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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk provided by AAT Kings

Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk

Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk
4.5
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$63.28
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About
See more of Watarrka National Park on a half-day tour that features a guided hike to the rim of Kings Canyon. Experience the dramatic landscape of Australia’s Red Centre up close including sandstone cliffs, hidden waterholes, and caves. Expect a challenging hike of several miles with uneven terrain and uphill sections, and sweeping views of Kings Canyon throughout the trek. The Creek Bed Walk offers an easier alternative if desired. Please note that for safety reasons, the rim walk is only offered seasonally in the cooler months.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ideal for people with a good level of fitness
  • Hear live commentary about Aboriginal traditions in the region
  • Includes entrance fees to Watarrka National Park and Kings Canyon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided by air-conditioned vehicle
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ideal for people with a good level of fitness
  • Hear live commentary about Aboriginal traditions in the region
  • Includes entrance fees to Watarrka National Park and Kings Canyon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided by air-conditioned vehicle
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2230P126
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Watarrka National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for children 8 and under
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved in this tour, so please make sure to wear sturdy footwear
  • Please ensure you have a minimum of 3 liters of water for your walk
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Watarrka National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for children 8 and under
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved in this tour, so please make sure to wear sturdy footwear
  • Please ensure you have a minimum of 3 liters of water for your walk
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 6, 2020
A note from Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk
Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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4.5
25 reviews
Excellent
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Average
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Shayne
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Totally worth tackling the stairs
Our family of four (Kids 8 & 12) did the Guided Rim Walk today with Tanae & Jakob. They gave us plenty of good information to inform our choice about whether we would climb to the top or not. The stairs at the start are tough but what follows is a spectacular landscapes and incredible views. The rest of the walk (after the stairs) can be a little up and down but nothing anybody familiar with moderate bushwalking can’t handle. And there are plenty of rest stops. Take plenty of water and sunscreen and a good hat. We also saw wild brumbies and camels on the way there!
Written September 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear shaynemsutton, Thanks very much for taking the time to review our Kings Canyon tour, and we are delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed the rim walk and it is incredible views once you make it to the top of the stairs. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Red Centre and thanks for travelling with AAT Kings. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written October 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,343 contributions
Proud Of Our Sore Legs
This certainly is not for someone who is not fit or does not like climbing up and down. But....it is the best experience. You start by climbing up the rocks like a goat with I think 500 steps- seemed like 5000. Hehe. Once up the top, you will see beautiful formations, some amazing colours and beautiful wild-flowers. Do make the effort to see Cotterills look-out and the garden of eden. ( These are two extra walks which are both approx 600 metres return). The rangers have done a magnificent job of this walk and it can take 3-4 hours with no place for a toilet, so make sure you go to the clean toilets at the start of the walk. The walk took us 3 hours 5 mins and we were definitely not pushing ourselves! At the beginning, you can also fill up your water bottle with fresh water. Please do not go too close to edges for your perfect selfie as you will fall over and then you definitely will not have any more selfies! Definitely worth making the effort.
Written June 14, 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear Xanerin, Thanks very much for your honest review and it sounds like you had an awesome time climbing and walking around Kings Canyon. It is a good walk around the rim but it is worth it for the views and seeing such a magical formation of nature. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Red Centre. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written June 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vacation292599
1 contribution
What to expect from a guided walk
Jun 2021
The rim walk was absolutely spectacular. The track is very well marked and information boards along the way are interesting. Unfortunately our guided walk did nothing to enhance our experience. The guide had no local knowledge of the landscape and could only repeat what we could read for ourselves on the boards. Furthermore, despite saying walk at your own pace, there was little opportunity to stop to enjoy the views and do anything other than quickly snap a photo and rush to catch up. Despite having to sign a waiver that we would carry two litres of water, we weren’t given any rest breaks to stop and have a drink. What is suggested to be a three to four hour walk was completed in 2 3/4 hours. I’m dreadfully disappointed that something that was meant to a highlight of my first trip to central Australia was spoilt by an incompetent guide. I wish we had done the walk independently.
