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Kings Canyon Scenic Climb Half-Day Tour

By AAT Kings
Price is £44per adult


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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
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  • 6 km Kings Canyon Rim Walk hike

  • Sweeping vistas over Watarrka National Park and The Outback

  • Stop and catch your breath at spectacular Garden of Eden

  • Learn about the fascinating landscape with your expert guide

  • Freedom to choose an easier, shaded hike on the canyon floor

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided Kings Canyon Rim Walk

  • What's included

    Option for easier Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk

  • What's included

    Return transport to and from Kings Canyon Resort

  • What's included

    Expert local guide

  • What's included

    Drinking Water- bottles not supplied

  • What's excluded


  • What's excluded

    Drinks, bottled water, and snacks

Know before you book

  • Children 1 or younger are complimentary.

  • Children 18 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • On the day of your tour, you can choose between a more strenuous hike to the rim of the canyon or a more leisurely hike along the shaded canyon floor.

  • At least 6 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • This tour starts 30 minutes before sunrise, so hours of operation vary depending on the time of year; please check before you go.

  • Hotel pickup is 15–60 minutes prior to your booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Trek to Kings Canyon at sunrise for a guided hike around the canyon’s rocky rim. You’ll see spectacular views across the outback at the best time of day.

Hop into an air-conditioned coach and travel the road to Kings Canyon in the heart of Watarrka National Park's sprawling wilderness. Lace up your shoes and follow your guide as you begin the steep ascent to the canyon's rim—locals call it “Heartbreak Hill” for the cardio-pumping workout you get on this tough climb.

At the top of the canyon, take in magnificent vistas of Watarrka National Park, gaze down 885 feet (270 m) to the floor of the canyon far below you, and walk to various lookout points for breathtaking views of the gorges and plains of the surrounding landscape. Next, head down between the cliffs to the Garden of Eden for a cool respite—this lush waterhole amid the red rock is fed by a natural spring, and exotic plants like ferns and gum trees flourish. Weave through a maze of weathered sandstone formations on your hike out of the canyon.

If you'd like to experience Kings Canyon in a more leisurely fashion, you can also choose an easier, shorter trek on the canyon floor that leads you down a cool,shady trail between the cliff walls. After your half-day of adventure in the outback, your coach awaits to return you to Kings Canyon Resort.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks and gloves provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Kings Canyon
  • Yulara Northern Territory

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Kings Canyon Resort
    • Luritja Road Luritja Road
    • Petermann Northern Territory 0872

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