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Watarrka National Park

Watarrka National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kings Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Ayers Rock Resort

1. Kings Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Ayers Rock Resort

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to the beautiful Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way. Once at Kings Canyon, you'll make the rock climb to its rim for some marvelous views of Watarrka National Park and the spectacular surroundings. Follow the rim of the canyon along the 3-hour circuit walk, stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at various look-out points along the way. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden.' While the tour is recommended for those with a good level of fitness, you may opt for the easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor. Then, you can grab lunch at your own expense. Finally, begin your return journey to Ayers Rock Resort.

King's Canyon 15-minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

2. King's Canyon 15-minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

See the incredible Kings Canyon from above on an exciting 15-minute helicopter flight! Keep your camera poised as you swoop low over the Kings Canyon and enjoy startling views of the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, Kings Creek and Carmichael Crag in an air-conditioned helicopter. Fly through the Watarkka National Park, taking in the front view of the George Gill Range. Follows Kings Creek up into Kings Canyon where you can see the paths for the Kings Creek walk and the Rim walk from above. Enjoy the spectacular view of the 100-meter-high cliff walls, the Garden of Eden and the Domes of the Lost City. During the flight, your pilot will point out the incredible scenery along the way. The return leg of your flight takes you alongside Carmichael's Crag and the Dingo pups for incredible views out over this impressive landscape. The sky will come alive with marvelous colors as you fly over the mix of rugged bushland and red sand desert. Your pilot will return you to Kings Canyon at the end of your flight.

Other Sightseeing Options in Watarrka National Park

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What people are saying about Watarrka National Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 95 reviews

It was a full day trip & well worth it. Kings Canyon Rim Walk was spectacular & all the guides were welcoming & gave very interesting commentary. Would highly recommend this tour!

Very helpful guides who were young and loved their jobs. They were passionate about the indigenous culture and history. I learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the tours.

Both tour guides were great telling us the stories on the way to and back, good interim breaks on the drive and when hiking.

We had a great day out, exploring kings canyon and the surrounding area. The tour guides and bus dirver were awesome.

Well organised, informative and plenty of time to take in the stunning scenery!