Sunday, October 10, 2010

King Style Accommodations

When visiting Kings Canyon in central Australia there aren't a lot of choices of places to bunk down for the night. Our visit to the area included a stay at the Kings Creek Station located 36 miles from the park. Guests at the working cattle/camel station are able to camp, or for those that don't have camping gear stay at a Safari Cabin. The permanent canvas cabins consist of a steel frame, canvas walls, and a solid floor. They don't have an en suite bathroom, but there is electricity and there is even a lockable door. Additional facilities include a shared toilet and shower block, kitchen, grassed picnic area, swimming pool and fire pit (the perfect place to share yarns after a long day of exploring).

Kings Creek Station was established in 1982 by Ian and Lyn Conway. The original land had no infrastructure and it was developed as a station to run cattle and export camels. However, over time tourism has come to have an important role on the property. Today, not only are accommodations available, but there are also helicopter flights, as well as camel and quad safaris.
The prime location, at the foot of the majestic George Gill Range, makes the 2,000 square kilometer Kings Creek Station a good place to experience the natural bush of the outback.

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