Kings Canyon Tourism & Travel
Kings Canyon Australia
Kings Canyon, in the Watarrka National Park, is 302 kilometres, 188.8 miles, from Yulara, the access township to Uluru. Millions of years of erosion has formed the sandstone gorge, now known as Kings Canyon, with walls more than 100 metres, 109.4 yards, high. The walls contain the fossilized tracks of ancient marine creatures. Visible to the eye are ripplemarks of an ancient sea The Canyon walls that rise above the valley of Kings Creek named by Ernest Giles in 1872 are particularly spectacular at sunrise and sunset. The canyon abounds in water holes of great beauty and a bewildering array of fauna and flora.
Kings Canyon Ranger Station
There is a ranger station, often unmanned, 20 km from the Canyon. It is well worth visiting as large, well illustrated boards outside provide a comprehensive history of the area as well as alerting the visitor to the fauna and flora of Watarrka National Park.