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

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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3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon

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4-Day 4WD Camping Tour: Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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

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3-Day Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon 4WD Small-Group Eco-Tour from Alice Springs

Unearth the spiritual and cultural heart of Australia on this 3-day Uluru- Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon 4WD Small-Group Eco-Tour from Alice Springs. Travel over ...  Read more

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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