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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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Worth the Drive - Australia's Grand Canyon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth getting out to if you can. We did on an AAT Kings tour and they had a tour to suit your fitness / needs. My husband did the hike around the top and I did a nice little bush walk below.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Kings Canyon is a truly spectacular place. The main walk is some thing that is best to take the day and do but can be done in a morning or afternoon. Took us about 4 hrs at a reasonably leisurely pace. It is a very steep climb to start but then is relatively flat up the top. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Another splendid work of Mother Nature found in Alice Springs!! It's a 6km walk through the towering walls and plateaus that you do not need a strong wind to blow you away. The deep red rocks coupled with the clear blue sky displayed with clouds you've never seen before, bright sunshine accompanied by fresh cool air, if these don't blow... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After first just walking the Creek walk it is (whilst step start) well worth to go on the Kings Canyon Rim walk and see the pancake beehives, the Garden of Eden and the drop and cut off down to the creek. Spectacular!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Beautiful location in the red centre. There are three walking options - a short walk up the canyon itself, which is relatively easy. A walk along the end of the rim walk, which will take you to the top of the canyon. And the full rim walk, which has a pretty tough start (you can only go in one direction)... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Definitely take the walk around the top of the Canyon, it is well worth the initial steep climb to the top.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing natural spectical. Great geology mixed with spectacular views. We rate this a the best place we visited during our central Australia tour

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited Kings Canyon on an AAT Kings day tour from Uluru to Alice Springs. Whilst you can visited Kings Canyon on your own, I believe that this tour is great value for money and time as it included a wonderful walk of the canyon and included all the transport from Uluru to Alice Springs (which saved us a travel... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory is a very spiritual Aboriginal place and you can see why when you arrive. You start by making the 500 step climb to the rim of the Canyon (hardest part), then upon reaching the top of the summit you have the most amazing views of the national park. The 6km rim walk took us... More 

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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
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre

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