New adventures await in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park these summer holidays! We will re-open to welcome members of the community from 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with eye-popping new places to explore.

Naturescape 'python'Brave the heights of the brand new Bungarra and the Python, wade in the new Paperbark Waterhole, get caught in a web in the Tangle, and build your best-ever cubby.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is the perfect place for kids to connect with nature and have fun outdoors.

This Stage 2 development was designed following extensive consultation with our visitors (young and not so young), schools, experts in childhood development and the wider community. The message we received loud and clear was that you are looking for a place where kids can be challenged in a fun, nature-based facility, learn to take reasonable risks to support their development, and have the opportunity to understand more about the wonders of our precious natural environment and the value of its conservation.

Kings Park is the perfect place to provide children, families and schools with ‘an appointment with nature’ in the heart of Perth.

From March 2018, new and improved dedicated education facilities will also open to meet growing demand from schools for Kings Park Education programs based here. More ‘living classrooms’ will provide leading-edge outdoor teaching spaces for students to learn about the natural sciences, WA biodiversity, leadership and local Aboriginal culture.

This $3 million Stage 2 project is made possible with the exceptional support of Rio Tinto, who have been the major partner in this project since it was first proposed in 2008. Rio Tinto is committed to supporting education initiatives that encourage innovative learning from early childhood through to adulthood, and deliver lasting benefits to the WA community.

More than 400,000 visitors have been to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park since it opened in 2011. Now, Kings Park and Rio Tinto strengthen their shared commitment to encouraging kids to connect with nature with new challenges and more to explore.

From 14 December 2017, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be open 9.00 am until 4.00 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. We will be closed on Mondays, all of February and on days when there is a very high fire danger. Keep up to date by following our social stream or the Kings Park and Botanic Garden Facebook page, or subscribe to our newsletter.

See you on the summer holidays!

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from December 2018 until May 2019 due to concert events.

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Call for Aboriginal tourism operators

Kings Park, or Kaarta Koomba, invites local businesses employing, owned or run by Aboriginal people to provide new tourism and cultural experiences for its visitors.

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.

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