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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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“rim walk” (266 reviews)
“garden of eden” (85 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 4 days ago

This is my favourite place in Central Australia. The rim walk is fantastic, albeit it isn't the easiest walk in the World. Some of it is steep and uneven under foot. We did it with 8 year old. It is obviously busiest early mornings before...More

Thank razor908
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This was a tough walk. It can be a challenge if you’re in your 60’a. Parts of the walk are very steep. Parts of the trail borders cliffs. Leave early in the morning. If you’re not in perfect health, plan to stop a lot. However,...More

2  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We loved this trip but I warn you now it is not for the faint hearted. There are two options, climbing up the stairs (boulders). This option is the hardest and there are three levels to climb. The first one being the hardest. I suffer...More

Thank Lozzyloulou
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Don't bother. The viewing area does nothing to enhance the view and the waterhole is off limits and you can't see it anyhow. Rock falls have closed the track when we were there and the warning sign looked like it had been there forever. Certainly...More

Thank SirRacket
Reviewed 16 December 2017

If you are into hiking, trekking or bush walking, make sure you put this on your itinerary. Worth the effort doing this rim walk. fabulous, spectacular and beautiful scenery. You do not need a guide for this walk, make sure you check out the Garden...More

Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed 5 December 2017

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 2 December 2017

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 16 November 2017

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

3  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 5 December 2017

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

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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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