Stay at our Larapinta exclusive Eco-Comfort Camps

Enjoy the comforts of our multi-award winning walkers retreat

For the third time we have won the Northern Territory Tourism’s prestigious Northern Territory Ecotourism Brolga Award for our Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, our flagship Larapinta walk which features all of our Eco-Comfort camps.

They are architecturally designed with comfortable facilities including:

  • Camp shower facilities
  • Toilets
  • Safari style tents
  • Comfortable swags inserted with mattress and pillow
  • Outdoor chairs
  • Washing basin
  • Shaded communal lounge and dining facilities
  • Stainless steel kitchen

Dinner time at our Eco-Comfort Camps |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> The main canopy provides shelter for the kitchen, lounge and dining |  <i>Sue Badyari</i> Views of the fire pit at  Charlie’s campsite |  <i>Guy Wilkinson</i> Enjoy spacious tents at our Exclusive Eco-Comfort Camps |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> Our guides prepare fresh & delicious meals at our Exclusive Eco-Comfort Camps |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> Inside the Larapinta Trail sleeping tents for Larapinta walks in comfort. |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i>

Commitment to sustainability

World Expeditions (parent company of Australian Walking Holidays) won the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Ecotourism award, which is the industry’s highest accolade and recognises the Northern Territory’s best products and services.

Sustainability has been at the heart of our operations since we pioneered the Larapinta trek back in 1995. Our four architecturally designed, semi-permanent campsite facilities incorporate sustainable technologies including:

  • water-free toilets
  • solar lighting systems
  • hybrid grey water disposal system designed for the arid environment
  • semi-permanent campsite structures to allow the land to recover during the off-season

Building materials, colours and style of the campsites were chosen to blend in with the surrounding environment aesthetically, whilst maintaining the idyllic natural setting of wilderness sites.


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Campsite facilities

Our multi award-winning eco-comfort camps are exclusively for our travellers. There are four semi-permanent campsites along the trail: Nicks Camp, Charlie’s Camp, Fearless' Camp, each named after dear friends who helped us achieve our vision on the Larapinta. Sonder Camp is named after the majestic mountain Mt Sonder, one of the highlights along the trail.

Appeal to your desire for those homey comforts whilst still enjoying the great outdoors on World Expeditions' award-winning walkers retreat on the Larapinta Trail.   These Larapinta Exclusive Eco-Comfort Camps continue to set the standard by incorporating green and sustainable technologies, such as solar lighting systems and a hybrid grey water disposal system designed for the arid environment.  There's even access to a hot shower – a true luxury when out on the wilderness trails.  It's BIG on comfort and small on environmental impact. Take a look inside:  Find the ideal Larapinta walk for you:  World Expeditions has proudly won three Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Ecotourism Awards in 2019, 2017 and 2016 for these innovative camps.  _______________ LET'S GET SOCIAL #WorldExpeditions #ThoughtfulTravel #LarapintaTrail Subscribe to our channel above for more travel inspiration. Get a dose of adventure straight to your inbox: Follow us on Instagram: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:  

Each of the four Larapinta campsites are made up of a communal tent, an ablutions tent and two shower tents. You will sleep in spacious ‘safari style’ tents that sleep two people.

Our Eco-Comfort Camps are exclusively for our travellers |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> Larapinta dupes to delete |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i>

Comfortable Communal Living Area

The Y-shaped structures function as a living area, with a raised platform floor and stretch canopy, the interior remains comparatively cool and sheltered in virtually any weather conditions. 

 The tent flooring is sourced from sustainable sources, and the high quality canopy is made from durable material that reduces the need for continual replacement and wastage. 

Lounges within the communal tents provide a comfortable area for trekkers to sit back, relax, and reminisce about the day's sights and experiences. 

Cafe-style gas burners provide heating at night, along with the open fire pit lit outdoors at the campsites.


Relaxing at our Exclusive Eco-Comfort Camp |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> Get a good nights sleep in our comfortable and spacious safari-style tents |  <i>Karina Davila-Otoya</i> Get a good nights sleep in our comfortable and spacious safari-style tents |  <i>Karina Davila-Otoya</i>
Spacious Sleeping Tents

Trekkers staying at our exclusive campsites can enjoy large sleeping tents which are airy, open and, at 2.5m in height, are large enough to stand up in. 

One of the stand-out features is the large floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing the outdoors in and allowing clients to soak up the magnificent views. 

If you want to bask under the stars and the Milky Way overnight, you can choose to sleep in safari tents while in camp or opt to sleep in swags under the stars on raised beds.


Our guides prepare fresh & delicious meals at our Exclusive Eco-Comfort Camps |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> Enjoy healthy, delicious food on our Larapinta walks |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> Enjoy healthy, delicious food on our Larapinta walks |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i>

Freshly Prepared Meals

We aim to provide delicious, interesting and nutritional meals for all guests. All food is sourced from the best providers and carefully selected, stored and transported so as to maximise freshness and quality. 

We also aim to incorporate more native bush foods into the menu such as spices (wattleseed, lemon myrtle), native jams, pastes and sauces from quandongs (native peaches) and Kakadu plums as well as bush muesli that that includes native dried fruits and spices. 

Our guides have remarkable wilderness culinary skills and pride themselves on the variety, quality, nutritional levels and presentation of their meals and their ability to cater to a wide range of dietary requirements. We re‑supply with fresh food every few days. 

Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances). Please note that options are likely to be limited in very remote locations or alternatives may be more expensive or unavailable.

Enjoy hot showers at our exclusive eco-comfort camps on the Larapinta Trail |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Enjoy a hot shower at our exclusive, semi-permanent eco-camps on the Larapinta Trail |  <i>#cathyfinchphotography</i> 'The Donkey' provides steaming hot water to trekkers on demand |  <i>Caroline Crick</i>

Shower Tents

Hot showers allow our trekkers to wash away the day's dust. Using a “Donkey” hot water boiler, we heat water in an efficient and an economical way, allowing clients to have a 2 – 2.5 minute hot shower at the end of each day.

Organic shampoos and soaps are used; sourced from Dindi Naturals, a supplier of handmade soaps and body products that contain no toxic or synthetic materials. These are derived from environmentally friendly ingredients from areas of fair trade and sustainability.

Bathroom amenities at our Eco-Comfort Camps |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i> The comforts at our Larapinta exclusive eco-comfort camps will make your experience more enjoyable |  <i>#cathyfinchphotography</i>

Toilet & Basins

Our eco-friendly camp toilets are water-free, clean and airy amenities. Saving over 4290 litres of water per season, these spacious amenities bring comfort to the outback that trekkers won't find with any other operators.

Every one of our campsites includes hand basin facilities and eco-friendly soaps for clients to wash faces, hands and brush teeth at the end of the day.


The Larapinta campsites offer stylish and comfortable facilities in an outback wilderness |  <i>Caroline Crick</i>


We use an 80W solar panel which brings power to our campsites for:

  • Lounge, kitchen and bathroom lights
  • Water pump for the kitchen
  • Phone and camera charging 

Each tent also has a solar light which is charged during the day, so clients can use these in the evenings to see around their tent. 

There are two USB 12V camera/phone battery charging ports at each campsite, powered through our solar system. 

Note that there is only phone reception at Nick’s Camp but this is intermittent. You may get some reception on high ridges when you are walking along the trail. We encourage travellers to use as little technology as possible so they can be completely immersed in the experience and enjoy the break from being constantly connected.

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