The Garden of Eden - NT

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DEG: -24.24872 131.582993
DMS: 24º 14' 55.39" S 131º 34' 58.77" E
UTM: 52 J 7315807mN 762271mE
Altitude: 717m


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Kings Canyon
Phone: 1300 661 225
Email: N/A


As part of the Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon is an important conservation area and home to more than 600 native species of plant and animals – many of which are completely unique to the area between Alice Springs and Uluru.

The Kings Canyon is renowned for its jutting sandstone walls, which have been created over millions of years. The national park itself is home to the Luritja Aboriginal people, who have resided in the region for over 20,000 years. Watarrka is an Indigenous word meaning umbrella bush, the plant is common within the area.

The Garden of Eden
Because of its location in the Red Centre and its surrounding plethora of ancient, rocky scenery, the Garden of Eden is a prominent part of Kings Canyon. This permanent waterhole brings abundant life to the area; the lush greenery of which casts a stark contrast against the orange rock formations.

To get to the top of Kings Canyon and begin your journey to the Garden of Eden, you have to climb 500 steps. Once at the peak, you join a 6km long circuit that passes through arid “bee-hive” rock formations that languish around the top of the canyon. From there, it’s down into the hidden Garden of Eden to explore everything it has to offer.

You’ll leave behind the heat of the domes and descend into a shady oasis leading to this lush watering hole. The traditional owners of the area consider this an important men’s sacred place where their Dreaming stories can be shared in private. As this is a sacred site, you are not permitted to enter the water. This is also of benefit to the local species who rely on the calm waters for survival.
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Closest Weather Station

Watarrka at 18/09:00am CST
Distance from The Garden of Eden 5.87km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from The Garden of Eden 5.87km SW
Mean Max. °C38.536.634.430.624.721.321.624.429.432.834.936.1
Mean Min. °C23.623.020.616.710.
Mean Rain mm34.847.135.513.921.416.115.95.711.228.448.537.2

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