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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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3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour

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Fantastic place

We highly recommend coming here. We did the walk into the gorge in the afternoon when the sun was on the right (South) hand side wall. I did the rim walk very early the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Paeroa, NZ
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Paeroa, NZ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We highly recommend coming here. We did the walk into the gorge in the afternoon when the sun was on the right (South) hand side wall. I did the rim walk very early the next morning. I am 63, female, fairly fit and can handle uneven ground. It was not a difficult walk. I went up the steps in 7... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We decided that while in Yulara, we were going to see as much of the area as we could possibly fit into our 5 days. One of the first tours we booked was to Kings Canyon and we are so happy we did! We were collected from our hotel in Yulara at 5am and started the 3 hour drive. Many... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a stop on our tour from Alice springs out to uluru which was do more than worth it. I've been to the grand canyon and this is very different in comparison, the outback is its own place and everything within it is worth a stop as no where else in the world is similar to it! That said... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This canyon is a must see and you will get memories that will stay with you forever. There are a couple of walks to do I suggest the long 6k one that goes around and over. Take water!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Get up early, get those sturdy boots, hat, water bottles and snacks out and prepare yourself for a walk of a lifetime. Stunnding landscapes, vast panaramas and sheer cliffs (parents love this bit). Go to bathroom before you leave carpark. No toilets on the rim walk. And no water stations.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I actually didn't enter the canyon itself as is was nearing dark but if anyone is in the area I HIGHLY suggest heading along the unpaved road heading back towards Alice Springs(not towards Uluru)as there is a look out to DIE for. Worth the detour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a fantastic way to spend a day - a helicopter ride to experience the scenery from the air, followed by the spectacular rim walk around the canyon. Peace and quiet, views forever. Kings Canyon might be doff the beaten track, but it is well worth the detour. We only had 2 nights stay, but could easily have stayed much... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

King's Canyon is spectacular. We walked into the canyon and then took a helicopter flight over the top. Friends walked around the canyon rim (but the start of the walk is called Heart-attack Hill).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What a fantastic 3 hours of walking, we decided to opt for a walk on our own and miss the crowded tours, this was a good decision and much quicker. There is a steep climb at the start, but with a few rest stops easy, Cotterill's lookout has amazing views, make sure you walk to the very end of The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Cotterill’s Lookout may look scary once you first cross the bridge across the chasm, as the first vantage point after that has a very vertiginous view but there's so much more to it as it also gives you access to a substantial part of the north rim canyon edge (by clambering down the other side of the vantage point). Many... More 

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