Fraser Avenue is the main visitor hub in the inner-city oasis that is Kings Park. It is a great place to start your visit. Here are some ideas and useful information to help you plan your visit.

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Admire one of Australia's greatest avenues.Admire one of Australia’s great avenues

The majestic avenue of lemon-scented gums along Fraser Avenue gives visitors a breathtaking entrance to Kings Park.

If your time is limited, make a walk along Fraser Avenue your top priority.

Enjoy scenic city and river views from Kings Park and Botanic Garden.Take in the views

Fraser Avenue and the surrounding visitor hub overlooks Perth city, the Swan and Canning Rivers and the Darling Range and Perth hills to the east.

It is the best view in Perth. Head to Kaarta Gar-up Lookout or at the State War Memorial to take your photos and enjoy the panoramic views.  

The State War Memorial Precinct is located on Mount Eliza overlooking Perth Water.Visit the State War Memorial

The State War Memorial of Western Australia sits boldly on Mt Eliza escarpment, as a constant reminder to the city of Western Australian servicemen and women who have lost their lives in battle from World War I to the present day.

Overlooking the Swan River and Perth city, the memorial sits poignantly alongside the Court of Contemplation and Flame of Remembrance and is a must-see for all visitors to Kings Park.

All queries can be attended to at the Kings Park Visitor Information Centre. Photo: J. Thomas.Drop into the Visitor Information Centre

The Visitor Information Centre is open daily between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm (closed Christmas Day). Make the most of your visit to Kings Park with the help of the knowledgeable Kings Park Volunteer Guides who can assist with helpful advice, maps, trails and tours to suit your interests.

Located next to Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop.

Free guided walks in Kings Park are led by Kings Park Volunteer Guides.Take a free guided walk

Free guided walks depart daily at 10.00 am, 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm outside Aspects of Kings Park. Several topics are offered including WA Botanic Garden and Kings Park bushland walks.

Bookings are not necessary for groups less than 10 people.

Aspects of Kings Park is a gallery and retail environment for the highest quality contemporary Australian and Western Australian craft and design.Shop at Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop

This is undoubtedly Perth’s best store for quality, contemporary Australian and Western Australian-made craft and design, Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop is not to be missed. Delivering a distinctive shopping experience with friendly staff and products that reflect the natural environment and Western Australia.

Aspects is open seven days, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Perched high on the Mt Eliza scarp in the heart of Kings Park, the Western Australian Botanic Garden is a sweeping 17 hectares of stunning garden displays.WA Botanic Garden

The entrance to the Western Australian Botanic Garden is located in the Fraser Avenue visitor hub. Its spectacular gardens are recognised as some of the best in the world. 

These living collections celebrate the mega-diverse and beautiful flora of Western Australia. Look for the large 'Symbiotica' sculpture than marks the entry.

Take a tour around Kings Park and Botanic Garden with a range of operators.Take a tour

Private tour operators offer a range of experiences for you to enjoy in Kings Park. Take an Aboriginal Cultural Tour, hire a bike or hop on the Perth City Sightseeing bus.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden provides for various eating stylesEnjoy a meal

With unbeatable views of Perth city and the Swan River, Fraser’s Restaurant offers a unique fine dining experience. The State Reception Centre, managed by Fraser’s Restaurant Group, provides a venue for community, corporate and government events accommodating up to 700 guests.

For a more casual dining experience, Botanical Cafe and the Kings Park Kiosk are located next to Fraser’s Restaurant and provide a relaxing breakfast or lunch spot.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a beautiful setting for a family picnic and barbecue.Enjoy a picnic

Enjoy an Aussie barbecue in the Pines Picnic Area with our free electric barbecues, lovely lawns, tables and seating in the Fraser Avenue precinct. Gather a group and pack your picnic basket for an outdoor meal with views of the city and river as your backdrop.

Please remember portable barbecues are not permitted in Kings Park.

Access and parking

Free parking is available in the Fraser Avenue visitor hub in Wadjuk Carpark and areas surrounding Pines Picnic Area.

There are several ACROD bays in Wadjuk Carpark and around Pines Picnic Area Carpark including at the Kings Park Administration Building, Kings Park Education Centre and Biodiversity Conservation Centre.

The 935 Transperth bus drops off and picks up visitors on Fraser Avenue or Wadjuk Carpark.

For further information, please refer to the Kings Park parking map and guide.

Facilities

Free electric barbecues are available at Pines Picnic Area near the Kings Park Administration Building.  

Toilet facilities are available next to Wadjuk Carpark, on Fraser Avenue Lawn North and adjacent to the Exhibition Ground.

In order to get the most out of your visit, please refer to the Visitor Checklist and Kings Park Terms and Conditions. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please use the search facility in the top right corner of our site or contact us for assistance.

Forrest Drive closure

A section of Forrest Drive will be closed between Wednesday 30 October and Thursday 31 October 2019, due to scheduled tree works.

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Applications are now open for the 2019/2020 Kings Park Summer Scholarships.

2018-19 annual report now available

Excellent results in research, conservation and visitor experiences have been recorded in the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2018-19 annual report, which is now available online.

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