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One of the most mundane sections of the trail, Section 7 can be at times a frustrating walk because the trails winds up small pieces of jagged high ground unnecessarily. Scenically this section does have some impressive views of diverse geological formations and a rich array of typical Central Australian colours. Great walk for bird watchers.
 
Snapshot
Point Winds up & down knolls and ridges for no real reason
Point Easy access to trailhead and car park ( both ends)
Point Rough jagged and sharp terrain along many parts
Point Ellery Creek is a food storage/cache point
Highlights
Point Great geological formations and impressive rocks
Point Good bird life in the area
Point Rich array of typical Central Australian colours and shades
Point Nice views of MacDonnell Ranges to the south
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Section 7 Campsites | S7 Trailhead - Ellery Creek
Our Section Star Rating: Poor
Trail Grade Grade 3 Hard:Suitable for experienced walker
Distance (km) 13.8  
Duration (hrs) 5.5 Comfortable. Allow sightseeing
Terrain Rough Lots of hard jagged, sharp surfaces
Gradient Average Undulating
Trail Average Poor on high ground. Good below.
Water Yes Limited. In tanks only.
Shade Poor Very Limited.
Camping Fees Yes ($5.00 per person) Ellery Creek
Campsites Yes S7 Campsites page
Walk Options Yes Day
Ellery Creek TrailheadPark & Trail InformationCampsite/CampgroundWaterToiletrsShelterParkingTables, Chairs and/or Tent PadsGas BBQFood StorageNo Campfires
Serpentine Gorge TrailheadTrailhead ShelterWaterPark & Trail InformationCampsite/CampgroundToiletrsShelterParkingTables, Chairs and/or Tent PadsFood StorageNo Campfires
Campground/Camping Ellery Creek   9-10 tents* No Campfires
Campground/Camping Serpentine Gorge   Open Area No Campfires
    * Average 2 person size tent
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NT Parks Section Fact Sheet and Trail Map External Link
NT Parks Section Fact Sheet and Trail Map External Link
Vehicle Access (2WD, AWD) Getting to Ellery Creek Trailhead
The Ellery Creek Trailhead is approx 90 km west of Alice Springs and can be access via the sealed Larapinta & Namatjira Drives. Access from Namatjira Road to the car park is via a 2km rocky dirt track which is OK for 2WD's but can be a little bumpy.
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Vehicle Access (2WD, AWD) Getting to Serpentine Gorge Trailhead
The Serpentine Gorge Trailhead is approx 100km west of Alice Springs and can be accessed via the sealed Larapinta & Namatjira Drives. Access from the Namatjira Road to the car park is via a 5km rocky dirt track. The trailhead information board is located at the car park. The trail shelter and campsite is located approx 600m north east of the car park.
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Section 7 Larapinta Trail
Common views along half way point of S7.
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Ellery Creek Toilets/ Food Storage Room
Typical jagged terrain of this section
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Trig Point. Nice views of surrounding area
Narrow part of trail amongst jagged rock
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Impressive range of colours & terrain
Close up of jagged terrain. Sharp as well.
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Easy flat parts of the section ( west end)
Easy flat parts of the section (west end)
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