The Giles Track


Walking & Hiking Trail in Lasseter, Northern Territory Australia

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The Giles Track is a 22km walking track in Watarrka National Park - home of Kings Canyon.

The track begins at Kings Canyon and finishes at Kathleen Springs. It can be walked from either direction.

It is recommended to do the Giles Track as an overnight walk.

You can do a day walk from Lilla car park along Tjintjit Tjintjit Spur in either direction.

You shouldn't try walking the track in very hot weather.

On days the forecast temperature for Watarrka is 36 degrees Celsius or above, the Kings Canyon end of the track will close at 11am. You will not be able to start the walk after 11am.

You can start the walk from Lilla or Kathleen Springs at any time. We recommend you do not walk in hot weather.

Orange arrows mark the track every 50 to 100m.

The Giles Track is a grade 4 - moderate to difficult track. This means the track is suitable for experienced walkers of average fitness able to carry their own food, water and sleeping gear in a remote area. This walk is graded based on the walking track grading system.



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