Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru)

12 hours 30 minutes Yulara, Australia

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Travel into the heart of Australia on a Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru). 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.
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Stop At: Kings Creek Station, Stuart Highway NT, Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

Enjoy breakfast at this working cattle station!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park Via Luritja Road Or Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

Take part in a 6 km hike around Kings Canyon Rim Walk or enjoy a more leisurely 45 minute walk through the Kings Canyon Creek Bed

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Kings Canyon Resort, Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872, Australia

Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and a swim!

Duration: 1 hour


  • Professional Local Guide
  • Pickup and drop off 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
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Creek Station
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon


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

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call the operator. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, comfortable protective clothing, warm layers in cooler months
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.


85 Reviews

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Leisa May 2021

The canyon walk was the best. Staff and breakfast was amazing.
The only criticism is that I feel that more emphasis should be made on the level of fitness required for the rim walk. Some people required help and held the group up significantly, on a hotter day this could have been hazardous for everyone else.

Andrew M March 2021

Wow, what a day! A gruelling trek but surrounded by a spectacular landscape. The guides Dave, Dale and Tash were awesome. Friendly, knowledgeable and funny.

pamela W March 2020

Easy to organise on line. Friendly efficient, helpful staff at office in Ayers Rock. Driver and guides professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Coach very comfortable. 2 walks available, can choose on the day and are given opportunity to change from the harder walk after a short trial. Beautiful walk through this amazing landscape with explanations from guides. Well worth the effort.

annebates52 September 2019

Good vale for money tour. Full day trip to the Canyon which was quite spectacular. Breakfast at the station was tasty and the driver and guides were really informative and friendly.

Cathy G November 2018

Kings Canyon is a spectacular place to see. A must do and if you are traveling from the Resort at Uluru, well worth the early morning start. The bus / coach was right on time at 4:15am pick up with a 3 hour bus ride ahead, plenty of time to have a sleep on the bus and a big breakfast at Kings Creek Station about 30 minutes before the walk. The walk has a big initial climb, 500 rock steps up the side of the canyon. Wear a hat, appropriate walking clothes, comfortable, sturdy enclosed shoes and a camel bak if you have one carrying 3 x 1 litre bottles just adds weight to your bag and not as easy to drink from. If you climb from October 1, you need 3 litres of water per hour of walking and this hike is 3 hours long and around 6 km. I drank 2 litres. I am moderately fit and found the walk very comfortable after the initial climb. There is no rush and the guides are amazing and very informative. The walk takes from 8:30am - 11:30am. Wear block out and take money for lunch after the walk at the Kings canyon resort around 12:00noon, where you can get a good meal and a cold beer, wine or soft drink. You can go back to Uluru resort or continue up to Alice Springs. The bus leaves Kings Canyon Resort at about 12:45pm and Buses meet and swap passengers back on the main road, some go to Alice and others to Uluru. The ride back is very relaxing with a stop at Curtain Springs. Back to the resort by about 5:30pm. The bus / coach has reclining seats, foot rests and a toilet if you need it. Great Day Out!!

Joe L May 2018

The walk can be a bit hard-going in places, especially when it's very hot, but it's definitely worth the effort. The views are breathtaking. Be sure to take plenty of water - in the summer it's a requirement and the guides do check you have enough water on you before you're allowed to do the walk.

Tiffany C March 2018

The tour required us to get up early, but seeing the sun rise while cruising through the outback was fantastic. In the early morning light, we saw wild camels, horses, and dingos. The sky was beautiful as in the time leading up to, and after, the sunrise. Breakfast at the station was good. Once we got to the canyon, the guides set a pace that everyone could keep up with. The interesting facts and stories he shared kept everyone's attention as we made the journey. It was hot, but the buses AC was great.

waydor November 2017

Very worthwhile trip. Great day !!

William M September 2017

Was a great trip and I also did a Helicopter flight overKings Canyon. The photos I have attached were taken from the Helicopter.

rlopienski March 2017

Strenuous going up to top of the rim, but worth it. Great views. You will need 3-4 liters water, it's was a hot 3.5 hike.

aarmsr February 2017

Absolutely as advertised. The walk is challenging because of the heat, rather than the terrain. Walk includes steps, bridges and steep inclines. Some climbing over uneven ground and loose screed. Plenty to see in the way of wildlife from big lizards to tiny frogs.
Enjoyable journey in air conditioned coach. Interesting but long journey, but worth the ride.

