The Black Dog Institute's Larapinta Challenge will take you along parts of the iconic Larapinta Trail, the length of which stretches the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder. Over five days of trekking, you will cover more than 60 kilometres of this iconic track. 

This adventure is fully-supported and you’ll trek with local guides and your team of Black Dog Institute supporters. Together you’ll discover the spectacular ochre-coloured sights of the Red Centre by day and camp under a blanket of stars at night. You’ll complete a challenging ascent of Mount Sonder and trek into the heart of Ormiston Pound.

Sound like an adventure for you? Request an information pack with the full itinerary and details about how you’ll make a difference by entering your details on this page.

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  • Experience Central Australia and explore the mountains, valleys, rivers and desert landscapes of the Red Centre
  • Uncover the history of Australia’s traditional owners and gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture
  • Ascend Mount Sonder, one of the Northern Territory’s highest peaks


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