Kings Park And Botanic Garden, Perth
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Address: Fraser Avenue, West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia
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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.
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 is there not to love about Kings Park? There is something for everyone. Plenty of differently themed children and family fun parks, and BBQ and picnic areas, nature walks, Jacob's Ladder for the fittest and not so fit, but botanical gardens, treetop walks, and great views and of course a fine dining function centre that I have been to for a wedding that was simply exquisite. For the rest of us a great take away with all the Aussie family favourites. Even my pup loves traversing through the tracks. See something for everyone - Love it!
If I could give 10 stars I would. You could spend days on end here and not get bored. Incredible variety of plants on show growing naturally and well taken care of. Lovely scenic views too and restrooms/drinking fountains abundant and strategically located. Peaceful and quiet. Tasteful and well kept memorials for fallen soldiers of wars gone by. Very educational too for people of all ages.
Absolutely amazing place. Lots of wildlife to photograph, the plant life is also stunning, so are the amazing views. Everyone should visit this place. You can also go there to view the sunrise! It's so pretty. You can come here with kids and other family to teach them about nature. There are also two decent restaurants to serve you if you get hungry.
Always my go to place for peace and quiet reflection whilst visiting Perth. A beautiful spot with fantastic views day or night. A stunning selection of plant species in particular the different terrains, grown to help educate and enjoy. Only minus was the tidyness of surrounding land, in particular - No one wants to see rubbish scattered around on the slope below the lookout. Thus could be cleaned up and maintained better.
This is an excellent place in Perth to relax. A big park to walk or even to do jogging. It has got a good city view. You can enjoy gentle breeze from here. However, be remined to take warm cloths because it is sometimes windy particularly after evening. Kids can play and enjoy moving here around.