Written June 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AATKings_Sales_Team
Thanks for posting this feedback. We'd like to look into this for you rather than just sending a generic response. If you could kindly send us an email to guestrelations@ttc.com with your name and date of travel we'll be able to address this with our crew, Kind regards AAT Kings Guest Relations
Written June 9, 2021
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happyaussie255100
Melbourne, Australia74 contributions
Twasfantastic butfoundstairsquitescary
We did the kings canyon last week I got halfway up but a fear came over me climbing the steps and said to my friends I cannot do this felt unsafe but my two friends did the climb and did the four hour walk In Two hours I did the bottom section looking up the canyon seeing the walkers up the top they looked like a fly standing on the ledges, I sat talking to people in a nice tranquil spot enjoying the budgies etc and talking to many AAT passengers etc took many pics from below but I think you need strong knees to do the climb the couple I went with said I missed out on a beautiful sight
Written May 29, 2021
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Hello happyaussie255100 Thank you for leaving us a review. We can understand your hesitation in competing the Rim Walk as it is a quite the steep climb and appreciate that you made the best choice for yourself. Kings Canyon is a highlight of the Red Centre and definitely worth the visit and we are happy that you found enjoyment in completing the Creek Walk even though you missed out on some of the sights from above. Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you on another AAT Kings tour in the future. Regards, The AAT Kings team.
Written June 2, 2021
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Greg W
Sydney, Australia384 contributions
Guide was Markus at the kings canyon resort
Mar 2021
We booked this late afternoon direct at the resort reception and Markus met ourselves and 1 other couple right on 6am for the short drive to the canyon.
Markus was just sensational in all aspects amd the walk itself was an absolute highlife of our extensive road trip throughout central Australia
His knowledge, interactions and general interests was worth every cent and so much better than doing the walk by ourselves
Written March 22, 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear northofsydney, Thanks very much for your review of the Kings Canyon Rim walk and we are happy to read that you enjoyed the walk overall, and that was a highlight. Enjoy the rest of your road trip through Central Australia. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written April 19, 2021
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mgh1965
Coolum Beach, Australia627 contributions
Must do!
Definitely worth the effort. I have done this walk twice , once 20 years ago.
Get there at sunrise before it gets too hot & take lots of water. Be very careful & look where you tread. The scenery is SPECTACULAR!
Written March 7, 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear mgh1965, Thanks for your feedback, and it must have been great getting back to Kings Canyon again! We look forward to seeing you on another of our tours again soon. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written April 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kaz51
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions
A great experience but some unnecessary risk?
Mar 2020 • Solo
My King’s Canyon experience was part of a 4-day tour with AAT Kings through Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions. Our driver Gaz gave great advice, and our guide for the Rim Walk was also really good. What none of us could understand, however, was, unlike the walk with the guide from King’s Canyon Resort, which departs at 6:30 am, why the AAT-guided Rim Walk didn’t start until 8:30? This effectively means that participants complete the last part of the walk between 10:30 and 11:30 when temperatures are soaring. We really felt that this puts AAT clients at unnecessary heightened risk. I still highly recommend this tour, and AAT Kings staff were extremely re: our safety. But I would really urge AAT Kings organizers to reconsider the start time.
Written March 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi kaz51, Thank you for leaving us a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour with AAT Kings. We are extremely proud to have drivers and guides who have so much passion & knowledge for this area. In regards to your comments about the timing of the walk, this was altered due to operational reasons and rather than cancelling the walk, we joined our two Kings Canyon groups together. We do appreciate your feedback regarding the heat and will pass this on to relevant management. Thank you for travelling with us in the Red Centre, we hope to welcome you back on board an AAT Kings tour again soon!
Written April 2, 2020
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colleen2017
Caringbah, Australia4 contributions
Fabulous day out
WOW what an amazing day. A big thank you to our amazing driver Ree and guide Jack. You were both extremely professional informative and punctual. Such a great day out a must do for sure.
