Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas

Duration | 13 hours (approx)
Mobile Ticket OK

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.

What makes it Great:

  • 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


  • 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


  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon Resort

Departure times & locations

The tour departs daily at 4.00am (Oct-Mar) and 4.30am (Apr-Sep) from Ayers Rock Resort. Hotel pickup is offered. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process.
Returns: 5.00pm (Oct-Mar) and 5.30pm (Apr-Sep) to Ayers Rock Resort. Tour returns 7.00pm (Oct-Mar) and 7.30pm (Apr-Sep) in Alice Springs.

Your day at a glance:

• Depart early this morning for the drive to Kings Canyon
• Stop for a cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station
• For the more adventurous, join your Guide for a hike to the top of Kings Canyon and 6 kms walk along the Rim – learn about the history and geology of the region as well as the flora and fauna found in the area
• Visit the Garden of Eden – a permanent water source in the George Gill Range (swimming not permitted) and enjoy spectacular views across Watarrka National Park and into the Canyon itself
• Or take the leisurely Creek Bed Walk with your Driver Guide. Learn about the history and geology of the area, and the local flora and fauna including the MacDonnell Ranges Cycad
• If choosing the Creek Bed Walk there’s time for a scenic helicopter flight (own expense) or a cool off in the pool at Kings Canyon Resort
• Time out for lunch at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense)
• On the return journey, your Driver Guide will explain the history of the surrounding cattle stations and other points of interest

Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome & must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged up to 15 years may pay the child price. Infants must sit on laps.

Things To Bring

  •  Enclosed and sturdy walking shoes
  •  Water bottle to hold 3 litres for the Rim Walk or 1.5 litres for the Creek Bed Walk
  •  Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  •  Flynet in summer months (optional)
  •  Comfortable protective clothing
  •  Warm layers in cooler months

Addtional Info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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!
  • Good level of fitness required for the 3 hour canyon Rim Walk
  •  Low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon Creek Bed Walk
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Booking Info

During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative.

If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel.

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Tours depart at Kings Canyon Resort. Hotel pickup is offered. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process.