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TREK PACKAGES

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EAST MACS TRAVERSE PACKAGES

ALICE SPRINGS - TREPHINA GORGE

The East Macs Traverse Packages   are designed to support cross-country trekkers walking the length of the spectacular

East MacDonnell Ranges from/to Alice Springs - Trephina Gorge. 

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TREK PACKAGE OPTIONS
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EAST MACS TRAVERSE EXPRESS PACKAGE
 
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The express package provides basic trek support services for cross country trekkers who are completing the full traverse of the East Macs from/to Alice Springs  - Trephina Gorge

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TREK PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

TREPHINA GORGE TRANSFER

A vehicle transfer to/from Trephina Gorge. You can nominate whether this is your pickup or drop off point.

 

  • Town pickups and drop offs: We pick you up or drop you off from/to your respective accommodation point but it must be within a 5km radius of Alice Springs CBD.  

 

  • Trephina Gorge pickups and drop offs: We pick you up or drop you off to/from Trephina Gorge carpark 

 

KEY POINTS FOR THE TRANSFERS

 

  • Morning Drop Off to Trephina Gorge

  • Depart Alice Springs: 7:00am -7:30am

  • Arrive to Trephina Gorge at approx 8:00am - 8:30am

 

  • Afternoon Pick Up from Trephina Gorge

  • Depart Standley Chasm: 3pm

  • Arrive Alice Springs: Approx 4pm - 4:30pm

5X RESUPPLY CACHES

Package includes five resupply caches at five pre-designated locations along the traverse. Cache locations are at national park/conservation areas and cattle station properties.

 

In Summary

 

  • Five cache resupplies ( for food and water)

  • Caches are ASC's (above surface cache)

  • We provide the storage/ cache containers. No BYO

  • GPS Cache Points and Field Cache maps provided

FOOD CONTAINER HIRE

You will be provided with standard 50lt tubs or containers (General Plastic Storage Containers) for your food drop.  You can order more containers at extra cost. Generally, 1x50lt is more than sufficient for up to 2 hikers for each food drop. Troika's have 2x50lt containers allocated for each food drop.

In Summary

 

PRE-TREK CONTAINER DELIVERY/PICKUP

Your empty food container will be delivered to your nominated accommodation. Containers are normally dropped off at the Reception storerooms a day before your trek starts or at an agreed date and time.  An SMS will be sent to your nominated mobile phone when delivery has been completed. 

 

In Summary

 

  • Containers are delivered to your accommodation

  • SMS messaging is provided for deliveries

  • Real Time Tracking & Alerts for all container deliveries

  • (DDPD) Digital Proof of Delivery is recorded

PRE-TREK CONTAINER COLLECTION

Your packed food container will be collected from your nominated accommodation. Containers are normally collected the day you start your trek or at an agreed date and time.  An SMS will be sent to your nominated mobile phone when the collection has been completed. 

 

In Summary

 

  • Packed containers are collected directly from your accommodation

  • SMS messaging is provided for deliveries

  • Real Time Tracking & Alerts for all container deliveries

  • (DDPD) Digital Proof of Delivery is recorded

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TREK PACKAGE ADD-ONs

You can add-on extra services or options to your trek package. Read about add-ons here

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