Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area
Watarrka National Park and its most famous landmark, Kings Canyon, is located 330 kilometres south west of Alice Springs in the Uluru / Kata Tjuta region of the Northern Territory. The park encompasses the western end of the George Gill Range and is home to a variety of unique native flora and fauna, including over 600 different plant species.
Commercial accommodation can be found within the park at the Kings Canyon Resort and Kings Creek Station. The area has also been home to Luritja Aboriginal people for the last 20,000 years. The word Watarrka refers to the umbrella bush that proliferates in this area. Watarrka can be reached via the gravel Mereenie Loop Road (Red Centre Way) or via the sealed Luritja Road running off the Lasseter Highway.