Kings Park And Botanic Garden

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  • Address: Fraser Avenue, West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +61-894803600
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature

About Kings Park And Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and receives over 5 million visitors each year. The park is over 1000 acres of lush greenery and native flora and fauna. Set on Mt. Eliza, the park offers stunning views of the Swan River.

The Botanic Garden sits on 18 hectares within the park. It has over 2000 species of native Western Australian flora including the jarrah and karri trees, sugar gums and bangalays, as well as Bunya and Norfolk Island pines.

Among the park’s numerous tourist attractions are:

  • The State War Memorial Precinct comprising of the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection.
  • Honour Avenues, which have plaques naming men, and women who died in war.
  • Fraser Avenue, which originally had red-flowering gum trees, planted to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1898.
  • Bali Memorial dedicated to the memory of Western Australian victims of the 2002 Bali bombings.
  • Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial, which is located at the main entrance to the park was built in honour of Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to parliament and was formerly known as Edith Cowan Memorial Clock.
  • DNA Tower, which is a double helix shaped staircase of 101 steps, is set on the highest point in the park. The paving around the tower is made from stones sent from all over Western Australia.
  • Synergy Parkland and Ivy Watson Playground are two children’s playgrounds located in the park with play equipment and life-sized dinosaur models.
  • Jacob’s Ladder is a set of 242 steps that leads to Mounts Bay Road and is popular with exercisers in the city. 

The park is an ideal spot for picnics and also has free barbecues installed for public use. There are also several restaurants, shops and cafes located in the park. The Kings Park festival showcasing the wildflowers of Western Australia is held here every spring. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Perth Itinerary 7 Days.

Kings Park And Botanic Garden Information

  • The park has no lockers to store things so visitors are requested to come prepared accordingly.
  • The visitor information center is open between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm and offers wheelchairs, Internet services, maps and lost and found information.
  • The Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners offer free advice for home gardeners and non-commercial groups, you can enquire about various techniques of planting and potting if you are a gardening enthusiast.
  • Portable barbecues are not permitted due to safety reasons.

Kings Park And Botanic Garden Opening and Closing Hours

  • Lotterywest Federation Walkway: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Guided Walks: 10:00 am, Noon & 2:00 pm.

How To reach Kings Park And Botanic Garden by Public Transport

  • Transperth bus route 37 from St Georges Terrace.
  • A taxi 'cab spot' is located behind the Fraser's Restaurant for pick up and drop off.

Restaurants Near Kings Park And Botanic Garden

  • Fraser’s Restaurant
  • Botanical Cafe
  • Kings Park Kiosk
  • Zamia Cafe
  • Bovell Kiosk
  • Stickybears Cafe

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  • 95% of people who visit Perth include Kings Park And Botanic Garden in their plan

  • 72.52% of people start their Kings Park And Botanic Garden visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kings Park And Botanic Garden

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94.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kings Park And Botanic Garden

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  • It's a very beautiful place, full of awesome trees, plants and flowers. One part of the garden is totally dedicated to the West Australia's plants and it is very quiet. The aboriginal gallery offer beautiful seeing of modern aboriginal art. There is also a very nice point of view on Elisabeth Quay from there. The park also have à Nice street food restaurant, toilets and other facilities. Just the best lane To chill out on sunday's afternoon ! If you are a tourist you must go there!

  • Kings Park is amazing and absolutely beautiful. It is such a lovely place for gatherings, birthday celebrations, picnics and to chill and relax with family and friends. The view of the swan river from here is just breathtaking. The day and night views are stunning so it is worth going there in the day and also at sunset to witness the night view when the city skyline lights up. It is a very respectful and serene resting space to commemorate the fallen Anzac heroes that is shared with the future generations in a safe and inspirational environment. You must visit Kings Park when you are in Perth. You will fall in love with this pace like many have :)

  • It was amazing to stand so high up and be overlooking such wonderful and different views for miles. You could see all the skyscrapers in the City, the sea, the river and beautiful countryside. We climbed 101 steps to the top of the DNA tower and could see for miles. The gardens were beautiful with many exotic plants and flowers and their names were displayed. We spent quite a few hours here and know there was lots more that we didn’t see. There is also a cafe in the grounds that served snacks and drinks. Well worth a visit.

  • As a local, how do you rate kings park? I can't imagine this city without it I would have had so many good times here over my life (and a couple of important bad times) If you a not from Perth, Kings Park is beautiful. And big, so there is a lot to see (or exercise through) from the popular spots, some of which seem to get renamed regularly based on corporate sponsorship, to natural bushland and some smaller war memorials that many people do notice so much. Do a dawn service for ANZAC Day if you get the chance. The view across the city and river is just amazing. All year. All weather. Just different types of amazing. There is a huge stretch of area with a great views, just amazing. If you get the chance to go to an outdoor concert in the bowl, do it. And the children's playground and lake area (that changes name with sponsorship) its a great family picnic location, and has been for generations. There is a great play ground for kids here (there used to be a much better one!! sadly I assume it didn't meet the changing safety expectations of modern life) a lake with an island and... Um dinosaurs. And as I mentioned earlier kings park is big, apparently the biggest inner city park in the world (sorry New York, I'm sure yours is impressive too) so there is definitely more I haven't mentioned yet (Like botanical gardens) but as I also mentioned, as a local it is hard to rate Kings Park, it just is.

  • Beautiful place to wander with or without your lover or friend. Enjoy the view. Walk without worry through the lush gardens. The view down into perth city is just stunning, even more so when the night falls. Need a place to chill or get romantic? Look no further. Downside. Coffee and food is over priced but good quality for the most part.

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