Kings Park is a 400 hectares park located in West Perth, 5km from Perth CBD. The park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland situated on Mount Eliza with two-thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland. With panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range, it is home to over 324 native plant varieties, 215 known indigenous fungi species and 80 bird species. It overlooks the city as well as Perth Water and Melville Water on the Swan River.
It is one of the largest inner city parks in the world with over 6 million people visiting each year. You can picnic on grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland and children can play on the excellent playgrounds. Kings Park enjoys prime position on Mt Eliza overlooking Perth City and the Swan River and is renowned for its spectacular views. Parking is free and public transport is readily available.
From the parking lot, a short walk take visitors to the State War Memorial and also to the Western Australian Botanic Garden which displays over 3,000 varieties of the State’s unique flora, including many rare and threatened species. Two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity. The balance is made up of superbly cultivated gardens and open recreational areas.