14th August 2023

Start and finish Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Grade: Moderate – Hard 4/5 Suitable for experienced bushwalkers/hikers with a moderate to high fitness level 

Accommodation: 3 nights of comfortable base camping while on the track + 2 nights at Mercure Hotel Alice Springs

Group size: 10 women plus your WEA hosts and guides

Distance Walked: approx 50 km over 4 days 

Your Package Includes:

  • 5 nights Accommodation: 3 nights comfortable camping + 2 nights hotel accommodation in Alice Springs
  • Spend 3 nights at a beautiful private and permanent campsite on indigenous land 
  • Meals: Healthy and delicious food, 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 dinners and snacks while hiking. Hot and cold drinks excluding alcoholic beverages (Alcoholic beverages can be brought to camp, and cold storage will be provided)
  • Mount Sonder Sunrise hike...this is a day you will never forget
  • Comfortable 4WD transport while on the track
  • Women Embrace Adventure team shirt
  • Professionally trained and accredited walking guide and Professionally trained tour host
  • 2 Women Embrace Adventure Hosts to ensure you have everything you need, are well looked after and enjoy every minute of the trip – you walk, and we will take care of the rest.
  • National Park Fees, Traditional Owners and Camping Fees
  • All camping equipment-tents, stretchers, camp kitchen, etc. and a touch of outback luxury with our permanent safari tents
  • Extensive remote first aid kit, satellite phone and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • And so much more, including some WEA surprises and special touches along the way


  • Flights to Alice Springs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Two dinners (1st and 5th nights)
  • Airport transfers (can be booked online for $20)


  • Have a high level of fitness with previous hiking experience
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance at the time of booking


9th August-Alice Springs 

Accommodation Mercure Alice Springs Resort 6 pm Welcome Meeting and briefing at the hotel 

10th August-Alice Springs - Geoff Moss Bridge - Wallaby Gap - Glen Helen (SECTION 1)

Accommodation Glen Helen Campground 

Hike Distance/Time 9.1km/4hrs

Settle into the campsite at Glen Helen, dinner at campground cafe

Meals: B,L,D

11thAugust-Glen Helen - Finke River - Ormiston Gorge - Ochre Pits - Glen Helen (SECTION 10)

Accommodation Glen Helen Campground Walk Glen Helen to Finke River campsite via Glen Helen access track Hike Distance/Time 15.5 km/6 hr

Swim and free time at Ormiston Gorge

Meals: B,L,D 

12th August-Glen Helen - Redbank Gorge - Mt Sonder - Glen Helen (SECTION 12)

Accommodation Glen Helen Campground 

Hike Distance/Time 15.2 km/7hrs

Meals: B,L,D

13th August-Glen Helen - Standley Chasm - Alice Springs (SECTION 4)

Accommodation Mercure Alice Springs Resort 

Hike Distance/Time 14 km 3.5 hr

Meals: B,L 

14th August-Alice Springs Depart after breakfast, having made some adventure friends and memories to last a lifetime!

Meals: B

(Note: the itinerary could change based on weather and other factors, but that's all part of the adventure, right?)


Discounted Price  $2,600/pp twin share (Normally $3,450 but this is a pop-up once-off price!)

This amount covers all inclusions outlined "Your Package Includes." *T&C apply see below


Book now and pay your $600 to secure your spot, payable by credit card or PayPal. 

Balance due on July 8th 2023. 

We hope you can join us on this amazing adventure! 

Bits and Bobs, Nitty Gritty:

Terms and Conditions

Now, pop-up adventures aren’t something we normally do; this is a once-off opportunity and price point. Booking will be a bit different, with a $600 deposit payment online via our website to secure your spot, with the balance of $2,000 due July 8th. If, for some reason, we do not fill the trip, we will refund you in full within 3-5 working days. Do not book flights until we email you the go-ahead. Cancellation and t&c policy apply. Full t&c


  • Deposit Only Larapinta

    Pop Up Once Off Offer: WEA Larapinta multi-day adventure. Your deposit has been paid with the balance, $2,000 AUD, due on or before July 8th 2023. Final payment can be made via direct deposit or PayPal or credit card (1.5% charge applies). t&c apply

    Tax: GST included
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