Is it worth visiting the Garden of Eden in Kings Canyon?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/22/2024

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Visit the stunning Garden of Eden located in Kings Canyon.

Australia’s Red Centre is like another planet. There are heaps of spectacular landmarks from Uluru to Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

Nestled between the towering red cliffs of Kings Canyon lies the Garden of Eden.

What is the Garden of Eden?

The Garden of Eden is a permanent water hole located in the heart of the desert. It is an important resource for the flora that grows in the area. When viewing the Garden of Eden, you’ll notice the dark blue water holes surrounded by lush greenery. This, combined with the orange backdrop from the surrounding rock formations creates a stunning scene.

How to see the Garden of Eden

You can see the Garden of Eden when hiking along the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. It can be a bit of a difficult hike for some, so be sure to wear proper footwear. The hike has around 500 steps to climb up and a 6 km walking circuit. The hike will typically take around three to four hours with lots to admire along the way. The Garden of Eden is a great place to stop on this walk. Located between the towering cliffs, you’ll be able to take a break and relax on the shady oasis.

You can also see this spectacular landmark on one of our multi-day tours to the Red Centre. Our three-day Uluru and Kings Canyon tour will introduce you to all the highlights of the Australian desert. The first day will be all about exploring Uluru. The second day it’s on to Kata Tjuta. On the final day, you will get to visit Kings Canyon and see the Garden of Eden for yourself.

All meals, transportation, and camping equipment are included in this tour. You won’t want to miss out on this adventure of a lifetime!

Other attraction nearby

You must visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta, which are not too far from Kings Canyon. Uluru is a fascinating rock formation that towers high above the desert. To give you some context, it is taller than the Eiffel Tower!

When visiting Uluru, you will see lots of historic rock art on a hike around the base. It is also a great place to watch the sunrise or the sunset over the desert. There’s nothing quite like a tranquil morning or evening, watching as the sky changes colours above the desert.

Kata Tjuta is another famous rock formation near Uluru. There are different options for walks to enjoy around the base of this rock formation. You will also be able to see lots of rock art and can learn more about the history and significance of the area from the Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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