Kings Park is Perth's playground - everybody's backyard - and the people of Perth really do make wonderful use of its 1000 hectares of bushland, walking trails and cultivated garden spaces. A favourite spot for families is the Western Power Parkland- a wonderful place for children and adults alike, with its mixture of water, playground areas for children of all ages, shady lawns, discovery trails and - on summer evening - outdoor cinema. If you really want to make a day of it , you can bring a picnic, make use of one of the free barbecues (watch out for cheeky sausage-stealing kookaburras) or choose to eat at the Zamia Cafe that overlooks the Parkland. There's plenty of parking but be prepared for things to be busy at weekends especially - it's become a favourite place for big family gatherings - I said it was an extension of all our own back gardens!
A superb green Island close to the city center, which offer you a great point of view on Perth and the Swan river. Also an ideal place for a typical Aussie barbie session.
Just go there to relax or enjoy timeless strolls around the Park. Learn more about WA plant species thanks to the Botanic Garden.
The past few years have seen a bit of a craze in Perth for 'the outdoor cinema'. It started off with Sunset Cinema in King's Park and there's now about five locations around Perth. The basic idea is a movie screen set up in the outdoors where people can enjoy a picnic and a film on a summer night. It might not sound like much, but it's a pleasant way to pass the evening and all the outdoor cinemas show off a unique part of Perth.
Movies by Burswood: Right on the river foreshore at the Burswood Casino complex. Tends to play new releases. Bring your own blankets, chairs, etc, or hire them for about $2. Sausage sizzle and licensed bar on site. Beautiful part of the river for walking and picnicking, with sunset city views.
Luna Outdoor: Attracts an 'arty' crowd and often screens 'arty' movies. VERY uncomfortable so-called deckchairs. However, there's something you have to love about this strange, kitschy tropical garden with a movie screen and bar stuck in the middle of it.
Sunset Cinema - the original Perth outdoor cinema. Plays a good selection of current flicks and classics. Set in beautiful Kings Park, where there's plenty of playgrounds, native bush and city views. BYO picnic and blankets or buy a gourmet hamper on site.
There are also several others I haven't visited yet.
Before coming to Perth it was hard to imagine a 400 ha park in the middle of a city. Still, this is what Kings Park is. I think it is a must for anyone who comes to Perth. I recommend to visit it both during the day and at night. The views of the city are spectacular. You can walk, ride a bike, enjoy an icecream on a terrace, picnic, relax, watch the colourful wildflowers (August to October).... If you are interested to learn a bit more about the park, there are guided walks daily 10am and 2pm.
Whatever you do, don't miss out on visiting King's Park. There are lots of things to see and do here. The park is huge and also offers an opportunity to take some great photos of Perth city. King's Park has 267 ha bushland and a botanic garden.
My favourite spot is the Lotterywest Federation Walkway . The walkway features a 52-metre arched steel and glass bridge which passes through the treetops. From there you can view several wildflower gardens, cross the beautiful water garden valley and enter the marri woodland forest.
Also interesting is Honour Avenue which is tree-lined. Each tree has a plaque and was planted in dedication to individual servicemen who fought in the wars. There are also the War Memorial and Flame of Rememberance to see.
The Park has a visitor information centre, and a cafe, an aboriginal gallery and a small wishing well. Guided walks are available daily from 10am to 2pm.
One of the most popular place among the Aussie and tourists . Trip to Perth will not be complete without visiting Kings Park.
Great place to take picture of Perth city and the Swan River. The best time to visit is during spring time, when the wildflowers are fully blossom.
A very nicely laid out and maintained park, located high up looking out over the river and city of Perth. The botanical gardens contain a good selection of Australian wildflowers. There are memorials to Australian servicemen that died in conflict and a new memorial to the victims of the Bali bombing that was opened while I was there.
The walkway through the treetops is good and offers great views - see travelogue.
Kings park is wonderful. It gives examples of all the flora in Australia. The animal life here is great as well.
There is a lot to see and do here with the elevated walks, the grounds, the fountains, the memorials and much more.
I was driving around the perimeter and that by itself, took me at least 5-7 minutes to get to the road leading up to the park. The park, makes up of more than 1,000 acres of land, is truly huge! This is also the largest inner city park in the world. More than enough space for my children to do crazy things such as roll downhill.
Though there are many people there, the place still accord visitors with peace and true serenity. So take your time to soak in the atmosphere and scenery.
This precinct comprises the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection.
The Court of Contemplation commemorates the conflicts in which Western Australians have been involved. Dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1954, the walls feature the names of major battlefields.
The Flame of Remembrance, located in the Pool of Reflection, was lit by Her Majesty during a visit in 2000. The four torches represent the Navy, Army, Air Force and Women's Services and burns continuously.
A dawn service is held at 05:30 on 25 April (Anzac Day) each year.
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