Mpaara Circuit
Western Arrernte Country

1 h 45 min to 3 h

6.4 km

↑ 167 m
↓ -167 m

Moderate track
Starting from Palm Valley Campground, Namatjira, this circuit walk takes you through the sandstone formations of Finke Gorge National Park, optionally visiting the Kalarranga Lookout along the way. Take in the views of Finke River and the gorgeous natural amphitheatre as you hike along the scenic track. Experience the Mpaara dreaming story as you learn more about the Western Arrernte Aboriginal culture. Try to time your walk and get a chance to watch the sunset from Kalarranga Lookout. Keep in mind that there’s very little shade along the track. A 4WD vehicle with good clearance is required to get to the starting point. The road/track may be inaccessible after heavy rainfall, so check road conditions beforehand. You can use the commercial tours to come from Alice Springs if you don’t own a 4WD vehicle. The track can be started from Kalarranga Lookout carpark as well. Let us begin by acknowledging the Western Arrernte people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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