Kings Canyon

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Kings Canyon
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Canyons • Scenic Walking Areas
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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 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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Julie1967_11
Adelaide, Australia107 contributions
Rim Walk was wonderful
Jun 2021 • Couples
Kings Canyon rim walk was fantastic. A highlight of our NT holiday. We bumped into Damien the Ranger who gave great updated guidance re use of drone by the regulations. He also told us about Priscillas Gap that is not marked. He was great. Wonderful personality and great advocate for all things Kings Canyon so a great asset for National Parks Service. We just finished the rim walk when he was the ranger doing the free creek walk at 3pm. This was great as well. Rim Walk is a must do!
Written June 13, 2021
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beaky_10
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Great guides poor customer service
Jun 2021
Tour guide jess and driver Jacob were excellent we had the best day they did an outstanding job.
My only complaint is with aat kings customer service was on hold for 2 1/2 hours and 1/2 an hour the second time your booking requires you to phone and confirm booking at least 24 hours prior but none answers the phone VERY POOR you do a disservice to you tour guides and guests.
Written June 13, 2021
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Debbie C
Stanthorpe, Australia22 contributions
OMG - A MUST DO!!
May 2021
OMG how could you go to the Territory and not go here and do the "Rim Walk"

The scenery was incredible, was our pick of everywhere we went in the NT. Took countless photos as you would.

Definitely a must do.
Written June 3, 2021
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Christine Lily
Sydney, Australia1,119 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Couples
King's Canyon is absolutely stunning! This is Mother Nature at her best. Beautiful walks, ranging from 45 minutes return along the creek or 3-4 hours to do the rim of the canyon. Excellent sign posting and well maintained walks. Toilets at the parking area.
Written May 22, 2021
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Peter W
30 contributions
Wow - we did it.
May 2021 • Couples
Mid May long day trip from Yulara with AATKINGS. We were looking forward to this trip with some trepidation having read other reviews. We are a late 60yo couple with a reasonable level of fitness. Our guides suggested we 'try the first 200 steps' of the difficult start and then make a decision to go on or back. We went on and got to the top at a slow steady pace. The benefits from then on were fantastic views, great photo opportunities and another 6km of grade 2/3 walking. Just watch your steps on the small slopes and the few loose stones.
Good walking shoes for 'oldies' are a real benefit as trainers and enclosed shoes may still slip as a few goat antics are required (just kidding).
We did Alaska, Banff, Jasper 2 years ago and IMHO Kings Canyon rates just as highly. Another one off the bucket list.
Written May 15, 2021
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Michael R
Toora, Australia14 contributions
A great walk around an icon of the Red Centre
May 2021
AAT Kings tour to Kings Canyon - long but inspiring day. A must do tour to immerse yourself in the Red Centre, its culture, geology and peoples. Call out to Moses, John and Jakob who looked after us well, and demonstrated a unique knowledge of the area and key points- entertaining.
Only issue was group size, a few too many slow types. Maybe divide into smaller groups based on capability.

The canyon is brilliant, and the rim walk a must, but watch that edge; it is unstable!!
The panoramas just incredible, and keep giving all day.
Written May 13, 2021
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Julie C
Brisbane Region, Australia16 contributions
AAT Kings - Kings Canyon & Outback Panaromas
May 2021
We started the day on 1 May 2021 at 4.45 am with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic AAT Kings tour guides, Dylan and Moses, whom collected us from our hotel in Yulara. We traveled to a cattle station for a hearty, friendly breakfast around 7.30 am and then set off to Kings Canyon to undertake either of the shorter, beautiful creek bed walk, classed as Grade 1 - easy walking (1.5 hours return), or the scenic rim walk, Grade 4, 3-4 hours walk. We did the shorter walk, which was beautiful, not rushed and plenty of interesting and informative commentary along the way. Our fellow bus travelers whom did the longer, scenic rim walk, were in awe of the stunning scenery, and confirmed that this was a very enjoyable experience also, for those more experienced walkers. We also had the opportunity before lunch to undertake a helicopter ride with Professional Helicopter Services (extra optional cost), 8, 15 or 35 minutes duration, taking us over Kings Canyon and providing us with unsurpassed views of Kings Canyon. We had a nice lunch at The Thirsty Dingo at Kings Canyon Resort, and then traveled to a lovely spot where on either side of the road, great sights awaited us at Mt Conner. A little further down the road we reached Curtin Springs Station, which was a lovely stop off to a family owned property and then back to our hotel by 5.30 pm. The whole journey provided us with wonderful local stories, that provided us with a greater understanding of the whole area. We had many laughs on the bus, with Moses and Dylan being wonderful ambassadors for the region. Very new, comfortable and modern bus. We would highly recommend. Julie and Robert, Brisbane, Queensland.
Written May 1, 2021
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Marie P
Hobart, Australia70 contributions
Kings Canyon Resort
Feb 2021 • Couples
Visiting Kings Canyon, we stayed at the resort. The town comprises the resort, a store and fuel pumps and a restaurant/bar. It appears to exist to service the tourists who visit the Canyon, and first looks it appears a basic place. It is a welcome surprise. The resort offers a range of accomodation, all of it comfortable, some of it quite luxurious,so we were able to enjoy a cool spa after our Canyon walk. The restaurant offers expected meals, with a few not as expected and they are all fabulous. I had the chicken schnitzel and it was exquisite, the salad fresh and appealing, and the bar servers were flexible and willing to accomodate. All up, my stay there was memorable and pleasant.
Written February 20, 2021
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amr100
Sydney, Australia944 contributions
Must Do Experience
Nov 2020
I am so glad I followed advice and stopped here to do the walk. It is a spectacular part of the world.

The 500 steps at the beginning are not 'steps' as such, but an achievable climb. Would suggest average level of fitness - MUST do first thing due heat. Think we did in just over 3 hours and that was with plenty of sightseeing stops (and there are many). Good walking shoes are a must as is water / hat etc.

I booked a guided tour via Kings Canyon Resort. Only another 4 people on it so that was great, got to places and gained better understanding than would have done if on my own (but you could do on your own as well sign posted).

I actually think Kings Canyon is underrated! Should be as much of a must do as Uluru.
Written January 6, 2021
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EdiBa683
Switzerland1,227 contributions
Stunning scenery
Dec 2019
The Rim Walk is not easy but it worth to do it. The start with around 500 steep steps was the most difficult. The whole walk is approx. 6 km and needs 4 hours. The view on top is breathtaking. And the walk on top was moderate. I am not the fittest and youngest but used to walk. And I did it and enjoyed it. The view, the landscape, the Garden of Eden everything was stunning.
Written November 30, 2020
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