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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...more
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Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
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All reviews garden of eden steep climb take your time creek bed initial climb great walk ayers rock resort rock formations lots of water highlight of our trip well worth the effort start early early in the morning views are spectacular three hours helicopter flight easy walk
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The 6km King's Canyon Rim Walk was a must do for us. The first part of the walk is the hardest, with a steep-ish climb. Once at the top, there is a little bit of undulation but it was relatively easy. Some great view points...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Liz A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The initial climb is the hardest part-walking around on the rim of the canyon is easy and with some beautiful vistas. The geology is fascinating. The lower walk is easier with more shade and birdlife. If you can arrive just before a bus load group...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Adam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy hiking the Kings Canyon Rim Walk is so worth the effort. Good hiking shoes or runners would be best worn as the beginning of the climb is over rocks and is rough. Once past the first 200 or so meters the walk...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 684sand
Reviewed October 6, 2019

Kings canyon is a beautiful spot in the middle of Australia's Red Centre. The walk along the canyon floor between the high red cliffs was easy. The trees and cliffs provided many photo opportunities and the shade from the trees offered some shelter from the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paul S
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

With a start of around 100 steps you could be forgiven for thinking this will be a tough walk. But not so. The steps are a wee bit of a challenge for some, but people of all ages young and old seem to manage pretty...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Even it's not as huge and superior as the Grand Canyon in the US, but this one has its own style and different set of view. We took the 45 mins walk trail, the bottom view and echo sound at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 283quintonl
Reviewed September 25, 2019

We did the Kings Canyon Rim Walk with our 16 yr old son. The first part was quite steep but once you are up the top it is amazing. It took us a little over 3 hours to do the loop including stopping to take...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mdkr2018
Reviewed September 25, 2019

At first there is a tough climb but there is no need to rush. Once at the top it is a pretty gentle stroll and exceptionally beautiful with some great views. Birdlife was pretty active up here too with plenty to see and the opportunity...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

Did the 6km walk- stairs are a killer but well worth it, take your camera. Good walking shoes and a snack - take it slow

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Abbierise
Reviewed September 19, 2019

A highlight of our red centre holiday. The rim walk was superb and we took our time over 4 hours taking lots of photos and having a rest in the peaceful Garden of Eden. It has short steep start but is a pretty easy walk....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Susiedevour
March 23, 2019|
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Response from 420mayam | Reviewed this property |
Can be done but a long day.
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Thetribe6
February 28, 2018|
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Response from RG02 | Reviewed this property |
The best part of Kings Canyon is doing the rim walk, taking about 3 hours or so, fantastic scenery, best done in the early morning. Not really sure if it’s something the younger children would appreciate after a long drive.
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Donna B
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Liesl132015 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous reply - AAT Kings are the best. I'd wholeheartedly recommend a trip out to Kings Canyon with them. Its a long drive from Ayers Rock and walking the canyon can take over 3 hours with plenty of photo... More
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