Kings Park And Botanic Garden, Perth
About Kings Park And Botanic Garden, Perth
Kings Park And Botanic Garden, Perth - Address, Phone Number
Address: Fraser Avenue, West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia
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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.
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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Kings Park is a lovely place to visit to enjoy the beautiful gardens and panoramic vista's across the City of Perth. It is also a great place to come for a family picnic or barbecue with children's playgrounds for kids to enjoy. Enjoyable walks among the gardens and trees with views over the Swan river make it a memorable experience. Tea, coffee and snacks are available plus Fraser's restaurant for meals and receptions. Other food and beverage outlets are also at the Synergy park lands picnic area.
Mind blowing lush green spaces and rich botanic garden, with amazing views of the water and city. Different walking paths from flat to steep, suitable for all abilities. So much grass kept perfectly soft for walking or laying on. AVOID the insane prices at the kiosk and Aspects store. Bring a picnic, find the water fountains, and take photographs.
Truly wonderful gardens. Great view of the river and Perth skyline. Interesting gift shop which is on the pricy side. Different sectors highlight the vegetation of WA in a natural way. Truly beautiful and worth at least half a day. Bring a picnic to extend the experience. Ample parking and personal facilities.
This is a marvellous park, very close to Perth city centre, with beautiful gardens featuring local native plants and trees from WA and wider Australia. It has winding footpaths through all the different areas, with clearly labelled plants and explanation boards. One boundary affords wonderful views of Perth and the River Swan. It has a cafe and restaurant, and a free bus links it to the city.
Kings Park is probably best known for the WA Anzac memorial (and others). It has a great deal of bushland filled with native flora and fauna, between each of it's many landscaped park areas. Some of these more tourist focused (near the main entrance and memorials), others more suited to families and children (Synergy Parkland). Overall a lovely place with a good measure of variety.
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