Enjoy one of the most visually stunning walks in Central Australia when you climb the famous Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.
Start early to avoid the heat of the day and climb up to the Canyon’s summit. Watch the colours of the sandstone rocks changing as the sun rises in the sky.
At the Canyon’s rim, you will feel on top of the world. Admire the spectacular views of the dizzying gorge and the desert around it. On reaching the top, the going is easy and you will find the scenery changing at every turn.
On the way down, look out for fossils in the sandstone rocks and marvel at the plants that manage to survive in this rocky arid landscape.
Every part of this famous walk is impressive. Make sure you have your camera with you to capture drama of the landscape.
Your delightful Kings Canyon Climb begins early in the morning. Thirty minutes prior to sunrise, you will be picked up from your accommodation in a comfortable coach and taken to the start of your walk.
Kings Canyon is the biggest attraction inside Watarrka National Park. It consists of a massive gorge with red sandstone walls that rise over 100 metres to a plateau of rocky domes and other sandstone formations.
The rocky path to the Canyon rim begins with a challenging 500-step climb. On reaching the summit, you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramas. At the top end of the Canyon you find yourself between the weathered sandstone domes known as “The Lost City”. The way down also takes you past “The Garden of Eden,” where the rugged desert is softened by patches of lush greenery.
The 6-7 km Kings Canyon Climb may take up to 3 hours and is for people who have an above average level of fitness.
After the walk, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Kings Canyon.
Start time: 5:00am (depending on weather conditions).
Duration: 3.5 hours
Tour departs from Kings Canyon Resort.
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Kings Canyon Resort reception or Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge or Kings Creek Station
Wear a hat, casual clothes, sunscreen and sturdy non-slip walking shoes. Take plenty of water and don’t forget the camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
The Kings Canyon Climb is a strenuous walk with steep sections, only suitable for people of above average fitness. You should be in good health, lead an active life, play sport or walk regularly.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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