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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

Yulara, Australia

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icon12 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Journey to the majestic chasm of Kings Canyon on this full-day adventure from Ayers Rock. Travel across the rugged landscape of Central Australia, stopping at the Kings Creek cattle and camel station for a taste of Outback ranch life for breakfast and an optional camel ride. Choose from a strenuous walk to the canyon rim for unbeatable views, or an easier route along the canyon creek bed. Stop for lunch (own expense) at the Kings Canyon Resort, and suit your sightseeing schedule with the option you selected when you booked: either returning to Ayers Rock or continuing on to Alice Springs.
  • Day trip to Kings Canyon from Ayers Rock
  • Explore the Kings Creek cattle and camel station
  • Enjoy lunch at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense)
  • See stunning views of Kings Canyon in the heart of Watarrka National Park
  • Take a guided tour of either the Rim Walk or the Creek Bed Walk with an expert guide
  • Visit the Garden of Eden oasis
  • The option to return to Ayers Rock or continue to Alice Springs at the end of the tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Experience Kings Canyon without having to stay overnight on this extended day trip from Ayers Rock.
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Professional Local Guide
Pickup and drop off from all hotels within Ayers Rock Resort
Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB, air conditioning & W/C
Breakfast at an Kings Creek Station- a working cattle and camel station!
Learn all about the outback and spectacular Kings Canyon with your expert local guide
6 km hike around the Kings Canyon Rim Walk- 3hrs
Option of shorter Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk- 1 hr return
Lunch and Drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call the operator. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

Departure Time

4:00 AM
Venture through the rugged heart of Australia to the spectacular scenery of Kings Canyon. Get an early start to the day with morning pickup at Ayers Rock Resort, and travel in a comfortable coach through the rocky desert landscape. Start with breakfast at Kings Creek cattle and camel station — an expansive family-run estate that’s been operating since 1981. Get a sense of Outback station life with an optional camel ride (own expense) if you like.

Continue on to Watarrka National Park, home to Kings Canyon. Learn about the history of the massive red sandstone gorge from your guide, including its sacred meaning to the indigenous Ulpinyali and Lilla people. 

Immerse yourself in the natural wonder with the choice of two walks. On the 3.5-mile (6-km) Rim Walk, make a strenuous elevation gain of 330 feet (100 meters) up a cliff to the canyon’s edge for thrilling views to the valley floor below. You’ll also follow a steep trail down into the canyon to a leafy, spring-fed oasis nicknamed the Garden of Eden. Or, opt for the more leisurely Creek Bed Walk that runs 1 mile (2 km) along the valley floor and offers a ground-level perspective of the towering canyon walls.

After your walk, recharge with lunch (own expense) and a swim at the nearby Kings Canyon Resort, and then relax and rest your muscles on the scenic return drive to Ayers Rock Resort. Alternatively, you can catch a different coach and continue on to Alice Springs for a convenient transfer.
Stop At:  
Kings Creek Station
Enjoy breakfast at this working cattle station!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kings Canyon
Take part in a 6 km hike around Kings Canyon Rim Walk or enjoy a more leisurely 45 minute walk through the Kings Canyon Creek Bed
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kings Canyon Resort
Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and a swim!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to steep and uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes
  • A minimum of 3 litres of water is required for those participating in the 6km Rim Walk. The supplier will provide water, you just need to bring your own water bottles!
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • While this tour isn't suitable for guests travelling in a wheelchair due to the nature of the walks involved, guests in a wheelchair are welcome on our tours provided they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock.
What is the maximum group size during Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock?
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Wear a hat, appropriate walking clothes, comfortable, sturdy enclosed shoes and a camel bak if you have one carrying 3 x 1 litre bottles just adds weight to your bag and not as easy to drink from." See review


