Where is it? Central Australia, from Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the summit of Mount Sonder
A gruelling 12-stage hike through the geographic heart of Australia, the Larapinta Trail stretches 233km along the West MacDonnell Ranges. It’s not a trek for the faint hearted but the Trail’s website is one of the best for planning a hike like this. It gives tips on safety, organising food, water and equipment, and tells how to tackle the trail. It even suggests tour operators who can guide you on the walk if doing it yourself sounds too difficult.