Watarrka National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory, 1316 km south of Darwin and closest to the town of Yulara. The park was established in 1989 and named after the Aboriginal name of the land, as the land sits upon traditional lands of the Matutjara people, and includes the western end of the George Gill Range. It is jointly managed by the local Traditional Owners and the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. One of the main highlights of the park is the Kings Canyon, with ancient red canyon walls soaring 100 meters above Kings Creek to a plateau of rocky domes. Visitors may travel through the majestic ranges on foot, or book helicopter tours. Kings Canyon takes you back millions of years, seeing the formation of the complex landscape and ancient fossils in the area. There are a variety of flora and fauna protected in sheltered creek environments throughout the park. This makes the Park an important area of Visitors can continue to Kathleen Springs, 21 km from Kings Canyon. Relics of old stockyards are seen along walks to the permanent waterhole. There are multiple short walks available for people of all ages, and commercial accommodations are offered.