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Kings Canyon, How to get There

You don’t necessarily need a four wheel drive to get to Kings Canyon so making your way to this tourist destination can be done in a two wheel drive if need be. There are a number of well placed signs throughout the region for anyone wondering how to get to Kings Canyon. Located 450km south west of Alice Springs, this famous natural attractions that is also known as Watarrka, will be well worth drive once you arrive, as you will witness stunning scenery, a wilderness that brims with life and a scenic landscape that boasts gorges, rock pools and towering rock ranges.

All types of transportation can make their way along the Luritja Road and Lasseters Highway if you heading from Yulara as both roads are completely sealed and covered with bitumen making for easy travelling. There is also another track that will take you through the West MacDonnell Ranges which is called the Larapinta Drive and will then lead you onto the Mereenie Loop Road but for this leg of the trip it is advised that people with 4WD only access this drive as two wheel drive cars just won’t make it.

Along the way to Kings Canyon you will be treated to some of the most breathtaking scenery and landscapes for you to admire and in every direction you look there will always be something to watch. Motorhomes, small cars and four wheel drives and even people towing a camper trailer or campervan can make their way to Kings Canyon as the roads are pretty much suited to all means of transportation.

You can make your way to Kings Canyon at anytime throughout the year, but obviously some months of the year are going to be a little cooler making your trip a lot more pleasant. April to September are when the temps sit at a comfortable level making your trip to Kings Canyon enjoyable and the rains aren’t as prominent. During the wet season, you will experience many afternoon storms and lightening displays due to the higher temperatures and driving your way to Kings Canyon might get a little tricky in places due to the excess of rain. Care must always be taken on the roads where ever you are and travelling the roads to Kings Canyon is no exception even if there is no one in sight because the desert is an unforgiving region.

You may also prefer to fly into Darwin and then onto Alice Springs where you can rent a car for the next leg of your trip to Kings Canyon or just fly straight into Alice Springs with flights from a number of destination throughout Australia. Tours are also another great way to see and experience Kings Canyon with a number of reputable companies including this famous tourist attractions in their itinerary. There are two, three and four daytours that you can take a look at and many more that entail a number of days of travelling on an air conditioned and comfortable bus that will take you to Kings Canyon and many more popular tourist attractions within the Northern Territory.

There shouldn’t be any worry when trying to figure out how to get to Kings Canyon because there are a number of ways to get here. From self driving along the well signed roads, joining a tour or flying part of the way, you can travel with your preferred option at any time of the year.