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Kings Canyon Resort Campground
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We pre-booked and had no issues on arrival, On reflection rather than two nights we could have stayed only one, we arrived at 2pm and did the Creek walk that afternoon then set up camp and relaxed into the sunset. The sunset area was raised and gave a great view of the Canyon, you need to get their early to get a chair which is limited. The issues I had were minor, the resort has set up an environmentally friendly raised walking track to the sunset viewing area to protect the area, there are signs directing people to the area but ignorance prevailed and people walked from their campsites direct to the platform and trampled the flora, parents also let their children run amuck through the flora as they drank and watched the sunset. We walked the rim of the canyon the next day taking 3 hours, starting at 9am and by 12:30pm we were back at the campsite with little to do. A nice relax around camp and did the washing and watched the sun set this time from the end campsite rather than the viewing area, this was more relaxing, brought our own chairs and conversation with other campers was relaxed. Overall a good stay, there are a number of toilet blocks around the park so showers etc were not a problem.
Not much to do another than the Canyon itself. The front desk were helpful in assisting with activities apart from the Canyon, but the Resort is 30 odd kms past helicopters, dirt bikes, camel rides etc, next time we visit we might plan to not stay so close to the Canyon.
Prices were high at the resort, alcohol, petrol, food but that is to be expected being in such a remote area.

Room Tip: Ask for a campsite in the very rear of the park, then you will have a direct view of the Canyon form your own table at sunset, and the loos are very close too!
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank John664
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We spent two nights at the Kings Canyon resort, on a powered site in the caravan park. The location is awesome, being surrounded with the natural beauty of the area, and only a short drive out to the canyon.
Remoteness is often a legitimate excuse for high prices ( in this case $45 a night for a powered site) and other "supply chain" issues.
But remoteness is not an excuse for disgusting, filthy amenities. We have stayed in many ,very isolated locations, but have never seen such dirty amenities. In fairness, the caravan park was very busy, so the amenities were obviously in high usage mode. But with the revenue pouring in as it obviously was, it could have supported and justified additional cleaning.
Often when reading critical reviews on Tripadvisor, there is often a response from the business in question with something like - " we are sorry that we did not meet your expectations etc etc ..... you should have raised your concerns with us at the time ........ Etc etc.
So for the very first time since we have been caravaning- I did.
I went up to reception, and quietly asked to speak to someone in authority.
I even asked to move away from reception to a quieter area, so as not to create a scene while many people were checking in
I explained very calmly to the gentleman what the problem was, and how filthy the amenities were. I also told him that other people were commenting on how revolting the toilets were. He looked genuinely shocked, but said that he was vey appreciative that I had bought it to his attention.
He said that he would immediately talk to housekeeping and maintenance about how this could have occurred, and what steps could be taken to avoid a repeat.
He took my name and site number, promising to come down and talk to me about what was going to happen. I never heard from him again.
Filthy amenities are a problem, managements failure to do anything about it, is a bigger one.
For this " resort" to subject it's high paying patrons to such sub standard facilities, especially in such a beautiful,mystical location is shameful.
Obviously remoteness is not the problem here , it is the lack of competition

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Dashermac
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stayed two nights in a caravan in a large site with a great view. The facilities were adequate but limited in number and there was plenty of hot water. The lack of a decent camp kitchen was disappointing, given the relatively high tariff and there were only a few barbecues. Reasonably good meals are available in the restaurant. My big complaint was the very weak and expensive wifi. For $5 I got 30 mins access and even sitting in the best spot for the signal could only manage to download some email, not even the daily paper.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank MNE43
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

A good camp site to base yourself for walks. The Rim walk in particular is well worth it. Amazing views & a well maintained walk. Sunset viewing area at campsite is excellent & a fun place to chat to other visitors. The amenities, however, need a Really good clean on a more regular basis.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank mudbrays
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

This campground was over crowded, with no clearly defined camping spaces. The showers were cold and the facilities in general were dirty. The floor of all bathrooms looked like they had not been mopped in weeks. We may as well have bush camped or made Kings Canyon a day trip from Yulara or Curtin Springs (free campground)

Stayed: July 2014
1  Thank Erin B
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