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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
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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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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Brilliant !! We only had 1 night there but chose to see the whole Canyon with the 15 minute chopper ride over the top. Outstanding a must to see !!!!

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Darwin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Better than Uluru and Kata Tjuta. In terms of getting amongst the environment, Kings Canyon is the place to go. The Rim Walk is the best walk I've done in the NT, and I've walked a few tracks - Katherine Gorge, Litchfield, Kakadu, etc. It's not an easy walk, but most fitter, younger people will tell you that it 'wasn't... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We did a trip from the Ayer's Rock resort - early start but worth the trip out if you've got an extra day! The guide made out that the rim walk was really hard and that we would have to go at quite a fast rate to get round, but we found it very relaxed and fairly easy, there were... More

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Traralgon, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Kings Canyon Rim Walk is a must do for everyone. Although the start is a little hard once you get past that the scenery is amazing. Plenty of hidden treasures for all to see. Remember to wear good solid shoes or boots as the walk is over rocky terrain. Prepare for the length of time the walk takes to complete... More

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

5:30 AM comes early again, but most are up and at them quickly, for it was not a pleasant night sleep. Grumbling are all around as we prepare to head towards King’s Canyon. Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park. We walked the awesome Kings Canyon Rim Walk – a 6 km loop that took us about 4 hours to walk.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Unique geography similar to great canyon but completely different in the way they form themselves. My climbing started at 8.00 am and the temp heated up quickly after 9.30 am. MAKE SURE you carry at least 1.5ml water with you ---- because there's no water refill until you got off the canyon -- the whole trip takes 3 hours for... More

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Lachenaie Qc Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The king's Canyon tour (I was there in 2008) was an amazing one day tour that was worth every penny spent. I would say that you have to be in a fairly good shape to climb it but it isn't that hard. Our little group had the chance to go all the way up there and admire that incredible view.... More

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Bright, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved Kings Canyon. For me, there was so much more to see than at Uluru. Heaps of lizards, kangaroos and birds. Plus when we were travelling (in September) the place was full of wildflowers. A definite must see

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We set off from Yulara about 4:30 am, had a good breakfast on the way at a camel farm, then arrived at the Canyon. We had two choices of walk - steep steps up a rocky natural staircase followed by a walk around the rim of the canyon; or a walk through the gully in the canyon. We were warned... More

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Ballina, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We spent 2 days at the Kings Canyon Resort @ a powered site under the shade of a gum tree. Cost for the 2 nights was $90 for 2. We had driven up from Port Augusta that day in an Apollo campervan. The Kings Canyon rim walk is a must do. There is plenty of informative signs along the walk.... More

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