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Kings Creek Station, Kings Canyon

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by Janice Williams (subscribe)
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Published November 5th 2015
Best accommodation at Kings Canyon NT
It was a five hour drive from Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station, a cattle and camel station near Kings Canyon, for our accommodation that night.

Kings Canyon NT
Safari Cabins - Photo by Faye

Kings Creek Station NT
Kings Creek Station - Photo by Faye

On the way to Kings Creek Station, we almost collided with a herd of brumbies, the wild horses in the outback. They unexpectedly raced out of the bushes in front of our car and into the bush on the other side. It was astonishing how quickly it happened.

Brumbies - Photo by Faye

The accommodation was in tented safari cabins and we had booked two tents for the four of us. Each tent was spacious, had a tiled floor, an oil heater and a fan. I appreciated the heater that evening as it was very cold at night.

tent cabins
Our cosy cabin for the night - Photo by Faye

Due to its remoteness, there is no internet access. Attempting to explain a lack of internet to Mr. 15 year old, I endeavoured to put a positive spin on it – there are helicopter flights, quad bikes, feed the cows and camels, smell the fresh air, feel the sun on your face, have conversations with real live people, etc. etc.

feeding cows
Having an internet-free break - Photo by Faye

Internet free
Baby camel - Photo by Faye

As we had arrived late at the Station, we chose a short helicopter flight which crossed over ranges and dropped below rims.

Helicopter flight - Photo by Faye

The pilot pointed out wild camels and horses which were amazing to witness in the wild.

Kings Creek
Wild camels below - Photo by Faye

The pilot highlighted points of interest in the landscape

Kings Creek surround
Surrounding area - Photo by Faye
Photo by Faye

Photo by Faye
Photo by Faye

That night a group of us sat around the firepit sharing stories of daring driving adventures and near misses of the animal kind. The next morning, we had a very appetising hot and cold breakfast included in the accommodation package.

Afterwards, we left the station and drove to Kings Canyon to do the Rim Walk. The owners were very hospitable and friendly. If I were in this region again, I would definitely stay at Kings Creek Station for the experience of the outback with some nice modern conveniences included.
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Why? Experience a cattle and camel station in the outback
Phone: (08) 8956 7474
Where: Off Lasseter Highway, Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Cost: Contact Kings Creek Station
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