Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

Free entry

Seasonal opening hours

Closed in February
March 2024: Opening Hours 8.30 am - 12.30 pm 
April 2024 - October 2024: Opening Hours 9am - 4pm

Closed all Mondays.


Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is closed all of February, public holidays and days of Total Fire Bans, Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Ratings or Severe Weather Warnings.

Guide to Naturescape

Experience nature play right in the heart of Perth! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is packed full of wild fun, from rushing creeks and towering tree hides, to lofty aerial walkways and tricky rope tangles. Reconnect with nature and enjoy a great day out.

Imagine walking into a bush adventure, without having to leave the city. As you arrive the towering Python beckons, feel your heart thump as you climb through the giant mouth and up into the treetops. Black cockatoos (karaak and ngoolaark) feed all around you, and the wind rushes through your hair as you slither back down to the ground. 

Where to next? Build a cubby in the bush? Mix up a magic potion at the The Spring? Or take off your shoes and build a dam in Paperbark Creek, as the cool water flows around your legs. Ahead of you, magpies (kulbardi) dance in and out of the water and trees swish in the breeze. A path beckons, crossing over a deep billabong filled with darting fish. You lie on the boardwalk and watch the waters below. Is that a gilgie on the bottom? Are those tadpoles? Dragonflies zip back and forth, bright red and blue in the sunlight. 

You set off again, ready to find the next adventure. Suddenly the path descends, and you find yourself deep within the weaving Kulunga Gully. You run, your laughter echoing around you, then dash back out into the open. Can you make it through the Tangle without touching the ground? Your arms stretch to reach the next rope, massive upside-down tree trunks loom all around, and ahead of you the huge shape of The Bungarra comes into view. You climb up and up. Honeyeaters dart through the blossoms in the tree branches right next to you and your pulse races as you dare yourself to look down. And down. And down.

Time to go beneath the earth, navigating the tunnels of The Burrow to find your way back to Paperbark Waterhole. A perfect place for morning tea! Lie back and listen to the sounds of the bush. Take the time to observe the life all around you. And then head back out and do it all again.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is designed to encourage unstructured nature play in a bushland environment. Children must be supervised at all times. 

School holiday activities

We offer a range of nature-based activities and programs during the April, July and October school holidays. 

July 2024 school holidays
Escape from the devices this July school holiday and get into nature at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park with our huge range of self-guided and guided activities. Hours of free, happy and healthy nature play!

Click here for more information about school holidays activities

Special events

Special events are held throughout the year, including Kings Park Nature Play Days. For more information about what's on in Kings Park visit the What's On calendar. 

Zippy’s Bush Kindy 

Zippy’s Bush Kindy, an early learning adventure for little nature lovers aged 3-5 years, runs daily during school terms.

After school programs 

KIN Wilderness Wanderers is focused on connecting with the beauty of the natural world. Each week children will explore the bushland using the principles of nature connection and core routines to create mysteries and adventures. This program is brought to you by Educated for Nature.         

School education programs 

School education programs are available during term time. Educational packages include the opportunity for free play in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Conditions of Entry

  • Adult supervision is required. There are tall climbing structures, open water, large rocks and other features that are    intentionally designed to challenge young visitors. Make sure your child stays within their capability.
  • The water is not suitable for swimming or drinking. Children in nappies must not sit in the water.
  • Be gentle! Please don’t pick flowers, damage trees or chase animals.
  • Take your rubbish with you.
  • Paths and boardwalks are generally accessible for people with disabilities or mobility issues and for parents with prams.
  • Please leave your pets at home. Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Please don’t throw rocks, or throw anything from tall structures found here. Any dangerous behaviour is not allowed.
  • No bikes, scooters or balls.
  • Shade tents, big eskies, trolleys and chairs are not permitted.
  • Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Penalties apply.
  • Phone 000 for fire and emergencies. Listen for instructions. Find a staff member if you need help or first aid.

Group bookings and vacation care

Organised groups of 10 or more including community and vacation/childcare groups must book to come to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.   Free group bookings are available during school holidays and on weekends only, subject to availability.   Unbooked groups may not be granted entry at busy times. 

Please contact the Education Bookings and Support Officer on 


To ensure your safety, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park strongly recommends the following ratios for group bookings. 

  • 3 - 4 Year old: 1 adult to 5 children 
  • 5 - 8 Year old: 1 adult to 6 children 
  • 9 - 12 Year old: 1 adult to 8 children