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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
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"hours return"
in 2 reviews
"adequate water"
in 2 reviews
"kings canyon resort"
in 7 reviews
"the cliff"
in 3 reviews
"steep climb"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 2 reviews
"alice springs"
in 6 reviews
"garden of eden"
in 8 reviews
"one night"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"rim walk"
in 15 reviews
"mereenie loop"
in 2 reviews
"lost city"
in 2 reviews
"start early"
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"rock formations"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We woke up early in the morning to drive from Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon (2.5 - 3h easy drive) to try to arrive there before the real hot started, and we decided to go for the 6km Rim Walk. It's a really nice walk...More

Thank Daniel E
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We did 2 walks in or close to Kings Canyon. We did Kathleen Springs (about 20km further from the resort than the other trails) and the Creek Walk. Both were splendid and scenic. We saw some great bird life and obviously also the rock formations...More

Thank NigelBN
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ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Watarrka National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello NigelBN, thank you for your review of Watarrka National Park. The walks there are amazing and indeed very scenic! For any future visitors to Watarrka National Park, there are toilet facilities at the start and end point of both the Kathleen Springs Walk and...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

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
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ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Watarrka National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hello Anne3212015, thank you for your review, I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Kings Canyon so much, it really is a remarkable place to visit. I just wanted to let other visitors know the best place to view the Garden of Eden...More

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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.

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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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 22 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
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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
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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
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