The jewel in the city's crown...
Kings Park is one of the largest inner city parks in the world. Located within a short walk of the city, it is a major drawcard for both visitors to Perth and locals alike.
This stunning location overlooks the city and the silken blue waters of the Swan River. From high above, you can see the brilliantly coloured sails of boats on the river, the twinkling lights of the city, the distant Perth Hills and the endless blue skies for which Perth is so renowned.
Views from the DNA Tower in Forrest Drive are similarly breathtaking - on a clear day you can see all the way to the Indian Ocean.
The park features both cultivated gardens and untamed bushland and you can picnic on grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland or attend one of the summer outdoor concerts under the stars. Children are also catered for with a number of excellent playgrounds suitable for children of all ages.
Be sure to experience Federation Walk which includes a walkway above the tree tops, where you'll become truly captivated by the birds' eye view.
The Aboriginal history is particularly fascinating. You see, 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 at the foot of Mt Eliza to create the beautiful Swan River. Mt Eliza is also the site of the State War Memorial.
For those with energy to burn, the Kings Park walk and cycle trails are a great way of seeing more of the park.
Also be sure to take time out to relax at one of the many scenic picnic and BBQ areas or visit the park's tearooms and restaurant. In spring time you can enjoy the world-class Kings Park Wildflower Festival. This festival within the Botanic Gardens celebrates the breathtaking beauty of WA native wildflowers with a dazzling profusion of species spread over seven hectares.
Be sure to visit the various gift shops all located off Fraser Avenue. Aspects of Kings Park is an award-winning gift store and an experience within itself. A treasure trove of unique local art, craft, jewellery, books, gifts & stationery, we dare you to walk out of there empty handed!
These guided walks are offered in Kings Park and Botanic Gardens daily at 10.00am and 2.00pm. Bookings are not necessary for groups less than 10 people.
Dining with a view
Kings Park and Botanic Garden provides for various eating styles, from casual kiosk, to sit down cafe, to an award winning restaurant. Whichever option you choose, you can be guaranteed beautiful surroundings to make your meal an enjoyable event.
The Botanical Café features the freshest local produce and provides its own brand of affordable cleanskin West Australian wines and handcrafted tap beers from The Old Winery.
Fraser Restaurant celebrates the best Western Australia has to offer in food, wine and service and is set in one of the states most spectacular locations with views of the city and Swan River.
The Kings Park Festival takes place each year during September offering month long calendar of music, exhibitions, workshops and entertainment for the whole family. Find out more
Wildflower season is one of WA's most fascinating natural treasures and in Perth you can see them blooming at Kings Park from September to November following the Kings Wildflower Trail. Find out more
Kings Park is home to the Moonlight Cinema at the Synergy Parklands, screening the latest release and classic films from December to March. Find out more
Kings Park is visited by nearly 6 million people each year. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and botanic garden, the park is the most popular visitor destination in WA. Find out more