Section 1 – Planning

Day 0 – Thu 01/09/11
Alice Springs Township   –   Redbank Gorge (Drop off)
  • Track transport to Redbank Gorge – LarapintaConnect – pick up from accommodation @ 11am
  • Transport to Telegraph Station, lunch, 1pm depart(travel time 3-5 hours)
  • Arrive 4pm – 6pm
  • Camp at Redbank Gorge
  • Camping fee = $3.30
  • Facilities: Gas cooking, Water tanks
  • Food: Potato meal
Day 1 – Fri 02/09/11

Redbank gorge   –   Rocky Bar Gap       (11.8 km, 4 hrs)
  • Awake: 6:30, Depart: 7:30
  • Terrain type: Flat with little climbing.
  • Arrival: 11.30am
  • Facilities: Tank Water
  • Food: Pasta meal
Day 2 – Sat 03/09/11
Rocky Bar Gap   –   Finke River trailhead   (14.2 km, 5.5 hrs)
  • Awake: 5:00am, Depart: 6:00am
  • Terrain Type:  initial tall hilltop climb – aim for hilltop climb at dawn to arrive at daybreak, some light assisted climb.  Downhill much of the last half of the walk, then flat.
  • On the way: Glen Helen Junction
  • Arrive 11:30am
  • Facilities: Gas cooking facilities, Water tanks
  • Food: Camping meal, soup
Day 3 – Sun 04/09/11
Finke River trailhead   –   Ormiston Gorge*   (9.1 km, 4 hrs)
  • Awake: 6:00am, Depart: 7:00am
  • Terrain Type: Gentle rolling and short climbs, fairly flat.
  • On the way: Hilltop Lookout
  • Arrive: 11:00am
  • Camping fee = $6.60
  • Facilities: Gas cooking facilities, Water, Food Collection, Showers, Food: Camping meal
  • When there: Ghost Gum Walk, Oriston Pound Walk
  • *FOOD DROP food storage room at Visitor Centre – PICK UP 4 DAYS WORTH OF FOOD
  • Important: Collect extra water for day 4


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