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Address: Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8956 7460
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Located in Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon known for its...

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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USD 52.39*
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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk
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USD 72.12*
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Kings Canyon Helicopter Tour
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USD 170.82*
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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

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A Must See

5 hours from Alice Springs, just over 3 hours from Ayers Rock Resort. A well hidden jewel of the incredible Australian nature. Spend the night there, explore the unbelievable Rim... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

5 hours from Alice Springs, just over 3 hours from Ayers Rock Resort. A well hidden jewel of the incredible Australian nature. Spend the night there, explore the unbelievable Rim Walk - start just before sunrise. The walk is only slightly difficult. The most strenuous part is right at the beginning - 80 m of ascent. Good steps, not top... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Rim Walk of Kings Canyon about a month ago during our time in the Alice Springs area as part of our drive around Australia. We are fans of the fantastic Australian movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert where the characters did the walk in full drag so we had to see it for ourselves, (also it had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kings Canyon was the highlight of my holiday.I was a bit worried at first of the thought of the steep 500 rocky stairs but after completing the first 200 I knew I could do the rest. I was last up and felt that there wasn't a lot of rest time at the top so decided to keep to the front... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the AAT Kings tour from Peter who taught us a few bushman skills along the way and was very informative. There were two options for the walk and everyone got to choose based on their fitness level. It was a stress free experience. Well done Pete! :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a tough walk for seniors but oh so rewarding. The 500 steps up to the rim are very steep but you can rest a couple of times on the way up. It is not the walk itself that is hard but the constant climbing up and down. We were on a guided tour with AAT Kings and we had... More 

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ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Kings Canyon, responded to this review

Thank you Jaav for your review of the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. We are really pleased you enjoyed it and that you found it a very rewarding experience. We applaud your guides efforts to keep you on the right path and safely away from the edge. We are really glad that you took 3 litres of water on the Rim... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the resort. The restaurant is amazing. The food and service was 5 star. Our room was clean and comfortable. Choose a room close to the pool and resturant. We had parking right at our door. The block of rooms number 129 to about 140 are a great location.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those that a super fit and agile this won't be a problem, but the kings Canyon rim walk starts with a 500 stair climb that is quite narrow and steep. It's a requirement to carry minimum 3 liters of water, and you will use them all !! The views are breathtaking and once at the top of the ridge... More 

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ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Kings Canyon, responded to this review

Thank you girlfromoz_10 for your review of the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, we agree with you, it is a truly spectacular part of the World! Great to hear you took 3 litres of water on your walk and that you were prepared for walking in the desert. More 

New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late so we did the short walk instead of round the rim. The signs said 2 1/2K we reckoned it was 1K, Should have doe the rim. Will be back, beautiful colours .

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Rimwalk Tour with AAT Kings and I highly recommend doing this with a guide as the walk is quite dangerous and it would be easy to get lost. The Guide also makes sure that the group starts the walk early enough to make sure that you finish the walk before the heat of the day and before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Uluru in November and did Kings Canyon as a day trip, with the purpose of walking The Rim of the canyon. The drive is just over 300 kilometres each way and is an easy drive, with the speed limit for most of the way 110 KPH and not much traffic on the highway. But I recommend having... More 

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