Kings Park Volunteer Guides

Join the Kings Park Volunteer Guides on a free journey of discovery.

The Kings Park Volunteer Guides are a dynamic group of over 140 active people of varying ages and backgrounds. They all have a love for Kings Park and a desire to share this passion with visitors.

Not only do our beloved guides staff the Visitor Information Centre, but they also conduct free daily guided walks twice a day, lead special walks throughout the year, and contribute to park projects and research.

Find out more about the Kings Park Volunteer Guides.

Guided Walks

The schedule of walks is available in the events calendar.

Discover Kings Park

Wander amongst Western Australia’s unique native flora and discover the diversity of plants from the Kimberley to the Great Southern.
Available: All year round
Duration: 1.5 hours

Water Views and Wilderness

Enjoy glorious views of the Swan River and Mt Eliza escarpment. Explore the unique flora of Roe Gardens and Kings Park Bushland. 
Available: July - August
Duration: 2 hours
Access: Moderate degree of difficulty. Enclosed footwear, sunscreen, hat and water needed.

Wildflowers and Bushland

Discover spring wildflowers along the Nature Trail where you may encounter ‘milkmaids and postmen, pixies and fairies, donkeys and spiders’.
Available: August - October
Duration: 2 hours
Access: Suitable for wheelchairs

Heart of the Park

Tread hidden paths and discover how plants survive in this challenging environment. 
Available: July - October
Duration: up to 3 hours
Access: Moderate degree of difficulty, some sand tracks, up to 6 km. Not suitable for prams, wheelchairs or mobility aids.

Themed walks

These special walks take place throughout the year to coincide with special days or events, for example International Women’s Day, Heritage month and National Eucalypt Day.
Available: Throughout the year. To be notified of these events, follow the Kings Park Guides on Eventbrite.

Guided walks by request

Special guided walks are available for group bookings (10 or more people) who have particular needs, such as a convenient time or specially designed topic. 

Bookings must be made through the Bookings Officer one month prior to the intended walk date to ensure a Kings Park Guide will be available. Prices start at $10 per person. 

Please send the completed Guided Walks by Request Application Form to the Bookings Officer. Our Bookings team will respond shortly after confirming Guide availability.

Becoming a Kings Park Volunteer Guide

Training courses to become a Kings Park Guide are run every few years. If you are interested in becoming a guide, please send your contact details to:

Before a training course is scheduled to take place, advertisements are placed in local newspapers, the Friends of Kings Park newsletter, and on display boards in and around Kings Park.

All new guides are required to complete a 14 week training course.

Kings Park Guides enjoy monthly meetings, presentations on a range of subjects and excursions for continued learning.

The commitment of at least three duties a month is required of Kings Park Guides, usually at least one in the Visitor Information Centre and one walk. All guides are expected to do both.

Find out more about the Kings Park Volunteer Guides.