Types of Accommodation
Ever wondered what the difference between a wilderness campsite and a semi-permanent campsite is? Or which trips have cabin based accommodation, compared to luxury eco-lodges? If where you rest your weary legs after a long day on the trail plays an important part in where your next trip will be, here’s the lowdown on our accommodation options:
We use a comprehensive range of high quality camp gear including the best available two person tents for each environment; lightweight four season tents for the wild weather of south west Tasmania, or featherweight mozzie domes for the Tropical Top End dry season. On classic outback expeditions we provide a swag which comprises of a thick foam mattress in a sturdy canvas, cover offering comfort whether under the stars or in your tents.
Jatbula Trail and Bungle Bungles
When trekking in the Top End dry season our camping arrangements are delightfully lightweight. As we don’t have to worry about bad weather we can make the most of the clear skies and sleep under the stars. Each trekker will carry a groundsheet, self‑inflating mattress and a mosquito net, which we string between the trees .The guides will carry lightweight group tarps that will act as shade or shelter in the unlikely event of unseasonal rain.
Larapinta End to End | Best of the Larapinta Trail | Larapinta Challenger
The Larapinta End to End, the Best of the Larapinta Trail and the Larapinta Challenger are adventures that stay in wilderness campsites along the trail. While the guides prepare all the meals, you can contribute by putting up your own tents and rolling out your swags. A swag is comprised of a comfortable three‑inch thick foam mattress with a canvas cover to keep it clean. These can be rolled out inside 2 or 3 person dome tents, or pulled outside the tent for trekkers who wish to sleep under the stars. The tents include a removable weatherproof shell in case of rain.
Larapinta Self Guided
Our self guided Larapinta Trail treks allow you to carry all of your own gear in a full pack, which means wilderness camping is an exciting component of the trip. We supply you with all of your camping essentials, including a one, two or three person Sea to Summit Iexplore tent, self inflatable mattress and sleeping bag. All of your food, a fuel stove, fuel and eating equipment are also provided at the start of the trip, with longer trips also including a food drop along the way.
Exclusive to our travellers, our semi-permanent campsites feature hot showers, twin share tents with raised beds, sit down toilets, a communal tent with lounges and a campfire for warmth. The only charging facilities on these trips are a USB 12v solar charger, so trekkers are encouraged to bring additional batteries and solar chargers for your cameras and electronic devices.
Larapinta Experience in Comfort | Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort | Women’s Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort | Larapinta Goddess Walk
Nestled amongst the hills of the Larapinta Trail, our three semi‑permanent wilderness campsites offer a relaxing and comfortable stay in remote locations. On some days we may walk off the Larapinta Trail and in to camp, or in the morning walk out of camp on to the next stage of the trail. On other days we may have a short transfer to the trail head in off road support vehicles ‑ allowing us to select the best sections of the trail. The semi permanent campsites are fully set up, so there is no need to worry about setting up or packing up tents. These award-winning semi-permanent campsites provide heightened comforts, including a large communal tent, hot showers, an ablutions tent, and large ‘safari style’ sleeping tents, and have a minimal environmental footprint. These are attracting much positive feedback from our travellers, and considering all the quality inclusions, our Larapinta in Comfort treks provide the best value in the market.
Kakadu Walking Adventure
During the trip, stay in our semi‑permanent safari campsites providing simple, comfortable camping accommodations in convenient locations. Each camp is adjacent (within) to a National Park campground and we use the excellent solar hot showers and the flushing toilet facilities provided. Travellers do not need to set‑up or pack‑down camp, allowing more time for walking, exploring or just relaxing. The tents are a custom built safari tent, offering plenty of room for two people, camp beds, swags and gear. The inner tent has mesh walls so it is easy to remove the fly and sleep under the stars.
Stay in quality cabins outside of cities that are well maintained with good facilities. These properties may be basic, however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience. The style of private hut accommodation varies by destination, offering twin or multi-share rooms with shared ablutions.
Heysen Trail and the Flinders Ranges and Flinders Ranges Art Expedition
During the trip you will be accommodated in a range of outback properties. These range from basic outback homesteads, shearers quarters and park cabins with shared facilities through to twin share rooms in delightful properties. Basic linen is provided however please do not expect hotel‑style services such as a daily linen service. The guides will prepare all the meals and run the catering, however you will be asked to contribute by assisting around mealtimes. All accommodations are heated and fully powered so please feel free to bring your electronic chargers with you.
The Cove, on the outskirts of Denmark, will be our home away from home for the week. The Cove is situated on 24 hectares of beautiful karri and jarrah forest, right on the Wilson Inlet. Each hand crafted chalet contains a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, one or two bathrooms, and a washing machine. The rooms we usually stay in sleep two people in single beds, however you can zip the two beds together to make a double. On some occasions it might be necessary to use rooms which sleep three to four people.
Many of the Great Walks of Australia stay at environmentally sensitive lodges or semi-permanent structures that allow you to experience a relaxing evening immersed in spectacular scenery with creature comforts such as hot showers and delicious meals. As there are 10 different Great Walks of Australia, accommodation on these walks varies, but clients generally stay in eco-lodges, luxury semi-permanent campsites, houseboats or deluxe cabins. Bathroom facilities vary from walk to walk, but are clean and presentable at minimum. Meals are prepared from quality local produce and can be enjoyed with excellent local wines.