Our campsite blending in with the natural environment |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Looking out over Nick's Camp, towards the Chewings Range and the nearby Larapinta Trail |  <i>Brett Boardman</i> Campsite on the Larapinta trail |  <i>Larissa Duncombe</i> The Larapinta campsites enjoy splendid isolation, nestled amongst the West MacDonnell Ranges |  <i>Caroline Crick</i>

Stay at our exclusive Larapinta Trail campsites

Enjoy the comforts of our multi-award winning eco-camps

For the second consecutive year we have won the Northern Territory Tourism’s prestigious Northern Territory Brolga Award for our Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, our flagship Larapinta walk which features all of our eco-campsites.

World Expeditions (parent company of Australian Walking Holidays) won the 2016 and 2017 Ecotourism award, which is the industry’s highest accolade and recognizes the NT’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 such as water-free toilets, solar lighting systems and a hybrid grey water disposal system designed for the arid environment. 

It’s been a huge commitment to deliver the standard of accommodation we do in a remote area, while remaining focused on complete sustainability.

We acknowledge the support of NT Parks and Wildlife and the Indigenous Land Council in receiving this Award. 

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> Trekkers relaxing on the porch of their campsites |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> World Expeditions exclusive camps offer stylish dining for Larapinta trekkers |  <i>Graham Michael Freeman</i> Inside the Larapinta Trail sleeping tents for Larapinta walks in comfort. |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i> The Larapinta Camps include a comfortable lounge where trekkers can relax after a day on the trail |  <i>Sue Badyari</i> The Larapinta Camps offer composting toilets and outback showers designed for hygeine with minimal impact on the desert environment |  <i>Brett Boardman</i>

World Expeditions currently has four semi-permanent campsites along the Larapinta Trail: Nicks Camp, Charlie’s Camp, Fearless'  Camp, each named after dear friends who helped us achieve our vision on the Larapinta. New campsite Sonder Camp is named after the majestic mountain Mt Sonder, one of the highlights along the trail. 

Our exclusive semi permanent eco-campsites 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.

 

Aesthetics

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. 

The camps incorporate new sustainable technologies such as water-free toilets, solar lighting systems, a hybrid grey water disposal system designed for the arid environment and a semi-permanent design that allows the camp to be dismantled to allow the land to recover during the off-season. 


Communal Tents 

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 firepit lit outdoors at the campsites.

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.  

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. 

Ablution Facilities

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 1/2 minute hot shower at the end of each day. 

Toilets: 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.

Hand and face basins: 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.

Organic shampoos and soaps: 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.


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