Spectacular resort located between Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Located in the very centre of Australia, the Kings Canyon Resort is perfect for those that want to experience the wonder of the countrys natural landscapes and stunning scenery.
Located a few kilometres from Kings Canyon, which can be found in the Watarrka National Park, this 4-star resort is approximately three hours from Uluru (Ayers Rock) and four and a half hours from Alice Springs. As such it has a feel of the wilderness to it.
Despite the fact that it may feel like its in the middle of nowhere, the resort actually features many modern amenities that make a stay pleasant and comfortable. Visitors can elect to camp in the outback or take shelter in one of the luxury hotel rooms.
Each of the resorts 28 rooms is equipped with air-conditioning, which is ideal during the hot days, and extra blankets, which come in handy when the cold night draws in. En-suite bathroom, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, insect screens, iron, and writing desk are all contained within the room. Wireless internet connectivity is featured throughout. Those looking for something extra special might enjoy a spa room. The spa looks out on the unspoiled landscapes around.
For those that feel a touch of Central Australia will enhance their work, a conference room is available that can accommodate up to 40 guests. The hotel also has the capacity to cater for weddings and other functions.
The Kings Canyon Resort also includes a number of other features and services. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool and tennis courts, which are available during the day and night, as well as the dedicated sunset viewing platform. The setting sun in the heart of Australia is something else.
A number of dining options are available for guests and those passing on to either Uluru or Alice Springs. As well as Carmichaels Restaurant within the hotel or the Desert Oaks Bistro and Outback BBQ and Grill which are located within the holiday park, guests can enjoy the Under a Desert Moon experience. A private candle-lit six-course dinner lies in wait for those that select this wonderfully unique option.
Less exciting or romantic, but still important to many travellers, the resort also includes a general store, petrol station, laundry, internet caf, childrens playground, and souvenir shop.
Whilst the resort holds almost everything you could possibly need in the area, its definitely worth venturing outside to catch a glimpse of the Watarrka National Park, or further afield, Uluru, the world famous sandstone rock and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Kata Tjuta, Uluru is one of the most sought after attractions in the whole of Australia.
Of course, a trip to Kings Canyon itself shouldnt be passed up. Like Uluru, the canyon is a fantastic sight, offering some truly fantastic views of the Northern Territorys vast geological sites. Those feeling particularly daring may enjoy hopping on a helicopter and taking a look at the canyon from the air. Afterwards, as you sit at the Kings Canyon Resort, the image will long stick with you.