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Kings Canyon

Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 54 attractions in Red Centre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: Located in Watarrka National Park, this rugged landscape is known for its 100–meter-high sheer walls.
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Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did this climb for my birthday as a part of our outback adventure. I loved every minute of it. The views were spectacular once you got to the top. It is definitely one of those hidden gems of the world.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Although it was unseasonably raining, we did the 6km Rim Walk. It was so pretty, the first set of stairs were not as bad as I worried they might be and we took each side path to visit the bridge and the Garden of Eden, which was well worth it. Although we were soaked at the end, it was lovely... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

For those who think that it's not possible to enjoy the Kings Canyon and Kings Creek Station in a day trip from Ayers Rock Resort - we have proven it possible. We left after sunrise- you're not covered by insurance if you drive between dusk and dawn in a hire car- and took 3 hours to reach Kings Canyon. Forewarned... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I found it incredible how many people just got off their tour bus, snapped some pix from the base and then left again, put off my the initial step incline of the rim walk. But this is great for those that aren't, as considering just how spectacular it really is, there's not a lot of people and you're free to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A trip to Central Australia would not be complete without a walk through Kings Canyon, whether it be around the rim track or simply along Kings Creek. Great for photography.

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Cambrai SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The rim walk was so amazing. Took us 2:5 hrs and would recommend it too anyone who is reasonably fit.

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Gold Coast
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57 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We had the fortune of having a car so we decided to stay overnight at Kings Canyon resort. The first afternoon we did the rim walk. It is 6km of fairly flat walking except for the 500 or so steps to climb initially. We did it with 5 kids aged 8-14 ( 2 with the flu!) and everyone managed easily... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

At first I was initially worried that I would not be able to complete the Rim Walk since I am ridiculously unfit but only the initial climb was challenging, managed to complete it in 4 hours with plenty of stops. The scenery was amazing although the Garden of Eden was a bit disappointing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Sensational Canyon RIM walk - one of the most spectacular walks I've ever done. Took about 3-4 hours but stopped numerous times to take in the view - spotted a little dragon on the walk to bbot.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited Kings Canyon with two older children (11 and 15). We all enjoyed the Canyon Rim walk and were impressed by the spectacular scenery, geology, arid flora and many birds. The side trips off the main walk are also worth the extra effort. The track is as it's described in the Parks description - rocky, uneven and with steep... More

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