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Kings Park is popular year-round, but September is by far our busiest time of year. We encourage you to plan your visit to get the most out of your time at the Kings Park Festival. Here’s some information to assist with your planning.

What's on

The Festival runs for the entire month of September and most events take place between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to allow the flowers to have a good rest each night.

Many events start outside Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop in the main visitor hub. Check out the Festival events calendar for a comprehensive list of all the happenings this September or pop into the Visitor Information Centre.

Covid-safe events

All Kings Park Festival events will be run in a Covid-safe manner to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all events and use the hand sanitiser available in the Visitor Information Centre, at Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop and at our food and beverage outlets.

Festival map

The Kings Park Festival map is your guide to locations for all activities in Kings Park and Botanic Garden this September. We have also marked the best spots to see the wildflowers on our map. Download a copy before your visit or use the Wi-Fi at the Visitor Information Centre.

Bookings and costs

Kings Park is free to enter. Most Festival events are free or very low cost as we want to get everyone involved. Donations to the Friends of Kings Park at the Visitor Information Centre are greatly appreciated to help support our park.

Bookings are essential for some events (even if they’re free) so make sure you register early to avoid missing out. More information about bookable events is available in the Festival events calendar.

Weather

September weather can be a mixed bag, but our events go ahead rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Cancellations will only occur in the event of severe weather. Check the latest notices or follow Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Facebook to stay up to date with Festival alerts. If you’ve registered for an event, you will receive a notification if we need to cancel it.

Visitors with special needs

Kings Park is a place for everyone. If you have a disability or special needs, please read our Visiting with disability section to help us assist you with your visit.

Getting here

Kings Park encourages visitors to use public transport or visit the park on foot or by bike. Kings Park is located just 1.5 km from the Perth CBD.

The free and frequent 935 Transperth bus from St Georges Terrace comes right into the heart of Kings Park. City CAT buses (also free) pass the main Kings Park entry on Kings Park Road. Visit the Transperth website or download their app for more information.

Parking

Minor road closures and detours are occasionally in place during the Kings Park Festival. Drop-off zones are located outside major venues to assist visitors arriving by car. Free parking is available in carparks and along verges in Kings Park. Please adhere to parking signs and do not park on lawns, footpaths or over emergency access areas. Refer to the parking map for further details.

Bike hire

If you want to explore the park on two wheels, adult bikes are available for hire from Spinway WA from within Wadjuk Carpark.

Bike tours

The team at GoGo Tours are running special 'Pedals and Petals' bike tours throughout the month. Check out the events calendar for all the details.

Hike tours

Join our friends at The Hike Collective for a 'Kings Park High Tea & Guided Hike' tour. Check out the events calendar for all the details.

Segway tours

Hop on a segway and take in the park’s beautiful flora along many of our bushland tracks. These guided tours by Segway Tours WA operate daily starting at the Barrack Street Jetty in central Perth.

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are available for purchase at Kings Park cafes and restaurants. Don’t forget to sort your waste into our general or recyclable bins or, even better, take your rubbish home with you.

Dogs

We love dogs, but as the Festival can attract large crowds we strongly recommend leaving your pooch at home if you intend to visit major Festival attractions. With the exception of assistance dogs, they are not permitted at group events such as guided walks. All dogs in Kings Park must be on a lead.

Further information

Subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter to keep up with the latest Festival news. Share your Festival images using #kingsparkfestival and #kingsparkperth. Please contact us with any enquiries.

COVID-19

The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

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