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Watarrka National Park

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This national park whose name, Watarrka, comes from the Aboriginal word for the umbrella bush, is best known for the spectacular sheer walls of Kings Canyon. This scenic landscape of rugged ranges, cliffs, rockholes and gorges and is a must see...more
Via Luritja Road Or Via Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Living in the centre, provides great opportunities to visit places like this spectacular location over several occasions. Watarrka National Park incorporates the much visited and Spectacular, Kings Canyon at the western end of the George Gill Range, Petermann Pound and also Kathleen Springs, located further...More

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All reviews kings creek adequate water well worth the effort steep climb take pictures the cliff alice springs garden of eden canyon rim one night initial climb well worth the trip short walk south wall start early rock formations take your time
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided for the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, 6 km loop, ideal time was for 3 to 4 hours, moderate to difficult grade. We started at 7.03. This is the official description of the walk: The Rim Walk allows walkers to gain spectacular panoramic views...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here as part of an organised tour run by AAT Kings. The walk around the rim started at sunrise and took about 3-4 hours. The initial climb is quite steep with lots of steps but it is well worth the effort for the...More

Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had the time so after a couple of days at Uluru and Kata-Tjuta we caught a bus to Kings Canyon. We spent the night so we would be able to do the rim walk at sunrise. It was definitely worth the trip. We allowed...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We took the short walk. You can take long walks and go up to the top. Even the short walk was great. Yes visit this park

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Rugged ranges, rockholes and moist gorges make up this park and it's amazing to be able to walk through and enjoy it. We managed the Kings Creek Walk before altering our perspective and heading in to do a helicopter trip over it. What I can...More

1  Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 12 March 2018

キングスキャニオンリムウォーク6kmをするために、 エアーズロックからレンタカーで305km走り、 キングスキャニオンリゾートに1泊しました。 気温・入山時間等の入場制限があるので事前の下調べが必要です。 4月から9月が暑くなく、散策に適しているそうです。 Watarrkaの温度が36℃以上の日には、 Kings Canyon Rim Walkと South Wall Return Walkへのアクセスが制限されます。 ・KINGS CANYON RIM WALK 1周6㎞ CLOSE 9:00以降36℃以上でClose ・SOUTH WALL WALK 往復4.8km CLOSE 11:00以降36℃以上でClose ・KINGS CREEK WALK 往復2km OPEN (クリークは平坦な入り江往復) ・GILES TRACK 22㎞ 1or 2days one way (ツアーで1日歩き通り抜けコースのようです) 朝5時にモーニングを食べ、 8:20にKINGS CANYON RIM...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We woke up early in the morning to drive from Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon (2.5 - 3h easy drive) to try to arrive there before the real hot started, and we decided to go for the 6km Rim Walk. It's a really nice walk...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We did 2 walks in or close to Kings Canyon. We did Kathleen Springs (about 20km further from the resort than the other trails) and the Creek Walk. Both were splendid and scenic. We saw some great bird life and obviously also the rock formations...More

Thank NigelBN
ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Watarrka National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hello NigelBN, thank you for your review of Watarrka National Park. The walks there are amazing and indeed very scenic! For any future visitors to Watarrka National Park, there are toilet facilities at the start and end point of both the Kathleen Springs Walk and...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

I did the rim walk in mid September but even then the forecast was for temperatures in the high 30s. Be smart and start the walk early (say 7am) - make sure you have adequate water. It takes 2.5-3 hours at a relaxed pace so...More

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ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Watarrka National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hello Anne3212015, thank you for your review, I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Kings Canyon so much, it really is a remarkable place to visit. I just wanted to let other visitors know the best place to view the Garden of Eden...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Well marked hiking trail enjoyable for the whole family... The initial climb was steep at times but well worth the effort. The variation in views and elevation occupied our children throughout the 6.5 km.

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