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  • Address: Watarrka National Park, Ernest Giles Road, Kings Canyon, 0871, Australia
  • Hours: Open year-round, sunrise to sunset
  • Admission: Free

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Kings Canyon Tours

The red sandstone walls of Kings Canyon rise abruptly from tranquil pools and pockets of cycads and vegetation in the middle of the red centre desert.

The prized activity here is the 2.5 km (1.5 mile) return Kings Creek Walk around the rim of the canyon to a lookout for fabulous views of the lush Garden of Eden.

The reward for taking on the longer 4-hour walk is even better views including the rock formation known as the Lost City.

The 1-hour return Kathleen Springs Walk is wheelchair-accessible and leads to a lovely waterhole.

Practical Info

Kings Canyon is 450 km (280 miles) south-west of Alice Springs via the Stuart Highway or Larapinta Drive. It’s around 300 km (186 miles) north-east of Ayers Rock (Uluru). The best time to visit is in the cooler months of April to September.

The Kings Canyon Resort and Kings Creek Station offer a high standard of accommodation in this iconic location.

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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk, Kings Canyon, null
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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk

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From Kings Canyon Resort, join a guide on a rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for superb views of Watarrka National Park. The walk takes up to three hours ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock, Walking Tours
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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

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Travel into the heart of Australia on a Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock. Your journey takes you to a classic outback cattle station at Kings Creek ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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3-Day Ayers Rock, Olgas and Kings Canyon Camping Safari, Alice Springs, Day Trips
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3-Day Ayers Rock, Olgas and Kings Canyon Camping Safari

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See the best of the Red Centre on a three-day camping safari from Alice Springs. Discover the heart and soul of this rugged country, with Dreamtime legends, ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping Tour, Alice Springs, Multi-day Tours
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5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping Tour

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Experience the real Australian outback on this 5-day, small-group camping from Alice Springs. Travel by 4WD vehicle on- and off-road along bush tracks to Uluru ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $864.94
3-Day Uluru and Kings Canyon Camping Experience from Alice Springs including Outback BBQ Dinner, ... 
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3-Day Uluru and Kings Canyon Camping Experience from Alice Springs including Outback BBQ Dinner

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Experience Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon while camping under millions of stars. The best bits of this tour include an Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly, ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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4-Day 4WD Camping Tour: Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon, Ayers Rock, Multi-day Tours
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4-Day 4WD Camping Tour: Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon

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Spend your days hiking, swimming and exploring, and sleep under the southern stars on a four-day Australian outback camping tour. Traveling by off-road 4WD ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

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3-Day 4WD Tour from Alice Springs: Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs, ... 
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3-Day 4WD Tour from Alice Springs: Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta

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Experience Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) and the Australian outback like a seasoned swagman on a three-day 4WD tour from Alice Springs. Choose to ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $617.29
7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer, Adelaide, Multi-day Tours
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7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer

Embark on an Overland odyssey from Adelaide to Alice Springs on this week-long journey through the Outback and the Oodnadatta Track.

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

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Aussie Outback Air and Land Tour Including Quad Bike Ride, Ayers Rock, Multi-day Tours
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Aussie Outback Air and Land Tour Including Quad Bike Ride

Experience the real Australian outback! After seeing all the sites by air, land at a working cattle station, Kings Creek Station. Take a quad bike safari and ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $487.91
5-Day Camping Tour from Alice Spring to Darwin via Uluru (Ayers Rock), Alice Springs, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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5-Day Camping Tour from Alice Spring to Darwin via Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Experience the best of Kings Canyon, Uluru, Devils Marbles, Mataranka Thermal Springs and Edith Falls on this 5-day camping tour from Alice Springs to Darwin. ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

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