Operating Hours

Days: Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays and public holidays)

5 November 2022 - 31 January 2023: Summer Opening Hours 8.30 am – 12.30 pm

February 2023 – closed for annual maintenance

1 March -  31 March 2023: Summer Opening Hours 8.30 am – 12.30 pm

1 April – 3 November 2023: Standard Opening Hours 9.00 am – 4.00 pm



Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is closed on days of Total Fire Bans, Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Ratings or severe weather warning is forecast.

We are also closed every Monday (including public holidays), Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day (25 April), Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Year’s Day (1 January) and Australia Day (26 January).

Notices are provided on this website where ever possible regarding closures and service interruptions.


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 complete the booking form and return to the Education Bookings Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Bookings are free and help to ensure you get the most out of your visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Booked groups will be allocated a shelter on arrival and recieve a welcome and bush 101 safety talk from the Naturescaper on duty. 

Bookings are available in two (2) hour blocks at either 10.00 am or 12.30 pm. 

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is closed on days of Total Fire Bans, Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Ratings or in the event of a severe weather warning. Please regularly visit our notices section for current information that may impact your visit.


Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park strongly recomends the following minimum 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 


Pre-excursion site visit requirement: 

It is recommended that teachers and educators from schools and groups planning an excursion to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park (RTNKP) visit the venue to complete a risk assessment and familiarise themselves with the site prior to their excursion.  Please check the website for opening hours before your visit.

To assist you with your planning, we have produced a pre-excursion checklist.  A site visit should take approximately 30 minutes. If you have any questions after completing your site visit, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


School Holiday Programs:

More information on School Holiday Programs and how to book can be found here.


Conditions of Entry

Please follow these simple rules to keep everyone happy and safe:

Adult supervision is essential

Adult supervision is essential here

Challenging environments and natural hazards are present. 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.
No swimming

Knee deep only

The water here is not suitable for swimming or drinking. Children in nappies must not sit in the water.
Please look after natural environment

Be gentle

This is a fragile, natural environment. Please look after it. Please don’t pick flowers, damage trees or chase animals.

Group bookings required

Group bookings

Organised groups (i.e. schools, vacation care groups) must book to come to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. No booking = no entry. School groups are only able to visit Naturescape in conjunction with a Kings Park Education program booking.
No rubbish

What rubbish?

There are no bins here. Thank you for taking your rubbish home.
Everyone welcome

Everyone welcome

Paths and boardwalks are generally accessible for people with disabilities or mobility issues and for parents with prams. Logs and rocks are available to sit on, however there are no benches or seats. Some visitor shelters are provided.
No pets


Pets + wildlife = big trouble. Please leave your pets at home. Assistance dogs are welcome.
No throwing

Dangerous activities

Please don’t throw rocks, or throw anything from tall structures found here. Any dangerous behaviour that could hurt you or others is not allowed.
No bikes or skateboards

Bikes, scooters and balls

There are places in Kings Park perfect for these activities, but please don’t use them in here. Bike racks are provided outside the main entrance on May Drive.
No shelters and picnics

Picnics and equipment

Shade tents, big eskies, trolleys and chairs are not permitted. There are places in Kings Park perfect for picnics but not here.
No smoking

Smoking and alcohol

Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Penalties apply.
Dial 000 in emergency


Don’t panic. Phone 000 for fire and emergencies. Listen for instructions. Find a staff member if you need help or first aid. Naturescapers contact number is 0467 809 836 during opening hours.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Saturday 25 March 2023 due to a concert event.

School Ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is responding to the confirmed detection of an exotic beetle, the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) in the Perth metropolitan area.

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City of Perth E-Scooter Trial Expands through Kings Park

Visitors will be able to hire and ride e-scooters within Kings Park as part of City of Perth’s E-scooter Share Scheme from Saturday 25 March 2023.

Support for Noongar Boodja continues

Fugro has generously renewed their partnership with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to bring another three years of the very popular ‘Noongar Boodja’ education program to Kings Park.

Rare plants stolen from Kings Park

We're devastated to announce up to 900 of WA’s rarest orchids have been stolen from the Conservation Garden in Kings Park.

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