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
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My family always take the opportunity to visit Kings Park whenever we are in Perth city. The grounds are so well kept, it is clean and picturesque. There are a variety of interesting areas to visit including coffee shops, restaurant, children's playground, the DNA tower, beautiful gardens, lake with fountains and more. This is a great place to exercise, walk, run, ride and enjoy the native vegetation and trees of Australia. There are public toilets, drinking fountains and many small tracks to investigate. Very nice monuments of remembrance and tablets showing sponsors for original planting of trees on entry to park, so cool. If your new to Perth check it out, you can spend the whole day investigating without seeing it all.
One of the Largest, most beautiful park in the city of Perth. A fantastic view of the city, incredibly green and beautiful sights. A calm, relaxing atmosphere and a great place to catch up with friends. Also the home of those who fought for our country years ago, a beautiful memorial. So please be respectful. I've come to Kings Park so many times and I've always had a nice time.
Rolling greens and lots of space to walk about, learn about botany, many places to sit and be quiet or have a picnic. It's designed with places specific for children's play or for different walks that cater to all fitness levels. The elevated walkway provided good views of the Swan River.
Kings Park is a well established park with expansive views overlooking Perth city and the Swan River. The park also boasts an incredibly diverse display of well tended native plants and flowers. The colours and fragrance of the flowers opening in Spring is simply breathtaking. The well maintained garden beds also host plaques with a little information about each of the plants and flowers on display. During November of 2018 the grounds near the war memorial was adorned with over 66,000 lovingly handcrafted poppies as a touching tribute to those soldiers from WA who sacrificed their lives while fighting for their country during WW1.
What is there not to like about Kings Park? Fabulous views of Perth city, the Swan and Canning Rivers and the Perth hills. The wild flowers are superb at this time of the year and the walking paths take you right through them. The glass sided walk bridge shouldn't be missed either. Water fountains are beautiful and the children's water playground is great for the kids. There is a very nice restaurant there but also more casual eating is available from the kiosk during the day. Huge amount of sprawling lawn areas to have a picnics and there are gazebos to use for a bit of shade (you have to get there early to grab one though).