For those planning to visit Watarrka National Park region, containing the famous Kings Canyon, that feature ancient sandstone walls rising up 100 metres into a plateau of rocky domes, there are a number of accommodation options.
There are two accommodation locations, the Kings Canyon Resort and Kings Creek Station, both offering a variety of accommodation options, both have their own websites:
- Kings Canyon Resort / Discovery Kings Canyon
Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872
— they offer Standard Room, Deluxe Spa Room, Superior Glamping Tent, Camping and Caravanning. Check their website for current details.
- Kings Creek Station
12725 Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872
— Camping, Bush Tent, Mort Conway Camp, Dreamtime Escarpment Package.
If you are looking for other accommodation options in the region, as well as information provided in this website, you can also contact the Alice Springs Visitor Centre for information.
If you are looking for accommodation in the area, check out the local visitor centre. Other sources for places to stay include online accommodation networks.
Located southwest of Alice Springs, the park can be reached via a number of routes:
- via the Stuart Highway, Lasseter Highway and Luritja Road (all are sealed roads).
- via the Stuart Highway, Ernest Giles Road (4WD essential) and Luritja Road.
- via Larapinta Drive through the West MacDonnell National Park. A Mereenie Loop pass is required to travel this route and is available from the Alice Springs Tourism Information Centre, Glen Helen Resort and Kings Canyon Resort.
This last route is part of the ‘Red Centre Way’, providing a unique way to experience Central Australia.
Accessible all year round, the park is popular in the cooler months of April to September.
Overnight camping in tents or campervans is not permitted in the National Park. There are commercial motel, resort and camping accommodation options. These are available at Watarrka Kings Canyon Resort and Kings Creek Station.