Kings Park And Botanic GardenCurrently Open
- Address: Fraser Avenue, West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +61-894803600
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
Kings Park And Botanic Garden - Review
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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Kings Park And Botanic Garden, Perth Reviews
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.
I came here at night to sit with my friend in the car. The view of the city was beautiful and it was so peaceful. During the day there is lots to look at, including native plants, beautiful gardens, and wildlife. There's a great playground for kids, walk trails, and just calm and beautiful scenery everywhere. It's a perfect place for a picnic. Highly recommended!
Absolutely lovely stroll taking in the Perth skyline and Swan River. The plants are out of this world - beautiful (we’re from America so very different than what we’re used to seeing). The park is very pristine and well maintained. Great gift shop that has lots of local made gifts, and a cafe for some quick food and drinks (pricey though, better to pack your own). We spent a few hours here, could easily have packed a lunch and done a few more. Great place to relax, reflect and connect with nature.
Beautiful during the day or night! Over looking Perth City with beautiful flowers and plants. Has cafes and a shop close to main entrance. Elegant ceremonial structures and attractions lie within the area and is best to walk between these points. Must do if visiting Perth!
Wandering through this wonderful wild space was a highlight of my brief time in Perth. There are wonderful vistas of the city and the winding river, and cool, intimate spots throughout. Lots of wonderful information about the plants but nothing feels regimented. Any city would be proud to have this jewel in its crown.