Sumary of The remote Aussie hike that’s becoming too popular:
- The Larapinta Trail, completed in 2002, winds 223 kilometres across the Tjoritja/Western MacDonnell Ranges National Park.Photo: Allan Dixon/Tourism NT My hamstrings areburning, my breath ragged, my heart pounding high and hard.
- Do I need to do this?” My pre-walk training regime – lose 10 kilos, do a daily Yoga with Adriene session and a stroll around Sydney’sIron Cove (on the flat) once a week – might not be enough.
- The average age of hikers on Trek Larapinta’s Super6 walk is 45 to 50, it’s 107 kilometresof hard, technical, albeit guided, walking.
- Since it opened, the trail has morphed from a favourite local walk to a world-renowned trek with up to 5000 walkers each year.Photo: Allan Dixon/Tourism NT Declan Hunn, our 29-year-old guide, says being aware of your own abilities and understanding how hard the trail canbe before you set out isimportant.
- It’s been almost30 years since I did the Cradle Mountain Overland Track and fell in love with bushwalking.
- It was time to put the grit back into bushwalking.
- The Larapinta Trail, completed in 2002, winds 223 kilometresacross the Yeperenye (caterpillar) Dreaming country of the Western Arrernte people, tracking the spine of the Chewings and Heavitree ranges through the Tjoritja/Western MacDonnell Ranges National Park.
- In response to its surging popularity, the Northern Territory Government will introduce a multi-day walking fee permit system from October to manage the number of walkers and establish a revenue stream to fund track maintenance.