With nearly two thirds of natural bushland, Kings Park has an abundance of walking & running trails to explore.
Kings Park is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world, and the best way to get around is by foot on one of the many walking trails. Read on to discover some of Perth’s best walks, hikes, tracks and running trails all located within the dazzling Kings Park.
Distance: 1.7km | Duration: approximately 1 hour
Visitors will take in stunning views of the Swan River and Perth's CBD as they pass the State War Memorial, Lord John Forrest statue, entrance to the Western Australian Botanic Garden and Lotterywest Federation Walkway. The walk concludes near Aspects of Kings Park, in the Fraser Avenue Precinct.
Botanic Garden Discovery Walk
Duration: 20 minutes - 1.25 hours
There are two walking trails to enjoy through the Western Australian Botanic Garden. The Short Walk is 20 minutes one way, or 40 minutes return. If you have more time, the Long Walk (1 hour and 20 minutes return) is a fantastic way to cover the entire area, including the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, Pioneer Women's Memorial Fountain and Water Garden.
Lotterywest Federation Walkway
Duration: 40 minutes return | Open: 9am - 5pm daily | Entry: FREE
Walk among the treetops and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. The journey extends 620 metres through the Western Australian Botanic Garden and includes a spectacular elevated 52 metre glass and steel arched bridge suspended among a canopy of tall eucalypts.
DNA Tower Climb
The DNA Tower derives its name from the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) double-helix molecule, which is found in all cells and control the development of life. It is the highest viewing point in Kings Park. The DNA Tower is located at the Forrest Drive end of the Broadwalk Vista. It is an easy 1.5 km walk from Synergy Parkland and the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
Distance: 2.5 km loop | Duration: 45 minutes
Law Walk is Kings Park's premier urban bushland walking and running trail which provides visitors with scenic views of the Swan River and a unique insight into biodiversity along the Mount Eliza escarpment. Suitable for people with moderate fitness as it includes steep sections. Wheelchair and pram access is available on parts of Law Walk.
Bushland Nature Trail
Duration: 25 minutes loop
The Bushland Nature Trail walk offers a unique encounter with Western Australia's famous wildflowers, trees and birdlife in their natural environment. An open mia mia structure marks the entry of the trail, with a mosaic depicting the Menzies Banksia, Banksia menziesii. Suitable for most groups including families and people with disabilities.
The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is a tribute to the bravery of Australian troops who fought in the Papua New Guinea campaign of July 1942 - January 1943. The Kokoda Walk begins at Kennedy Fountain on Mounts Bay Road with a climb of 150 steep steps (with a vertical rise of 62 metres). Follow the plaques along the steps to the State War Memorial where the track ends, just north of the cenotaph. Please note that this walk does not have wheelchair or pram access.
Boodja Gnarning Walk
Distance: 2.8 - 3.4km | Duration: 50 - 80 minutes
The Boodja Gnarning Walk explores the Nyoongar peoples’ connection to the land within Kings Park. Interpretive signage panels provide information and artworks from the Nyoongar people for visitors to follow while experiencing other Kings Park attractions. The initial one kilometre walk breaks into two separate paths known as the Maarm (male) Track and the Yorga (female) Track; both are open for visitors of either gender.
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