Kings Canyon, a popular attraction in Watarrka National Park, is a sacred aboriginal site of desolate beauty and majestic canyon views. The park has several trails, many of which are demanding enough for the most seasoned trekker.
Kings Canyon is in the center of the continent. It is within Watarrka National Park, which is in the Northern Territory, southwest of Alice Springs.
The walls of Kings Canyon are over 330 feet high.
There are two short hiking trails in the park: the 1.6-mile Kings Creek Trail and the more rugged 3.7-mile Kings Canyon Rim Walk.
The 13-mile Giles Track goes over the top of the George Gill Range and takes in both the canyon and the nearby Kathleen Springs. It is the major cross-country hike of the park, and while the guide suggests two days, it can be done in one long day by a fit trekker.
The national park has no camping facilities; area motels and privately owned campgrounds are the only options for visitors.
Pets are to be kept on a leash at all times. Fires are not permitted in the park, and firewood collection is banned.
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