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Kings Canyon

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Address: Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
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+61 8 8956 7460

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 53.00*
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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk
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USD 72.98*
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Kings Canyon Helicopter Tour
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USD 172.84*
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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

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We did the 6km canyon rim walk. Started at 6.30 and very glad we did as by the end it was 36deg. The start (heart attack hill) is very very steep for about 400metres. It's ok... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Driffield, United Kingdom
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the 6km canyon rim walk. Started at 6.30 and very glad we did as by the end it was 36deg. The start (heart attack hill) is very very steep for about 400metres. It's ok though because there is resus equipment at the top! After this it gets easier. We found this walk much more interesting than Uluru in... More 

Thank Hostajeff
Yarra Glen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the rim walk with our three children (aged 6-11). We arrived early in the morning to avoid most of the heat of the day. It is a 7km walk and it took us about 6 hours, with lots of rest stops and time to explore the rocks and plants an interesting areas we found. The start of the... More 

Thank Annie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not having enough time and being the middle of summer didn't make for a great visit. The creek walk was ok, and also the Kathleen Springs walk was also good. We didn't do the canyon rim walk as it was above 40 degrees the day we were there. We did see the beginning of that walk and the first part... More 

Thank Peter W
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We headed out from Curtin Springs and were blessed with the weather - overcast and not too hot thankfully. The rim walk is really hard for the first 100m but once you get up those stairs it is fine! If you have the stamina and agility to complete the walk we highly recommend it - the views are fantastic and... More 

Thank smattyandkath
Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We completed the rim walk here on our own (no tour) and thoroughly enjoyed it (6km/3.7mi). The first part is definitely the most difficult, walking up ~500 rock steps, but the work is worth it though as the views are amazing once you reach the top (and everywhere else along the rim as you continue along). Once past the initial... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

don't miss the 6 km walk over the canyon beautiful and quiet if no idiot takes the helicopter flights

Thank alfonso m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth getting up at 3:30am. It is a long drive to Kings Canyon but the scenary as the sun rises is fantastic. As the light filters in you see the colours of the landscape filling in: red, green and blue. We were also lucky to see two herds of wild horses (brumbies) and lots of cattle. The bus... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We started out early and enjoyed to the tune of 5-6 hours, this hike around the rim. Varied rock formations and vistas, vegetation and bird life. Don't want to be out there without water and/or at midday.

Thank John D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 2 December 2016

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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