Kings Park and Botanic Garden is in the heart of Perth city and easy to get to by private vehicle or public transport. There are multiple entry points along main roads. Once in Kings Park, there are various options to get around and plenty of visitor carparks.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority actively supports Travelsmart methods of travelling. Located just 1.5km from Perth CBD, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is readily accessible by public transport. Transperth bus route 37 travels from St Georges Terrace right into the heart of the Park at the Fraser Avenue Precinct, free travel from the city.
There are a number of public transport options depending on your starting point and individual needs. Visit the Transperth website or call 13 62 13 for more information.
Private scenic tours are also conducted in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, some of which begin in Perth city. City Sightseeing Perth operates a hop on / hop off Kings Park Bus Tour seven days a week that features Fraser Avenue, Roe Gardens and Synergy Parklands. The Kings Park Tour can be purchased individually or as part of a larger tour that covers the sights of Perth.
Experience uninterrupted panoramic, birds' eye views of the Swan River, Perth City and Kings Park and Botanic Garden with interesting commentary provided along the way.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden welcomes nearly six million people each year and every effort is made to ensure free, convenient parking. During fine weekends and on special events, traffic can be very busy so please be patient and courteous. Visitors are urged to allow adequate time to reach their destination, especially if attending a function or event. Please observe speed limits and adhere to traffic signs.
Speed restrictions of 20 kilometers per hour (kph) in children’s play areas and near the State War Memorial, and 40 kph through the rest of the park are enforced for visitor safety.
Learner drivers are not permitted to drive vehicles within Kings Park.
Kings Park provides free parking only for those visitors within the park boundaries. Visitors are not permitted to park their vehicle in Kings Park and then leave Kings Park boundaries by any other means (on foot, by bus or in another vehicle). Note: Jacobs Ladder is not within the Kings Park boundary, it is in City of Perth land.
Parking on Fraser Ave is primarily for set down purposes. Limited 2 hour parking bays are available for people using the park. The 2 hour limit applies 8.00 am – 5.00 pm, Monday - Friday (public holidays excepted).
Parking is also available in the main car park behind Fraser's Restaurant. A 30 minute parking limit applies to the parking bays closest to Aspects of Kings Park. This limit applies during peak times 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday (weekend and Public Holidays excepted).
Disabled parking is available at various parkland locations - Fraser Avenue (near Fraser Circle), Main Wadjuk Carpark, Forrest Carpark, Botanic Garden Carpark, Roe Carpark, Zamia Carpark, Kulbardi Carpark, Marri Toilet Carpark and in the Lotterywest Family Area Carparks. A valid ACROD parking permit will need to be shown on your vehicle.
We want you to enjoy your visit, so take care of your valuables and do not leave them unattended in your vehicle.
No parking zones
Please adhere to all parking signs for the safety and convenience of all park visitors and do not park on the lawns, over kerbs, in garden beds or on footpaths. Verge parking is permitted along Drives unless otherwise stated by signage or line marking.
Vehicles are not permitted to leave the road or parking areas, stop or park in No Parking or No Stopping zones. This includes wedding cars, limousines and catering vans.
A taxi 'cab spot' is located behind the Fraser's Restaurant complex and Aspects of Kings Park on Fraser Avenue. This 'cab spot' is used by taxis to easily locate passengers who have booked a taxi service from Kings Park.
The Authority is unable to reserve any parking area. Event groups, such as bridal parties, accessing Botanic Garden venues by limousine can be dropped off at the beginning of the Short Vista, at the Botanic Garden Carpark, Fraser Avenue Circle, in the bus bays at the Wadjuk Carpark or the Forrest Carpark. Limousines can park in the marked bays along the road near the Botanic Garden Carpark, Eucalyptus Carpark or in the Wardong Carpark located off May Drive.
Limousines are not permitted to park in the Forrest Carpark or Wadjuk Carpark due to limited accessibility. It is the organiser’s responsibility to check for any upcoming closures or roadworks prior to the event.
Horse and Carriages
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority requires a written application from any visitor who may wish to bring a horse and carriage into Kings Park and Botanic Garden. You must receive formal approval from the Authority prior to the animal entering the park. It is the organiser’s responsibility to ensure the Horse and Carriage vendor contacts the Authority to ensure that they comply with all necessary guidelines for Horse and Carriages in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Cycling is a great way to see Kings Park, with obvious health, environmental and economical benefits.
Cycling is permitted on all main roads (40 kph speed limit) and along designated shared use pedestrian/cycle paths (10 kph speed limit) in Kings Park. All shared paths are identified through signage at the entry to each path.
The hard surface shared paths in Kings Park bushland are: the Western Path, Zamia Path, Goanna Path, Boomerang Path, Speargrass Path and Prionotes Path. Cycling is not permitted on Law Walk or the Bushland Nature Trail or in any bushland area without designated hard-surface shared paths.
Due to safety and conservation issues, cycling is not permitted on any pedestrian only paths for any visitors over the age of twelve. Please be courteous to fellow visitors.
There are no designated shared paths in the Western Australian Botanic Garden or in the developed parkland areas of Kings Park. Cyclists are welcome to use the main roads in these areas.
For your convenience, bike racks are located in Wadjuk Carpark, Forrest Carpark, outside Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park on May Drive, and in Synergy Parkland. It is recommended you secure your bicycle with an anti-theft lock and take your valuables with you.
Please note that motorised or electric powered bikes or other transportation vehicles (other than those required for disability access, such as gophers and electric wheelchairs) are not permitted to use either the shared paths or the pedestrian paths in Kings Park.
Bike hire is not available within Kings Park and Botanic Garden. We recommend visitors contact Tourism WA regarding hire options.
Most transport around Kings Park and Botanic Garden is conducted by foot along walking trails and designated shared paths. All of these shared paths are on hard surfaces through the beautiful Kings Park bushland areas.
You may like to take a guided walk or self-guided tour.
Minor road closures and detours take place during the Kings Park Festival (month of September) and the Summer Events season (November through to early April). If you intend to drive into the park during these times, please follow directions and parking instructions provided by signage and by Kings Park staff. Notices of upcoming closures of roads, carparks and services are updated regularly.
The Authority is required to issue infringements for breaches to the Regulations and penalties may apply. If you have received an infringement from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, please refer to the Infringements section for more information.
- Last Updated: 14 August 2014