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Address: Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8956 7460
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Located in Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon known for its...

Located in Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon known for its 100–meter-high sheer cliff walls. There are a variety of walks, the most popular is the Rim Walk which is a 3-4 hour walk with a steep start. Kings Creek Walk is a gentle walk at the base of the Canyon which takes about an hour.

Please note that in hot weather where the forecast is to be 36 degrees celsius and above, there are access restrictions to some walks.

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You need to have a certain level of fitness for this one! Spectacular views, beautiful formations of rock, and a hidden treasure in the middle. Better to climb during the early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You need to have a certain level of fitness for this one! Spectacular views, beautiful formations of rock, and a hidden treasure in the middle. Better to climb during the early morning due to heat. Hiking boots are definitely needed.This can be closed depending on the weather (normally closed if there's been a lot of rain). We were lucky though.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kings Canyon, you're beautiful! Just beautiful! You're my 1st favourite place in NT (followed by Kata Tjuta and lastly Uluru) and will always be memorable to me. Kings Canyon is like the Aussie grand canyon. It's huge, majestic, beautiful and mind blowing. Our guide was right. We ain't see nothing yet after seeing Uluru on Day 1 and Kata Tjuta... More 

Thank Poikime
Reims, France
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. We did the Rim Walk and the Creek Walk. The Rim Walk is 6km long and the access can be closed at 9am if the temperature is too high. Eventhough the given time for this walk is 4 hours the track is actually pretty short. Besides after the initial 100m high climb the walk becomes... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another wonderful feature of the Red Centre and offers several different walks however it is really imporant to prepare well with plenty of water as it becomes really hot and good walking shoes. You begin with an almost vertical climb to reach the top. The rock colours are magnifcent and you get a wonderful view into the canyon... More 

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Desford, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited King's Canyon as part of an AAT Kings day trip from Yulara. We arrived and were advised that there were two available walks. One was a walk around the base of the canyon which didn't involve any steep climbs or rough terrain. The second, more popular walk, began with a 500 step climb up a rocky incline so... More 

Thank Pieter B
Bobin, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a day tour to Kings Canyon which was nice to not have to worry about driving. Just sit back and enjoy the view. First stop was at Kings Creek Station, lovely cooked breakfast for everyone. Then onto Kings Canyon, we did the Creek bed walk which was great. Then we were off onto a scenic helicopter flight over... More 

Thank Sue C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2 hour walk. We left a little later than planned and the heat started to get pretty difficult. The walk would have been relatively easy but at 5mths pregnant the descents were a little scary. View was worth it however

Thank Jamie K
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I did the Kings Canyon tour with AAT Kings and was picked up from the Desert Garden hotel at 4:45 am! It was the best day ever!!!! Besides getting up in the middle of the night, the tour is flawless! My tour guide was very informative and I've decided to take the rim walk (you can choose between a 1... More 

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hong kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

When you go to the center of Australia, this is a must go place! Amazing, magnificent, gorgeous! Yes, the path is very difficult requires good fitness. The temperature is too highly in the day time of summer. You need to wake up at four and arrive there around 5 to start the hiking. Don't forget to bring sufficient water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Canyon welcomed you with fairly steep steps heading up to top, but amazing as you hike along and see the formation of the rocks. To be honest, the canyon 'wow' me with the view, how the sun shed lights on the rocks and make it look vibrantly orange. Due to deadly incidents happened there ,it became a rule that... More 

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