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“Great Monument”

Kings Park War Memorial
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$31.63*
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Perth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Ranked #2 of 178 things to do in Perth
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

On a scenic hill over looking the Perth rivers is the monument to those native sons who perished in the wars. It is a moving monument just reading the names. It is in the Kings Park, near the buildings. Go for the view alone and a bit of history.

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

My hotel was really near from the park... but didn't go up until the top when stayed there. Until a friend drove me to the top of King's Park... and saw a scenic view of Perth. Gorgeours!!! The park itself is very big... well.. definitely couldn't afford to walk all around king's park for a day. To Australian, this park is stand as a memorial of their lost heroes. What makes it more amazing, is that 1 tree in King's Park represent 1000 bodies of soldier that died in a battle.

It's a great experience and trip with your loved ones and fam. :)

Thank Farrah_Wawa
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

That park is in walking distance away from Perth's CBD.

It's actually located on a little hill overlooking the swan river, the CBD and as far as you can see the easterly and southerly suburbs as well as the Darling Range.
There are plenty of grass areas to sit on as well as benches and walking trails to go for a stroll around the beautiful park. Plenty of different local plants are to be seen. If you are there in early spring watch out for orchids, which are pretty unique.
It doesn't matter if you go there during the day or at night time, it's always fantastic. I really like the road with those ghost gum-trees.
Every now and then is there a festival (open air concerts or cinema) going on. So have a look.

Thank biggiboss
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is set in 500 acres of gardens and looks out over the Swan River. There are memorials to both World Wars, the Vietnam War and a memorial to the victims of the Bali bombing. Each avenue of the park is shaded with trees planted by families to remember their fallen loved ones. Walk along and remember them. There is a special section with a standing stone to remember the 2nd/2nd Battalion of Australian soldiers who remained in East Timor after the occupation as a guerilla force.
Our current SAS grew from this battallion. Anual Memorial services take place on Anzac Day, Rememberance Day and special battalion rememberance days. The Dawn Service on Anzac Day preceeds the annual Anzac Day March through Perth. Come early as many, many people gather to remember.

Thank kathleen h
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

This war memorial is situated in an unsurpassed location atop the hill in Kings Park, Perth, overlooking the Swan River and city. It is a fitting memorial to those who lost their lives in successive wars and will make you stop and think - it is sobering but also uplifting. It is worth the visit.

Thank Julia2307
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