Grabbing a coffee and something to eat before (or after) taking the kids to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has become even easier with an expansion of the free ‘hop-on, hop-off’ Ruby Subiaco Tram service in Kings Park.
The expanded route provides park visitors a convenient way to reach and explore Kings Park without the need for a car.
Ruby Tram is a volunteer-driven 1899 tram replica that has connected visitors from Subiaco Train Station to Fraser Avenue since 2018.
The stops on the new route include the Wadjuk Carpark just south of Aspects of Kings Park, outside of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and in front of Biara Café.
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Executive Director Alan Barrett welcomed the Ruby Tram route extension and said it was another step towards improving visitor access to Kings Park.
'BGPA is developing a draft Kings Park Integrated Transport Strategy to meet the current and future access needs for tourists and locals,’ he said.
'These new stops are yet another step towards providing more green transport services in our evolving transport landscape.
‘Ruby Tram offers a novel ‘stepping back into history’ experience for commuters. This volunteer-run experience is a great initiative for Perth locals and I encourage everyone to hop-on and enjoy the ride.’
Ruby Tram leaves Subiaco Station on the hour between 10 am – 4 pm on Tuesday – Friday and 10 am – 1 pm Saturday.