Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a stunning park overlooking Perth City and the Swan River. The park is a place of relaxation, recreation and wonder for locals, interstate and international visitors.
The total area of the park is 400.6 hectares with nearly two thirds of the park being natural bushland. The park contains 319 species of native plants and around 80 bird species. The balance of the park is made up of superbly cultivated gardens and open recreational spaces.
Kings Park has been revered as a sacred place for Aborigines whose mythical serpent, the Wagyl, is said to have entered the ground near here and emerged as the foot of Mt Eliza, now the site of the State War memorial, to create the beautiful Swan River.
Whether it’s for a relaxing picnic and taking in the magnificent views, exploring bushland and gardens or climbing the DNA Tower to see the even more spectacular views a visit to Kings Park is sure to be memorable. Children are also well catered for with a number of playgrounds for children of all ages.
For more information and to view a schedule of events visit the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority website.
Subject to change, check website for details.
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Visitor information centre
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City and river views
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