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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

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Travel into the heart of Australia on a Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock. Your journey takes you to a classic outback cattle station at Kings Creek Station and reveals the amazing landscape of Kings Canyon. For tremendous views over the immense chasm, explore the canyon’s steep cliffs on the Rim Walk or follow an easier route along the canyon’s floor on the Creek Bed Walk. At the end of the tour, you have the option to return to Ayers Rock or continue to Alice Springs.
You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Kings Creek Station
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kings Canyon
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Kings Canyon Resort
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Choose your adventure with a customizable hiking experience in Kings Canyon
  • Stops for breakfast (included) and lunch (own expense,) so you don't have to carry food with you
  • Learn about the aboriginal history and geology of the site from your guide
  • Transportation options make for a relaxing experience
What to Expect
Start out your adventurous day with convenient pickup at your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation, which means you don't have to worry about navigating or directions on the way into the Red Centre. Spend the ride relaxing and snapping photos of the rugged scenery before reaching Kings Canyon for your trek. Stop for breakfast at the cattle station, a family-run operation that offers camel rides (own expense), so you can see how the early Australian settlers experienced the Outback for the first time. Continue to Watarrka National Park, where your guide will fill you in on the history and geology of the sandstone gorge, as well as its sacred meaning to the Lilla and Ulpinyali people. Choose between two walk options in the canyon: the 3.5-mile (6-kilometer) strenuous Rim Walk or the more leisurely Creek Bed Walk, which runs 1 mile (2 kilometers) along the valley floor. Refuel with lunch (own expense) and a swim at Kings Canyon Resort before returning to Ayers Rock or catching another coach to Alice Springs.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call the operator. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Departure Time
4:00 AM
12h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at
Ayers Rock:
4:30pm (October - March)
6pm (April - September)
Alice Springs:
6:30pm (October - March)
7:30pm (April - September)
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Pickup from all hotels within Ayers Rock Resort
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB, air conditioning & W/C
  • Breakfast at an Kings Creek Station- a working cattle and camel station!
  • Learn all about the outback and spectacular Kings Canyon with your expert local guide
  • 6 km hike around the Kings Canyon Rim Walk- 3hrs
  • Option of shorter Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk- 1 hr return
  • Free time at Kings Canyon Resort to grab yourself some lunch (own expense)
  • Free time at Kings Canyon Resort for a swim after your Rim Walk!
  • Drop off at all Ayers Rock Resort hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Creek Station
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon Resort
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to steep and uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes
  • A minimum of 3 litres of water is required for those participating in the 6km Rim Walk. The supplier will provide water, you just need to bring your own water bottles!
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • While this tour isn't suitable for guests travelling in a wheelchair due to the nature of the walks involved, guests in a wheelchair are welcome on our tours provided they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
What an awesome experience. Aaron, our guide, and Adam the driver were fantastic. They were competent, informative and passionate about the tour. Aaron took us on the rim tour and made it quite a fun and enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi TonyB2471, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The landscape truly is breathtaking from the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon. We will pass on the comments to Adam & Aaron. Thank you for travelling with us and we hope to see you on an AAT Kings tour in the future.
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Wonderful day. Early 4.15am pickup to beat the heat. Guides/driver were fantastic. Knowledgeable and very patient with this older lady on the steep uneven surfaces. Recommend using hiking poles to help with the many steps/rocks up and down.
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Erica S, Kings Canyon is a great day trip! The views from the rim walk are absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for leaving us a review & we hope to see you on AATKings tours in the future!
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My friend and I did this amazing trip on 11/9. Our Coach Driver for the day was Dylan and the guide was Ally. After an early start 4.30am we had a great breakfast at Kings Creek Station (say hello to the white cockatoo Charlie) and then drove on to Kings Canyon . We did the
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 23 Oct. 2019
Hi there, WOW what a wonderful review! Our Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas Tour is a spectacular tour that shows off the best of Kings Canyon! At AAT Kings we are extremely proud to have guides who have so much passion & knowledge for our beautiful backyard! Dylan & Ally are a fantastic example of this, and we are pleased you were able to experience a wonderful day with them! Thank you again for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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Comfortable coach, and great driver and guide. A long trip but breakfast stop was terrific, with plenty of food and options on offer. We did the canyon floor walk, followed by a helicopter trip over the canyon. Those who did the rim walk thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 28 Sep. 2019
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Our Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas tour is definitely one to remember! Fantastic to hear your cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station was a highlight of your tour, and we will be sure to pass these comments along to them team there! Thank you again or travelling with us here in the Red Centre and we look forward to welcoming you on tour in the future!
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Not much else to say but an amazing day trip! Kings Canyon is well worth the effort and it was made all the better by our amazing driver Andy and tour guide Xavier who took us on the rim walk, both very knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a really great time.
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 25 Sep. 2019
Hi there! Thank you very much for your review! It is always fantastic to hear the experiences our guests are having on tour with us! We will be sure to pass along your comments to Andy & Xavier! Thank you again for travelling with us on the Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas tour and we hope to see you on more tours in the future!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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