During the hotter months (October to March) of the year in Australia, temperatures can reach 36 degrees Celsius. Due to record-breaking heatwave in Summer 2018, temperature reached up to 42 degrees Celsius on the day we climbed Kings Canyon.
Kings Canyon & Outback Panorama tour is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Around 4am., an ATT Kings coach picked us up from our hotel to commence a full day tour. We traveled from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon. Around 7am., we stopped for a complementary breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way. Even we brought two bottles of water, it was not enough. We were required to carry a minimum of 3 litres of water to undertake the Kings Canyon Rim Climb. ATT Kings vehicle does have top up water available, but we did not have enough bottles for 3 litres of water. We thus paid for the airport price water at the Kings Creek Station.
Our tour guides led us the way to make the rocky climb to the rim of Kings canyon. The climb is not an easy one but the marvellous view of Watarrka National Park is worth the sweat. We followed the rim of the canyon, stopped to look down into the canyon gorge at look out points. The circuit walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky steep in parts. The same coach picked us up and drove us to Kings Canyon Resort for lunch with our own expense. We had two stops along the way to take a break and experienced outback panorama, then we returned to Ayers Rock Resort. Tour concluded between 5pm – 6pm.
To be continued…