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Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by nearly six million people each year. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and botanic garden, the Park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia.
Link to the official website, filled with printable maps and useful information: Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
The total area of the park is 400.6 hectares and is located adjacent to the Swan River, approximately 1.5 km from the Central Business District of Perth.
There are many things to do for the whole family, exciting events are held throughout the year and a range of gardens, cafes, playgrounds, bushwalks and other services and facilities are offered to ensure you enjoy your visit. A must visit time is September, when the whole Park is blooming with wildflowers and activities to engage the senses. The month long Kings Park Festival runs throughout September each year.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden overlooks the Swan River and Darling Range and showcases an outstanding collection of Western Australia flora. It is a popular place for picnics, pleasant walks, cultural and ceremonial events.
Nearly two thirds of the Park is natural bushland containing 319 species of native plants and around 80 bird species. The balance of the Park is made up of superbly cultivated gardens and open recreational areas.
For Western Australians and for the many interstate and international visitors, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a place of inspiration, relaxation, recreation and wonder. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority manages Kings Park and Botanic Garden to ensure the conservation of native biological diversity and cultural heritage icons, while providing for the diverse range of visitor interests.
Also found in Kings Park is Aspects of Kings Park - a gallery and retail environment proudly owned and managed by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. It has the highest quality contemporary Australian and Western Australian craft and design. It delivers a distinctive shopping experience integrating art and design, ecology, conservation and education, in the heart of one of Western Australia's most iconic locations. Aspects of Kings Park focuses on works by local artists, with products reflecting Australia's natural environment and flora biodiversity. Its product range is innovative, colourful, intriguing and inspirational.
Kings Park provides spectacular view of the Perth skyline at especially at night. The view is breathtaking during clear weather and is famous with romantic couples.