Located 1,316 km south of Darwin and 323 km southwest of Alice Springs, Kings Canyon is situated to the west of the George Gill Range in the Watarrka National Park. One of the Northern Territory's most spectacular sights, the canyon is a hidden gem in the National Park that gives way to the surprisingly sandstone chasm that plunges more than 300 ft to Kings Creek below. With walls that measure more than 100m high, Kings Canyon is a sacred Aboriginal site. A number of walks and hikes are available with the most rewarding being the four hour Kings Canyon Rim Walk that rises up steeply to rock domes that offer unbelievable views however this challenging walk is only for the very fit. There are a number of other main walks including 1 hour Kings Creek Walk which follows the foot of the gorge and others which detout to the waterholes of the Garden of Eden and a maze of sandstone boulders.
The Kings Canyon Resort is the only accommodation option in the region due to its remote location. Set three and a half hours equal distance between Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Alice Springs, this Kings Canyon accommodation is accessible by road and is just 7km from the Watarrka National Park in the Red Centre. Offering the ultimate wilderness experience, the resort features Lodge Budget Rooms, Standard Rooms and Deluxe Spa Rooms as well as an excellent range of onsite facilities including two swimming pools, an outdoor BBQ and number of onsite bars and restaurants, a tennis court, gift shop, tour desk, petrol station, mini-supermarket, sunset viewing platform and much more.
Kings Canyon is home to a range of attractions, most of which are nature based with the highlights being the rugged outcrops of the Garden of Eden and the Lost City, tranquil waterholes surrounded by a grove of palms. There's also a creek walk that is shorter and easier than the main track and only takes an hour on the 1.5km. Kings Canyon is the heart of the Watarrka National Park and is accessed via the Mereenie Loop Road (Larpinta Drive) however a 4WD is recommended. A visit to the Watarrka National Park is an unmissable Central Australian outback adventure.