Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Tour Guide:
Lush green lawns, playful fountains, cobbled pathways and a rock garden, a scintillating skyline, colourful boats on the river below and a wealth of botanical marvels interspersed with a sprinkling of memorials, statues and honour avenues – the attractions at the Kings Park & Botanic Gardens are endless and so are the experiences. Sprawled on the lush green lawns, watch the world go by, enjoy amazing views of Perth’s scintillating skyline and be mesmerised by the colourful boats floating past you on the Swan River.
In the Botanic Garden, stroll along the Lotterywest Federation Walkway for a marvellous display of spectacular flowers and exquisite views of the Swan and Canning Rivers and the Perth City Skyline. Delve into the area’s history with a visit to the Beedawong, a meeting point of the Aboriginals for important ceremonies and celebrations; this meeting place is still in use by the Australian Aboriginals, the traditional owners of these grounds. The scenic Water Garden is a must-visit with its recreation of a Darling Range Creek, exquisite fountains, sculptures and water garden books on the rocks.
Enrich yourself with the knowledge of the evolutionary path taken by Acacia, Australia’s Floral Emblem as you ascend the Acacia Steps at the Acacia Garden; walk into the Grevillea and Hakea Garden and be greeted by flocks of varied birds feasting on the abundant honey; and wonder at the magnificent spread of uniquely Australian banksias at the Banksia Garden. Head inland towards the main bush land of the park on the Law Walk Trail and be rewarded with sightings of dolphins, yachts at Matilda Bay, New Holland honeyeaters, Carnaby’s cockatoo and flocks of birds.
Apart from revelling in the beauty of nature at the Botanical Gardens, stroll down the tree-lined Fraser Avenue to enjoy fine dining and refreshments, hop on to a City Sightseeing Bus for a ride around the park, make a wish at the Wishing Well and/or visit the State War Memorial. The Fraser Avenue is also the beginning point of many guided tours around the park. Children can escape to a land of extinct Australian mega fauna at the Synergy Parkland or enjoy an adventure at the Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, a recreation of a natural bush land with rocks to clamber up, logs to balance on, creeks to wade through and innumerable opportunities to get dirty.