Kings Park warmly welcomed delegates of Australia's largest tourism trade show to a stunning Western Australian showcase event on 10 April 2019.
More than 1,200 guests from around the globe experienced an evening under majestic gum trees in the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden during the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), while taking in Kings Park’s famous views of Perth and the Swan River.
Kings Park is home to one of the few botanic gardens in the world to boast such a prime inner-city position and views, attracting more than five million visitors each year.
A special pop-up venue created by Tourism WA for the WA Showcase provided a 'the bush in the city' experience for delegates. The ambitious project used one of the most beautiful sections of the WA Botanic Garden as a major event venue for the first time. Roe Gardens is home to unusual plants and trees from WA regions such as Shark Bay and the Wheatbelt, including the world’s largest gum blossoms (Eucalyptus macrocarpa, common name: Mottlecah).
According to the Park’s executive director, Kings Park was the perfect place to give ATE visitors a taste of the State in one location.
'Kings Park brings together nature, culture and tourism to show off our powerful and uniquely Western Australian identity that locals and visitors always fall in love with', said Mr Alan Barrett, Executive Director, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.
Kings Park fact file
- Kings Park is home to the WA Botanic Garden, expansive parklands, the State War Memorial, a glass bridge overlooking the city, several cafes, extensive native bushland and the best views in Perth.
- Kings Park is known as 'Kaarta Koomba' by the Whadjuk Noongar Aboriginal people of the South West region, who have been traditional custodians of this land for at least 40,000 years. New Aboriginal cultural tours for visitors are set to commence in April 2019.
- Amazing visitor experiences include daily guided walks, Aboriginal cultural tours, locally made souvenirs from Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop, Segway Tours, the Perth Explorer bus, the Kings Park Festival and outdoor summer music concerts.
- It is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. It is located less than one kilometre from the city centre.
- Kings Park and Botanic Garden is the most visited destination in Western Australia.
- Our Visitor Information Centre is open every day from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.