Sejil M November 2016

this was an amazing tour and the scenery was awe inspiring. the Tour guide Stasia was awesome and well informed about the landscape and kept us on time!!

acady6 October 2016

This tour was the highlight of our Australian vacation despite it being a long trip by bus around 3.5 hours one way and a very early start 4:15 am!. The AAT Kings coach had comfortable seats and even had USB ports to charge phones/tablets. Our guide Alwyn was really great. We were determined to do the Rim Walk as we heard the views were incredible. We went on a day that was overcast and rained lightly at times which was probably better than on a day in the blazing sun. Note: If you are planning to do the Rim Walk, you are required by the national park service to have 3 liters per person. I'd suggest buying it ahead of time as the rest stop will charge you 6 for a 1.5 liter bottle! We knew the first 500 steps up would be challenging. It wasn't as bad as we imagined and our guide did it at a reasonable pace. We had some folks 60 with us and they managed fine. The Rim Walk is a 6 km walk/hike and you do need a good level of fitness to do it. The views are totally worth it.

Jenine H October 2016

Kings Canyon is incredibly beautiful and really worth the very early start. The colours, are amazing. The information provided by the guides about the local aboriginal people and their practices and customs is great. Please be aware that from October - April if you are planning on doing the rim walk you must have 3 litres of water with you, so make sure you are able to carry that amount or you can't do it.

Juile O October 2016

Awesome experience, tour guides were very experienced and the early morning sun rise and walks were all very organised. A very special place to visit, thank you.

Leonardo R September 2016

Very nice tour, particularly since this is pretty much the only option to join an organized tour from Yulara/Uluru to King's Canyon.

guy G September 2016

Fantastic day trip Well worth the climb to the ridge The landscape is like another planet and our guide Michael was funny, knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the day

Moshe Yoseph A August 2016

Really friendly, personal service from our guide on our tour. Excellent organisation and a memorable day on the station then walking King's Canyon before going to Alice Springs. Best way to get from Uluru to Alice.

Ziyan Z July 2016

Before booking the tour I have done a lot of research, and I read all the available reviews online. I knew the first 500 steps would be hard. I knew someone with young kids did the rim walk successfully. But I still was frightened by the Statement I was given to sign on the bus. My poor husband who has zero knowledge prefilled almost want to give up. My 8yo who is too young to be afraid was the only one keen to sign the paper. haha
But, thank to all the previous reviewer, I really appreciate those useful information help me get enough courage to force the family join the rim walk. Otherwise, we won't be able to enjoy that beautiful view and had this once a lifetime experience. All my family rank this tour the best of all our red centre adventures.
Our tour guide Alicia and driver Trys were very friendly and funny. They told us a lot of stories and informations that hard to get elsewhere. Great thanks here.

Catherine L July 2016

Tris and Thomas were very personable, knowledgeable and fun. Day was long but fantastic! So glad I did the rim walk.Australia is beautiful. Learnt lots too about the outback. A must do.

Jeffrey D June 2016

Challenging start with 500 steps - great views and scenery on the rim-walk. Good guide provided plenty of info. Coach trip was relaxing, stops for coffee and great breakfast.

Glen H June 2016

Long day but an enjoyable one. The six kilometre walk around the rim was great and highly recommended. With a great breakfast and lunch. Tour guides were pleasant and very informative. We took the AAT coach to Alice Springs which made it a longer day but enjoyed the journey.

Glen H June 2016

Long day but an enjoyable one. The six kilometre walk around the rim was great and highly recommended. With a great breakfast and lunch. Tour guides were pleasant and very informative. We took the AAT coach to Alice Springs which made it a longer day but enjoyed the journey.

KAREN R June 2016

Such a great trip to do. The rim walk is not for those who can't handle a good work out and climbing over rocks! It is an adventure with beautiful scenery and wildlife to surprise you every step of the way. Such an early start but the reward is to see a beautiful sunrise. You have to do it!

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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