Due to very high fire danger conditions today, Naturescape is closed and Kings Park afternoon guided walks may be cancelled.

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bug in the bush

Program dates 2020 to be announced - stay tuned for more great programs coming up next year!

Explore the bush for critters in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Age: This session is suitable for children aged 4 - 8 years old.

What lives in the bush? Young explorers are invited to hunt for invertebrates and spiders in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Work in a team to build a bug hideaway and create your own bush critter to take home.

This community program is in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service's Nearer to Nature series. During the school holidays they provide fun, hands-on activities that bring kids of all ages up close and personal with our wonderful plants and animals in some very special places. 

Nearer to Nature’s overall aim is to increase the community’s environmental awareness, knowledge and skills, including the related heritage of Indigenous and European cultures. The best way to do that is by getting out into nature and having fun!

Check out the Nearer to Nature website for more information.

Booking details

Cost: prices start from $10 per session. Bookings are essential. 

Duration: session includes 90 minute guided program plus free nature-based play in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Please contact our Education Bookings Office for more information.

Tags: Age: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Bold Park access disruption

Vehicle access will be restricted in Bold Park from 5.30 am - 10.30 am on Sunday 24 November 2019 due to a community cycling event.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from November 2019 until February 2020 due to concert events.

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Recycling trash to treasure

From the creative to the innovative, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is proud to showcase some of our best initiatives during National Recycling Week 2019.

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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