Kings Canyon is a canyon in the Northern Territory of Australia located at the western end of the George Gill Range about 323 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs and about 1,316 kilometres south of Darwin within the Watarrka National Park.
Rise before the heat and watch the sun come up from the top of Kings Canyon. Allow at least four hours to tackle the challenging six-kilometre (3.7-mile) Kings Canyon Rim Walk, which offers spectacular views of the gorge and surrounding landscape below. Opt for a guided walk with an Aboriginal elder to learn about the significance of the area to its traditional owners. Nearby Kings Canyon Resort offers guided tours, and AAT Kings runs a day tour out of nearby Ayers Rock Resort. Experienced hikers will relish the challenge of the self-guided 22-kilometre (13.7-mile) Giles Track that leads from Kings Canyon to Kathleen Springs.
The Northern Territory is a popular self-drive destination and, as a result, there are some great touring routes. The Red Centre Way takes about five days to drive, with stops at Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon. Make time to swim in Glen Helen Gorge and look for rock wallabies at Simpsons Gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges. If you don't want to drive, Wayoutback Australian Safaris has multi-day, four-wheel-drive Red Centre tours that include Kings Canyon, as well as some lesser-known attractions.
Enjoy a bird's eye view of Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park on a scenic helicopter flight out of Kings Creek Station. The flight takes in breathtaking mountain Carmichael Crag, as well as the Garden of Eden and Kathleen Springs. Kings Creek Station also runs quad bike tours over the red sand dunes. If you prefer to fly high in a light plane instead of a helicopter, check out Australian Explorer which has flights that soar over Lake Amadeus, a large salt lake, Kings Canyon and Gosses Bluff - a crater that's five kilometres (three miles) in diameter
• John Muir Wilderness
• Rae Lakes
• Hume Lake
• Kearsarge Pass
• Zumwalt Meadows
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