Watarrka National Park

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Watarrka National Park
Northern Territory
IUCN category II (national park)
Kings Canyon - panoramio (4).jpg
Watarrka National Park is located in Northern Territory
Watarrka National Park
Watarrka National Park
Nearest town or city Yulara
Coordinates 24°16′47″S 131°33′30″E / 24.27972°S 131.55833°E / -24.27972; 131.55833Coordinates: 24°16′47″S 131°33′30″E / 24.27972°S 131.55833°E / -24.27972; 131.55833
Established 31 July 1989 (1989-07-31)[1]
Area 1,051.85 km2 (406.1 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
Website Watarrka National Park
See also Protected areas of the Northern Territory

Watarrka National Park is an Australian national park located in the Northern Territory, 1,316 kilometres (817 miles) south of Darwin and 323 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Alice Springs. It contains the much visited Kings Canyon at the western end of the George Gill Range and Kathleen Springs—22 kilometres (13 miles) to the southeast of Kings Canyon. Watarrka National Park was established in 1989 and gets its name from the Aboriginal name of the land.

See also


  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.

External links

  • Official fact sheet and map
  • Media related to Watarrka National Park at Wikimedia Commons
  • Watarrka National Park travel guide from Wikivoyage

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