With numerous opportunities for hikers to experience its natural beauty, Australia features a wide variety of terrain. The popular Larapinta Trail follows a path first worn by the country's earliest dwellers.
Lying in West MacDonnell National Park in Australia's Northern Territory, the Larapinta Trail stretches from Mount Sonder in the west to Alice Springs in the east. The trail traverses the West MacDonnell Ranges and crosses wilderness with spectacular geological formations and diverse plants and wildlife.
Day hikers can visit one of the 12 sections of the trail, while backpackers may choose to hike the entire trail, which covers approximately 139 miles. A hike of the entire Larapinta Trail takes nearly two weeks on average.