Written March 13, 2020
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Hi colleen2017, Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed our Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas Day Tour. The landscape at Kings Canyon is absolutely breathtaking and the views from the Rim Walk are absolutely spectacular! AAT Kings are so lucky to have such passionate and knowledgeable Driver Guides, we will be sure to pass along your comments to Ree & Jack. Thank you for traveling with AAT Kings, we hope to welcome you back on board again soon.
Written March 14, 2020
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anonofbiggs
Bedfordshire, UK129 contributions
Kings Canyon “grim” walk
We did the half day tour to kings canyon from Ayers Rock resort starting out at 4.15am!! We hadn’t realised that it was a 3.5 hour journey in each direction. This made the creek walk which is also offered as an easy option not really viable as it takes about an hour whilst the rim walk is about 4hrs plus.
It is a very hard climb to get up to the rim, which we had expected - but don’t let anyone kid you that once up there it is a nice flat easy walk! It is very uneven, and involves a lot more climbing. The scenery is interesting but in our view not worth the effort or the journey time.
We went with AAT Kings and the staff were very helpful.
Written October 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for your review. It is a little disappointing to hear that you hadn't been given all of this information at booking time, as all AAT Kings documentation does mention the length of this day, and both of the walks in detail. We are pleased to hear however that you enjoyed our friendly & knowledgeable staff. Thank you again for leaving AAT Kings a review, and we hope to see you on tours in the future!
Written October 25, 2019
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Carol C
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
Allie & Rolo - excellent guides and coach driver
Sep 2019
We had an option to do the Rim Walk or Canyon Walk. We chose the Rim Walk and Allie was our guide. On the rim walk the first part is the hardest, as there area 500 steps to get past. The steps are stones in set concrete, which is very well done, but are at irregular heights which makes it a bit harder. Allie was very patient with us all. We took the steps in 200 lots which was great. The rest of the walk was great and the scenery was breathtaking. Take plenty of water. The recommendation is no less than 2 litres.
Written September 18, 2019
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Hi there! Thank you for your review! Our Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas tour is definitely a tour to remember! It is great to hear you enjoyed this experience with us & especially Allie. We will be sure to pass along your comments to her! Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you on more tours with AAT Kings in the future!
Written September 22, 2019
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Amazing views !
A very early start to the day at 4.14am, however it is definitely worth it. Our first stop at Kings Creek Station
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A must do. Small group tours are the best.
Our guide Martin was fantastic. The supplied breakfast was substantial: I had a gluten free pack, gluten free musel
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Must have some level of fitness for the rim walk. The best must do.
This was an incredible tour. I chose the rim walk route. I'm not terribly fit but with a few stops up the 500 rock
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Amazing and informative Andy!!!
Andy was amazing. He took extra care of two of us with walking difficulties. We cannot thank him enough for his inf
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A must do!
A must do! Absolutely an amazing experience. The driver and guide were exceptional. The field of lights is an incr
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Magical memories of Uluru and the night sky.
Watching the sun go down on Uluru and seeing its colours change was a magical experience. Enjoying conversation wit
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Must do Uluru experience
What a beautiful experience!! Jess, our tour guide, and Lisa, our driver, were phenomenal. We went out to the field
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Kings Canyon day trip
A very early start with a 7 hour round trip to visit Kings Canyon. My husband did the scenic rim 3 hr walk whilst
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Uluru guided base walk at sunrise
Fabulous guided walk by an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide, Jessie. We really enjoyed an opportunity to
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Super!
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Top Guide
A huge shout out and thank you to guide Jakob, whose commentary and insight into the sunset tour of Uluru was infor
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Appalling customer service
The tour itself was great. Our driver, Jack, and Tania the guide were fantastic. The stops along the way to the
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An experience not to be missed!
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Amazing full day tour
Had a fantastic day with Dylan, our driver, and John, our guide. Both men were friendly, enthusiastic, full of loca
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Incredible
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