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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5am (April - September)
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.
Ayers Rock to Alice Springs
Kings Canyon day tour from Ayers Rock. Concludes in Alice Springs.
- 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 - October:
Desert Gardens - 4:45am
Sails in the Desert - 4:50am
Ayers Rock Campground - 4:50am
Outback Pioneer - 5am
November - March:
Desert Gardens - 4am
Sails in the Desert - 4:05am
Ayers Rock Campground - 4:05am
Outback Pioneer - 4:15am
Reviewed by: Carolyn, January 2015
Magical. The staff on the tour were knowledgeable and well organised. The helicopter ride was excellent. One of the highlights of my trip
Reviewed by: susan M, October 2014
The 500 step climb to the rim of the canyon is a challenge but once there it was amazing and well worth the climb. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It is a long drive from Urulu but well worth the effort. The walk around the rim of the Canyon is splendid and you get the most amazing views.