There are two ways to travel between Alice Springs and Kings Canyon. The long way down the Stuart Highway or the short rough way on the dirt Mereenie loop road.
Road both but only the loop road was worth a picture!
Mereenie Sandstone formed in Central Australia about 400 million years ago.
By the size of the corrugations on the loop road that was the last time the road was graded!
The loop road leads directly to Watarrka National Park which includes Kings Canyon
The Rim Walk is a spectacular walk of around 8 km around the rim and into Kings Canyon
The views looking out from and across the top of the Canyon rim are amazing
Looking into the Canyon one can only marvel at the power of nature to cut so precisely the ancient sandstone with only water and wind as tools.
And when walking down into the Canyon floor
Where water flows and plants flourish there is a beautiful cool calmness silent away from the heat of the Rim.
Kings Canyon is one of the major destinations in Central Australia. I think you can see why.