Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and offers innovative design, displays and services. Kings Park has an international reputation for scientific research, leading horticulture, conservation and public education.
Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. Two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity.
Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and the Darling Ranges to the east. Bushland walk trails, immaculate gardens and parklands and a variety of children’s discovery play areas can all be found in Kings Park. The Visitor Information Centre, free daily guided walks, Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop, cafes and public transport are easily accessible.
Kings Park is always open for visitors and free to enter. The Visitor Information Centre on Fraser Avenue is open daily and free guided walks are available. The Garden Advisory Service provides free information for home gardeners.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is located in West Perth, a short distance from Perth CBD. Parking is free for visitors and public transport is readily available. Walks and tours are offered daily.
Kings Park has a great range of events and activities open to the general public throughout the year. See the events calendar for all the details.
With its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands, Kings Park is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sporting activities.
Kings Park Education is a national leader in hands-on education in the areas of environment, science, sustainability and Aboriginal history for students from Kindergarten through to Tertiary level.
Fraser Avenue leads the visitor from Kings Park Road, West Perth into the major tourist and restaurant precinct. A short walk takes visitors to the State War Memorial and Western Australian Botanic Garden entrance.
Explore more than 3,000 species of native flora, most of which are found nowhere else on the planet, in the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and to learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.
The May Drive Parkland is a recreation area for the entire family and hosts outdoor cinema during warmer months. The area features beautiful lawns, dinosaur-era themed play equipment and the popular Zamia Cafe.
An ideal spot for picnics and play, Variety Place offers a large natural play area for children of all abilities, free barbecues and expansive lawns. Popular children's theatre features in the Saw Avenue Amphitheatre during warmer months.
The Lotterywest Family Area includes the Stickybeaks Cafe, Ivey Watson Playground for children aged 0 to 6 and Hale Oval for older children, picnics and outdoor activities.
Two thirds of Kings Park is bushland, making it an important conservation reserve in the urban area. The bushland is home to a diverse range of native wildlife and accessible by a network of walking trails.