Situated within the Watarrka National Park is the stunning Kings Canyon that stands a massive 100m high and encases rich bushlands, hiking trails, tall standing gorges and rock pools. You can walk through the centre of Kings Canyon or hike around the rugged cliff face where you will discover wildlife and scenic surrounds with every trek you set out on. Located 323km southwest of Alice Springs and 1,316km south of Darwin, Kings Canyon is included in many numerous tours that you can book onto that will not only include this number one attraction but also other surround destination such as Kakadu National Park, Twin Falls, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock and Darwin for anyone wishing to get a taste of the Top End.
Kings Canyon is home to over 600 species of plant and animal life which call the cycads, ferns and thick bushlands their home and walking through this dense area you will almost feel like you aren’t in the middle of the desert. With pristine rock pools, gullies and greenery, the beautiful landscape of the Garden of Eden is an attraction within Kings Canyon not to missed, you can set out on a one hour walk through the centre of Canyon Gorge, take in the views from the rim of the gorge, see impressive rock formations or take an easier scenic flight over the area that leaves from Alice Springs.
There are a couple of places to stay at when visiting Kings Canyon that offer a range of accommodation for you to choose from where you can wake up to stunning views each morning and have a wide variety of outdoor activities right at your doorstep. There are camp grounds and small shops selling supplies near Kings Canyon and within the accommodation properties you will also find restaurants and cafes to dine out at for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rangers lead informative guided walks that vary in length, talking about the culture significance, Aboriginal stories and history that surrounds Kings Canyon where you will be able to get an inside look into importance of the region, and each tour can leave directly from your place of accommodation.
Being the centre of Australia, it is always advised to completely cover up during the day as the sun is fierce and unforgiving to all tourists who visit Kings Canyon so be sure to wear sun block, hats, good walking shoes and proper clothing. It is always advised to most of your walking during the early hours of the morning where the sun isn’t at its worst, especially for anyone visiting during the warmer months of the year. Whether you choose to see Kings Canyon by foot, by joining a camping adventure, with a luxury coach tour or with your very own personal guide, all trips here will leave you amazed by the sheer beauty that simply cannot be captured in pictures.
Kings Canyon is somewhere where you can join a camel ride, go quad biking to take in the sights or simply just sit back at take it all in. Pull up a chair and witness the daily spectacle of the setting sun, have dinner under the star strewn sky and experience one of the best tourist attractions in central Australia!