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Kings Canyon

Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 55 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Better than Uluru...came here after the rock. So glad to be away from the tourists. Loved the camp ground. Our view was of the canyon all day, lovely. Roomy caravan sites. Did the rim walk. Amazing...Bit annoyed by the stupid tourists who can't respect the land and insist on walking off track and being generally disrespectful. SIc of the selfies... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The rim walk around this canyon takes about 4.5 hrs if you stop for the many photo shoots available. The start of the walk has 500 steps but once you get to the top the going is much easier and the views outstanding. If you are suicidal, like some we saw, you can stand right on the edge of the... More

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Cortona, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We arrived from Ayers Rock and stayed overnight at the Voyagers Desert Garden Hotel We set out early and climbed the quite steep and quite difficult assent before 8 The rest of the walk is easy and the views are breath taking The water hole at the base of the Garden of Eden is beautiful A most worthwhile trip

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was to be a quick walk, the teens weren't sure if they really wanted to do this. We ascended the stairs to the top of the canyon quickly and once their a serenity seemed to descend of the teens and they slowed and wanted to spend time in this ancient land. The mobile phones were out snapping photos to... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For us Kings Canyon was a starter for what had yet to come, Ayers Rock. We really enjoyed the Rim walk! It took us a couple of hours to complete and the weather was just perfect. The sun was hiding behind the clouds and sometimes it rained just a little bit. Ideal walking conditions, but not the best conditions if... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Amazing knowledge of this Canyon, not a long walk took us two and a half hours, one heart attack hill but after that it is simply breathtaking. Use a tour guide to get the full experience. Take plenty or water, and Photos.

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Perth, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was a 600 km round trip from Yulara but well worth the drive. Completely different scenery to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Even has it's own Garden of Eden with waterhole and palm trees. The stairs at the start are very steep but once you are up there the views are magnificent. Take lots of water.

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Maitland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Was unable to do rim walk on day but creek walk spectacular. Plenty of features to amaze. Views looking upward and waterhole fantastic. Great pizza at restaurant/pub.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great scenery, the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon is a great walk. It starts with a steep climb up rock stairs (100 metre climb) but the effort is well worth it. You get great views and some incredible vistas. The Garden of Eden is well worth the side trip. Its a 6km walk and can be easily done on 4... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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