Kings Park and Botanic Garden remains an important ceremonial and cultural place for the Indigenous people of Western Australia. There are many visitor services offered within the park to celebrate its Indigenous connection.

Beedawong traditional dancing. Photo: M. Griffin.View image slideshowBeedawong (meaning 'celebration' or 'meeting place') is a stone amphitheatre located in a natural setting within the heart of Western Australian Botanic Garden, among the flora of the Darling Range. It lies to the west of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway and near to the Roe Gardens and Place of Reflection.

A tiered performance area, Beedawong was designed by Nyoongar artist Richard Walley and landscape architect David Smith from Plan E. Six large, pinnacle type rocks surround this area. Each rock symbolises one of the six seasons of the Nyoongar calendar: Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba, Kambarang and Birok.

Beedawong is used as a venue for ongoing Nyoongar cultural activities including story telling, dance performances and quiet reflection. It is also a popular location for Kings Park Festival activities in September and for Kings Park Education school programs. 

From Beedawong, you can take a walk through the treetops over the Lotterywest Federation Walkway and enjoy unsurpassed views of the Swan River and Perth City. Artworks within the walkway include designs by the local Indigenous people. Further information on Indigenous artworks in Kings Park and Botanic Garden can be found in the Botanic Garden Art Trail brochure.

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Beedawong Meeting Place was created in 2003 and provides a cultural performance space in natural surrounds. Photo: D. Blumer.

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Under BGPA Regulations, an infringement may be issued if the driver of a vehicle does not remain within Kings Park's boundaries.

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Snapshot of our busy year

The 2017-18 annual report has landed on the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority bookshelf, recording another outstanding year and an estimated 5.7 million visitors enjoying the expansive parklands, natural bushland and WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park and Bold Park.

Students thank Fugro!

More than 1,000 primary school students, teachers and parent helpers converged on the WA Botanic Garden earlier this month for Kings Park Education’s annual Djilba Festival.

Summer science scholarships

Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

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