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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All cyclists and motorists are required to abide by the Road Traffic Code 2000 and must adhere to signage and directions by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Naturescape closed 2017

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Wednesday 1 February for the Stage 2 development during 2017.

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Congratulations Batonbearers!

We are delighted to share the news that Dr Tony Scalzo, a dedicated Kings Park volunteer, has been announced as a Batonbearer for the Kings Park section of the upcoming Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) during the 100 day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Master Gardeners turn 20!

Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulate and thank the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners as they celebrate their 20th anniversary in October 2017.

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