Best Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
The two-hour trip brings you to the enormous Kings Creek cattle and camel station, established in 1981 and covering 1,115 square miles (1,800 square kilometers). Experience daily life in the outback cattle station, relax with breakfast and coffee in the station cafe (own expense) or take a camel ride with the station hands (optional).
Your tour continues with a 30-minute trip to Watarrka National Park, and the amazing sight of Kings Canyon. Listen to your expert guide's commentary, and hear how the red sandstone gorge is sacred to the local Ulpinyali and Lilla people.
To explore the canyon more closely, choose between the 3.5-mile (6-kilometer) Rim Walk or the easier mile-long (2-kilometer) Creek Bed Walk.
The three-hour Rim Walk takes you up a 330-foot (100-meter) cliff face and along the canyon's sandstone edge, revealing magnificent views over the valley's sheer walls. Follow a steep, rocky trail into the chasm to reach the oasis known as the Garden of Eden, tucked between the sandstone cliffs. The natural spring is surrounded by a unique landscape of gum trees, palms and ferns.
If you choose the more relaxing Creek Bed Walk, your leisurely stroll follows the rocky creek bed to a viewpoint of the canyon's impressive cliffs, and explores the rock-strewn valley floor.
Leaving the canyon, travel to Kings Canyon Resort. Enjoy lunch (own expense), then relax in the afternoon on the return trip to Ayers Rock Resort or Alice Springs.
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4:30pm (October - March)
6pm (April - September)
6:30pm (October - March)
7:30pm (April - September)
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Ayers Rock Roundtrip
Kings Canyon day tour from Ayers Rock. Concludes in Ayers Rock.
USD $158.90Pricing details
Ayers Rock to Alice Springs
Kings Canyon day tour from Ayers Rock. Concludes in Alice Springs.
USD $199.54Pricing details
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Due to steep and uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
- Please bring sun protection, bottled water and camera
April - September:
Desert Gardens - 5am
Sails in the Desert - 4:45am
Ayers Rock Campground - 4:50am
Outback Pioneer - 4:50am
October - March:
Desert Gardens - 4:15am
Sails in the Desert - 4am
Ayers Rock Campground - 4:05am
Outback Pioneer - 4:05am
Reviewed by: Nicolaas W, August 2015
After a small physical challenge climbing 500 rocky steps, the walk around the canyon rim is full of interesting views and places, including the garden of eden rock pools. A real highlight.
Reviewed by: David B, Australia, July 2015
Hello fellow travellers,
My friend and I took this tour. It was absolutely brilliant. It's such a breathetaking and interesting site. The climb although challenging at times, was well managed by our guide. Our driver 'Beau' and guide 'Caity' were awesome, highly informative and fun to share the day with. We had the best day... I highly recommend taking this tour with the local tour operator and Viator. It was truly an amazing experience. Thank you.