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Kings Canyon ()

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  • The Rim walk at Kings Canyon ()

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    Watarrka National Park short walks - Kings Canyon rim | Distance 6km loop | Time 3 to 4 hours | Grade 4 - moderate to difficult | The rim walk starts with a difficult climb so you should only walk it if you are fit and healthy. The walk ascends to the top of the canyon and follows the rim around before descending to the car park. About halfway along is the Garden of Eden, a beautiful rockhole surrounded by rare plants. There is no swimming in the waterhole. Be careful during the hotter months, from October to April. During this time you should consider walking other shorter walks during the middle of the day. On days when the temperature forecast is 36 Celsius or above, you must start the Kings Canyon Rim Walk before 9am. You will not be allowed to start the walk after 9am. Go to the Bureau of Meteorology website to get a weather forecast for Watarrka. Stay on the stairs and boardwalks along the track. They are there to make your walk safe and protect the environment.

    Watarrka National Park short walks - South Wall return | South Wall return This walk is marked with green arrows to the gate and blue arrows back. | Length of walk Distance 4.8km return | Time Around 2 hours | Grade Grade 3 - moderate | The walk starts with a steep climb to the south wall of Kings Canyon leading to stunning views. The walk ends at a one-way gate. You will return to the car park by the same route. On days when the temperature forecast is 36 Celsius or above, you must start the walk before 11am. Go to the Bureau of Meteorology website to get a weather forecast for Watarrka. You can't access the Garden of Eden or the rest of the rim walk from the South Wall return walk.

    Kings Canyon - the steps to the Rim Walk ()

    Watarrka National Park short walks - Kings Creek | Kings Creek This walk is marked with orange markers. |Length of walk Distance 2.6km return | Time Around 1 hour | Grade Grade 2 - easy |This walk is suitable for families and people seeking an easy walk. The viewing platform is closed due to damage from a rockslide. The track follows Kings Creek and ends at a temporary viewing area. Follow the same track to return to the carpark. You must have sturdy shoes for this trail.

    Watarrka National Park short walks - Kathleen Springs | Kathleen Springs This walk is a sealed track without markers. | Length of walk Distance 2.4km return | Time Around 1.5 hours | Grade Grade 1 - easy (disabled access) | This walk is good for families and visitors with limited mobility. There is wheelchair access for this walk. Signs along the track will tell you stories of Aboriginal culture and the recent cattle industry. The trail leads to a spring-fed waterhole at the head of Kathleen Gorge. This is a cool place to sit and enjoy the area's tranquility.

    kATHLEEN sPRINGS ()

    Driving distance: You can get to Kings Canyon from Alice Springs by 2 routes
    1st route is 2WD. The distance is 474 km along the Stuart Highway, Lasseter Highway and Luritja Road, all fully sealed.
    2nd route is 4WD you can access Watarrka National Park via the (OLD) Mereenie Loop Road, a short cut from the West MacDonnell Ranges to Kings Canyon and Uluru.

    Driving distance: You can get to Kings Canyon from Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara is by 1 route
    Getting To Kings Canyon. Kings Canyon to Uluru (Ayers Rock) 306km - 3.5 hour drive from Ayers Rock Resort on sealed road.

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