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Kings Park is a 400.6-hectare (990-acre) park overlooking Perth Water and the central business district of Perth, Western Australia.

The park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland on Mount Eliza with two-thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland.

Offering panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range, it is home to over 324 native plant varieties, 215 known indigenous fungi species and 80 bird species.

It is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia, being visited by over five million people each year.

Besides tourist facilities Kings Park contains the State War Memorial, the Royal Kings Park Tennis club and a reservoir. The streets are tree lined with individual plaques dedicated by family members to Western Australian service men and women who died in World War I and World War II.

The park is also rich in fauna (both native and imported) and during September of each year Kings Park hosts Australia's largest wildflower show and exhibition – the Kings Park Festival.



Here are some other interesting facts about our beloved Kings Park:

  • Kings Park is bigger than the world famous Central Park in New York. Our park measures up at 400.6 hectares, whereas the park seen on TV sitcom Friends is 341 hectares.
  • It was officially opened on 10 August 1895. The park was originally called Perth Park and was renamed in 1901 to King’s Park.
  • The Botanic Garden has been a fixture in the park since 1962. It’s home to more than half of Australia’s 25,000 plant species.
  • Jacob’s Ladder is a set of stairs located at the end of Cliff Street. It has 242 steps and is a dream for residents to exercise in the early morning or at lunch time. Your legs will feel it the following day.
  • There have been guides walks in the park since 1984. The volunteer guides cover all aspects of the park including the local Noongar names and traditions. Walks are varied according to the Noongar season Djilba-Kambarang (July–October) for the wildflower season; the Mukuru for May and June, and the Birak-Djeran for November to April.
  • The Kings Park Festival runs throughout September, and you can expect Live music concerts, outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and activities cater for all ages and interests. Some of the most beautiful trees in Kings Park will also be dressed to impress — the highlight will be the Queen’s Tree which will be dressed in a truly regal outfit.






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Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005




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Trans ops


enjoy the journey on the Double Decker hop on / off bus  (to / from and around Kings Park) as well as the bike hire station in Kings Park 

at major car park Wadjuk Car Park Parking places Kings Park


in and out 

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Major tourist options 
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Icons Kings Park    


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Kings Park
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Name & URLTheme / FeatureDistance from Fraser Rd PlatformDate yy.mm comment
Statue Lord Forrest Monument SW 340m in centre of roundabout 2020.07 drafted page 
Botanic Terrace and Pavilion Pavilion (minor view to river), connects with paths  S 350m along federation walk 2020.05 opened late 2019 photos opts 
Beedawong Meeting Place Historical site: meeting place of Aboriginal tribes. stone amphitheatre (40 people) open air SW 0820m walk straight, below tree top bridge walk Google map only 
Fraser Avenue Precinct Zone topics 0   
Trails Kings Park Trails directory elevations, distances  
The Bali Memorial Memorial Bali terrorist attack 2002 N 250m, views, seating Memorial 12th Oct each yr 2020.05 google street view added 
Jacobs Ladder outlook: 242 steps / popular fitness path, cafe at base NW 0400m straight line 2019.06 New Google Virtual tour 
Kaarta Gar-up Platform view East to city & river 0 at Platform 2019.05 updated 
Lycopod Island water feature, kids play zone, within May Drive Parkland with cafe and toilets SW 2400m hop on / off bus passes hourly  
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Virtual tours

Kings Park   
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Location / linkFeatures / theme
Moonlight Cinema Perth Outdoor Cinema 
Lycopod Island Kids play gorund 
Zamia Cafe Cafe and May Drive Parklands 
Virtual tour Paths kings Park Paths 
Jacobs Ladder N.East: 200+ steps, connects Kings Park to base, wow view and nice cafe at the base 
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TRAILS KINGS PARK

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Name & URLDistance / elevation / surfaceFeaturesDate yy.mm comment
Lotterywest Federation Walkway 0620m / e:10m / hard surf / Dir: various Botanical gardens, Tree top Glass bridge 2020.07 updated with route map + 190 pics 
Nature Walk 2 N.East Crawley Path 0280m / e:06m / hard / dir: E-W Iron mesh surface, Near DNA tower 2020.07 updated 19.08 virtual tour mapped 
Goanna path 1250m / e:20m / hard 80% / dir: N-S-E  dir; 10pm to 5am 2020.07 updated 19.08 virtual tour mapped 
Crawley Path: Nature walk North loop 0750m / e:05m / hard / loop Parking, Nature walk 2020.07 updated 19.08 virtual tour mapped 
Nature walk 1 N.East Crawley Path 0420m / e:06m / hard / loc: C.E / dir: E-W Iron Mesh, near DNA tower and Botanic Car park 2020.07 updated 19.08 virtual tour mapped 
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Name & URLTheme / FeaturesDate yy.mm / comment
Whistlepipe Gully Loop Track 3500m track Kalamunda, waterfalls 2020.07.31 50% mapped 
Boodja Gnarning Walk in Kings Park 2km loop Indigenous trail Plants, glass bridge, waterfall 2020.07.12 drafted 3 tracks optional trails 
Art trail Claisebrook cove 3km trail - added 360 photos and some vid 2020.06 step inside links  
Virtual tour Heritage Sculpture trail trail 600m Burswood - park, lake, Icons - Family theme 2020.06 google mapped 
Loop CC Art trail East Perth 3km Trail Art walk 5km bike loop 2020.06 drafted 
Perth Quad bike - Pinjar Dirt tracks / trails - fast recording for google test 2020.06.14 recorded on the fly - it worked 
South Perth Bowling Club bowling club - 360 pics for google maps 2020.06.11 
Buryalup Park park, river, trails - add some footage to test 2020.06.04 
Jenalup Beach Beach, nature trail, cliffs 2020.05 virtual tour and google street view 
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Places visited




Event date / locationEvent typeTitle / summaryVenue / hostPublication link
2020.08.10 Burswood Icons of the trail Stunning food and views City View Cafe fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.07.12 Kings park Icons of the trail update bike hire station Bicycle hire SpinWAy Kings Park fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.02 Kalamunda trail - Bushland - creek Natural zone - dog friendly Whistlepipe Gully walk fbk wa trails pic n vid 
2020.08.12 Burswood Icons of the trail 190 m rock serpent The Wandering fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.08 Hillarys Icons of the trail Awesome Marina with so many attractions Hillarys Boat Harbour fbk wa biz 
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