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  • Address: Watarrka National Park, Ernest Giles Road, Kings Canyon, 0871, Australia
  • 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.

Tours & Tickets

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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk, Kings Canyon, null

Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk

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

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

From USD $53.51
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock, Walking Tours

Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

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.)

From USD $174.50
Kings Canyon Helicopter Tour, Northern Territory, Day Trips

Kings Canyon Helicopter Tour

Enjoy this 8 or 15-minute helicopter flight as you take in panoramic views over the iconic Kings Canyon. See the domes of the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, ...  Read more

Location: Kings Canyon
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.68

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