Kings Canyon Dining

If you are looking for places to eat near Kings Canyon / Watarrka National Park, your two primary locations are Discovery - Kings Canyon (Resort) and Kings Creek Station. Between these two locations, there are options for every kind of dining, from a campfire BBQ under the stars to experiences of culinary excellence.


Discovery Resorts - Kings Canyon

Discovery Resorts - Kings Canyon is located 10km from Kings Canyon car park, from where you can begin your exploring. The resort offers a full range of accommodation options from campsites to resort rooms, and it offers a diversity of dining options to match. 

Carmichael's Restaurant

Carmichael’s Restaurant is available for buffet breakfast or à la carte dinner daily from March until October. You will find the menu features contemporary cuisine prepared with local produce. A selection of Australian beers and wines are available to complete your meal. Breakfast is from 5.30am to 9.30am and dinner is from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Kings Canyon Bar & Grill

A newly renovated space to bring together all the previous outlets. Kings Canyon Bar & Grill represents classic Australian Outback pub dining with live entertainment, music and the best cold beverages, wine and spirits you could ask for. Enjoy all-day dining in a rustic outback setting with everything from wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers and the very best in BBQ.


Dining Experience

Under a Desert Moon 

Under a Desert Moon is a unique Kings Canyon dining experience. Your night will begin with canapes and sparkling wine before you are led to a secluded location where your table has been prepared under the night sky. What follows is a gastronomic experience—a five-course dinner masterfully prepared with seasonal, local produce and paired with fine Australian wines. 

Under a Desert Moon operates every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 1 May and 31 October (2024)


Under a Desert Moon

Under a Desert Moon

General Store

If you are looking to stock up on provisions to prepare your own food at your campsite or on the resort BBQs, the General store at Discovery Resorts - Kings Canyon has you covered. The store is stocked with essentials like gas bottles, meat, drinks, and a selection of hot and cold food. It is open from 7am to 7pm daily, with fuel also available.

Kings Creek Station

Located 38km south from Kings Canyon car park, Kings Creek Station is a functioning cattle station that offers a range of accommodation options as well as on-site activities (such as ATV tours and scenic helicopter flights).

Kings Creek Station Cafe

The cafe at Kings Creek Station offers you a range of hot cooked meals, snacks, and drinks, including beer and wine. For a true Kings Canyon food experience, try the famous camel burger! Opening hours are subject to change, but regularly open for breakfast through to dinner.

Kings Creek Station burger menu

Kings Creek Station burger


Barbeques are available for campers at both Discovery Parks - Kings Canyon and Kings Creek Station to cook on. Additionally, you could organise a BBQ for lunch or dinner on the go in Watarrka National Park at the Kings Canyon Picnic Area or Kathleen Springs carpark with Gas BBQs, drinking water, picnic tables and toilets available for travellers. 


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