138 Reviews
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Don’t miss it
, Mar 2020
You really shouldn’t miss this, in your once for life tour to Uluru. It’s hard for 6km climb and walk but it worth. The AAT kings is professional, the boys Jack and Dylan are good guides
Ayers rock
, Mar 2020
Easy to organise on line. Friendly efficient, helpful staff at office in Ayers Rock. Driver and guides professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Coach very comfortable. 2 walks available, can choose on the day and are given opportunity to change from the harder walk after a short trial. Beautiful walk through this amazing landscape with explanations from guides. Well worth the effort.
Top tour to Kings Canyon
, Feb 2020
Would highly recommend this great tour. Des the bus driver and Jack the tour guide were both very informative and went out of their way to ensure all on board had a wonderful day. Make this tour a must.
A day well spent
, Dec 2019
The tour guide knew when to chat and when not to (whether to get a bit of sleep on the trek to and fro or out on the hike to just take in the awe of your surroundings). She motivated the group and was very engaging - teaching and sharing throughout the hike. Bring lots of water!!! It got up to the mid to high 40s for parts of our hike. The stops at the stations coming and going were equally enjoyable with different animals. (You May get lucky and get a camel selfie)
Great day at King’s Canyon.
, Sep 2019
Good vale for money tour. Full day trip to the Canyon which was quite spectacular. Breakfast at the station was tasty and the driver and guides were really informative and friendly.
Kings Canyon Rim Walk
, Nov 2018
Kings Canyon is a spectacular place to see. A must do and if you are traveling from the Resort at Uluru, well worth the early morning start. The bus / coach was right on time at 4:15am pick up with a 3 hour bus ride ahead, plenty of time to have a sleep on the bus and a big breakfast at Kings Creek Station about 30 minutes before the walk. The walk has a big initial climb, 500 rock steps up the side of the canyon. Wear a hat, appropriate walking clothes, comfortable, sturdy enclosed shoes and a camel bak if you have one carrying 3 x 1 litre bottles just adds weight to your bag and not as easy to drink from. If you climb from October 1, you need 3 litres of water per hour of walking and this hike is 3 hours long and around 6 km. I drank 2 litres. I am moderately fit and found the walk very comfortable after the initial climb. There is no rush and the guides are amazing and very informative. The walk takes from 8:30am - 11:30am. Wear block out and take money for lunch after the walk at the Kings canyon resort around 12:00noon, where you can get a good meal and a cold beer, wine or soft drink. You can go back to Uluru resort or continue up to Alice Springs. The bus leaves Kings Canyon Resort at about 12:45pm and Buses meet and swap passengers back on the main road, some go to Alice and others to Uluru. The ride back is very relaxing with a stop at Curtain Springs. Back to the resort by about 5:30pm. The bus / coach has reclining seats, foot rests and a toilet if you need it. Great Day Out!!
Beautiful canyon and lovely visit
Jay C
, Jul 2018
My husband and I went on the King’s Canyon day tour from Ayers Rock Resort. It was a long but a wonderful trip with beautiful views. Our tour guides were Greg and Garry. Since we went on the longer trek Garry led us around that part of the experience. He was very knowledgeable and patient. He spoke with each of the visitors along the trek and got to know a little about each one. One of our tourists actually had to be airlifted out since he was afraid of heights and Garry didn’t seem phased a bit. There were plenty of stops for breakfast, lunch and even a couple souvenir opportunities. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would recommend this to anyone who wants to explore the area a bit more.
The walk can be a bit hard-going in...
Joe L
, May 2018
The walk can be a bit hard-going in places, especially when it's very hot, but it's definitely worth the effort. The views are breathtaking. Be sure to take plenty of water - in the summer it's a requirement and the guides do check you have enough water on you before you're allowed to do the walk.
An untruthful tour description. It...
, Mar 2018
An untruthful tour description. It is a very hard arduous trip with a great danger if your not fully fit and agile due to a 45 degree 350 foot climb on rocks placed as steps.
The tour required us to get up...
Tiffany C
, Mar 2018
The tour required us to get up early, but seeing the sun rise while cruising through the outback was fantastic. In the early morning light, we saw wild camels, horses, and dingos. The sky was beautiful as in the time leading up to, and after, the sunrise. Breakfast at the station was good. Once we got to the canyon, the guides set a pace that everyone could keep up with. The interesting facts and stories he shared kept everyone's attention as we made the journey. It was hot, but the buses AC was great.

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