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Kings Canyon

Northern Territory, Australia
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$753*
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3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via...
93%
Ranked #5 of 52 Attractions in Red Centre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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Owner description: Located in Watarrka National Park, this rugged landscape is known for its 100–meter-high sheer walls.
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is not as well publicized as Ayers Rock but is well worth the drive. It has a lot of natural beauty that is not as crowded as the more well known Ayers Rock. It is the same distance from Urldunda to Kings Canyon as it is to Ayers Rock. From Urldunda, turn off after approx 150km and travel a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We started early and did the canyon walk - we had a 12 year old with us who managed the steep hilly start with a few breathing stops but once past there it was a cinch... easy undulating and often flat terrain that was so breathtaking & diverse that we no longer even noticed that we walked for 6 hours... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Kings Canyon was a last minute decision and well worth it. We set out early from Curtin Springs and headed up the Highway for 200+ km to the mighty Kings Canyon. As you approach you get a sense of just how big it really is. We arrived just after 10am and set out on the "Rim Walk" which is around... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A must see destination for all Australians and tourists. This is natural beauty at it's best. Forget the city skyscrapers, Kings Canyon has it's own natural skyscrapers. The 6km walk was enjoyable. We were warned about it so we were prepared for it. Loved the walk and loved the rest in Edens Garden. Only warning, be prepared to pay for... More

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Port Pirie, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Who knew the desert could be so stunning! I am so happy to have completed the scenic rim walk-albeit in the opposite direction. We set out to do the shorter south wall which is advertised to take 2 hrs total...we walked 2 hours to reach a gate stating we'd reached the 'end' and would need to turn around. We decided... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

KING CANYON, Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory Scenic Rim Walk Such awe-inspiring landscape, I am so glad I didn't miss this and completed the Scenic Rim Walk. Note, the Rangers and Guides practice due diligence and will only allow you to complete the walk if carrying 3litres of water and the temp has not exceeded 36 degrees before 9am. (exceeds... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What can I say, once you've climbed the 500 rock stairs it's plain sailing, a postcard photo at every turn. The rim walk is 6 km long so a fair level of fitness is required as are sensible shoes! As a couple in our mid 50's my wife and I handled it quite comfortably, take lots of water though

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This magnificent, ancient landscape feature is a must see and gives a marvellous appreciation of nature's majesty and colours. The walk is quite steep to start with, but do-able for most, and, once up on the rim, easy. An early start would be advisable as it is very exposed on the rim and the sun beats down fairly relentlessly by... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I know this is a fair trip from Ayers Rock, however I think it is extremely worth it. The climb of 500 stairs to the top of the rim walk was a bit challenging but you just take your time and you get there. At least you don't come down that way. Thank God. :) It takes approx 3 hrs... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After the drive up from Adelaide and then out to yalara (uluru),we the headed out too Kings canyon. Kings Canyon was a real highlight of our trip the views from the top of the canyon were awesome. There are several trails available to walk/hike around the canyon, but for me the best views are to be had when doing the... More

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