Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and offers innovative design, displays and services. Kings Park has an international reputation for scientific research, leading horticulture, conservation and public education.
Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. Two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity.
Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and the Darling Ranges to the east. Bushland walk trails, immaculate gardens and parklands and a variety of children’s discovery play areas can all be found in Kings Park. The Visitor Information Centre, free daily guided walks, Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop, cafes and public transport are easily accessible.
Kings Park is always open for visitors and free to enter. The Visitor Information Centre on Fraser Avenue is open daily and free guided walks are available. The Garden Advisory Service provides free information for home gardeners.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is located in West Perth, a short distance from Perth CBD. Parking is free for visitors and public transport is readily available. Walks and tours are offered daily.
Kings Park has a great range of events and activities open to the general public throughout the year. See the events calendar for all the details.
With its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands, Kings Park is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sporting activities.
Kings Park Education is a national leader in hands-on education in the areas of environment, science, sustainability and Aboriginal history for students from Kindergarten through to Tertiary level.
Fraser Avenue leads the visitor from Kings Park Road, West Perth into the major tourist and restaurant precinct. A short walk takes visitors to the State War Memorial and Western Australian Botanic Garden entrance.
Explore more than 3,000 species of native flora, most of which are found nowhere else on the planet, in the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and to learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.
The Synergy Parkland is a recreation area for the entire family and hosts outdoor cinema during warmer months. The area features beautiful lawns, dinosaur-era themed play equipment and the popular Zamia Cafe.
An ideal spot for picnics and play, Variety Place offers a large natural play area for children of all abilities, free barbecues and expansive lawns. Popular children's theatre features in the Saw Avenue Amphitheatre during warmer months.
The Lotterywest Family Area includes the Stickybeaks Cafe, Ivey Watson Playground for children aged 0 to 6 and Hale Oval for older children, picnics and outdoor activities.
Two thirds of Kings Park is bushland, making it an important conservation reserve in the urban area. The bushland is home to a diverse range of native wildlife and accessible by a network of walking trails.
Venues for hire
With its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands, Kings Park is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sporting activities. Find your venue is a useful tool to help you find the ideal location for your function out of the many venues available for hire.
Please note: a number of other venues available for use in the park are privately administered. Bookings are not available through the Kings Park Bookings Office. Please contact them directly for details.
The State War Memorial precinct is not a hire venue. Memorial services or film and photography bookings within the precinct require joint approval by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and the Returned and Services League (RSLWA).
General Park facilities
Visitor Information Centre
The Visitor Information Centre is designed to help you maximise your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden and is located next to Aspects of Kings Park in the Fraser Avenue Precinct. The Centre is open between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm seven days a week (closed Christmas Day) and provides visitor services including wheelchair hire, public telephone, internet access, maps, brochures, lost property enquiries and information on guided walks and tours.
Toilet facilities are available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden, at all major visitor precincts. The facilities map shows the location of all toilet facilities (including disabled toilets). Parenting facilities are available at most locations. Penalties apply for improper use of bushland and gardens.
Drinking fountains and refreshments
The Kings Park and Botanic Garden facilities map shows the location of free, drinking water fountains at all major visitor precincts. Refreshments are available for purchase at a number of easily accessible locations and free barbecue facilities are available at several locations.
Seats and shade
There is seating available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden. All parkland areas have park benches strategically located in busy areas, particularly along Fraser Avenue, in the Botanic Garden, Synergy Parkland and in the Lotterywest Family Area. Seating has also been placed along the Mt Eliza Escarpment and Law Walk to provide spectacular views of the Swan River and City of Perth. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic chairs and rugs for their comfort. There is plenty of shade available under the trees and sheltered pavilions. Portable sun shelters and marquees are not permitted.
Permanent lighting exists in high profile areas of Kings Park, in particular around Fraser Avenue and the Botanic Garden entry. Limited lighting is found along sections of the memorial drives (May and Lovekin Drives) to preserve the bushland and protect nocturnal fauna. Additional temporary lighting is used along some memorial drives and the Broadwalk Vista during special events such as concerts. It is advisable to carry a torch with you if you are visiting after dark.
Transport and parking
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is in the heart of Perth city and easy to get to by private vehicle or public transport. Kings Park provides free parking for visitors within the park boundaries. Transport options are available to suit all visitor needs.
As a public park, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is free and open for visiting 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate function, sporting activity, school visit, community event or a large family gathering, we are here to help. You might be hosting friends, attending a concert or enjoying a meal. Take the time to organise your visit.
Kings Park Administration
Kings Park Administration is open for public enquiries, reception and payment services between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays).
Contact Kings Park Administration for further information.
Visitor Information Centre
The Visitor Information Centre is designed to help you maximise your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden and is located next to Aspects of Kings Park in the Fraser Avenue Precinct.
The Visitor Information Centre is open between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm seven days a week (closed Christmas Day). Managed by volunteer Kings Park Guides, the Centre provides visitor services including wheelchair hire, internet access, maps, brochures, lost property enquiries and information on guided walks and tours.
Kings Park does not have provision for the secure storage of luggage for visitors so please make alternative arrangements before your visit.
Contact the Visitor Information Centre for further information.
Garden Advisory Service
The Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners provide a free service for home gardeners and non-commercial groups. Seek their advice on propagation, potting, planting out, pests and pruning of native plants.
Contact the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners for further information.
Kings Park Bookings
With its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland lawns, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sport activities. Find your venue will assist you to find your ideal function location.
Contact the Kings Park Bookings Officer for further information.
Kings Park Education
The Authority provides a comprehensive Education Service, ranging from school curriculum programs; to horticulture traineeships and higher education opportunities; to Guides and Master Gardeners training; to providing community workshops and children's activities.
Contact Kings Park Education for further information.
A number of brochures are available to improve visitor services to Kings Park, some of which are available for download below in print friendly format. Printed copies can be obtained through the Visitor Information Centre.
You may also be interested in other Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority publications and reports.