Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru) image
Travel into the heart of Australia on a Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru). 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.
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 Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory 0872 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: Discovery Kings Canyon, Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872, Australia

Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and a swim!

Duration: 1 hour

Susan_B 2022-06-27

Great tour and great driver and guide really good hike. Beautiful area to hike around. Guides knowledgeable and fun

Adam_B 2022-06-27

Ok, so this trip is one you have to do, Kings Canyon is amazing and totally worth seeing. Our tour guides Colin and Grace were very informative, kept the trip from feeling long (it’s a 3hr coach ride from Ayer’s Rock Resort) with little tit bits of info along the way and made us feel at home with the group. Yes you are hiking with other intrepid travellers, so you can’t go at your own pace but we had a great hike regardless. It’s an early start too, Coach left ARR at 4:45 am. Stopped along the way for a much needed breakfast at Kings Station before the hike. We did the Rim Walk, the first part being a quick ascent up 500 rocky steps, no rails to hold onto, but once past here it was relatively easy. Was around 3hrs hiking but didn’t feel like it, you have to bring at least 1.5 litres of water per person, take snacks, camera, hat, sunscreen to ensure you come back from the hike happy and healthy! But definitely consider doing this hike, it’s well run, with the option of a lunch stop after the hike, and a break from the drive on the way back at Curtin Springs Station.

Ramina D 2022-06-23

Absolutely fuming with the service AAT kings provides for their customers. We had booked months in advance. Booked an Uluru tour, Kata Tjuta tour and the Kings Canyon tour. 2 WEEKS before arriving, I received an email saying that two of the tours had been cancelled….. there isn’t anything to do in Uluru apart from those 3 things. It has completely ruined my trip. I’m so disappointed. I’ve been waiting for this my entire life. Why was it cancelled? Schedule change….. how do you change the schedule of bus tours when you’ve got people booked in. I called to speak to customer service provider, they were no help at all. They suggested swapping the days around… then told me the Kings Canyon one was sold out on the previous day any way apart from one seat…. The customer service provider then suggested going without my travel companion…. Are you serious? How is this an appropriate suggestion? If I knew the company was soooo unreliable I wouldn’t have bothered paying for 3 entire nights in Uluru just for this to happen.

Mary_M 2022-06-20

The staff were all knowledgeable and great. Food was yummy! Only would’ve liked to have know that you needed 2ltrs of water to climb and then had to pay $7.50 for 1.5ltr.

378carinp 2022-06-17

Gary , Anna and Grace were amazing! Had a wonderful time! Gary was very knowledgeable, down to earth and just a bloody good bloke!

rockyrad 2022-06-17

It is always a dilema when you are on a trip lik this from the various cities in Australia or the world for that matter. You have limited time and you have only one item on the agenda. Uluru. If you have more time you will add perhaps Field of Lights, the Olgas-Kata Tjuta and that's it. Many don't think about Kings Canyon in the western end of the George Gill Range, about 325 km ( about 3hrs by road) from Uluru. Hiking 625m above Mean Sea Level

WENMIN_F 2022-06-14

The rim walk was spectacular! It was a bit hard at the beginning to climb up the 500 steps, but well worth the effort.

Linda_M 2022-06-11

The driver and guides - Anna, Grace and Jacob - were terrific. A lovely day and great walk. The whole trip was well organised and loved the stories they told.

John_Y 2022-06-05

Visiting Kings Canyon is a very memorable experience with the great crew from AAT-Kings. Thank you Jacob, Jess and Anna. It was a wet, cold day unusual for Central Australia but we got to see running water in the creek. Did the base walk rather than the rim and glad we did so in the bleak conditions. Enjoyed great breakfast on the way to set us up for the day A must do!

Daniela_P 2022-06-04

Guide was friendly knowledgeable and easy going. Great day had by all. Scenery was vibrant after the recent rains.

Inclusions

  • Professional Local Guide
  • Pickup and drop off 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
  • 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 time 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
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, comfortable protective clothing, warm layers in cooler months
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.