LARAPINTA TRAIL TREK CODE
The Larapinta Trail Trek Code was developed as an initiative by LTTS to encourage self-guided and independent hikers and trekkers to minimise their impact on the Larapinta Trail. Help us protect and preserve this magnificent trail by adopting the code and applying these light impact principles during your trek.
LTTS would like to thank Parks and Wildlife NT for their
contribution to the development of the code
A Quick Overview
The Larapinta Trail has been walked by thousands of people and is loved by even more. Each year the trail grows in use and popularity. Its popularity is also it's greatest threat as the trail is beginning to show the negative impacts of high use during the peak season.
As a private business we cannot do much to control hiker impacts but we can encourage and educate hikers to minimise their impacts on the trail by adopting the light impact principles set in the Larapinta Trail Trek Code. The code is specific to the Larapinta Trail and is based on extensive experience on the ground by our team who have been walking the Larapinta Trail since 2004. The 10 codes reflect the most serious or common problems we have identified on the Larapinta Trail.
Useful Links for Light Impact Hiking
1. No Open Fires. Stove Fuel Only
2. Dispose of Rubbish Properly
3. Dispose of Human Waste Properly
4. Use Drinking Water Wisely
5. Protect the Waterholes
6. Use Trail Etiquette
7. Help Protect the Natural Ecosystem
8. Respect Aboriginal Culture & Heritage
9. Keep Groups Small
10. Be Prepared
THE 10 CODES