Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock image
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.
Itinerary
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Stop At: Kings Creek Station, Stuart Highway NT, Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

Enjoy breakfast at this working cattle station!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory Australia

Take part in a 6 km hike around Kings Canyon Rim Walk or enjoy a more leisurely 45 minute walk through the Kings Canyon Creek Bed

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Kings Canyon Resort, Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872, Australia

Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense).

Duration: 1 hour

Cathy G 2018-11-05

Kings Canyon is a spectacular place to see. A must do and if you are traveling from the Resort at Uluru, well worth the early morning start. The bus / coach was right on time at 4:15am pick up with a 3 hour bus ride ahead, plenty of time to have a sleep on the bus and a big breakfast at Kings Creek Station about 30 minutes before the walk. The walk has a big initial climb, 500 rock steps up the side of the canyon. Wear a hat, appropriate walking clothes, comfortable, sturdy enclosed shoes and a camel bak if you have one carrying 3 x 1 litre bottles just adds weight to your bag and not as easy to drink from. If you climb from October 1, you need 3 litres of water per hour of walking and this hike is 3 hours long and around 6 km. I drank 2 litres. I am moderately fit and found the walk very comfortable after the initial climb. There is no rush and the guides are amazing and very informative. The walk takes from 8:30am - 11:30am. Wear block out and take money for lunch after the walk at the Kings canyon resort around 12:00noon, where you can get a good meal and a cold beer, wine or soft drink. You can go back to Uluru resort or continue up to Alice Springs. The bus leaves Kings Canyon Resort at about 12:45pm and Buses meet and swap passengers back on the main road, some go to Alice and others to Uluru. The ride back is very relaxing with a stop at Curtain Springs. Back to the resort by about 5:30pm. The bus / coach has reclining seats, foot rests and a toilet if you need it. Great Day Out!!

Joe L 2018-05-11

The walk can be a bit hard-going in places, especially when it's very hot, but it's definitely worth the effort. The views are breathtaking. Be sure to take plenty of water - in the summer it's a requirement and the guides do check you have enough water on you before you're allowed to do the walk.

Tiffany C 2018-03-21

The tour required us to get up early, but seeing the sun rise while cruising through the outback was fantastic. In the early morning light, we saw wild camels, horses, and dingos. The sky was beautiful as in the time leading up to, and after, the sunrise. Breakfast at the station was good. Once we got to the canyon, the guides set a pace that everyone could keep up with. The interesting facts and stories he shared kept everyone's attention as we made the journey. It was hot, but the buses AC was great.

waydor 2017-11-28

Very worthwhile trip. Great day !!

William M 2017-09-16

Was a great trip and I also did a Helicopter flight overKings Canyon. The photos I have attached were taken from the Helicopter.

Emanuel S 2018-01-22

was just average. got up at 4 in the morning for a 3 hour drive. the actual visit was nothing special. I took an additional helicopter tour that was fantastic seeing the canyon from the top. if you go take the ride.

barbaratore1 2018-01-07

The biggest problem with this trip was that it was misleading. My husband and I got up at three am to take this trip. After a three hour drive we had breakfast at a cattle station which was cool. Then we got to Kings Canyon to realize that there was no way we could do the rim walk. It required a 500 step steep climb and a three hour rim walk in 103 degree heat. So we did the canyon floor walk and that was a bust. It took 40 minutes to go and return and then we were taken to a place to wait for the others. The bar and restaurant did not open till 11am and when they did there was no air-conditioning. The heat was unbearable There was a pool but I didn't know we were suppose to bring our bathing suites so we did not go for a swim.
My advice is do not go on this tour unless you are physically capable of making the three hour canyon rim walk. In fact do not advertise that there is a canyon floor walk because there is nothing there toes.
The guides were great so not their fault but this tour is not advertised correctly

Mary R 2017-06-11

It's a long time on the bus but the scenery is really nice

Bonnie C 2017-05-31

This tour offered two options. One required climbing up 500 steps before the 3.5 hours' walk along the rim. Another option was the Kings Creek walk which last half an hour the most. The rim walk would have a better view of the canyon but you have to be well trained and fit enough to climb the steps. We took the Kings Creek walk which wasn't much to see. Of the whole tour, 7 hours was spent inside the coach.

carolphillips217 2018-03-26

An untruthful tour description. It is a very hard arduous trip with a great danger if your not fully fit and agile due to a 45 degree 350 foot climb on rocks placed as steps.

Inclusions

  • Professional Local Guide
  • Pickup from all hotels within Ayers Rock Resort
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB, air conditioning & W/C
  • Breakfast at an Kings Creek Station- a working cattle and camel station!
  • Learn all about the outback and spectacular Kings Canyon with your expert local guide
  • 6 km hike around the Kings Canyon Rim Walk- 3hrs
  • Option of shorter Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk- 1 hr return
  • Free time at Kings Canyon Resort to grab yourself some lunch (own expense)
  • Free time at Kings Canyon Resort for a swim after your Rim Walk!
  • Drop off at all Ayers Rock Resort hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Creek Station
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon

Features

Terms & Conditions

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to steep and uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes
  • A minimum of 3 litres of water is required for those participating in the 6km Rim Walk. The supplier will provide water, you just need to bring your own water bottles!
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • While this tour isn't suitable for guests travelling in a wheelchair due to the nature of the walks involved, guests in a wheelchair are welcome on our tours provided they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers