Free guided walks in Kings Park and Botanic Garden are led by the Kings Park Volunteer Guides. They depart daily from Fraser Avenue, outside Aspects of Kings Park.

Free guided walks in Kings ParkGuided walks are free to the public and bookings are generally not necessary for groups less than 10 people.

Walks depart daily at 10.00 am, 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm throughout the year, except Christmas Day.

A number of topics are available, which are detailed below. The Heart of Kings Park is a three-hour bushland walk, held on Fridays between July and October. Bookings are required through the Bookings Officer and close midday Thursday. 

Additional walks are available during the annual Kings Park Festival in September, some of which require booking as indicated in the events calendar.

In rare circumstances, guided walks may be cancelled such as the afternoons of extreme fire danger days. Notices will be posted to this website.

Free guided walk topics

The schedule of walks is available in the 'Kings Park Free Guided Walks brochure' and events calendar.

Treasures of the Botanic Garden

Wander amongst Western Australia’s unique native flora and discover the diversity of plants from the Kimberley to the Great Southern.
Available: All year
Duration: 1.5 hours

Stories of People and Plants

Stories of Kings Park from early times – memorials, monuments and exotic trees provide focus for our memories.
Available: November - August
Duration: 1.5 hours
Access: Suitable for wheelchairs

Water Views and Wilderness

Enjoy glorious views of the Swan River and Mt Eliza escarpment. Explore the unique flora of Roe Gardens and Kings Park Bushland.
Available: July - October
Duration: 2 hours
Access: Moderate degree of difficulty. Enclosed footwear, sunscreen, hat and water needed.

Bushland and Wildflowers

Discover spring wildflowers along the Nature Trail where you may encounter encounter ‘milkmaids and postmen, pixies and fairies, donkeys and spiders’.
Available: August - October
Duration: 1.5 hours
Access: Suitable for wheelchairs

Heart of Kings Park

Tread hidden paths and discover how plants survive in this challenging environment.
Available: July - October
Duration: up to 3 hours
Access: Moderate degree of difficulty, some dirt tracks, up to 5 km. Enclosed footwear, sunscreen, hat and water needed.

Guided walks by request

Special guided walks are available for group bookings (greater than 10 people) who have particular needs, such as a convenient time or specially designed topic. Bookings must be made through the Bookings Officer one month prior to the intended walk date to ensure a Kings Park Guide will be available. Prices start at $5.00 per person. Further information, including a booking form, is available in the 'Guided Walks by Request brochure'.

Saw Avenue access disruption

Visitor disruptions will occur in the Saw Avenue Picnic Area from Monday 25 March 2019 due to toilet facilities upgrade works.

Bold Park access disruption: Kulbardi Walk

Kulbardi Walk will be closed from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday from Monday 18 March to Friday 12 April 2019.

Earth Hour 2019

The lights that illuminate the Lemon scented gums along Fraser Avenue be turned off during Earth Hour, which begins at 8.30 pm on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

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Summer Scholarship Program

Kings Park Science’s 2018-19 Summer Scholarship Program recently wrapped up after another successful summer.

More quendas, bigger plants

Western Australian quendas (Isoodon fusciventer) aren’t just cute and quirky, their digging and fossicking habits have been found to make an incredible difference in the growth of plants, according to new research.

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