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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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Special part of Australia

To really enjoy Kings Canyon you need to do the Rim Walk which is one of Australia's special walks. Or ride a helicopter, which we've not done. There's something special about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Sue T
Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

To really enjoy Kings Canyon you need to do the Rim Walk which is one of Australia's special walks. Or ride a helicopter, which we've not done. There's something special about walking among the rocks and looking at the walls of the canyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved Kings Canyon! We arrived at Kings Canyon at 7.40am to get a start before the day became too hot. The walk started with an incline. I am very unfit and dreaded it as I really struggle on inclines or steps, however I took my time and reached the top without the heart pounding breathlessness that I usually... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

i did a guided rim walk and it was incredible. fantastic views, beautiful fauna ( including cycads !!!) a very interesting walk. i loved it and was very glad to have seen a beautiful part of my country

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Walking through the 'Lost City' and 'Garden of Eden' is a truly amazing experience. This is one of the unique places in Australia to go bushwalking.

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Moranbah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Canyon Rim Walk took our group of 14 adults and 13 children (3-13 years) approximately 5 hours to complete. The hardest part was definitely the initial climb, which took approximately 30 minutes. We heard that other travellers have taken more than an hour to do this first part. Although the first section is steep, there are many areas to... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I did the Kings Canyon Creek walk. This walk is much better to do with a guide rather than by yourself as you learn a lot more. It is an easy 1km, 1 hour walk on an easy surface. The view is from the inside of the gorge looking up at the canyon walls. There are a lot of different... More 

Thank OzeeTraveller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We loved our visit yo Kings Canyon. It is a stunning natural oasis offering so much and a real surprise at every corner. We took the early morning guided rim walk tour with Graham from Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge and he provided so many insights on the canyon to really make this spectacular place live even more! We want to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I visited Kings canyon during a stay at Uluru and it I had such a special moment. The path is fully of amazing scenarios. The total walk should take no more than 4 hours, either appreciating the view and taking pictures. The beginning of the path has a staircase with around 350 stairs but after that, you'll be ok. Half-way... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A really challenging walk for an older person but it's every bit as wonderful a walk as they say. Be sure and prepare adequately, and leave early in the morning to beat the heat of the day. Wear good hiking shoes, the path is really uneven. We set off at 0630. The steps at the beginning are really tough and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A beautiful deep canyon with spectacular views and strange beehive-like eroded structures make this surreal. It is certainly one of the highlights of a trip to these places. However beware of high temperatures as this is quite exposed. I was staying at Uluru so the driving alone took up 8 hours of the day. If I had to do it... More 

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