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This soft adventure on the Larapinta trail will embrace all the highlights of this magnificent trail along with the culinary delights prepared by guest chef Michael Ryan from Provenance Restaurant.

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Described by Australian Geographic as “one of the world’s best long-distance arid-zone walks”, the Larapinta trail weaves through the spectacular backbone of the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs to one of the highest peaks in Australia’s Red Centre, Rwetyempe/Mt Sonder.

This vast and spectacular section of the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park is an outstanding example of an ancient landscape sculptured over time by climatic extremes. High exposed ridge lines with exhilarating views, lush gorges, dry river valleys and secluded waterholes provide endless scenic pleasure. Our private campsite, located within the National Park is the perfect base from which to explore this awe-inspiring country.

Join us on this soft adventure that will focus on discovering the landscape, flora and fauna of this beautiful region on a number of short walks of only a couple of hours each day while indulging each evening in culinary delights prepared by our friend and highly acclaimed chef Michael Ryan, from the Provenance Restaurant in Beechworth. Michael and Epicurious travel currently work together in offering a culinary and cultural journey in Japan along with North East Victoria.

Our camp is what a recent guest described as “perfect – just the right touches of luxury to be very comfortable, without diminishing its authenticity.” We provide luxury fully enclosed swags with mattresses, underlays, cotton sheets, pillows and pillowcases or spacious touring tents offering privacy, two single beds, a rug on the floor and a small reading lamp. They are of standing room height and have space for your luggage. Our three bush showers, eco friendly toiletries and composting toilets are welcome comfort in this remote area. Our stylish safari style living and dining tent is a great place to relax with a book after a sensational day on the trail. Dinner is served either sitting around the open fire or under our magnificent rock face under the stars or in our safari tent at our custom-made dining table.

We’ll be joined by Kumalie Riley, a proud Arrernte woman and wonderful colleague who will welcome us to country and introduce us to the rich cultural heritage of her land and people. There will be the opportunity to explore the incredible Indigenous Arts community and galleries of Alice Springs, along with time relaxing in our magnificent camp, swimming in pristine waterholes and revelling in the striking beauty of the Tjoritja National Park.

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Nina Neyland – Australia

Nina is from Bruny Island in Tasmania and has been guiding for the last few years on The Bruny Island…

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Meet your Guide:

Michael Ryan – Japan & North East Victoria

Michael Ryan is one of regional Australia’s most respected chefs. With partner Jeanette Henderson, he is the owner of Provenance Restaurant in…

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