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Getting There -- The best way is to drive. There's no regular air service to Kings Canyon. Numerous four-wheel-drive tours head to Kings Canyon from Alice Springs or Uluru, with time allowed for the rim walk.

With a four-wheel-drive, you can get to Kings Canyon from Alice Springs on the unpaved Mereenie Loop Road. The regular route is the 480km (298-mile) trip from Alice Springs south on the Stuart Highway, then west onto the Lasseter Highway, and then north and west on the Luritja Road. All three roads are paved. Uluru is 306km (190 miles) to the south on a paved road; from Yulara, take the Lasseter Highway east for 125km (78 miles), turn left onto Luritja Road and go 168km (104 miles) to Kings Canyon Resort. The resort sells gasoline and diesel.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.