Campervan Touring in Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon is an unsurpassed highlight of the Australian Outback and there really is no better way to travel here than in a campervan hire. With so many amazing surrounding natural attractions, you may wish to never leave this very special part of the country.
The magnificent Kings Canyon is situated in Watarrka National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. It is located 350 kilometres south west of Alice Springs, making this the perfect place to pick up your campervan.
The park itself encompasses the western end of the George Gill Range, which is home to an impressive array of native vegetation. It is characterised by high sided gorges and mountainous rocky landscapes, all showing the same red hue that is seen across most of the outback. As an important conservation area the Park is home to over 600 species of flora and fauna, many of them very rare, and all of them adapted to the desert environment in weird and wonderful ways.
The park derived its name from the Watarrka umbrella bush that proliferates in this incredible landscape. It boasts scenic landscapes of rugged ranges, rockholes and gorges, which are essentially what makes this park such a popular destination in the Northern Territory and a must for an outback campervan adventure.
The best way to see Kings Canyon is to take one of the walking trails into the canyon, past the best viewing points and normally away from the crowds. A short and easy walk leads into the centre of Kings Canyon, and is suitable for kids or anyone with mobility difficulties.
Being such an isolated spot, accommodation out here is fairly limited. Kings Creek Station is a camel and cattle ranch that has a large and shady campsite where you can park up your motorhome with the other campers. There are also safari like lodgings for travellers who aren't into the camping thing! A restaurant and a swimming pool complete the creature comforts and don't visit here without trying one of their infamous camel burgers!
Kings Canyon is one of those places in the Northern Territory you simply have to visit. And there really is no better way to experience it then in a campervan.