Larapinta Trail, S3: Jay Creek to Standley Chasm
Arrernte Country

5 h to 2 days

13.6 km

↑ 636 m
↓ -610 m

Hard track
Starting from Jay Creek Campground, Burt Plain, this walk takes you to the Standley Chasm via the Larapinta Trail (Section 3), exploring the creek bed and gorges of Jay Creek along the way. This is the third section of the 223km long Larapinta Trail. You’ll have two ways to do this: the challenging high route offering you 360-degree views, or the lower route which follows the creek bed via a relatively undulating track. The aforementioned Chewings Range is truly scenic and will make you feel like you’re on a movie set. On the other end, the said creek bed features demanding narrow gorges as well as sandy beach-like smooth parts. Additionally, you can see mica flakes gleaming on the ground as they reflect the sunlight at different angles. The Millers Flat Campsite is quite basic and doesn’t have water or a toilet, but there are wooden tent pads. Keep in mind that you’ll need a 4WD vehicle to access the Jay Creek trailhead. Let us begin by acknowledging the 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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