$221 – Kings Canyon: Comfy Rooms in the Outback, $100 Off
The resort is a more upscale alternative to tents or backpacker dorms
Kings Canyon is sometimes referred to as the "little brother" of Uluru, located a few hours to its south. But that's not quite doing it justice -- the 100-metre-deep chasm is "one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia," according to Lonely Planet.
Finding real hotel accommodation in the area can be a challenge, since many places offer tents or backpacker dorms. But Kings Canyon Resort has real, air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Three-night stays now cost the same as two, reducing the original cost by over $100 per night.
Watarrka National Park is a great jumping-off point for an outback adventure: You could hike along the clifftops, learn about bush medicine from an aboriginal guide or dine beneath the stars of a desert sky. The hotel can even organize a private helicopter tour over the canyon itself.
What’s available: Standard Rooms for two guests are $663 for three nights (previously $996).
Upgrade option: Deluxe Rooms are $780 for three nights (previously $1170). Unlike Standard Rooms, these come with spa bathtubs and breakfast for two.
Travel dates: Most days through June. Prices go up in July and October, but the "three for two" promotion still applies.
Available until sold out.
When You Can Go
How to Book
Book online at Kings Canyon Resort
- Click "Book Now"
- Select three nights or more using the calendar
- Click "Check Availability"
- Select a room, then follow on-screen prompts