Sometimes overshadowed by the grandeur of its geological sibling Uluru, dramatic, ochre-hued King’s Canyon, in the Northern Territory, is a wonder in its own right. It occupies a swathe of land between Alice Springs and Uluru, in the Watarrka National Park located in the George Gill Range. The canyon’s smooth walls soar to heights of around 320 feet and are crowned with beehive-like, rock formations. Walk along the rim to take in the mind-boggling views. If you are feeling ambitious, you can follow a trail for six miles, looking for sections captivatingly named to match their shape, such as The Lost City and the Garden of Eden. If you are ready to take flight, you can helicopter over the area. Keep an eye out for wild camels and brumbies (wild horses), among other wildlife. Afterwards, check into King’s Canyon Resort, where guests can enjoy farm-to-table al fresco meals under the stars.
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