TREK LOGISTICS

TREK FOOD LOGISTICS OVERVIEW

We provide a wide spectrum of trek food logistics options for Larapinta Trail hikers and off track, cross country trekkers. This includes conventional food drops along the Larapinta Trail storerooms right through to food drop caches across remote areas.

A SNAPSHOT OF OUR TREK FOOD SERVICE

Food Drops to most Larapinta Trail trailheads

Food Drops to most Intermediate Larapinta Trail points

1 April to 30 September service window only

Range of specialised food drop service options

Range of extra and supplementary services

Range of remote area caching options for off-track support

SUMMARY OF OUR TREK FOOD SERVICE

A complete list of all Larapinta Trail Food Drop points with trek package options and extra considerations. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us.

FOOD DROP LOCATIONS 

An overview of different containers types, their costs and various options for pre-trek container pick ups and deliveries

CONTAINER TYPES & PRICING

An overview of how food drops are delivered and placed along the Larapinta Trail. Includes useful info about storage, access, security, rubbish and much more.

PREPARATION & PACKAGING

SERVICE ADD-ONS & EXTRA'S

We offer the pickup and trail placement of pre-ordered fresh food ( fruit, vegetables), juices, non alcoholic drinks, and specific dietary foods which hikers pre-pay & pre-order ( the food/drink list and placement dates). All fresh food orders are bought or picked up on the afternoon before or on the actual day the food is placed on the Larapinta Trail. Fresh food is stored in cooler bags and placed in the containers. Service is dependent on the availability of vehicles and staff. 

FRESH FOOD DROPS

Fruit, Vegetables, Juices and Vegan Foods

Short Notice food drops are placed on the Larapinta Trail within a 8-12 hr notice window anytime within a 24 hour period. This is most commonly used if hikers have overused their food, or had lost or spoiled their food or in very rare instances, had food pilfered by other hikers or wildlife. This service is also popular with hikers who have had unplanned extensions to their trek or delays. Service is dependent on availability of vehicles and staff. Extra cost service.

SHORT NOTICE FOOD DROPS

8-12 hour response turn around

Caching food allows hikers to nominate specific points along the trail to have their food cached at convenient locations rather than relying on fixed trailhead locations. Food caches are hidden at either pre-designated locations set by LTTS or at locations set by the hiker. Food caching suits off track hikers requiring re-supply in remote off track areas. This option requires hikers to have competent map, navigational and GPS skills (day/night). Service is dependent on availability of vehicles and staff. Extra cost service.

FOOD CACHING

Remote or fixed locations

Emergency food drops are placed on the Larapinta Trail within 2-5 hour notice window anytime within a 24 hour period.  This option is most commonly used when the replacement of food is an immediate requirement and without the resupply would result in the the trek being cancelled or severely delayed. Extra cost service.

EMERGENCY FOOD DROPS

2-5 hour response turn around

We can store your food containers or specific foods from your food drops in refrigerated storage (4-6 deg C), giving you the option of pre-packing fresh food for your food drops. This option does not include us buying any food. Once you have packed your containers during pre-trek, the containers sit in the refrigerated storerooms until the time of trail placement. Service is dependent on availability of vehicles and staff. Extra cost service.

STORAGE REFRIGERATION

Keeping food refrigerated before placement

We sell Backcountry Cuisine, Campers Pantry, Outdoor Gourmet and range of other commercially packed and sold trek food. You can order these online from our store.

COMMERCIAL TREK FOOD

Buy dehydrated food

Larapinta Trail Backcountry Cuisine Trek Food
Larapinta Trail Outdoor Gourmet Trek Food
Larapinta Trail Stove Fuel - Jetboil
Larapinta Trail Stove Fuel - MSR IsoPro
USEFUL TIP
When your order any commercial trek food  or stove fuel during your booking or from our online store, we will deliver your order during pre-trek, saving you heaps of time running around town buying it when you get here. Plus you can save up to 20% as a LTTS customer!
WHAT WE DON'T OFFER

Trek Package & Transfers Only

You can only book our food drop services through a Trek Package or transfer.

We Don't Shop For You

 

We don't buy your food for you. But if you order any trek food from our store, we will deliver it to you during pre-trek.

 No Transfer - No Food Drop

We have a 'No Transfer No Food Drop Policy'. You need to have a transfer with us in order to access our food drop service. If you don't have a transfer with us, we won't offer our food drop service. The only exception is for hikers supported by locals or hikers who are locals.

We Don't Pack For You

 

We don't pack your containers for you

No Accommodation - No Food Drop

 

We have a 'No Accommodation No Food Drop' Policy.'  You need to have official accommodation in town before and after your trek if you would like to use our food drop services. We do not service caravan parks, private residential homes, pub accommodation and AirBNBs. 

No BYO Containers

 

We only use our own containers

"Brilliant Professional Service"

KevinC, Trip Advisor

Larapinta Trail Trek Code

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