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Kings Canyon

Address: Northern Territory, Australia
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$688*
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3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via...
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Ranked #4 of 54 Attractions in Red Centre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: Located in Watarrka National Park, this rugged landscape is known for...
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: Located in Watarrka National Park, this rugged landscape is known for its 100–meter-high sheer walls.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If your booked on atour and this is on the list - you will be in for a treat. Walking the rim is hard initially and then you are rewarded with views and scenery. If an uphill walk is not an option then a walk into the canyon basin is very easy and you can see the rim walkers far... More 

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Melbourne Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We took an AAT Kings tour up to Kings Canyon. The day started out very early (4am) as it was a long drive from Ayers Rock and we had to start our hike of the Canyon before 9am. The coach driver, Isaac was very friendly and informative. We saw wild Brumbies, cattle, dingo, lots of frogs and birds. Isaac explained... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Decided on my last full day to drive to Kings Canyon. To be honest, its a big day, 3 hours each way. I was solo, so the drive was quite long on your own. I was constantly on the lookout for kangaroos jumping onto the road, all I came across were cows. I made it from Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just had my second visit here and it still saddens me that so many people don't make that extra effort to see Kings Canyon when they visit Uluru. It truly is a magical place. I actually prefer it to Uluru. The full rim walk is the way to go. The first part is called heart attack hill. It's tough, but... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I'm sure you've heard about Ayers Rock/Uluru and its little sister, Kata Tjuta. Located in the Red Centre of Australia, it's quite a way from cities like Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. But still, a lot of people make their way to this beautiful area. And then, a lot of them go back home without visiting Kings Canyon - no way!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are going to do the rim walk set off early to avoid the heat and the rush. Plus on days of over 36 degree c the gates close at 9.30. We started at 5.30. After a steep climb (no more than 30 minutes) it is relatively easy going. The views and photo opportunities are fab. Official timing is... More 

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Amiens, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We did the Rim Walk an a rainy day, which is not too bad given how hot it must be when it's sunny. The view once at the top is impressive!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Kings Canyon is well worth the extra kms to see. Arrive and stay at your accomodation ready to get up early and do the Rim or Creek walk. Avoid the heat of the day. In summer the Rim walk is closed at 9 am and the Creek walk at 11 am. Need to be fit and healthy for the Rim... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I absolutely loved Kings Canyon! It's just so beautiful and there was so much to see and do. There's also a lot of history from how it was formed to the plants that grow there now. Not to mention the Aboriginal history. For those who are worried about the fitness level require, there are all kinds walks available. However my... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visited Kings Canyon after Uluru and The Olgas. I found the hiking trail at Kings Canyon to be the most breathtaking. The canyon views and water holes are stunning. Don't miss this stop. Wear sturdy shoes. You will be climbing a bit. The stone stairways and paths are easy to follow. Don't forget you camera and plenty of water.

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