About Kings Canyon Scenic Climb Half Day Tour

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Just under 3 hours’ drive from Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) is the lesser known but equally remarkable Kings Canyon. This majestic chasm was formed over millions of years of erosion, slicing the earth 270 metres deep and is the biggest attraction in Watarrka National Park.

The canyon abounds with waterholes and casts a sheltering shadow over dense palm forests and native animals from the harsh desert surrounds lending to an interesting array of flora and fauna. The best way to explore Kings Canyon is to put on your walking shoes and explore the boulder strewn canyon floor or hike to the rim - a must for any Red Centre adventurer.

Meander along Kings Creek on the Creek Bed Walk and venture through the canyon gorge with the 100 metre cliff walls towering above you. The walk will lead you to views of the impressive canyon rim and take you past fossilized tracks of ancient marine creatures and ripple marks of the sea that once filled the gorge visible on the cliff faces.

Alternatively for those with a good level of fitness, the steep climb up and around the rim of the canyon’s sandstone walls offers marvellous views. This walk will also take you between the sandstone cliffs to the Garden of Eden, a tropical oasis with a natural spring waterhole surrounded by lush exotic plant life.

If hiking isn’t for you, take off on a helicopter flight and appreciate the grand scale of the canyon. Regardless of the experience you choose, it’ll definitely be worth every step and will leave you in awe of the scale and natural beauty of the region.

Kings Canyon Scenic Climb

Kings Canyon Scenic Climb

If you are based at Kings Canyon Resort, join your guide on the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for superb views of Watarrka National Park. The climb takes up to three hours, and requires a good level of fitness. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk, take the easier option along the canyon creek bed.


Daily 30 minutes prior to sunrise from Kings Canyon Resort


3 hours after sunrise to Kings Canyon Resort

What's Included

  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Kings Canyon Scenic Climb Half Day Tour Reviews



A MUST DO. Wow, what a amazing experience. The hardest part is tackling those steps, but just take your time. We are in our early 60's and did the climb and walk at our own pace. Make sure you take a light lunch with you to have and plenty of water. The views are something special. Certainly a tick off my bucket list.



AAT Kings Kings Canyon tour excellent. We were only in the area for 1 day and wanted a good value for money tour and this is exactly what we got. John our guide and driver picked us up on time from our resort and drove us to KC. The creek walk is mostly flat and lasts up to 90 mins allowing for stops along the way when the guide explains points of interest. The AAT Kings guide John was full of interesting facts and stories about bush tucker and the history of the Canyon and I would thoroughly recommend this tour to everyone. The stunning rock formations and the amazing flora and fauna as you walk through the Canyon takes your breath away.


Kings Canyon Scenic Climb Half Day Tour

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