Perth’s sprawling Kings Park crowns a hilltop of natural bushland on the city’s western border. Taking up 1,000 acres (400.5 hectares) of parklands, botanic gardens and bushland, the park was established in 1872.
Western Australia is known for its superb array of wildflowers and flowering trees, and Kings Park is one of the best places in the state to see them.
Visit during September for the spring wildflower display, or year round to take the elevated Federation Walkway across the treetops.
Take a free guided walk, or follow the signs to see the state’s iconic trees, including karri, jarrah, native Christmas trees and pines. The restaurants, cafes and kiosks in the park offer a range of meals and refreshments to recharge your batteries.
Review by Leah, USA, October 2011
Kings Park is a gorgeous part of Perth. It sits right on the Swan River and looks over downtown. It's great for picnics, reading a book, hanging out, whatever... And there's a nice tree-top walk kind of thing with cool bridges.
Free buses run to Kings Park from the city center, or you can walk there in around 15 minutes via St. George’s Terrace.