Day Tours

Kings Canyon Scenic Climb

½ day | Kings Canyon Return

If you’re already staying in Kings Canyon, you can book the Scenic Climb on its own, starting and ending in Kings Canyon. Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, it lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people. The Rim Walk is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The climb up a 100-metre cliff face reveals views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs. Or, for something more relaxing, set off on a two-kilometre stroll along the creek bed that leads to impressive views of the canyon rim.


Feb2023: Mon/Sat
Mar2023: Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat
Apr-Aug 2023: Mon/Fri/Sat
Sep2023-Mar2024: Mon/Fri
(Subject to Availability)

6.30am (Oct-Mar) and 6.45am (Apr-Sep) from Kings Canyon Resort


11.30am to Kings Canyon Resort (times approximate)

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Prices From CODE: Y28


Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).


Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement
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Trip Details

What's included

  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • • Experienced Driver Guide

What to Bring

  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Sturdy walking shoes (Shoes with heels, sandals, flip-flops or open toe shoes are not permitted)
  • • Flynet in summer months (optional)
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Water bottle to hold 3 litres for the Rim Walk or 1.5 litres for the Creek Bed Walk

Fitness Requirements

  • • Kings Canyon Rim Walk - Grade 4, difficult
  • • Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk (alternative option) - Low level of fitness required
    You may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor with our Driver/Guide
  • • Kings Canyon Rim Walk - High level of fitness required
    This 6km hike will not be suitable for all guests. The first 30-minute incline is considered “Difficult”. The Tour Director will offer guest an easier alternative along the creek walk for those that are unable.


Kings Canyon
Join your Guide for the 6 kms walk to the rim of the Canyon and learn about the history and geology of the region as well as the flora and fauna.

Garden of Eden
Visit this permanent water source and enjoy spectacular views across Watarrka National Park (time permitting & swimming not permitted).

Creek Bed Walk
For a more leisurely experience, take this walk with your Driver Guide for spectacular views of the sheer cliff face at the far end of the canyon.

Optional Scenic Flight
If you’re doing the Creek Bed Walk, there’s time for a scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon (own expense).

Note: During the hotter months of the year where temperatures can reach and exceed 36° C or 97° F, the Watarrka National Park Rangers strongly advise that visitors do not take part in the Kings Canyon Rim Climb.  In this drier desert climate heat exhaustion, over these hotter months, is a very high possibility and a danger in such remote regions.  To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our clients we offer a guided walk along the Kings Canyon creek-bed as an alternative.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.



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