We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Kings Canyon

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8956 7460
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 54.07*
and up
Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk
More Info
USD 74.45*
and up
Kings Canyon Helicopter Tour
More Info
USD 176.32*
and up
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 629 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 409
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Amazing place to walk

There are 2 main walks - the Rim walk and the South Wall Return Walk. I did the South Wall and it was amazing. A bit hard going in places and some of the markings difficult to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pamela J
,
Bath, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

629 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 498: English reviews
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are 2 main walks - the Rim walk and the South Wall Return Walk. I did the South Wall and it was amazing. A bit hard going in places and some of the markings difficult to spot - but well worth it. Take your time and go early in the morning - it gets unbearably hot after about mid... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pamela J
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
357 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main reason for this trip was to visit this National Park. As it is the summer the area in the main was arid and the creek that three weeks ago running fast had totally dried up. Our guide however explained the different trees and bushes and how they cope with the conditions. It was very hot due to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank 585Rodney585
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place and must try and fit it in if visiting Uluru. Very pretty and if you are reasonably fit try the rim walk.

Helpful?
Thank Paul M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The red centre are know for Uluru but Watarrka is a special place as well. But it takes a long walk to see the beauty.

Helpful?
Thank Brian N
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
182 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided against the early start to climb to the rim of the canyon at dawn having had far too many early starts on this trip. Our coach driver/guide was a knowledgeable source about local flora and fauna we took a leisurely level walk as far into the valley as restrictions allowed. Many wonderful opportunities for photography or to take... More 

Helpful?
Thank Philip S
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went there with my Groovy group, the weather was good- bit of rain to cool us off (just before the big storm). the view was amazing and the haven point looked grat with all the water around it

Helpful?
Thank טל א
Driffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Hostajeff
Yarra Glen
Level Contributor
57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Annie R
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 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 

Helpful?
Thank Peter W
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 

Helpful?
Thank smattyandkath

Travellers who viewed Kings Canyon also viewed

Red Centre, Northern Territory
Red Centre, Northern Territory
 
Northern Territory, Australia
West MacDonnell National Park, Red Centre
 

Been to Kings Canyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kings Canyon and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Kings Canyon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?