Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon Trip - Alice Springs, NT

Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon Trip

Drivers reach Kings Canyon from Uluru in three hours by taking the Lasseter Highway and Luritja Road. Those with a four-wheel-drive and at least a spare day's travelling time can take the unsealed Mereenie Loop from Alice Springs.

Located 325 km south-west of Alice Springs, Kings Canyon is one of the Centre's most spectacular attractions. Named in 1872 by explorer Ernest Giles after Fieldon King, a sponsor of his expedition, the 100 metre high, sheer ancient sandstone walls of the canyon rise from the creek bed floor where there are numerous rock pools and lush vegetation, including Cycad Palms of ancient origin to a plateau of rocky domes formed in the red sandstone of the George Gill Range.

Location

Alice Springs, NT, 870