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Global RuPaul stars dazzle in the Red Centre

13 Mar 2024

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Global RuPaul stars dazzle in the Red Centre as thirty-year ‘Priscilla’ anniversary celebrations descend on Kings Canyon

Queens Canyon

Credit: Kane Chenoweth / Tourism NT

Stars of the hit international reality show ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ have descended on the Northern Territory’s iconic Red Centre as celebrations kick off around the region to mark the 30th anniversary of cult classic film, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Nearby resort, Discovery Resorts – Kings Canyon, joined the party in fabulous style, with a dazzling re-naming to ‘Queens Canyon’ in celebration of the anniversary year of the iconic movie.

An Australian icon in its own right, Kings Canyon featured prominently in the famous film’s finale, when the three lead characters Tick, Adam and Bernadette climbed the Canyon in full drag regalia. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk, accessible to travellers, is also home to ‘Priscilla’s Crack’ – a spectacular lookout that the characters travelled through in the Oscar-winning 1994 film.

With support from Tourism NT and Discovery Resorts, US and UK-based Drag Queens Utica Queen (@queenutica), Joey Jay (@joeyjayisgay) Ginny Lemon (@ginnylemon69) and Sister Sister (@officialsistersister) made the pilgrimage to the Northern Territory’s Red Centre to join the anniversary celebrations, culminating in a visit to Kings 'Queens Canyon’ to recreate the famous canyon climb in drag.

At Discovery Resorts - Kings Canyon, the group participated in a range of vibrant experiences at the property, including Bruce Munro’s Light-Towers; installation, a spectacular helicopter ride over Queens Canyon and an epic outback dinner.

Prior to their ‘Queen’s Canyon’ adventure at Discovery Resorts – Kings Canyon, The group partook in festivities at the annual FabALICE Festival in Alice Springs, a four-day showcase of comedy, cabaret, live music, community pageant and social activities celebrating all things The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.


Joey Jay x Ginny Lemon x Queen Utica x Sister Sister 2

Credit: Kane Chenoweth / Tourism NT

Rim Walk 2

Credit: Kane Chenoweth / Tourism NT


For more information, contact: Myles Wallace, G’day Group Communications Manager, 0432 866 094 or

About G’day Group

Founded by Grant Wilckens in 2004 with three caravan parks in WA, G’day Group is now Australia’s leader in regional accommodation experiences with more than 300 properties across the country.

G’day Group is home to Discovery Parks, a network of more than 85 owned and operated properties, including iconic regional resorts at Kings Canyon, Rottnest Island and the world famous El Questro. The company also owns G’day Parks, a network of 220+ independently owned licensed parks and more than 200,000 G’day Rewards members, and Australia’s number one regional travel community, Wikicamps.

G’day Group reached $1 billion status in 2020 and has ambitions to double in size in the next five years. The company is majority owned by Australian Retirement Trust and founder and CEO Grant Wilckens is the Chair of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia and a Board Director of the South Australian Tourism Commission.

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