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Finke River Trailhead

Bushwalk into an area of rich biodiversity at Finke River.

The Finke River Trailhead is the trailhead for Sections 10 and 11 of the Larapinta Trail, and only accessible to walkers.

The trailhead is near the junction of Ormiston and Davenport creeks where the Finke River begins. Tea-tree bushes grow in abundance here, and there are dense stands of reeds and bullrushes on the western edge of the river. The creeks and rivers are areas of great biodiversity and continuous growth and dominated by towering River Red Gums.

Camping is permitted at the trailhead by Larapinta Trail walkers only, and there is no vehicle access to this area. Walker fees and camping fees apply. Multi-day trail use and campsites must be booked online before you arrive.

Section 10 of the Larapinta Trail is graded as medium - a narrow track that may be rough in places, with some climbing and descending, suitable for people who walk regularly.

Section 11 of the Larapinta Trail is graded as hard - a rough and narrow track with some steep and/or long climbs and descents, suitable for fit people with previous bushwalking experience.

  • Information

    Entry cost

    • Indicative Prices tickets from $10.00 to $60.00
      Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping and extended walk fees apply to all visitors.
    • Child tickets from $5.00 to $30.00
      Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping and extended walk fees apply to all visitors.

    Facilities

    • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet

    Activities

    • Birdwatching
    • Camping
    • Walks
    • Hiking

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