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Address: Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory | Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
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+61 8 8956 7460

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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a spectacular gorge walk

A beautiful deep canyon with spectacular views and strange beehive-like eroded structures make this surreal. It is certainly one of the highlights of a trip to these places... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

A beautiful deep canyon with spectacular views and strange beehive-like eroded structures make this surreal. It is certainly one of the highlights of a trip to these places. However beware of high temperatures as this is quite exposed. I was staying at Uluru so the driving alone took up 8 hours of the day. If I had to do it... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

An absolutely spectacular walk. The initial 'staircase' climb is hard work but so worth it. This part of the climb is really well structured with landings and we took a little break on the way up. There are even benches part way up. Once up to the top, the payoff is incredible with views in every direction, you'll just want... More 

Thank SlaveToShopping
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Impressive walk with fascinating landscape. The first few hundred metres is hardwork but well worth the effort

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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

The canyon has to be seen from above to appreciate it. Walk the rim walk and look straight down from the lookout along the sheer cliffs. Totally awesome. Hold onto your kids though so they don't go too close to the edge.

Thank Karen T
Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

I visited Kings canyon during a stay at Jalara, Uluru, and was a really fascinating experience. It was a really surprising excursion, enjoying a spectacular scenery. There is a rim walk, requiring 3-4 hours in total to visit all the possible spots. There is a loop from the parking from which there arils some deviations to visit particular spots. Take... More 

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Donvale, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The scenery here is spectacular. We only completed the creek bed walk as we were on a tight schedule so 1 hour return worked well for us. The variety of flora that exists in this canyon is unique to the area. The sheer rock walls that have been created following the erosion of the softer sandstone layers beneath makes for... More 

Thank Ross V
Grassobbio, Italy
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

one of the most beautiful sights in the country.. it is absolutely breathtaking. The scenery changes each corner you turn around. Definetly a must do

1 Thank lecterit
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Beautiful scenery with easy river bed walk or more strenuous rim walk. Completed both, rim walk was testing especially the beginning sections up a rocky incline but once at the top evened out and walking was pleasant. Took us 2.5hours rather than 3-4 hours suggested, and this was with lots of photo stops. Take plenty of water and attempt early... More 

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Midlands, UK
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Beautiful, and relatively unspoilt. If you look closely, you just might see a Dingo near the southern edge of the carpark.

1 Thank itsfoisinnit
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stunning, fabulous scenery - you have to do the rather demanding rim walk to fully appreciate the grandeur of this natural wonder

2 Thank JohnTilbrook

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