Kings Canyon

24.2498° S, 131.5118° E

King’s Canyon – Rim Walk

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It’s 6.30am, the sun is just coming out and we’re about to head off on a 6km walk around the rim of King’s Canyon.  The heart starts pumping at the thought of the 500 steps to get to the top and whilst some of the steps are concreted together, it’s no easy feat. Every step is a different height and width – not for the feint hearted.

There are a couple of different walks you can do – the easy one is only 2km and you trace the steps of early explorers along the creek bed.

If you fitness level is ok, I highly recommend the full Rim Walk and get an early start so you can see the sun rise over the range it’s truly spectacular.

Further information about the history King’s Canyon I recommend National Geographic

Things to remember:

  1. Start early
  2. Choose the dry season – May to August for the cooler climate
  3. Good walking shoes or runner
  4. Comfortable clothing
  5. Plenty of water
  6. Snacks
  7. Camera!

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The flies are horrendous in the red centre. It’s worth investing in a $8.00 fly net to keep the sticky critters out of your eyes, ears & nose! You can purchase them every where and they in a multitude of colours, but stay away from black – that seems to attract more!

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King’s Canyon Campsite

This was the view from our campsite at King’s Canyon Resort. There are a few accommodation choices when staying at King’s Canyon. We chose the resort as the drive to the Rim walk was a lot shorter (approx 10mins) than anywhere else.

and whilst that isn’t the actual trail you can see, it’s still a spectacular view.

I recommend booking a site 25 – 44 so you can have an uninterrupted view of the range.

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Shower and toilet facilities are excellent and very clean.

Powered Site costs $25 per person per night or $65 per night for a family of 4.

Beware of the dingoes! They are everywhere and no one tells you how destructive they are when you’re not around. Make sure you tie up all your rubbish and remove from your site before you go to bed or they will tear it down – we found out the hard way when one grabbed our rubbish and spread it all over our site – not a fun job in the middle of the night.

Digoes may not bark, but they sure can howl. It was mating season and they can cry up a raucus at night.

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