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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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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

From USD $157.97

2-Day Tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon from Alice Springs

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 2 days

From USD $375.08

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Location: Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $429.18
From USD $465.24

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Location: Ayers Rock, concludes Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $565.50

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $667.93

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 4 days

From USD $681.63
From USD $1,990.80

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