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 Noongar 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 Noongar calendar: Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba, Kambarang and Birok.

Beedawong is used as a venue for ongoing Noongar 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 explored via Botanic Garden Art Trail self-guided walk.

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You can use WA Botanic Garden map to help you navigate to Beedawong.

Beedawong Meeting Place was created in 2003 and provides a cultural performance space in natural surrounds. Photo: D. Blumer.

COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced that some transitional restrictions will apply until 12.01 am on Saturday 8 May 2021. As the situation evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

Bold Park access disruption

A section of the Bridle Trail in Bold Park will be closed from the 12 May to 17 May 2021 due to maintenance works.

Lotterywest Family Area visitor disruption

Ivey Watson Playground will be closed from early June to late July 2021 to facilitate the Stickybeaks Cafe and Ivey Watson Playground upgrade works.

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Stickybeaks Cafe upgrade and Ivey Watson Playground refurbishment

Stickybeaks Cafe will soon feature a revamped exterior to offer Kings Park visitors an improved al fresco dining experience.

New pavilion for Kings Park

Construction of a new pavilion and small stage at Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s Exhibition Lawn will begin next month.

Controlled fire planned for Kings Park

As part of a long-term research project, a controlled fire is planned to take place in Kings Park on one day between late April and mid May 2021.

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