Thousands of people visit Kings Park Perth each year to see the beautiful bushland, peaceful parks and botanic garden. Also, the views of the city and Swan perthcitifitout.com.au River are exceptional.
Kings Park comprises of a massive 400 hectares and is situated about 1.5 kilometers away from Perth’s central business district. Formerly called Perth Park, the name was changed to Kings Park in 1901 to commemorate the accession of King Edward VII along with the visit to Perth made by his son, the Duke of Cornwall and Princess May.
You can easily get to the park from the city by bus or taxi and if you are feeling fit it’s possible to walk there within 30 minutes (uphill).
Lottery West Federation Walkway
This is one of the biggest attractions and here you can walk amongst the treetops of the botanical garden and enjoy a stunning view of Perth city and the Swan River. The walkway extends 620 metres and is a combination of on-ground pathways and an amazing elevated 52 metre steel and glass arched bridge suspended among tall eucalyptus trees.
If you’re looking for unique Australian arts and crafts, or books on Western Australia flora, you can browse the selection of products at the Aspects Gift Shop on Fraser Avenue. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day except for Christmas and Good Friday.
You’ll be able to see the biodiversity of Western Australia with your own eyes when you visit the Botanic Garden. Be sure to see Gija Jumulu – the mighty Baobab. This massive tree is said to be 750 years old! It weighs 36 tonnes, is 14 metres high and eight metres wide with a trunk measuring 2.5 metres in diameter. This tree was relocated to Kings Park in 2008 from Warmun in the Kimberley region over 3,200 kilometres away. It was a gift from the local indigenous people, the Gija as unfortunately it had to moved due to work on the Great Northern Highway.