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Kings Canyon

Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8956 7460
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Located in Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon known for its 100–meter-high sheer cliff walls. There are a variety of walks, the most popular is the Rim Walk which is a 3-4 hour walk with a steep start. Kings Creek Walk is a gentle walk at the base of the Canyon which takes about an hour. Please note that in hot weather where the forecast is to be 36 degrees celsius and above, there are access restrictions to some walks.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“garden of eden” (92 reviews)
“steep climb” (40 reviews)
“take your time” (29 reviews)
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Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
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+61 8 8956 7460
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"garden of eden"
in 92 reviews
"steep climb"
in 40 reviews
"take your time"
in 29 reviews
"creek walk"
in 32 reviews
"creek bed"
in 19 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 25 reviews
"initial climb"
in 26 reviews
"ayers rock"
in 23 reviews
"great walk"
in 15 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 13 reviews
"lots of water"
in 18 reviews
"day trip"
in 24 reviews
"early start"
in 11 reviews
"heart attack hill"
in 10 reviews
"long drive"
in 17 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 14 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had read all the reviews about the Rim walk and was a little nervous but it wasn’t as difficult as expected. Yes there are a lot of steps and the terrain is uneven and not easy to navigate but it’s not a race -...More

Thank DanaHookins
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kings Canyon is a must-see Northern Territory location. If you travel to Uluru and the Olgas then be sure to visit Kings Canyon. The rim walk is spectacular with the steep section at the start of the walk, about 500 steps to the rim. Once...More

Thank Archie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Uluru (over 4 hours) and arrived at Kings Canyon around 1 pm for the Rim Walk. Climbed about 2/3 up the steep stone steps where there were 2 iron benches to relax on and spacious ground to take photos of the cool...More

Thank GabyVM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place, and the Rim Walk is a must do. The first climb is the most strenuous part, then it's easy going. Just take your time climbing the 400 steps and you'll be good. Words can't explain what it's like up top,...More

1  Thank HakkaChrissa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really amazing walk, make sure that you get there early enough to watch the sunrise and then do the hike - its nice and cool at that time and you see the rocks in amazing sunlight. The hike is pretty easy and took us around...More

2  Thank mbetowler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our visit here and would definitely recommend. The rim walk was fantastic (around 2-3 hours). Would recommend doing this earlier in the day to avoid the heat. Although there are less flies here than Uluru, still maybe worth a fly net.

1  Thank Elyse D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're planning a red centre trip it's likely this will be on your agenda and rightly so, it is stunning. The loop walk is not too arduous for most levels of fitness as long as you can make it up the steep first section....More

1  Thank bckpckrau
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth making an early start, to see the colors of the Canyon change and enjoy the long walk around the rim. Ensure that you don't miss the waterholes and different gorges and rock formations in the area.

Thank Janem0205
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a short but steep climb from the bottom of the canyon to the rim, you are rewarded with a well laid out and reasonably easy 5 km walk during which you are rewarded with stunning scenery. Allow for 3-4 hours at a leisurely pace....More

2  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, I have to say that the difficulty of this walk is totally overhyped. It isn't a walk in the park but other reviews I read made it seem like you have to be an endurance athlete to do it, which isn't the case....More

3  Thank Sian2305
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Thetribe6
28 February 2018|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Having been there two years ago, my opinion is that the Kings Canyon park area and canyon are beautiful, and adults will enjoy the views, but the kids and teenagers will probably be bored. Also, there is almost nothing to... More
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Donna B
15 July 2017|
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Response from Liesl132015 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous reply - AAT Kings are the best. I'd wholeheartedly recommend a trip out to Kings Canyon with them. Its a long drive from Ayers Rock and walking the canyon can take over 3 hours with plenty of photo... More
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