Camels and Canyons at Kings Creek Station

In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, the scenery looks like it’s from another planet. Uluru casts an impressive silhouette against the skyline, while other incredible natural monuments show the centuries-old history that this part of the country holds.

At Kings Creek Station, you can experience the Red Centre and all it has to offer. Opened back in 1981, the Station is a working cattle and camel ranch with a range of facilities for visitors, including camping, accommodation, and a selection of fun outdoor activities. It sits just 36km from Kings Canyon, one of the most popular attractions in the region, and is surrounded by desert oaks in a surreal scene.

At the Station shop, guests can pick up a snack to refuel for the road, or they can sit down and tuck into one of the Kings Creek camel burgers. As the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia, the Station is filled with these majestic creatures.

Fun fact: a whopping 36 documentaries have been filmed at Kings Creek Station, and it has seen a number of Australian Geographic’s expeditions pass through.

Things to Do at Kings Creek Station

After a day spent exploring the stunning scenery and discovering Kings Canyon, you can relax with a bottle of wine and delicious food at the on-site café. Here, you can watch the sunset against the beautiful backdrop of George Gill Ranges while soaking up the peace and quiet of the surroundings.

There’s a pool, too, where you can kick back and relax with an icy cold drink and enjoy some respite away from the searing Australian sun that characterises the Red Centre.

For the more active traveller, a stroll to the George Gill lookout presents magnificent views across the range and the surrounding landscape. While up high, you can cast your eye across the sprawling expanse of the Red Centre and watch over the vegetation and wildlife that calls it home.

If you’re looking for an adrenalin rush, Kings Creek Station has you covered. You can take a camel safari through the desert, pick up speed on a quad bike as you ride amongst the surreal desert oaks, or take a scenic helicopter flight high above the scenery to explore it from a new and exciting perspective.

And, when night falls, you can bed down in the accommodation on offer at Kings Creek Station. With an option for every budget, including safari cabins, camping facilities, and luxury glamping, there’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy.