About Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon is a natural wonder located approximately halfway between Alice Springs and Uluru - literally at the heart of Australia's Red Centre.
Forged over 440 million years from layers of sandstone, shale and rock, the canyon soars 270 metres above sea level, then plummets to the Garden of Eden below where ancient flora and fauna thrive along a permanent line of rock pools.
A literal oasis in the desert, Discovery Kings Canyon is the closest accommodation to Watarrka National Park, where the mighty Kings Canyon is located. Offering a resort-style holiday for intrepid travellers, modern rooms with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning and private balconies enable guests to enjoy the view in a luxurious setting.
For a camping and caravanning experience you won’t forget, Discovery Parks – Kings Canyon boasts one of the most picturesque campgrounds in Australia. Here you can really get amongst the ancient landscapes in your own caravan or tent and utilise what we believe are the best camping facilities in the Red Centre.
Enjoy uninterrupted views to Kings Canyon and relax in the knowledge that you are never far from a hearty meal from one of our dining outlets, plus all the facilities which make this an oasis of convenience in the middle of an ancient, rugged landscape.
Unique experiences for adults and children are available, with guided hikes and self-guided tours to learn about the local landscape and immerse yourself in the Indigenous culture that has been present here for tens of thousands of years.
Being at the heart of the Red Centre desert - temperatures at Kings Canyon vary significantly from day to evening,
Throughout all seasons in the desert the change in temperature during the day to evening is extreme. Summer months - 18°C/64°F(night) to 48°C/118°F(day). Winter months 0°C/32°F(night) to 30°C/86°F(day).
We recommend that you always check weather patterns prior to setting off to Kings Canyon.
Facilities & Amenities
Kings Canyon offers every facility and amenity you require for basic comforts, convenience and travelling needs.
Facilities have been designed to make life for travellers easier and include laundry, barbeque, swimming pool, tennis court, restaurants, bar, convenience store and petrol station, dedicated viewing deck for prime viewing of the sun setting over Kings Canyon and roaming Wi-Fi.
Our food and beverage offering ranges from a friendly outback pub at Kings Canyon Bar & Grill to the modern restaurant and lounge at Carmichael’s Restaurant and the remarkable beauty of dining under a Desert Moon.
Our team is here to ensure that we meet the needs of every member of your family or travelling group.
Kings Canyon is located at the very heart of the Red Centre, half way between Uluru and Alice Springs. The major roads are sealed, however alternative routes require 4 wheel drives.
To and from Uluru to Kings Canyon - three (3) hours via Lasseter Highway and Luritja Road
To and from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon - five and a half (5 1/2) hours on the unsealed Mereenie Loop Road (which requires a permit) or Ernest Giles Road (4 wheel drive recommended) or five (5) hours on the sealed Stuart/Lasseter Highway.
Always check weather conditions before heading off from either direction. To help plan your journey to Kings Canyon, see our useful guide.
For those who may be planning their Red Centre adventure without a personal vehicle, AATKings operate regular coach transfer services to and from Uluru and Alice Springs. For more information, or to book your transfer, visit the AATKings website or call 1300 228 546.