Kings Canyon Rim Walk, NT

Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks with Kids - - Family Hiking -

Length: 6km, steep start, al­low half a day Rec­om­mended age: 8+ When fam­i­lies make their pil­grim­age to Cen­tral Aus­tralia, most go to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, but many miss out one of the red re­gion’s most spec­tac­u­lar sights: Kings Canyon. It has plung­ing 250m or­ange and red cliffs, and cool, green oases along the creek lines. The rim walk starts with a lot of stairs to get up to the top of the cliff line, but the ef­fort is def­i­nitely worth it, with some of the most ex­cit­ing view­points in Cen­tral Aus­tralia. Cliffs are un­fenced and dra­matic, and it’s worth­while for your own peace of mind hang­ing onto chil­dren’s hands (or ty­ing them to you). Wildlife is likely to in­clude lots of lizards, in­clud­ing skinks and drag­ons, and in­land birds such as ea­gles.

Al­ter­na­tive walks in the area: You don’t have to miss the stun­ning canyon if you or your lit­tle ones aren’t quite up to the rim walk, how­ever. Per­fect for fam­i­lies, the Kings Creek Walk is a flat 2.6km stroll that takes you along the creek to a look­out which show­cases the canyon walls in tech­ni­colour. You will need sturdy shoes, though, be­cause the ground can get rocky in places.

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