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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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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 via mobile

We returned to Kings Canyon for our third visit And it will definitely not be our last The canyon is truly unique and the views are remarkable We have walked around the rim and the stream walks and we have also done the walk towards...More

Thank stegeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove out to Kings Canyon from Yulara, left about 7.00am bit less than 3hr drive. Did the 6 km rim walk, starts off as a bit of a steep climb up steps but once you get to the top its pretty easy going for...More

3  Thank ANDY F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the edges are very scary but you don't have to go near them. Not for the unfit but I loved the walk. I have been here years ago and there a places such as the walk along the valley which now cannot be...More

Thank holden4100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this as a day trip with AAT (see my review for AAT Uluru) from Uluru and highly recommended. Offers something different to Uluru and the Olgas, particularly if you do the rim walk and enjoy hiking. f you have the time suggest adding...More

Thank Berra_traveller_85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rim Walk was definitely worth the initial climb out of the valley floor. Adventure awaits with spectacular views.

Thank TabbTiger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed overnight at the Kings Canyon resort we took the short 10km drive to the canyon itself. There is a large car park and WC's. We had been advised that, because of the high temperature, access to the rim walk would be closed at...More

Thank sunseeker2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the long 6 km hike along the North rim to the " Garden of Eden" and back over the south rim. Great views and a unique experience in the Red Centre of Australia. The visit was however spoilt by the constant noise of...More

Thank baron1953
ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Developement Officer at Kings Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Baron1953 for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your Rim walk at Kings Canyon overall. The helicopter companies that operate near the Park are privately operated and can fly over the Canyon so long as they don’t land within the park boundary....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here with AAT Kings and did the Rim Walk. Some say that this is for fit people but while you can't do it with a wheel chair we had several people who were physically challenged (walking stick etc) but managed it. Once you...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The view is great. You can walk the rim but have to be fit and take a minimum 3litres of water. We did the base walk through looking up. The scenery was lovely and took lots of pics. The rim takes longer than the base....More

Thank Andrea M
ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Kings Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review Andrea M and great to read you enjoyed your visit to Kings Canyon. Not sure whether you are referring to the Garden of Eden waterhole which you access when doing the Rim walk, but if so, just be aware that the...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were staying at the Emu Walk apartments in Yulara and had hired a car from Hertz for 3 days. We drove to Kings Canyon (about 304ks each way) on one day. Hertz pointed out that the car would not be insured if we drove...More

1  Thank Helen N
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Jules T
Hi there, what was the approx temperature in August ? We will be doing this the first week of August. We are in our 60's and relatively fit. A bit concerned about heart attack hill at the start.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Lavi1205 | Reviewed this property |
August will not be very cold , especially when you are hiking! day time will be pleasant, get sunscreen! go slow on the hill, you will be fine!