Kings Park, Perth
Kings Park occupies approximately 400 hectares of Mount Eliza overlooking the city of Perth and the Swan River. Situated only a few minutes from the centre of Perth, the Park has much to offer with its sweeping parklands, Botanic Garden, wildflowers (which are spectacular, especially in Spring), and native bushland (two-thirds of the park).
There are extensive city and river views with a panorama to the Darling Scarp. On a clear day, from the top of the DNA Tower in Forrest Drive, the Indian Ocean can be seen to the west. The magnificently sited State War Memorial is also one of several scenic vantage points.
The Western Australian Botanic Garden extends south of the State War Memorial and is planted with 1700 native species.
Extensive dual-use paths (pedestrian and bicycle, also accessible to wheelchairs) traverse Kings Park and bikes can be hired from the bicycle hire which operates from the main carpark adjacent to the restaurant, tearoom and snack bar.
Western Power Parkland Cafe adjoins the Arthur Fairall Playground in May Drive, and the Lotteries Family Area is off Kings Park Road.
Nearby to the bicycle hire is the Visitor Information Centre operated by the volunteer Kings Park Guides. Maps and variety of other literature about Kings Park are available from the Kings Park administration building and the information centre. Kings Park guides invite you to free guided walking tours, available 1000 and 1400 daily throughout the year (except Christmas Day).
There are picnic and barbecue facilities, public toilets and playgrounds at several locations in Kings Park. The Lotteries Family Area is primarily for children aged up to six years old and disabled children and is served by Stickybeaks Cafe. The Western Power Parkland has several electric barbecues and a cafe.
The Kings Park Tearooms and Fraser’s Restaurant are located on Fraser Avenue in Kings Park. Kings Park Tearooms are open daily. Fraser’s is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The Annual Spring Wildflower Festival is Australia’s largest and most varied massed native plant display and wildflower exhibition including scientific, educational and trade features. Also available is horticultural advice and souvenir sales.
Activites and Experiences at Kings Park
- Mountain Biking
- Animal Viewing
- National Park
- Public Telephone
- Takeaway Food
- National Park