Kings Canyon Resort
Following the notification from the Northern Territory Government on the closure of Watarrka National Park as of 5pm, 26 March 2020, Kings Canyon Resort and Holiday Park will close from 27 March. The resort will reopen on until 31 May 2020.
For inspiration for future travel to Kings Canyon Resort and Holiday Park and for when we reopen, explore our website and keep up to date with news on our social media platforms by following @kingscanyon.
We look forward to seeing you soon, and in the meantime take care and stay well.
Kings Canyon Resort
440 million years in the creating, Kings Canyon rises 270 metres above sea level and is at the heart of Australia's Red Centre. It is here that an unforgettable outback adventure will unfold in an extraordinary place of ancient beauty. The Canyon has been forged through layers of sandstone and hard shale creating soaring domes and plateaus that plummet to an oasis of natural rock pools and native flora and fauna.
This is a place where you can truly explore with all of your senses and immerse yourself in the untamed never never with the blessing of the original land owners.
Road Closure Advisory
The Mereenie Loop (Larapinta Drive) has been officially closed to all traffic from 1st March 2020 between Areyonga and Kings Canyon.
There is flooding over the road approx. 50kms from Kings Canyon Resort, near the Mereenie Gas Field Camp which is believed to be coming from underground springs. The water is not subsiding and several large vehicles are currently bogged within the water. There are no alternative tracks to get around the water.
No Mereenie Loop Permits are being issued from either end (Kings Canyon or Alice Springs / Glen Helen).
It is unknown when the road conditions will change.
Updates are available from NT Roads Website: https://roadreport.nt.gov.au/road-map
We do not expect this road to be reopened for some weeks.
Access to Kings Canyon Resort is open via the Sealed roads - Stuart Highway, Lasseter Highway and Luritja Roads and also the Ernest Giles Road, which is 100kms of unsealed road linking Luritja Road and Stuart Highway.
Two Day Suggested Itinerary
Explore everything Kings Canyon has to offer - Segway Tours, drinks at the Thirsty Dingo Bar, the sunset from our purpose built viewing platform, the Karrke Indigenous Tour and of course, the Kings Canyon Rim Walk along with much more...