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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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Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: 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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Beautiful scenery with easy river bed walk or more strenuous rim walk. Completed both, rim walk was testing especially the beginning sections up a rocky incline but once at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery with easy river bed walk or more strenuous rim walk. Completed both, rim walk was testing especially the beginning sections up a rocky incline but once at the top evened out and walking was pleasant. Took us 2.5hours rather than 3-4 hours suggested, and this was with lots of photo stops. Take plenty of water and attempt early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, and relatively unspoilt. If you look closely, you just might see a Dingo near the southern edge of the carpark.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stunning, fabulous scenery - you have to do the rather demanding rim walk to fully appreciate the grandeur of this natural wonder

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic. The ridge walk isn't difficult- we did it in 2 hours at a normal pace and enjoyed it thoroughly. Take water :) . Breathtaking.

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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

this would have to be the highlight of our trip to the red centre. the walk to the rim and the garden of eden, the climb to the top , the beehives are all memories i will hold forever. in addition we had a magnificent guide who encouraged and informed us during the 3 hours there. get there early and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

An awesome walk and a must do if in the area. The start is a step climb for about 2 - 300 feet and from there it is fairly easy. The rock formation and garden of Eden is mind blowing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stunningly beautiful place. The beginning of the Rim Walk is steep but the rest of the walk has been made very safe and accessible. Winter is the perfect time to visit

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Balmoral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We did the long escarpment walk here. The first big and steep stairs are exhausting! But the view you get on top is breathtaking! Walk in the direction of the parking area through the bushes as soon as you get to the top. You will be rewarded ;) The rest of the walk is beautifull as well, don't be scared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

For me the best moment in the centre of oz ... perhaps because I didn't expect it to be impressive so it knocked me sideways. (Perhaps I should rate this "poor" to help?) Lovely (relatively) out of the way place to stay with crooning cowboy in the restaurant and then the next morning a 3 hour (if you walk very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had not really heard of Kings Canyon until we started planning this trip and we were not disappointed. There are several different walks you can do, we decided against the rim walk as we took a helicopter trip over the canyon, but can highly recommend the creek bed walk which should take around a hour return trip. It was... More 

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