Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, Northern Territory
If witnessing the red-rock scenery of Australia
's outback has always been on your travel wishlist, this six-day, five-night trek will sate your wanderlust. Starting in the town of Alice Springs, this especially vigorous walk encompasses an array of landscapes, from vast flood plains to razorback rocky outcrops and majestic canyons. You'll hike the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges in the footsteps of the Aboriginal people, the land's traditional owners, and settle in to comfortable, safari camp-style digs at night. There's even the option of sleeping under the stars in a true bushman's "swag," a traditional bedroll used by itinerant wanderers in Australia's post-colonial era, and enjoying traditional "bush tucker," made from ingredients gathered locally.