Kings Park And Botanic GardenCurrently Open
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.
- 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.
- Lotterywest Federation Walkway: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Guided Walks: 10:00 am, Noon & 2:00 pm.
- 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.
- 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
2 PM - 3 PM
77.53% 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
94.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kings Park And Botanic Garden
What an incredible display of native flora in one area. The colours of the wildflowers was breathtaking. The walk paths were level and easy to access and negotiate however some of the walks would be difficult for non ambulant persons due to steep grades especially on the elevated walk platform. It would have been nice to see more designated and clearly identified pedestrian crossings given that most of the visitors were walking. The views from the lookouts were spectacular. The lawns are well manicured and a delight to be able spread a picnic rug on them for lunch.
Best botanical gardens I have been too in Australia so far. Wear your walking shoes, take a hat because you will want to walk through and enjoy all of it! Amazing views, brilliant sinage for information on plants and aboriginal culture. Such a magnificent display of plants too There is a fantastic park for the kids to enjoy nature. Always events and entertainment happening and the tours are so knowledgeable and lovely (worth it if you have some spare time). If it is a beautiful day, go early! Highly rate
This is the place to relax while enjoying the view of Perth city. The park is huge, with lots of spaces that ensure your privacy while you're there. Transportation to the park was a breeze as there are constantly free buses going from and to the park throughout the Perth City. I would definitely recommend people to come here and relax and enjoy the view. There are so much thing to see and I'm sure you'll see something new every time you come here.
Beautiful huge open gardens with very well kept paths and walkways, plenty of things to see and do... go to the lookout/observation tower, have picnics, bbq facilities available. Very large parks with heaps of things for kids of all ages to play on ... you will need to supervise young children as there are open lakes. Dinosaur statues to climb on etc and great views from cafes in different locations through out Kings Park. Awesome destination if you are a tourist/ visiting on holidays.
What better place to see our city and the Swan. Makes for some picturesque scenes. Relax, take a stroll, have a picnic. Pizza and burgers at the Kiosk are good. The plants and gardens are well looked after. Plenty of parking but can get full quickly on good days or when Pokemon is around. This is only the front half of the park, plenty more to explore at the back.