Kings Park and Botanic Garden is the green heart of the city, covering 400.6 hectares and located adjacent to the Swan River, approximately 1.5 kilometres from the Central Business District of Perth. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and botanic garden, the Park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia. Kings Park and Botanic Garden has extensive city and river views with panorama to the Darling Range. The magnificently sited State War Memorial is also one of several scenic vantage points. Kings Park and Botanic Garden showcases an outstanding collection of Western Australia flora. It is a popular place for picnics, pleasant walks, cultural and ceremonial events. Nearly two thirds of the Park is natural bushland containing 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 areas. There are picnic and barbecue facilities, public toilets and playgrounds at several locations in Kings Park. The Lotterywest Family Area (accessible from Kings Park Road) is home to the Ivey Watson Playground, an ideal location for families with very young children. Synergy Parkland (accessible from May Drive) is wheelchair accessible and features the popular Zamia Cafe. The playground, including an ornamental lake and island fort is adjacent to the outdoor cinema venue that operates between December and March each year. The Kings Park Kiosk, Botanical Cafe and Fraser’s Restaurant are located on Fraser Avenue and all enjoy spectacular views over the city and Swan River. Aspects of Kings Park, also located on Fraser Avenue, is a unique showcase of Australia’s finest arts, craft and design. The Annual Kings Park Festival is held in the month of September, and includes the spectacular blooming wildflowers in the Botanic Garden.
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With its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands, Kings Park is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sporting activities. Kings Park has a great range of facilities and activities open to the general public throughout the year.
Enjoy a movie under the stars at the outdoor cinema located in May Drive Parkland in Kings Park. Presented by Moonlight Cinema, enjoy the newest released movies and some all-time greats. Pack a picnic dinner or purchase food and drinks onsite and enjoy a beautiful summer evening.
The Law Walk is Kings Park’s premier urban bushland trail. It is a 2.5 km loop walk that provides visitors with scenic views of the Swan River and a unique insight into biodiversity along the Mount Eliza escarpment. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. This walk has some steep sections. The accessible parts of the walk start from Swan Carpark (off Forrest Drive). A turnaround bay is provided as the trail steepens just before Dryandra Lookout.
YOU WILL FIND…
- visitor information centre
- wheelchair for loan
- accessible bathrooms
- baby change facilities
- accessible parking
- accessible by public transport
- Moonlight cinema, access to the entrance is paved, then you need to get across the grass to the seating area, concession and companion cards accepted