Southwest of Alice Springs is Watarrka National Park, a scenic landscape of rugged ranges and gorges that serves as a refuge for an array of plants and animals.
Kings Canyon is Australia’s largest and most spectacular, carved into a rocky plateau with vast, sweeping views, its richly coloured sandstone walls plummeting to the ‘Garden of Eden’, where tranquil pools, cycads and a maze of eroded domes are sheltered from the remorseless sun overhead.
Kings Canyon Rim Walk
The six kilometre walk around the rim of this extraordinary chasm allows you to see the canyon in all its glory. The walk is at times rocky and a little steep at the beginning, but is well within the scope of the reasonably fit and sure-footed.
For the less agile, a creek walk leads along the canyon base through the wood, with plenty of waterholes for a cooling dip.
Suggested Kings Canyon & Watarrka National Park itinerary
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