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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

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Overview
Travel into the heart of Australia on a Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock. Your journey takes you to a classic outback cattle station at Kings Creek Station and reveals the amazing landscape of Kings Canyon. For tremendous views over the immense chasm, explore the canyon’s steep cliffs on the Rim Walk or follow an easier route along the canyon’s floor on the Creek Bed Walk. At the end of the tour, you have the option to return to Ayers Rock or continue to Alice Springs.
Itinerary
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You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Kings Creek Station
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kings Canyon
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Kings Canyon Resort
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Choose your adventure with a customizable hiking experience in Kings Canyon
  • Stops for breakfast (included) and lunch (own expense,) so you don't have to carry food with you
  • Learn about the aboriginal history and geology of the site from your guide
  • Transportation options make for a relaxing experience
What to Expect
Start out your adventurous day with convenient pickup at your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation, which means you don't have to worry about navigating or directions on the way into the Red Centre. Spend the ride relaxing and snapping photos of the rugged scenery before reaching Kings Canyon for your trek. Stop for breakfast at the cattle station, a family-run operation that offers camel rides (own expense), so you can see how the early Australian settlers experienced the Outback for the first time. Continue to Watarrka National Park, where your guide will fill you in on the history and geology of the sandstone gorge, as well as its sacred meaning to the Lilla and Ulpinyali people. Choose between two walk options in the canyon: the 3.5-mile (6-kilometer) strenuous Rim Walk or the more leisurely Creek Bed Walk, which runs 1 mile (2 kilometers) along the valley floor. Refuel with lunch (own expense) and a swim at Kings Canyon Resort before returning to Ayers Rock or catching another coach to Alice Springs.
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Important Information
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
Duration
12h 30m
Inclusions
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Pickup 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
  • Free time at Kings Canyon Resort to grab yourself some lunch (own expense)
  • Free time at Kings Canyon Resort for a swim after your Rim Walk!
  • Drop off at all Ayers Rock Resort hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Creek Station
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon
Exclusions
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon Resort
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Travelled from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon with driver Joey and guide Will. They were very helpful, knowledgeable and always smiling and happy no matter what time it was. It was a long day but an amazing day. Cannot thank Will and Joey enough for their amazing efforts.
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi HappyTraveller8883, Thank you for leaving AAT Kings such a wonderful review! Our Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas Day Tour is definitely a day to remember. AAT Kings are very lucky to have such friendly and knowledgeable drivers and guides, we will be sure to pass on the positive feedback to Will & Joe. Thank you again for leaving a great review, we look forward to welcoming you on board AAT Kings tours in the future!
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The guides Will & John are super nice & professional. After a slightly strenuous climb you’ll get a breathtaking view of the canyon. It was a long drive (300km) though.
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear chunchenc2017, Thank you for your review of our Kings Canyon Day Tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the visit to the Watarrka National Park. The landscape at the top of the Rim Walk is truly spectacular and well worth the hike! Thank you for travelling with us, we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon!
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We wondered whether it was really worth it to get up at 3.30 am for a 4.00 am pick up and then drive for over 3 hours for this trip which overall would last for 13 hours but it absolutely was. We had two AATKings guides, Paul and Dylan. They were a generation apart but
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Andy P, What an extensive review and a great one at that! You are correct, our Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas tour is definitely one to remember! With our experienced and passionate guides, we love bringing the outback to life for our guests! We will be sure to pass along your comments to Paul & Dylan! We hope to see you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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Had the absolute please of doing the AATKINGS kings canyon hike today with Dylan and a Paul. Tough hike, and you need to carry 3lit of water per person. But the views were unbelievable. Thanks Dylan for tour a great hike and keeping us safe, and thanks Paul for being a great
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Footprints169854, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on tour to Kings Canyon, the views from the rim walk are spectacular. AAT Kings are so lucky to have such passionate & knowledgeable Driver Guides, we will be sure to pass along your comments to Paul & Dylan. Thank you for travelling with us, we hope to see on you AAT Kings tours in the future!
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My family really enjoyed the rim walk. The climb was steep, but we all made it with my teen agers leading the way. The views were breathtaking.
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Hi Stevcaso, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas Day Tour with us, Kings Canyon is definitely a must see destination while travelling in the Red Centre. The walk to the top of the rim is defiantly worth it; the views are just spectacular! Thank you for travelling with us and we look forward to seeing you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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milanskapin
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Great experience
Tour was really great. Guide picked us up on time and he provided lot of info about tour. He knew lot about
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Andrea L
Colac, Australia
30
Uluru experience anazing
Our whole experience from beginning was exceptional, the tour guides were fantastic , full of knowledge, fabulous
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Darlene W
Sydney, Australia
16621
Quick and easy
Coach for your accommodation is sign posted at the airport . Collect your luggage than board your coach it’s a
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Elizabeth S
Sydney, Australia
5117
Rewarding
Wow wow wow Dylan and Kayla(nzgirl) AAT Kings what 2 great amazing ambassadors do you have Loved our trip Then
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Maxine C
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
10
Team are amazing
Amazing the team from AAT Kings are, they made the experience worthwhile. Did the trip around Uluru , watched the
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Anne L
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Thanks
What an amazing adventure with the invaluable knowledge of our guide Aaron the previous days trip was tedious to
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Travel Lin
United Kingdom
318
Real experts
Wow! AAT Kings made our 2 day stay in Uluru. Took their afternoon trip around Uluru and then watched the sunset.
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Kristen K
719
Better than Uluru
I did the tour in early February, meaning the temperatures are high. However, it meant a small group of four plus
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Happy Traveller8
10
Absolute Must!!! Amazing Experience
Travelled from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon with driver Joey and guide Will. They were very helpful,
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Acland
914
Transfer from Alice Spring to Ayers Rock
Our day started early with a 0625 pickup from Alice Springs Our Driver/ Guide Sol was an absolute gem full of
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