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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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USD 57.63*
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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk
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USD 115.26*
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Kings Canyon Helicopter Tour
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USD 180.57*
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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
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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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“rim walk” (265 reviews)
“garden of eden” (82 reviews)
“steep climb” (37 reviews)
Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8956 7460
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to go walking. Lots of great views - don't forget to look down as well as up as interesting rock patterns & fossils. Garden of Eden isn't a piece of Eden (too polluted) but nice to walk down to the pool. If...More

Thank Bikerbabe009
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's advisable to visit the Kings Canyon especially if you like walking in the mountains. Don't forget to realize you are somewhere in central Australia which gives the place magic atmosphere. You have to start your trip early morning (5 - 6 o'clock) before the...More

Thank Darina H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently went to Kings Canyon and did the Rim Walk, which is about 6 kilometres around. We also walked to the highest spot in Kings Canyon and down into the Garden of Eden which added another 1.2 kilometres to our walk...More

1  Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This walk up to the rim will definitely test your endurance. But after the initial 600 steps the view is to die for. Once your up you will forget about the climb and enjoy the amazing sights. There are many places to stop and take...More

Thank Angela s
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Just had to duck up to Kings Canyon from Uluru. Did the smart thing & drove up early at 5.30am arriving sometime after 8.00am before the days heat. The Canyon rim walk suggests 3-4 hours but I think that must be guided tour groups. We...More

Thank michaelosborne34
ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Kings Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello michaelosborne34, thank you for your review. Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park) really is a spectacular place to visit and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time there. Drinking an adequate amount of water prior to and during your walk is very important. We...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Loved the hike around the canyon, we did it in 4 hrs one morning taking our time, loved it so much we did it again the next day with picnic gear, start is steep but afterwards quiet a relaxing walk. loved the garden of eden...More

Thank worsey2014
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This place not only is beautiful but is breathtaking. With amazing views and a nice walk, it's a great experience for anyone. It's very well set out with markers to help pick which walk would best suit your capabilities. Can be had at times, but...More

Thank GBertoldi
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I got up early to go on the Kings Canyon Rim walk and it was well worth it. Myself and another lady were accompanied by a local guide on the sunrise hike. There are over 500 boulder like steps up a steep incline at the...More

Thank RG02
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was amazing tour. The driver David and guide Trys were excellent full of great information and banter. we left Yulara at 4:45am in the dark! Long drive north of approx 3 hours stopping at 8am for breakfast at Kings Canyon Station which was superb...More

1  Thank cakeAuckland
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We set out on the Rim Walk, a 6km, 3-4 hour long walk. The initial climb is an absolute killer, lots of stairs, straight up. The view from the top, though, is magnificent. Take your time, there are lots of spots to have a rest...More

Thank Windplayer
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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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