TREK FOOD LOGISTICS OVERVIEW
We provide a wide spectrum of trek food logistics options for Larapinta Trail hikers and off track, cross country trekkers. This includes conventional food drops along the Larapinta Trail storerooms right through to food drop caches across remote areas.
A SNAPSHOT OF OUR TREK FOOD SERVICE
Food Drops to most Larapinta Trail trailheads
Food Drops to most Intermediate Larapinta Trail points
15 March to 30 October service window only
Range of specialised food drop service options
Range of extra and supplementary services
Range of remote area caching options for off-track support
A SNAPSHOT OF SERVICE OPTIONS
> Optional container types
> All containers are locked
> All containers are tape sealed
> All containers are labeled with your details
> All containers are protected from insects, rodents, etc
> All containers are protected from dust, sun, rain etc
> Fresh food containers are insulated*
> Cold drinks packed with either wet or dry ice*
> All cached containers are GPS trackable*
> Food Drops to all Trailheads & Intermediate Points
> 25lt, 50lt, 75lt, 100lt container options
> Optional date/time container placements
> Containers normally placed within 24-48 hours
> 24 hour/ Emergency Food Drop Options*
> Fresh food delivery options*
> Cold storage of fresh food items*
> Food Caching Options
> Cold Bottled Water / Juices / Soft Drink drops*
SUMMARY OF OUR TREK FOOD SERVICE
A complete list of all Larapinta Trail Food Drop points with trek package options and extra considerations. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us.
An overview of how food drops are delivered and placed along the Larapinta Trail. Includes useful info about storage, access, security, rubbish and much more.
An overview of different containers types, their costs and various options for pre-trek container pick ups and deliveries
We offer emergency food drops to points along the Larapinta Trail, generally within a 1-4 hour turnaround, anytime within a 24 hour period.
Food caching is a specialised form of food drop resupply. Caching options include above-ground, subsurface or submerged placement. Hikers need to demonstrate proficiency in map, compass and GPS use before service is provided.
We offer a range of food drop extra's and supplementary options such as fresh food delivery, cold/warm (non-alcoholic) drinks, prepared meals and much more.
SERVICE ADD-ONS & EXTRA'S
FRESH FOOD DROPS
Fruit, Vegetables, Juices and Vegan Foods
Remote or fixed locations
Keeping food refrigerated before placement
We offer the pickup and trail placement of pre-ordered fresh food ( fruit, vegetables), juices, non alcoholic drinks, and specific dietary foods which hikers pre-pay & pre-order ( the food/drink list and placement dates). All fresh food orders are bought or picked up on the afternoon before or on the actual day the food is placed on the Larapinta Trail. Fresh food is stored in cooler bags and placed in the containers. Service is dependent on the availability of vehicles and staff.
Caching food allows hikers to nominate specific points along the trail to have their food cached at convenient locations rather than relying on fixed trailhead locations. Food caches are hidden at either pre-designated locations set by LTTS or at locations set by the hiker. Food caching suits off track hikers requiring re-supply in remote off track areas. This option requires hikers to have competent map, navigational and GPS skills (day/night). Service is dependent on availability of vehicles and staff. Extra cost service.
We can store your food containers or specific foods from your food drops in refrigerated storage (4-6 deg C), giving you the option of pre-packing fresh food for your food drops. This option does not include us buying any food. Once you have packed your containers during pre-trek, the containers sit in the refrigerated storerooms until the time of trail placement. Service is dependent on availability of vehicles and staff. Extra cost service.
SHORT NOTICE FOOD DROPS
COMMERCIAL TREK FOOD
6-9 hour response turn around
Pre-Ordered Trek Food
Short Notice food drops are placed on the Larapinta Trail within a 6-9 hr notice window anytime within a 24 hour period. This is most commonly used if hikers have overused their food, or had lost or spoiled their food or in very rare instances, had food pilfered by other hikers or wildlife. This service is also popular with hikers who have had unplanned extensions to their trek or delays. Service is dependent on availability of vehicles and staff. Extra cost service.
We sell Backcountry Cuisine, Campers Pantry, Outdoor Gourmet and range of other commercially packed and sold trek food. You can order these online through our website.
WHAT WE DON'T OFFER
Trek Package & Transfes Only
No Accommodation - No Food Drop
No Transfer - No Food Drop
You can only book our food drop services through a Trek Package or transfer.
We have a 'No Transfer No Food Drop Policy'. You need to have a transfer with us in order to access our food drop service. If you don't have a transfer with us, we won't offer our food drop service. The only exception is for hikers supported by locals or hikers who are locals.
We have a 'No Accommodation No Food Drop' Policy.' You need to have official accommodation in town before and after your trek if you would like to use our food drop services. We do not service caravan parks, private residential homes, pub accommodation and AirBNBs.
We Don't Shop For You
We Don't Pack For You
No BYO Containers
We don't buy your food for you.
We don't pack your containers for you
We only use our own containers