TREK LOGISTICS

LARAPINTA TRAIL FOOD DROPS

LTTS offers food drops to most locations along the Larapinta Trail and areas of Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges NP. All of our food drops include the hire of standard 50lt containers which are clearly marked for each drop.

 

Food drops can only be ordered as part of a transfer or trek package

DROP OFF LOCATIONS 

SECURE STORE ROOM FOOD DROPS POINTS

Food drops can be dropped off and locked away in the official food storage points or at designated secure areas at private facilities. The storage containers remain at these locations until you arrive to collect or access them.

Standley Chasm - Private Facility

$40 per 50lt container, per drop*

Food drops are placed at Standley Chasm , a private enterprise. We will organise all the permissions and coordination of food drop on your behalf. There is a timing restriction for accessing your container here. You need to be at the kiosk between 830am-430pm. Outside those times the kiosk is closed and you wont be able to access your container.  The storeroom key is not required here. 

Ellery Creek - Official Storage Point

$40 per 50lt container, per drop*

Official NT Parks and Wildlife Food Storage Point located at Ellery Creek, a major visitation area in the West MacDonnell National Park. Storage room is located in the ablution block building and is locked. You need your storeroom key to access this facility. Accessed 24/7.  A CCTV camera is located at this location for improved security. 

Ormiston Gorge - Official Storage Point

$40 per 50lt container, per drop*

Official NT Parks and Wildlife Food Storage Point located at Ormiston Gorge, a major visitation area in the West MacDonnell National Park. Storage room is located in the main building area where the kiosk is located. You need your storeroom key to access this facility. Access is 24/7. A CCTV camera is located at this location for improved security. 

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*All food drop fees include container hire, container drop off to your accommodation and collection from your accommodation as well as the placement of your container at the food drop point on the trail.

You can order food drops when you book online.

 

As of July 2018 Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek Storerooms now have CCTV operating 24/7. CCTV includes low light/infra red for night monitoring.

 

ALL OTHER TRAILHEADS & LOCATIONS

We can carry out food drops to most other trailheads and intermediate points depending on your trek package. Please note that apart from Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek and Standley Chasm, every other trailhead location does not offer secure lockable facilities and is therefore cached in the bush.

Subject to Availability

 

Jay Creek

Food drops to Jay Creek Trailhead Official start point for Section 3. This is a remote trailhead. This is a field cache food drop. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS to locate the cache. Enquire about availability.

Birthday Waterhole

Food drops to Birthday Waterhole Shelter. Official start point for Section 5. This is a remote trailhead. This is a field cache food drop. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS to locate the cache. Enquire about availability.

Hugh Gorge

Food drops to Hugh Gorge Shelter. Official start point for Section 6. This is a remote trailhead. This is a field cache food drop. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS to locate the cache. Enquire about availability. 

Serpentine Gorge

Food drops to Serpentine Gorge Shelter. Official start point for Section 8. This is a field cache food drop. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS to locate the cache. Enquire about availability and pricing. 

Serpentine Chalet Dam

Food drops to Serpentine Chalet Dam Trailhead. Official start point for Section 9. This is a field cache food drop. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS to locate the cache. Enquire about availability. 

Redbank Gorge

Food drops to Redbank Gorge campsite. Official start point for Section 12. This is a field cache food drop. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS to locate the cache. Enquire about availability. 

Mt Razorback

Food cache placements near Redbank Gorge or base of Mt Razorback. Food cache placements at Mt Zeil. These are field cache food drops. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS to locate the cache. Enquire about availability. 

Mt Zeil

Food cache placements at Mt Zeil. These are field cache food drops. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS - with precision. Enquire about availability. 

Chewings Range Off Track Food Drops

These are heli-based food drops in remote locations. Service is subject to approval from NT Parks. These are field cache food drops. You will need to know how to navigate and use a GPS - with precision. Enquire about availability.

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FOOD DROP EXTRA'S

You can order extra services with your food drops which enhance your trek options and capabilities. The options are listed below and can be ordered during the bookings process.

GEAR RETRIEVAL

Add on Food Drop Service

This add-on service includes retrieving the trek containers ( with whatever items in your container you want returned) from the food storerooms or from a cache along the Larapinta Trail. Once retrieved, the containers are secured in LTTS storerooms in Alice Springs and then delivered directly to your accommodation reception/storeroom at the completion of your trek. This service can be added on during the booking process or can be requested during your trek. 

$30 Per Container / Per Retrieval (PCPR)

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