Kings Canyon

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Kings Canyon
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Heart Attack Hill

The Kings Canyon Walk begins with a steep incline up to the rim. It is nicknamed "Heart Attack Hill". The rest of the trail is not particularly strenuous.

Other sightseeing options

For those not up for the steep climb, they can enjoy Kings Canyon via an easy two-hour roundtrip path running along the creek bed. Another choice is taking the sightseeing helicopter.

When to go

The best time to visit this Australia wonder is during the cooler months, from May to September.


Kings Canyon is in the Watarrka National Park in Australia's New Territory. Parts are sacred to the local Loritja Aborigines.


Hotel facilities and camp sites are available near Kings Canyon.

Nearby Hillman Wonders

Some travelers combine a visit to Kings Canyon with trips to the Hillman Wonder medalists Ayers Rock (gold) and the Olgas (bronze). Click the links below to read my web pages on those wonders.

Ayers Rock / Uluru
The Olgas / Kata Tjuta

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