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Kings Canyon-Watarrka National Park Sightseeing Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Guided Sightseeing tour of Watarrka National Park with Kings Canyon
  • Climb to the rim of canyon for magnificient views
  • Visit to Kings Creek station.
  • Luxury coach transfers with experienced driver/guide.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    13 hours

    Start time

    1 Apr- 30 Sep 0445h (04:45am)
    1 Oct- 31 Mar 0400h (4 am)
    Duration: 13 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your accommodation in Ayers Rock Resort. (Please advise your accommodation at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your accommodation in Ayers Rock Resort

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Watarrka National Park is best known as the home of Kings Canyon, a mighty chasm cleaving the earth to a depth of 270 metres. Watarrka is an important conservation area with rock holes and gorges providing refuge for over 600 species of plants and many native animals. The sheer red rock face of Kings Canyon soars over 100 metres above dense forests of palms, ferns and cycads, sheltering them from the surrounding desert conditions. A moderately challenging six-kilometre walk takes in magnificent views of the Canyon rim, the weathered, buttressed domes of 'the Lost City' and the 'Garden of Eden' - a sheltered valley with permanent waterholes and lush vegetation.


    You will be picked up from your accommodation and taken in a luxury coach to the Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park for a full day's guided sightseeing tour.

    Drive through sandhill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way.

    Continue on to Watarrka National Park where you can make the rocky climb with your guide to the rim of Kings Canyon and be rewarded with marvellous views. The climb may take up to 3 hours and is for those with a good level of fitness.

    Alternatively, you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor, an easier walk.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your accommodation in Ayers Rock Resort.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Pick-up and drop-off from Ayers Rock accommodation
    • Transportation in luxury coach
    • Guided Kings Canyon rim walk or creek bed walk
    • Visit to Kings Creek Station
    • Breakfast


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.
    The climb in Kings Canyon may take up to 3 hours and is for those with a good level of fitness.
    There should be minimum two people for guaranteed departure.

    Tour Availability:
    During the hotter months of the year where temperatures can reach and exceed 36°C or 97°F, the Watarrka National Park Rangers strongly advise that visitors do not take part in the Kings Canyon Rim Climb. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our clients we offer a guided walk along the Kings Canyon creek-bed as a suitable alternative on such days.

    Fuel Levy:
    Fuel levies may be introduced when required. Should this occur, charges will be payable direct and subject to change without notice.

    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.

    Additional info

    During the summer months (Dec - Feb), the Kings Canyon Rim climb may be not available in hot weather conditions. An alternative itinerary including a guided walk at Kathleen Springs and a guided walk along the Kings Canyon creek-bed floor will apply.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Fuel surcharge AU$ 5 per person, payable direct.
  • Reviews
    • Kings canyon

      I was delighted when our tour group consisted of 21 people. We were given a choice to take the canyon rim walk or the easier creek bed walk. The guide was very considerate and...

      Dawn Weatherall
    • Great day out

      The trip was very good....

      Mr NJ Powell
    • Kings Canyon-Watarrka National Park Sightseeing Tour

      great trip...

      Peter F Bevis
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