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Experience Overview

Traditional owners share their country and culture



As Aboriginal tour guides, we create authentic experiences that are culturally related to land and the natural environment, incorporating cultural interactions with traditional owners and traditional homelands and providing clients with a deeper, richer experience of Central Australia and Indigenous culture.

Itineraries can be tailor-made to meet the needs of different events and groups.

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We create an authentic experience



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Itinerary

Being on Aboriginal land

All tour itineraries and particulars are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions, cultural considerations, operational issues or unforeseen circumstances. As such, Larapinta Culture reserves the right to alter/cancel any or all of an itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary and timetable but no guarantees are made.

Day 1 – Pick-up from Arrivals at Alice Springs Airport. Quick run through township for any last-minute purchases.

Head out to Aboriginal outstation: Angkerle Arrenge – base camp for two nights. Meet and greets, cultural activities. L/D. Head west on Larapinta Drive.

Day 2 – Breakfast, prepare for day’s walk and activities – packed lunch, dinner on return to camp. Stories around the campfire.

Day 3 – Breakdown of camp ready to move on. Travel on Larapinta Drive then turn off at Namitjira Drive heading west. Breakfast, day’s walk (section 7), packed lunch and snacks. Return to new camp for dinner.

Day 4 – Breakfast, packed lunch, fruit and snacks. Walk part of section 10 then turn off to Ochre Pitts, cultural activities. Return to base camp for cooked dinner.

Day 5 – Breakfast, pack lunch, out on day’s walk – Orminston Pound walk. Return to base camp for dinner.

Day 6 –  Move camp, breakfast, pack lunch, drive to special place for cultural activity. Return to camp for hot dinner.

Day 7 – Breakfast, prepare lunch and snacks. Redbank Gorge and day’s walk up Mt Sonda. Return to camp for dinner.

Day 8 – Breakfast, break down camp ready for road trip. Day’s driving, packed lunch, head west then head towards Haasts Bluff, Pupanya, and arrive at ‘Yunkuru’ (Grandfathers country). Set up camp, prepare dinner.

Day 9, 10, 11 – New camp site, breakfast. You will be on Aboriginal land for the next three days with traditional people and you’ll be involved in cultural activities over the three days to immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. We don’t tell you too much to retain the element of surprise and appreciation of the activities you’re partaking in. There will be strong cultural activities and influences.

Day 12 – Breakfast, prepare lunch, break down camp, farewell to new friends and head back to Alice Springs via the Tanami highway to Alice Springs Hotel and your accommodation, travelling on a sealed road.

 

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Inclusions

What's included in the price?

Licensed guided Larapinta walk with lead Aboriginal guide, support vehicle and camp manager.

  • All meals, morning and afternoon teas, breakfast, lunches, dinners, fruit and snacks on the track.
  • Aboriginal interactions subject to cultural considerations.
  • 11-night desert camp under the stars [all camping equipment provided].
  • Invitation to stay on Aboriginal land and cultural interactions.
  • All coach or 4WD transport.
  • First aid, satellite phones, all National Park fees, etc.
  • Full linen, swags and tents.

This trip is in isolated areas, however there are community health clinics available in an emergency. Being in isolated areas means there are no shops available, so make sure you have all your supplies before heading out on your experience.

As we’ll be travelling through communities and staying on Aboriginal land, liquor is not permitted on our trips. This is because of the Federal Intervention Laws.

Further Information

The extra details

Bring: warm clothes, day pack, head torch and extra batteries, camera, extra socks and any medication you require.

Our winter months are cold at night but beautiful cool days.

All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below).

Payment may be made by direct deposit or credit card (a credit card surcharge of 2% applies).

Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit of 25% per person has been received, with final payment due 30 days prior to departure. For Reservations made 30 days or less from departure date, full payment is due at time of booking.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. We will endeavour to ensure that single travellers will share with the same gender; however this cannot be guaranteed as it will be determined by the makeup of the group. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. This needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

Pricing
Prices are quoted on a seasonal basis. The season runs from 1st April to the 1st October each year. June to August inclusive is considered the peak season and is generally priced accordingly.
Please refer to our booking form for current prices.

Pricing includes Alice Springs Airport pick up and return from designated collection and return point; transport to our operations base; twin share accommodation during walk; all food; national park passes; overland track fee and qualified guides for duration of walk. We Do not promote alcohol on our experiences as you will be on Aboriginal land and if staying on aboriginal outstations or Communities Under the Federal Intervention Laws Alcohol is not permitted.

Cancellation by Guest
If the cancellation is made 60-40 days prior to trip departure, 50% Less than 30 Days prior to departure 100%. No refund will be paid if you voluntarily leave your walk after it has commenced. No refund will be paid if you need to leave the walk for reasons of bereavement, injury or illness. Travel insurance and medical insurance are therefore strongly recommended.

