Mount Sonder Lookout
5.1 km return
2 h to 2 h 45 min
Mount Sonder Lookout
5.1 km

2 h to 2 h 45 min

Starting from Redbank Gorge Carpark, Mount Zeil, this walk takes you to Mount Sonder Lookout and back via the Larapinta Trail (Section 12), crossing the usually dry Davenport Creek along the way. This mini version of the Mount Sonder walk is much shorter than the hike to the summit, yet still offers exceptional panoramic views all over the arid land. In fact, you don’t even need to make it to the lookout to get 360-degree views as the way up/down features them on many different levels. The lookout itself is quiet and relatively shaded, which makes it a great spot to have a peaceful picnic. Interpretive signposts inform you about the mountains and surrounding points of interest as you take in the scenery. The sunrise is exceptional if you manage to come that early. Redbank Gorge Carpark is accessible with a conventional vehicle, but a high clearance is recommended nonetheless. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.




Transport options
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Points of Interest
Larapinta Trail Camping
Larapinta Trail Information
Larapinta Trail Water
Mount Sonder Lookout
Redbank Gorge

Places & Areas
Northern Territory
Macdonnell Region
Mount Zeil
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park