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  • This program is 100% carbon offset. World Youth Adventures absorb the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions as its ongoing commitment to responsible travel
  • Walk sections of the Larapinta Trail to experience the West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Explore iconic sites including the Serpentine Gorge, the Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge & Standley Chasm
  • Visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary
  • Learn about indigenous art, culture and food.
  • In 2019 World Expeditions Travel Group was the WINNER of the Adventure Travel Wholesaler of the Year at the The Australian Travel Awards and WINNER of the Northern Territory Tourism Awards for Ecotourism.

This unique itinerary is designed to give an insight into indigenous Australia through immersion and activity combined with several iconic treks of the region. The Classic Larapinta Trek is one of the seven Great Walks of Australia and is now noted as one of the top 10 walks in the world. We will explore the gaps and gorges of the West MacDonnell Ranges as we gain a rare perspective of vast plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land. Our journey is complete with an indigenous cultural program with local community members and land owners covering bush tucker, local arts, ancient sites and traditional methods and ceremonies. The students will gain a deep and rich understanding of the natural environment, Australia and indigenous culture.

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Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Alice Springs, Geoff Moss Bridge walk, transfer to camp

Day 2

Standley Chasm walk, Ellery Creek swim and walk

Day 3

Serpentine Gorge, Ochre Pits and Hilltop Lookout

Day 4

Ormiston Pound, National Park & Conservation talk Glen Helen

Day 5

Ormiston Pound trek and gorge & drive back to Alice Springs

Day 6

Cycle Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap (25km cycle), Kangaroo Sanctuary

Day 7

Desert Park, bush tucker talk

Day 8

Reptile Centre, airport transfer & fly home


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Youth Adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Youth Adventures absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Grading

Introductory to Moderate


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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What it's like trekking the Larapinta Trail

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