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  • Address: Ernest Giles Road, Kings Canyon, 0871, Australia
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Watarrka National Park Tours

Watarrka National Park protects one of the Northern Territory's most legendary destinations, Kings Canyon.

It's a rocky red desert park of rugged geological formations and sheer-edged sandstone gorges plummeting to waterholes and unexpected oases of cycad palms.

Walking trails lead to lookouts for views over the canyon, and there are picnic tables at the sunset-viewing area and Kathleen Springs.

The overnight Giles Track takes you along the top of the range from springs to canyon, while the much easier Kathleen Springs walk takes 1.5 hours and is recommended for families.

To get the most out of your visit to Watarrka National Park, take a guided walk with a ranger or guide to learn about the spiritual significance of this land for the local Anangu people.

Practical Info

Watarrka National Park is 450 km (280 miles) south-west of Alice Springs via the Stuart Highway or Larapinta Drive. It’s around 300 km (186 miles) north-east of Ayers Rock (Uluru).

The best time to visit is in the cooler months of April to September.

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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk, Kings Canyon, null
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Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

From Kings Canyon Resort, join a guide on a rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for superb views of Watarrka National Park. The walk takes up to three hours ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.60
Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock, Walking Tours
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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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7 Days Camping: Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Kings Canyon, Uluru, Adelaide, Day Trips
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7 Days Camping: Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Kings Canyon, Uluru

Embark on an overland odyssey from Adelaide to Alice Springs on this week-long journey through the outback. From the rolling wine country of Clare Valley to ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $617.87
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6-Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Small Group Adventure including Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon, Alice ... 
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6-Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Small Group Adventure including Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover the Red Centre and the South Australian Outback with an all-inclusive small-group tour. During these 6 days, walk through Watarrka National Park ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $626.77
3-Day Ayers Rock, Olgas and Kings Canyon Camping Safari, Alice Springs, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Ayers Rock, Olgas and Kings Canyon Camping Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

See the best of the Red Centre on a three-day camping safari from Alice Springs. Discover the heart and soul of this rugged country, with Dreamtime legends, ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $438.19
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5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping Tour, Alice Springs, Multi-day Tours
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5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience the real Australian outback on this 5-day, small-group camping from Alice Springs. Travel by 4WD vehicle on- and off-road along bush tracks to Uluru ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $867.84
3-Day Uluru and Kings Canyon Camping Experience from Alice Springs including Outback BBQ Dinner, ... 
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3-Day Uluru and Kings Canyon Camping Experience from Alice Springs including Outback BBQ Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon while camping under millions of stars. The best bits of this tour include an Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly, ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $315.24
3-Day 4WD Tour from Alice Springs: Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs, ... 
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3-Day 4WD Tour from Alice Springs: Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) and the Australian outback like a seasoned swagman on a three-day 4WD tour from Alice Springs. Choose to ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $619.36
Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon in 3 Days, Ayers Rock, Multi-day Tours
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Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon in 3 Days

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This three-day independent coach tour includes meet and greet at Ayers Rock Airport with a transfer to your hotel, the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $649.03
3-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs Red Centre Highlights Tour, Ayers Rock, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs Red Centre Highlights Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

This three-day independent coach tour includes meet and greet at Ayers Rock Airport with a transfer to your hotel, the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $797.38

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