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Kings Canyon

Watarrka National Park, Ernest Giles Road, Kings Canyon, 0871

Practical Info

Kings Canyon is 450 km (280 miles) south-west of Alice Springs via the Stuart Highway or Larapinta Drive. It’s around 300 km (186 miles) north-east of Ayers Rock (Uluru). The best time to visit is in the cooler months of April to September.

The Kings Canyon Resort and Kings Creek Station offer a high standard of accommodation in this iconic location.

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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
star-4.5
$179.18 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent
The canyon walk was the best. Staff and breakfast was amazing. The only criticism is that I feel that more emphasis should be made on the level of fitness required for the rim walk. Some people required help and held the group up significantly, on a hotter day this could have been hazardous for everyone else.
Leisa_C, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Uluru

star-4
A BEAUTIFUL BUT STRENUOUS EXPERIENCE.
Karyn_W, Jul 2021
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
The walk around the rim of Kings Canyon was strenuous but well worth doing for the scenery, especially to see the Garden of Eden which was at about the half way point. The breakfast at Kings Creek Station was delicious and you tell that the bacon was very fresh. Unfortunately, our AAT Kings bus was not being co-operative, especially when certain gears were needed to be used. The guides were knowledgeable and encouraged you to take the climb and walk at your own pace but I was slow and by the time that I reached the rest stops, most of the group started walking again so I did not get to rest for very long. My husband and I did this tour at the end of June when the weather was cool in Yulara but we wished that we had worn shorts/three quarter pants and a T-Shirt for the climb and walk around the rim of Kings Canyon as we got very warm and sweaty.
star-5
True outback landscape
Pim_S, Apr 2021
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Totally fabulous day! Excellent bus and knowledgeable guides and a very spectacular canyon. Well worth the trip.
star-5
Awesome trek!
Andrew_M, Mar 2021
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Wow, what a day! A gruelling trek but surrounded by a spectacular landscape. The guides Dave, Dale and Tash were awesome. Friendly, knowledgeable and funny.
star-5
Don’t miss it
SHENGQI_Z, Mar 2020
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
You really shouldn’t miss this, in your once for life tour to Uluru. It’s hard for 6km climb and walk but it worth. The AAT kings is professional, the boys Jack and Dylan are good guides
star-5
Ayers rock
pamela_W, Mar 2020
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Easy to organise on line. Friendly efficient, helpful staff at office in Ayers Rock. Driver and guides professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Coach very comfortable. 2 walks available, can choose on the day and are given opportunity to change from the harder walk after a short trial. Beautiful walk through this amazing landscape with explanations from guides. Well worth the effort.
star-5
Top tour to Kings Canyon
Peter_W, Feb 2020
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Would highly recommend this great tour. Des the bus driver and Jack the tour guide were both very informative and went out of their way to ensure all on board had a wonderful day. Make this tour a must.
star-5
A day well spent
JustJack900, Dec 2019
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
The tour guide knew when to chat and when not to (whether to get a bit of sleep on the trek to and fro or out on the hike to just take in the awe of your surroundings). She motivated the group and was very engaging - teaching and sharing throughout the hike. Bring lots of water!!! It got up to the mid to high 40s for parts of our hike. The stops at the stations coming and going were equally enjoyable with different animals. (You May get lucky and get a camel selfie)
star-5
Great day at King’s Canyon.
Anne_B, Sep 2019
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Good vale for money tour. Full day trip to the Canyon which was quite spectacular. Breakfast at the station was tasty and the driver and guides were really informative and friendly.
star-5
Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Cathy_G, Nov 2018
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Kings Canyon is a spectacular place to see. A must do and if you are traveling from the Resort at Uluru, well worth the early morning start. The bus / coach was right on time at 4:15am pick up with a 3 hour bus ride ahead, plenty of time to have a sleep on the bus and a big breakfast at Kings Creek Station about 30 minutes before the walk. The walk has a big initial climb, 500 rock steps up the side of the canyon. Wear a hat, appropriate walking clothes, comfortable, sturdy enclosed shoes and a camel bak if you have one carrying 3 x 1 litre bottles just adds weight to your bag and not as easy to drink from. If you climb from October 1, you need 3 litres of water per hour of walking and this hike is 3 hours long and around 6 km. I drank 2 litres. I am moderately fit and found the walk very comfortable after the initial climb. There is no rush and the guides are amazing and very informative. The walk takes from 8:30am - 11:30am. Wear block out and take money for lunch after the walk at the Kings canyon resort around 12:00noon, where you can get a good meal and a cold beer, wine or soft drink. You can go back to Uluru resort or continue up to Alice Springs. The bus leaves Kings Canyon Resort at about 12:45pm and Buses meet and swap passengers back on the main road, some go to Alice and others to Uluru. The ride back is very relaxing with a stop at Curtain Springs. Back to the resort by about 5:30pm. The bus / coach has reclining seats, foot rests and a toilet if you need it. Great Day Out!!
star-5
Beautiful canyon and lovely visit
Jay C, Jul 2018
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)
My husband and I went on the King’s Canyon day tour from Ayers Rock Resort. It was a long but a wonderful trip with beautiful views. Our tour guides were Greg and Garry. Since we went on the longer trek Garry led us around that part of the experience. He was very knowledgeable and patient. He spoke with each of the visitors along the trek and got to know a little about each one. One of our tourists actually had to be airlifted out since he was afraid of heights and Garry didn’t seem phased a bit. There were plenty of stops for breakfast, lunch and even a couple souvenir opportunities. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would recommend this to anyone who wants to explore the area a bit more.

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