Larapinta Culture walks take place in very special wilderness settings. We are at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. We will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, Flooding) we may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. If we need to cancel for any reason, we will provide a replacement walk at a later date convenient to both parties. Any other costs associated with travel to Alice Springs, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by us and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Traditional owners share their country and culture

As Aboriginal tour guides, we create authentic experiences that are culturally related to land and the natural environment, incorporating cultural interactions with traditional owners and traditional homelands and providing clients with a deeper, richer experience of Central Australia and Indigenous culture.

Itineraries can be tailor-made to meet the needs of different events and groups.

We create an authentic experience

Being on Aboriginal land

All tour itineraries and particulars are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions, cultural considerations, operational issues or unforeseen circumstances. As such, Larapinta Culture reserves the right to alter/cancel any or all of an itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary and timetable but no guarantees are made.

Day 1 – Pick-up from Arrivals at Alice Springs Airport. Quick run through township for any last-minute purchases.

Head out to Aboriginal outstation: Angkerle Arrenge – base camp for two nights. Meet and greets, cultural activities. L/D. Head west on Larapinta Drive.

Day 2 – Breakfast, prepare for day’s walk and activities – packed lunch, dinner on return to camp. Stories around the campfire.

Day 3 – Breakdown of camp ready to move on. Travel on Larapinta Drive then turn off at Namitjira Drive heading west. Breakfast, day’s walk (section 7), packed lunch and snacks. Return to new camp for dinner.

Day 4 – Breakfast, packed lunch, fruit and snacks. Walk part of section 10 then turn off to Ochre Pitts, cultural activities. Return to base camp for cooked dinner.

Day 5 – Breakfast, pack lunch, out on day’s walk – Orminston Pound walk. Return to base camp for dinner.

Day 6 –  Move camp, breakfast, pack lunch, drive to special place for cultural activity. Return to camp for hot dinner.

Day 7 – Breakfast, prepare lunch and snacks. Redbank Gorge and day’s walk up Mt Sonda. Return to camp for dinner.

Day 8 – Breakfast, break down camp ready for road trip. Day’s driving, packed lunch, head west then head towards Haasts Bluff, Pupanya, and arrive at ‘Yunkuru’ (Grandfathers country). Set up camp, prepare dinner.

Day 9, 10, 11 – New camp site, breakfast. You will be on Aboriginal land for the next three days with traditional people and you’ll be involved in cultural activities over the three days to immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. We don’t tell you too much to retain the element of surprise and appreciation of the activities you’re partaking in. There will be strong cultural activities and influences.

Day 12 – Breakfast, prepare lunch, break down camp, farewell to new friends and head back to Alice Springs via the Tanami highway to Alice Springs Hotel and your accommodation, travelling on a sealed road.

 

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What's included in the price?

Licensed guided Larapinta walk with lead Aboriginal guide, support vehicle and camp manager.

  • All meals, morning and afternoon teas, breakfast, lunches, dinners, fruit and snacks on the track.
  • Aboriginal interactions subject to cultural considerations.
  • 11-night desert camp under the stars [all camping equipment provided].
  • Invitation to stay on Aboriginal land and cultural interactions.
  • All coach or 4WD transport.
  • First aid, satellite phones, all National Park fees, etc.
  • Full linen, swags and tents.

This trip is in isolated areas, however there are community health clinics available in an emergency. Being in isolated areas means there are no shops available, so make sure you have all your supplies before heading out on your experience.

As we’ll be travelling through communities and staying on Aboriginal land, liquor is not permitted on our trips. This is because of the Federal Intervention Laws.

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Bring: warm clothes, day pack, head torch and extra batteries, camera, extra socks and any medication you require.

Our winter months are cold at night but beautiful cool days.

All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below).

Payment may be made by direct deposit or credit card (a credit card surcharge of 2% applies).

Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit of 25% per person has been received, with final payment due 30 days prior to departure. For Reservations made 30 days or less from departure date, full payment is due at time of booking.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. We will endeavour to ensure that single travellers will share with the same gender; however this cannot be guaranteed as it will be determined by the makeup of the group. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. This needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

Pricing
Prices are quoted on a seasonal basis. The season runs from 1st April to the 1st October each year. June to August inclusive is considered the peak season and is generally priced accordingly.
Please refer to our booking form for current prices.

Pricing includes Alice Springs Airport pick up and return from designated collection and return point; transport to our operations base; twin share accommodation during walk; all food; national park passes; overland track fee and qualified guides for duration of walk. We Do not promote alcohol on our experiences as you will be on Aboriginal land and if staying on aboriginal outstations or Communities Under the Federal Intervention Laws Alcohol is not permitted.

Cancellation by Guest
If the cancellation is made 60-40 days prior to trip departure, 50% Less than 30 Days prior to departure 100%. No refund will be paid if you voluntarily leave your walk after it has commenced. No refund will be paid if you need to leave the walk for reasons of bereavement, injury or illness. Travel insurance and medical insurance are therefore strongly recommended.

Larapinta Culture walks take place in very special wilderness settings. We are at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. We will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, Flooding) we may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. If we need to cancel for any reason, we will provide a replacement walk at a later date convenient to both parties. Any other costs associated with travel to Alice Springs, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by us and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

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