Telegraph Station - Simpsons Gap
The first section of the Larapinta Trail slowly takes you away from Alice Springs. It’s a long and undulating walk providing a nice introduction for what is to come in later sections. The trail crosses open country and small creeks before gradually climbing Euro Ridge for spectacular views over Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges.
The trail descends into Wallaby Gap, a secluded camping spot for those wishing to break the section into two. From there, it continues to trace the ridgeline and ascend onto Hat Hill Saddle where you can admire the first view of Simpsons Gap.
Simpsons Gap Main Tourist Area
Simpsons Gap LT Shelter
• Views from Euro Ridge over Alice Springs
• Secluded camping at Wallaby Gap
• View from Hat Hill Saddle towards Simpsons Gap
• The beautiful semi-permanent waterhole at Simpsons Gap
Views from Euro Ridge over Alice Springs
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VIDEO FROM THE TRAIL
A clip from a Hugh Gorge transfer
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