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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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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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Fabulous walking

Just spent two great days walking in Kings Canyon. First the Rim walk above Kings Canyon. Along the edge looking down into the gorge was amazing. And walking in and on the domes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just spent two great days walking in Kings Canyon. First the Rim walk above Kings Canyon. Along the edge looking down into the gorge was amazing. And walking in and on the domes formed from weathering. The Garden of Eden-a secluded spot with a crystal clear waterhole lined by red gum tree and cycads for our lunch spot! Then the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the Ridge Top Walk. Easily took 3 hours with all the stops for photos and lunch. Hardest bit was the climb to the top, so don't let that put you off as the rest of the walk, along the ridge top was fairly easy. There were a couple of small briges to cross and stairs down one cliff... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two and a half weeks in various parts of Australia, and the rim hike made #2 on my list of the best things we did. (You just can't beat swimming with sea turtles.) The beginning is a heck of a climb, but the rest of the hike is more than worth it. The beehive-like rock formations are fascinating,... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been travelling around the NT with my husband and 2 young sons and the Rim walk is the most magnificent walk we have done. What jaw dropping views and scenery- truly spectacular. Early morning was a wonderful time to do it. Don't miss the garden of Eden side walk too!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Rim walk as a family of 5 (kids 14, 12,10) and it was a highlight of our trip for all of us! It is a long detour to Kings Canyon with not much else to do there, so we were very glad the walk delivered! We started at the crack of dawn, and were glad we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our boys (6 and 8) here on a very windy day. They loved the experience and had plenty of energy to rock hop. It took us 4 hours, at a slow pace. I felt very queasy anywhere near the edges of the canyon, and chose not to do an extra walk over a little bridge for this reason.... More 

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the rim is 6kms and is arduous for the first part of the climb but it is the best thing you will do and the views of the domes at the top and the sheer canyon walls will delight

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Deadwood, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When planning a trip to Red Center area of the Outback you need to keep in mind the long travel distances and time required. Nothing in the Outback is close. We stayed three days at Curtin Springs Cattle Station (which is 1 hour from Ayers Rock and 2 hours the other direction from Kings Canyon). We rented a car and... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I completed both walks at Kings Canyon - valley walk and rim walk. Those 500 stairs at the beginning of the rim walk are a killer but they're over in 20 mins. Do all the little off shoots - the lookout and the waterhole. You will not have a bad view the whole time you are here. Each side of... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Rim Walk in late June this year on a beautiful 20 something degree day. We had heard about Heart Attack Hill but it was a comfortable climb where you can stop if needed but after that it was an easy to moderate walk. It was amazing to see the changing sections of the walk with plenty of... More 

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