Cooking on hot coals at Camp Fearless |  <i>Guy Wilkinson</i> Try native bush foods on our Larapinta walks |  <i>#cathyfinchphotography</i> Smoked salmon canapes on Larapinta in Comfort trips. |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i> Poached pears and chocolate ganache on day-3 at Charlie's Camp. |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i> Beautiful little lunch spot along the Larapinta Trail |  <i>Linda Murden</i> The Larapinta Campsites include full commercial kitchen facilities |  <i>Chris Buykx</i>

Every single aspect of this tour far exceeded our expectations. Our three guides worked well as a team - and providing a gluten & dairy free diet was never a problem. We were continually impressed with our guides' dedication to ensuring that everything was handled in an environmentally friendly manner. Unforgettable experience!Mick & Marie BaconQueensland, Australia

The food was of an amazingly high standard given the conditions. The staff had such energy to trek all day and then cook! They also had great subject knowledge and excellent first aid skills.Yvonne GreeNarrabundah ACT

 

 

Food on the Larapinta Trail

What are my food options on the Larapinta Trail?

Australian Walking Holidays aims to provide high quality, interesting and nutritional meals for its guests. 

Where possible we will use fresh local produce. All our food is sourced from the best providores and carefully selected, stored and transported so as to maximise freshness and quality. We also aim to incorporate more native bush foods into the menu such as spices (wattleseed, lemon myrtle), native jams, pastes and sauces from quandongs (native peaches) and Kakadu plums as well as bush muesli that that includes native dried fruits and spices. 

Our guides have remarkable wilderness culinary skills and pride themselves on the variety, quality, nutritional levels and presentation of their meals and their ability to cater to a wide range of dietary requirements. 

There is often plenty of fresh fish and meat based main dishes and fresh salads. We re‑supply with fresh food every few days.


Example Menu

This menu is a guide only and the menu varies from trip to trip. 

Breakfast: ranges from cooked to continental. Usually a selection of cereals, fruit, bread/toast and quality coffee and tea. 

Lunch: depending on the trip, you may prepare your lunch such as wraps or sandwiches in camp before the days trekking. Or more usually we will have a picnic style lunch with a wide selection of bread rolls, wraps, deli‑meats, sandwich and salad ingredients to prepare a tasty lunch how you like it

Dinners: usually 2 or 3 courses. The main meal is usually a classic outback style meal such as grilled barramundi, camp‑oven roast, or perhaps tasty stir‑fry or pasta dish.

Snacks: there is always plenty of trail snacks available such as muesli bars and fresh fruit. In the evenings we often serve hors d’oeurves around the campfire while dinner is being prepared

 

Dietary Requirements

Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances). Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance (at least 1 month prior to your trip) to determine whether we can cater to such dietary requirements on your chosen adventure. 

Please note that options are likely to be limited in very remote locations or alternatives may be more expensive or unavailable. There may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own food.

 

Drinks on The Larapinta Trail

You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer on our guided trips so you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine under the stars. The guides will bring a small quantity of your drinks to the campsite each night depending on how many the group request. 

Drinks are to be pre-purchased prior to departure as guides cannot restock during the tour. 

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