Kings Park is the number one attraction in Perth, Tripadvisor.com even listed it as number 1 in their top 10 things to do in WA. It’s the largest inner-city park in the world; at 4 square kilometres it is larger than Central Park in New York City. That means it’s packed full of great activities including tours and museums, and best of all it’s free to explore! Top off your visit with a picnic on the grass and take in the amazing city views.
We’ve made a list of the best spots to check out at Kings Park, check it out.
Kings Park contains extensive Botanical Gardens and native bushland showcasing the largest variety of native plants from all over Western Australia. Plants are grouped by regions which makes for a spectacular display. Our favourite part of the Botanical Gardens is the conservation garden, which hosts the most critically endangered and rare species of flora in Australia.
You can’t visit the Botanical Gardens without seeing The Giant Boab a 750 years old, 36-tonne boab tree, Gija Jumulu, which was transported more than 3200km from the Kimberly Region.
Rio Tinto Naturescape
Splash, climb and wade your way through the many tunnels, waterholes and structures at the Rio Tinto Naturescape. The Naturescape is a beautiful place for kids to connect with nature and learn about the environment; ‘challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods.’ Between Boomerang Bridge, The Prickly Thicket and a climbable python – the kids are sure to have a blast.
Aspects Gallery & Shop
If you want to experience some of the best Western Australian and Australian craft and design, Aspects Gallery is the perfect spot. It has a focus on local artists with products ranging from hand crafted, designer jewellery to kangaroo paw bags and of course knick knacks. It’s the perfect spot to buy a nice momento or gift from Australia.
Walk among the treetops
See Kings Park’s famous panoramic views from the skyline of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. The 40 minute walk is elevated in the treetops across a fabricated steel bridge and will give you a birds-eye perspective of the native bush, as well as views across the Swan and Canning Rivers. It’s open from 9.00am – 5pm, so be sure to allow enough time.
Kings Park hosts the West Australian State War Memorial Precinct. Visited by over 40,000 people on Anzac Day alone, this memorial holds a special place in West Australian’s Hearts.
It includes the Cenotaph, an 18 metre granite obelisk that honours all West Australians who gave their lives for their country, as well as the Court of Contemplation, Pool of Reflection and Flame of Remembrance. Underneath the Cenotaph you will find the honour roll with names of all those who served for World War I, World War II, as well as the Korean, Vietnam, Boer, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars yet sadly passed away.
Kings Park also contains three honour avenues containing 1600 plaques describing acts of bravery, heroism and suffering.
There’s nothing like a good old Aussie Barbeque at Kings Park. There are plenty of barbeque grills around the park that are free to use. Bring some snags and pop them on the barbie, then settle onto your picnic rug and enjoy the sunset.
Holiday Inn Perth City is the Perfect Place to Relax after a big day of adventuring
When you’ve spent all day on your feet it’s great to have a nice place to relax. Holiday Inn Perth City is perfectly located in the centre of the city, so you’ll have no trouble getting home from your exploration. Settle down with a drink from Ivy and Jack, our restaurant bar, and enjoy a delicious dinner as you watch the world go by. Best of all, Kids Stay and Eat Free. Save up to 20% off when you book in advance.