Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

Naturescape logoRio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment. It is a place to explore, climb rocks and ropes, wade through creeks, build cubbies and get dirty.

This area is not a playground or picnic area. It has been designed to retain as much of its natural bush setting as possible. The project brings back a level of challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods. Great care has been taken to provide children with a real ‘bush’ experience in the middle of our city combined with inspiring design and high quality amenities.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is the home of Kings Park Education. A dedicated education zone provides school students with a number of ‘living outdoor classrooms’, with tree logs for seating under shady trees, a jetty in the Water Corporation Wetland and a fire pit for traditional Aboriginal activities such as bush tucker and tool making. Kings Park Education explores the interconnected world of plants, animals and people for students from kindergarten to tertiary.

We highly recommend you plan your visit carefully before arrival. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed on days when a very high fire danger rating or above is forecast. Please regularly visit our Notices section for current information that may impact your visit.

If you would like to be involved in this unique project, there are many dynamic volunteering opportunities available.

All ideas and suggestions for future development are welcome. Share your ideas and contact our Customer Services Officer.

Kids discovering things to do

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature. It is an environmental learning and discovery facility with important conditions of entry.

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Dingo dens

There is so much to do and see at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Why not start your visit exploring some of these areas?

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Tree tangle fun

There are plenty of things to do in Rio Tinto Naturescape in Kings Park. Climb a tree hide for a birds-eye view. What can you see?

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Greeted at the entrance

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is set in natural bushland, so prepare for your visit with this in mind.

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Plan your visit and note the conditions of entry

This is an environmental discovery and learning facility. There are important conditions of entry for all visitors.

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Children wading through Paperbark Creek

Community concerns that many children are not in touch with nature, in the same way that previous generations have been, provided a call to action to Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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