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  • Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $173.00

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Travel into the heart of Australia on a Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock. Your journey takes you to a classic outback cattle station at Kings Creek Station and reveals the amazing landscape of Kings Canyon. For tremendous views over the immense chasm, explore the canyon’s steep cliffs on the Rim Walk or follow an easier route along the canyon’s floor on the Creek Bed Walk. At the end of the tour, you have the option to return to Ayers Rock or continue to Alice Springs.
After an early morning pickup from your Ayers Rock Resort hotel, watch as the desert comes to life on your journey across the desert to Kings Creek Station. Along the way, you might see kangaroos, camels, wild horses and dingoes.

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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Ayers Rock Resort hotels
Departure Time:
4:45am (April - September)
4:00am (October - March)
Duration:
12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at
Ayers Rock:
4:30pm (October - March)
6pm (April - September)

Alice Springs:
6:30pm (October - March)
7:30pm (April - September)

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Ayers Rock Roundtrip
Code: Y19

Kings Canyon day tour from Ayers Rock. Concludes in Ayers Rock.

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USD $173.00
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Ayers Rock to Alice Springs
Code: Y20

Kings Canyon day tour from Ayers Rock. Concludes in Alice Springs.

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USD $214.52
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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

Kings Canyon

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • 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
Itinerary:
Hotel Pickup:

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
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Moshe Yoseph A, August 2016

Really friendly, personal service from our guide on our tour. Excellent organisation and a memorable day on the station then walking King's Canyon before going to Alice Springs. Best way to get from Uluru to Alice.

Reviewed by: Ziyan Z, July 2016

Before booking the tour I have done a lot of research, and I read all the available reviews online. I knew the first 500 steps would be hard. I knew someone with young kids did the rim walk successfully. But I still was frightened by the Statement I was given to sign on the bus. My poor husband who has zero knowledge prefilled almost want to give up. My 8yo who is too young to be afraid was the only one keen to sign the paper. haha
But, thank to all the previous reviewer, I really appreciate those useful information help me get enough courage to force the family join the rim walk. Otherwise, we won't be able to enjoy that beautiful view and had this once a lifetime experience. All my family rank this tour the best of all our red centre adventures.
Our tour guide Alicia and driver Trys were very friendly and funny. They told us a lot of stories and informations that hard to get elsewhere. Great thanks here.