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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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3 to 4 Hours circular walk... Free maps, take sunscreen, WATER and wear a hat!

A brilliant walk, stunning views and like most things in the Outback ... You will remember this for a lifetime. Stay on the trails, or at least don't stray too far and give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paul B
Stamford, Lincs, UK

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Stamford, Lincs, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A brilliant walk, stunning views and like most things in the Outback ... You will remember this for a lifetime. Stay on the trails, or at least don't stray too far and give yourself plenty of time ... S don leave too late or you may get caught in the canyon in the dark. You can do this from Alice... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We "did" the 8km (including lookout and garden of Eden) rim walk at sunrise and it took 4 hours in total. The first 30-minutes is uphill and classed as "difficult" but in the cool morning temperature it was absolutely fine. What you'll find during the 4-hour hike is shear paradise! It's truly wonderful with rock formations at every bend and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even the short walk around the base area is very interesting and completely flat underfoot for easy access. There is even free wifi in the park to encourage you to share pictures.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read previous reviews and was a little concerned about the initial 500 steps for the rim walk but my concerns were totally unfounded. I am 63 years old and have had 2 heart attacks in the last 8 years so you can appreciate my concern. The whole walk was a piece of cake and not even close to... More 

2 Thank DerekParsons
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the Kings Canyon Rim Walk with AAT Kings and they were just fantastic! Leaving Yulara at 4am we travelled to Kings Canyon arriving ready for the walk at 8.30am. We were fully briefed of the physical aspect of this walk before hand and given an option for a shorter easy walk. The guide on the day, Joanna, was... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this with a AAT tour and they were fantastic. We walked the bottom with a guide who was very knowledgeable . You can walk the rim but there are 500 steps to get to the top and it was very hot so a good level of fitness would be needed. An amazing place

1 Thank Christine B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rim walk is fantastic with some magnificent sites along the way. We started at 6.30am so as to miss the heat & finished around 9.30am. There were wonderful sites along the way - especially the Garden of Eden! We drank 2.5 litres of water (with added electrolytes) between 2 of us - there's no drinking water on the trail.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kings Canyon is a must for those travelling to the "Red Centre". Don't make the mistake that many travellers do and just go to Uluru. Make sure you do the Rim Walk and take your time to take in the scenery. Wear sensible foot wear and take a water bottle with you as the walk will take upwards of 1... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The top of the canyon is a 500 step climb and in 38 degree heat is not for the weak and this was not made at all clear or even mentioned by the tour operators until we arrived at our destination. After that it does get easier but there is very little shade so carry plenty of water. The tour... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We did an over night visit to Kings Canyon and stayed at the KINGS CANYON resort. The long coach trip from Yulara was worth every minute...the coach drivers stopping at places of interest and "CAFE" stops along the way. The early morning departure for the RIM WALK places you on "another planet". We were warned of the difficulty involved but... More 

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