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“Beautifully designed garden of Australian trees” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fraser Ave | West Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia
61 8 9480 3600
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$27*
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Best Swan River Scenic Cruise
Ranked #1 of 152 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The park cultivates over 13,000 species of Western Australian plants and contains one of the world's largest areas of natural bush land close to a city.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Brisbane
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Beautifully designed garden of Australian trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

When on a river cruise we had these gardens pointed out to us from below and decided to take a look the next day. To get there, we jumped on a blue CAT bus [ free service] and got off at Stop 19 then walked down the road to the Adelphi Hotel, hung a left turn and climbed the 242 steps to the top. The locals apparently call these steps 'Jacob's Ladder" and they were being used by a steady stream of younger, but courteous, fitness fans for training. From there it was a short walk up the road to the Park. First stop was the Bali Memorial and we then followed the path to the main area where we got a map from the Information booth - recommended. In retrospect I am pleased that we entered the gardens via this route as I think that otherwise we would have missed some parts.

We spent around four hours walking around these extensive gardens atop the hill overlooking the city and could have enjoyed it even longer had we not had protesting legs. I enjoyed seeing the boab trees, banksias, gravilleas and peppermint trees. The Pioneer women's garden honoured the contribution made by the Pioneering women which I thought great while the Water Garden was relaxing. We took the Federation Walkway and enjoyed the views over the river as well as the treetop experience. Throughout the day we heard many birds and sat a while to locate them and watch a while.

Lunch was had at the cafe - expensive and with a limited menu. There are other food outlets there with outside seating.

Our return to the city was by the bus for which the stop is located just outside the carpark on the main road. Amazingly this service was also free.

Visited May 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Magnificent park and gardens overlooking the city and the Swan river. A visit to Perth isn't complete without a stroll around Kings Park

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“join the free tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

joined the free tour and the lady was very dedicated to give the best service and knowledge about the garden. it made me more understand its grand beauty.

Visited April 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Its just not for me...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

This is a very large park and for that reason there are many seperate things within the area, depending if u want, views; kids play; restaurant; bbqs; or a long walk. Great for family gatherings. Im just not the scenic one.

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Perth, Australia
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

what a great way to showcase our city. magnificent views of the river and a solemn reverence around the various war memorials.
plenty of picnic and BBQ facility's.
only downside is there could be more parking at the different picnic areas especially near the western power parklands.

Visited May 2012
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