The Larapinta Trail Experience with Jigsaw Travel offers a small group of likeminded women the chance of a lifetime.

Spend 3 days trekking the Larapinta Trail and be immersed in the land and culture of Arrernte Country, staying at Angkerle Arrange. Each day you will trek the ancient lands and be taken into the stillness, tranquillity and beauty of Central Australia.

With a local guide from Larapinta Culture, the only Indigenous trekking and cultural awareness experience owned and operated by Aboriginal people in the Alice Springs region, guests will walk up to 15km per day, exploring the most spectacular landscapes of Central Australia’s West MacDonnell Ranges. Nights will be spent sleeping under the stars at exclusive, comfortable camp sites, with the final day of the experience spent relaxing and enjoying an authentic cultural experience.

Rachelle Matheson, Jigsaw Travel’s Managing Director, will host the journey. Rachelle felt inspired to develop this small-group travel experience to enable like-minded women to connect and recharge in nature after the challenging 18 months we have all had. This will be a chance to take some time off, just for yourself, to embrace a new experience in the beautiful landscapes and culture our outback has to offer.

The walk will cover three sections of the total twelve that make up the full 223km long trail, crossing remote red desert, breathtaking mountain ranges and spectacular gorges, while learning what it means to walk on country and listen to country through cultural interactions.

Delivered from an authentic, insider’s perspective, this not-to-be missed adventure will offer an awe-inspiring and memorable experience of our country’s history, geology and culture.

Broad itinerary overview:
DAY ONE – 31 August – Arrive Alice Springs in the afternoon
DAY TWO – 01 September – up to 15 km walk
DAY THREE – 02 September – up to 15 km walk
DAY FOUR – 03 September – up to 15 km walk
DAY FIVE – 04 September – Day of cultural interaction
DAY SIX – 05 September – Departure

This Larapinta Trail Experience includes:
Three days trekking the Larapinta Trail on the Aboriginal-owned Angkerle Arrange family station and camping under the stars in stunning, remote locations
One day of planned cultural interaction
Transfers to and from Alice Springs
Local Larapinta Culture guide, support vehicle and camp manager
Comfortable and exclusive camp with camp toilets
Full linen, swags and tents
Fully catered with breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon tea, fruit and snacks on the track every day. (Please note there is no alcohol on the Larapinta Trail)
All National Park and camping fees
Custom Travel Journal featuring experience name and dates
Souvenir T-Shirt featuring artwork by our Larapinta Culture guide, experience name and dates.

Learn more about this experience here.

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Jigsaw Travel will be donating $75 from each Larapinta Trail Experience booking to Charity Bounce in support of their mission to inspire positive change through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and enjoyment-focused social programs. Through their programs, they focus on helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and culturally diverse communities overcome disadvantage. You can read more about their important work here:

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