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Watarrka National Park

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Via Luritja Road Or Via Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8956 7460
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This national park whose name, Watarrka, comes from the Aboriginal word for the umbrella bush, is best known for the spectacular sheer walls of Kings Canyon. This scenic landscape of rugged ranges, cliffs, rockholes and gorges and is a must see attraction of central Australia. Please note that in hot weather forcast to be 36 degrees celsius and above, there are access restrictions to some walks.
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Via Luritja Road Or Via Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8956 7460
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the rim walk in mid September but even then the forecast was for temperatures in the high 30s. Be smart and start the walk early (say 7am) - make sure you have adequate water. It takes 2.5-3 hours at a relaxed pace so...More

Thank anne3212015
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Well marked hiking trail enjoyable for the whole family... The initial climb was steep at times but well worth the effort. The variation in views and elevation occupied our children throughout the 6.5 km.

Thank TabbTiger
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We completed the longer Rim Walk - definitely needs some fitness but if you take your time up the first section it is well worth the exertion! An absolute marvel. The park is well signed with good facilities and water only at base of walk....More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great walks under the hammering sun. The Park is jointly managed by the Traditional Owners and the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Living in the centre, provides great opportunities to visit places like this spectacular location over several occasions. Watarrka National Park incorporates the much visited and Spectacular, Kings Canyon at the western end of the George Gill Range, Petermann Pound and also Kathleen Springs, located further...More

3  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stayed for 2 nights . Did helicopter ride then rim walk. Both invaluable experiences. Caravan park employees are exceptionally accommodating and helpful. Just make sure you plan and book early;so as you get a site.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The national park is fantastic, the scenery is breathtaking and well marked and maintained, there are a couple of walking tracks for all skill/fitness levels, all of which are excellent and worthwhile. The rim walk was the highlight by far, we started it at sunrise,...More

Thank Openfj0re
Reviewed 5 August 2016

nice park very expensive , diesel $1.98 litre, can of baked beans was $3.80. was worth the trip out for the scenery again customer service lacking

Thank Mschyf
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Location Isolated as it is much further from Alice Springs then most people think but it is outback Australia so you expect the isolation. Service 5/5 We found all the people associated with the park etc to be friendly Value 5/5 Free Atmosphere 5/5 Majestic...More

2  Thank Les B
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Rim Walk starts with 500 uneven excruciatingly steep rock stairs straight up (no handholds or rails) the canyon wall - not an easy start (walking poles would have been an asset throughout the walk). However, once on the rim itself, the walk is manageable...More

1  Thank Happytraveller604
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