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Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Wander through native scrubland, learn about plant species, have a barbecue or find a spot on the grass to enjoy the view of the Perth skyline.

Kings Park occupies a 1,000-acre (400-hectare) space right next to Perth’s central business district. It’s home to the stunning State Botanical Gardens, huge trees, large tracts of native scrubland, attractions for kids, cafés, a gift shop, barbecue areas and the State War Memorial.

Start with visiting the 44.5-acre (12-hectare) State Botanic Gardens to gaze at wildflowers from Western Australia and beyond. Check out the odd shape of the big, 750-year-old boab tree. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and Swan River from the hill with the Wishing Well, or climb the 101 steps of the DNA Tower to reach the highest point in the park. The 50-foot (15-meter) high tower, in the shape of a double-helix molecule, represents the development of life.

There’s plenty of space for kids to run and play and there are many barbecue areas around. Check out Synergy Parkland playground with life-sized statues of now-extinct Australian megafauna or visit the Lotterywest Family Area, specifically designed for children under the age of six. Kids will discover the insect world at the Saw Avenue picnic area and can clamber over rocks in the bushland of Naturescape.

Visit the State War Memorial to see the eternal flame and monument to those killed in Australia’s military conflicts. Take the Fraser Avenue Ceremonial Walk to admire the landscaped gardens and commemorative plaques.

Stroll along the Federation Walkway among towering eucalyptus trees or enjoy the longer Bushland Nature Trail that goes through almost untouched native forest. Another great track is the Boodja Gnarning Walk. Dedicated to the Nyoongar Aboriginal tribe, this walk’s name translates to “living off the land” and the signs explain the practical and spiritual significance of the landscape.

Stop by the park administration building or check the website for maps and information about dozens of other walks. You’ll find cafés, restaurants and other shops throughout the park.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from central Perth. The public park is open 24 hours, though some facilities close at nightfall.


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Lodging Near Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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Kings Park Motel

Kings Park Motel

255 Thomas Street, Shenton Park
4.1
of 5, from 10 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Kings Park and Botanic Garden. St John of God Subiaco Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$84
Tribe Perth

Tribe Perth

4 Walker Avenue, West Perth
4.7
of 5, from 10 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of West Perth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Princess Margaret Hospital, Domain Stadium, and Kings Park War Memorial. Kings Park and Botanic Garden and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$106
Quest West Perth

Quest West Perth

54 Kings Park Road, West Perth
4.4
of 5, from 11 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in West Perth, this luxury apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Princess Margaret Hospital, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Domain Stadium. Kings Park War Memorial and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Park Vista Executive Townhouses

Park Vista Executive Townhouses

Various Addresses, Shenton Park
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

These apartments are located throughout the area in Shenton Park.

$93
Sage Perth

Sage Perth

1309-1311 Hay Street, West Perth
4.4
of 5, from 95 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in West Perth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Princess Margaret Hospital and Domain Stadium. Kings Park and Botanic Garden and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

The Blue Door Villa

The Blue Door Villa

Unit 4/7 Cullen Street, Shenton Park
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Shenton Park, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Domain Stadium and University of Western Australia are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$64
Riverview On Mount Street

Riverview On Mount Street

42 Mount Street, Perth
3.9
of 5, from 119 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Perth Central Business District, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Jacobs Ladder and Kings Park War Memorial. Kings Park and Botanic Garden and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$107
Pan Pacific Perth

Pan Pacific Perth

207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
4.0
of 5, from 460 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Overlooking the Swan River, this hotel is less than 1 km (0.6 mi) from the Perth Mint, Perth Concert Hall, Hay Street Mall, and Swan Bells bell tower. Cottesloe Beach is about 11 km (7 mi) away.