Backpacking Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park)

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    SEE SOME BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE ANCIENT KINGS CANYON: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    CHECK OUT THE ROCKY DOMES THAT SURROUND THE CANYON, WHICH LOOK LIKE LARGE BEEHIVES: Photo courtesy of Tourism NT
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    THERE ARE SO MANY SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE CANYON AS YOU HIKE AROUND IT: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    HAVE AN ADVENTURE AND HEAD OFF ON A QUAD BIKE: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park) Highlights

  • Marvel at the ancient sandstone walls, sculptured by the elements, rising up 100 metres to a plateau of rocky domes, which look like large beehives.

  • See the sheltered watering holes that are surrounded with lush green vegetation, one of the most popular is called the "Garden of Eden".

  • Take a hike on the walking trails, which offer some spectacular views of the gorge and the surrounding region.

About Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park)

Kings Canyon is characterised by ancient sandstone walls that rise up to 100 metres to a plateau. On top of the plateau you will find many rocky domes, which look like large beehives.

There are also sheltered water holes surrounded with lush green vegetation, one of the most popular is called the "Garden of Eden".

There are some great walking trails offering some spectacular views of the gorge and surrounding region. There is also over 600 different plant species, as well as various species of wildlife that can make for great sightseeing.

Orientation Map for Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park)


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