Enjoy authentic Australian dining at Kings Canyon. Select from our range of light meals, snacks or a la carte menu at our café or experience the real outback at our BBQ. Sundowners are available at The Thirsty Dingo Bar.

Desert Oaks Bistro

The Desert Oaks Bistro offers a selection of light meals, beverages and snacks in a relaxed outback setting. Breakfasts and lunches are perfect for holiday-makers on the go, where you can grab a quick meal between sightseeing activities. Evenings are more laidback, with a delicious a la carte menu available featuring steak, chicken and seafood.


 Breakfast  5.00am - 9.00am
 Lunch  11:00am - 2:00pm
 Dinner  5:30pm - 9:00pm

Christmas Dinner

Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Desert Oaks Bistro. Seating is from 6.30 - 7.30pm and pre-bookings are not required. $80 per adult and $40 per child (12 years and under).

View our Christmas Menu.

Outback BBQ & Grill

The Outback BBQ & Grill is a true Australian Outback experience offering a selection of contemporary Australian BBQ cuisine. Enjoy a-la-carte BBQ-style fare, fresh vegetables, salads and a wide selection of wines, spirits, ales and soft drinks.

Revel in the friendly atmosphere, mixing with other guests under a solid roof with open sides - a traditional outback veranda. This casual bar and grill also provides live entertainment from Rod Dowsett daily during peak season (April to October).

Please note; the Outback BBQ & Grill may be closed due to weather conditions during the summer months.  

Currently closed.

The Thirsty Dingo Bar

Our lively bar is open from 2.00pm daily until late. Pizzas are served from 6.00pm - 8.00pm. This is the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring the wonders of Watarrka National Park.

Daily   11:00am - late

Under a Desert Moon

Imagine the romance of a table for two in a wilderness setting under a canopy of the Southern Night sky. The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire. The only sound is soft music intertwined with the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames.

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four course dinner. Under a Desert Moon is exclusive to Kings Canyon. It is a unique outback dining experience with a menu focusing on the fresh local produce of Australia.

Enjoy Under a Desert Moon every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 1 April and 31 October.

Operating times and menus are subject to seasonal adjustments.