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Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock provided by AAT Kings

Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

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US$163.42
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2 adults
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Overview
Experience Kings Canyon on this customizable day trip from Ayers Rock. Leave the details and logistics to your guide—just choose whether you want a strenuous trek on the canyon rim or an easier one on the creek bed. You can also opt for a camel ride after breakfast at the Kings Creek cattle station. End the tour based on the option you booked⁠—returning to Ayers Rock Resort or continuing to Alice Springs.
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    Kings Creek Station
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    Kings Canyon
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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    Kings Canyon Resort
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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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
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
  • Travellers 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Priyanka Cheema wrote a review Feb. 2020
Sydney, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
We had three tour guides for this tour (can't remember the names I'm afraid) and all were fantastic. Very enthusiastic and had a lot of knowledge about the land, plants/animals and Aboriginal culture. Our breakfast was very homely but substantial and delicious. They had eggs,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded Feb. 19, 2020
Hi there! Thank you for leaving such a terrific review! Our Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas Tour is certainly a day to remember! AAT Kings pride ourselves on our luxury coaches and our experienced driver guides; will be sure to pass along these comments to the team! Thank you for the feedback with regards to lunch – we will follow up Kings Canyon Resort. Thank you again for leaving us a great review! We look forward to see you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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Happy Traveller8 wrote a review Jan. 2020
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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 Jan. 30, 2020
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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Chun-Chen C wrote a review Jan. 2020
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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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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded Jan. 23, 2020
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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Andy P wrote a review Jan. 2020
Gosport, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock
Responded Jan. 15, 2020
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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Jeffers wrote a review Jan. 2020
Cooroy, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
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 Jan. 14, 2020
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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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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