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Kings Canyon

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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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The scenic rim walk is spectacular and takes as long as you really want in terms of how often you stop and soak up the view/take photographs. We did it in 2.5 hours. Leave... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The scenic rim walk is spectacular and takes as long as you really want in terms of how often you stop and soak up the view/take photographs. We did it in 2.5 hours. Leave early to avoid high temperatures as there is little shade and wear wide brimmed hats and very good shoes. The steps at the start will take... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The rim walk is fabulous. Beautiful, well planned , and the whole entire walk just is captivating. Put it on your bucket list to do

Thank Lisa W
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love walking in a spectacular setting this is the one. We did the Uluru base walk, the Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta and this one is the best. The initial section is steep as described by others but not long so if you have some level of fitness and mobility and don't rush it you... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really amazing walk. Yes it's 500 steps up to the top, yes you have to carrry 3ltrs of water but it is beautiful. I did it with a 7 & 11 yr old. Thanks to Stasia & David and AAT Kings who made an amazing place even better. Their depth of knowledge is quite wonderful.

Thank Nicci D
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a walk! 6km but the first k is the hardest - worth the sweat for the views - careful with small kids as the stairs are really steep at the start and there are no rails along the cliffs

Thank Tristan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly outstanding destination, the rim walk is a must, after an initial step section I'd plateaus out to easier walking. Massive gorges with the high point the garden of Eden.

Thank Janine E
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk around the Kings Canyon rim is a wonderful experience. It is a 6km walk and takes about three hours. The most challenging part of the walk is the first 500 odd steps from the car park to the top of the rim. Once on top of the rim, the remainder of the walk is relatively straightforward. The scenery... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Hiking Kings Canyon was absolutely incredible! I did it at sunrise and it was amazing to see it from atop the canyon. It is tough but not too bad.

2 Thank onechelofanadventure
Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at King's Canyon Resort and hiked the King's Canyon rim walk. The climb at the very beginning is hard work but once you have that behind you it's a great walk. We were there at the beginning of December 2016 and the weather was ideal. There is no shade so wear a broad rimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

It's a long drive into King's Canyon, but worth it. We got there early enough to do the South Wall Walk, which closes at 11:00am if it's going to be a hot day. There are other hikes, but they close at 8:00am if it's going to be hot so plan accordingly. The hike is a bit rugged especially in hot... More 

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