A 36-year-old man has collapsed and died on the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia.

Northern Territory Police said the man had been walking with a family member when he collapsed on a remote bush walk trail two kilometres from Mount Sonder on Monday afternoon.

The man’s loved one ran to the car park and contacted emergency services just before 6pm, but he had died before rescuers arrived.

It’s understood he had a medical incident while walking the popular hike, about 150 kilometres west of Alice Springs.

Police are treating the death as non-suspicious and will prepare a report for the coroner.

The 14km Mount Sonder hike takes about six hours to complete and makes up the final stage of the 223km Larapinta Trail.

The trail has claimed the lives of seven tourists in the past 18 months.

American actor Matt ­Palazzolo, 33, died while walking the Larapinta Trail in January 2018.

He was a well known LGBT activist from California and an actor and writer.

In February 2017, an elderly German couple who set out to hike Trephina Gorge, also in Central Australia, wandered up to 17km off a marked walk before dying of dehydration and heat stress on a 40C day.

Gisela Thor’s body was found less than a day after the remains of her 76-year-old husband Wilfred were discovered by police search crews.

Both became extremely dehydrated and ultimately could not cope with the Central Australian heat.

The ABC reports that it’s been a particularly busy season for rescuers in the Northern Territory.

Rescuers say visitors can underestimate the toll that the challenging landscapes, remoteness and extreme weather conditions can pose.

On August 19, a 33-year-old woman was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital after she was injured while hiking at Koolpin Gorge in Kakadu National Park.

The woman was visiting Darwin from overseas and was walking with her partner when she slipped and injured her back.