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Journey to the majestic chasm of Kings Canyon on this full-day adventure from Ayers Rock. Travel across the rugged landscape of Central Australia, stopping at the Kings Creek cattle and camel station for a taste of Outback ranch life and optional camel ride. Choose from a strenuous walk to the canyon rim for unbeatable views, or an easier route along the canyon creek bed. Stop for lunch at the Kings Canyon Resort, and suit your sightseeing schedule with the option to either return to Ayers Rock or continue on to Alice Springs. 

Highlights

  • Day trip to Kings Canyon from Ayers Rock
  • Explore the Kings Creek cattle and camel station
  • Enjoy lunch at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense)
  • See stunning views of Kings Canyon in the heart of Watarrka National Park
  • Take a guided tour of either the Rim Walk or the Creek Bed Walk with an expert guide
  • Visit the Garden of Eden oasis
  • The option to return to Ayers Rock or continue to Alice Springs at the end of the tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Kings Canyon is one of the most spectacular sights in Central Australia. It is a long journey from Ayers Rock, but well worth the trip. With the option to join the more strenuous Rim Walk or the relaxing Creek Bed Walk, this day trip a great choice for people of all levels of fitness.

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What You Can Expect

Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock

Venture through the rugged heart of Australia to the spectacular scenery of Kings Canyon. Get an early start to the day with morning pickup at Ayers Rock Resort, and travel in a comfortable coach through the rocky desert landscape. After 2 hours on the road, stop at Kings Creek cattle and camel station — an expansive family-run estate that’s been operating since 1981. Get a sense of Outback station life with an optional camel ride (own expense) and purchase breakfast and tea at the rustic on-site café if you like.

Continue on another 30 minutes to Watarrka National Park, home to Kings Canyon. Learn about the history of the massive red sandstone gorge from your guide, including its sacred meaning to the indigenous Ulpinyali and Lilla people. 

Immerse yourself in the natural wonder with the choice of two walks. On the 3-hour, 3.5-mile (6-km) Rim Walk, make a strenuous elevation gain of 330 feet (100 meters) up a cliff to the canyon’s edge for thrilling views to the valley floor below. You’ll also follow a steep trail down into the canyon to a leafy, spring-fed oasis nicknamed the Garden of Eden. Or, opt for the more leisurely Creek Bed Walk that runs 1 mile (2 km) along the valley floor and offers a ground-level perspective of the towering canyon walls.

After your walk, recharge with lunch at the nearby Kings Canyon Resort (own expense), and then relax and rest your muscles on the scenic return drive to Ayers Rock Resort. Alternatively, you can catch a different coach and continue on to Alice Springs for a convenient transfer.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

guy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic day trip Well worth the climb to the ridge The landscape is like another planet and our guide Michael was funny, knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the day

Moshe Yoseph A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really friendly, personal service from our guide on our tour. Excellent organisation and a memorable day on the station then walking King's Canyon before going to Alice Springs. Best way to get from Uluru to Alice.

Ziyan Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Before booking the tour I have done a lot of research, and I read all the available reviews online. I knew the first 500 steps would be hard. I knew someone with young kids did the rim walk successfully. But I still was frightened by the Statement I was given to sign on the bus. My poor husband who has zero knowledge prefilled almost want to give up. My 8yo who is too young to be afraid was the only one keen to sign the paper. haha
But, thank to all the previous reviewer, I really appreciate those useful information help me get enough courage to force the family join the rim walk. Otherwise, we won't be able to enjoy that beautiful view and had this once a lifetime experience. All my family rank this tour the best of all our red centre adventures.
Our tour guide Alicia and driver Trys were very friendly and funny. They told us a lot of stories and informations that hard to get elsewhere. Great thanks here.

Catherine L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tris and Thomas were very personable, knowledgeable and fun. Day was long but fantastic! So glad I did the rim walk.Australia is beautiful. Learnt lots too about the outback. A must do.

Jeffrey D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Challenging start with 500 steps - great views and scenery on the rim-walk. Good guide provided plenty of info. Coach trip was relaxing, stops for coffee and great breakfast.

Glen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Long day but an enjoyable one. The six kilometre walk around the rim was great and highly recommended. With a great breakfast and lunch. Tour guides were pleasant and very informative. We took the AAT coach to Alice Springs which made it a longer day but enjoyed the journey.

Glen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Long day but an enjoyable one. The six kilometre walk around the rim was great and highly recommended. With a great breakfast and lunch. Tour guides were pleasant and very informative. We took the AAT coach to Alice Springs which made it a longer day but enjoyed the journey.

KAREN R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Such a great trip to do. The rim walk is not for those who can and #39;t handle a good work out and climbing over rocks! It is an adventure with beautiful scenery and wildlife to surprise you every step of the way. Such an early start but the reward is to see a beautiful sunrise. You have to do it!

Emma B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was really nice. The long walk is really wonderful, only the start is a little steepy with 500 steps to climb, but the guide did frequent breaks. His explanations were very interesting, and the view absolutely awsome . The timing was perfect. We were only surprised by the fact that the guide, in the bus, did a very scary description of the long walk, to such point I was ready to give up... we have 2 kids with us. I think he did because they were old people in the bus and he may have be afraid they wanted to do the long walk...but it was still puzzling. Also, the bus driver was very nice and had a lot to explain to us, an authentic bushman who lives there for long !We were very happy to have chosen this tour.

Joe L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

First part of walk challenging, but worth it. Walk was done at a fairly quick pace

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