Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and is visited by over 6 million people each year. It showcases an outstanding collection of Western Australian flora and is a popular place for picnics, walks and cultural and ceremonial events.
Kings Park’s (click for external link – new tab) stunning location overlooks the Perth City and the silken blue waters of the Swan River. From high above, you can see the brilliantly coloured sails of boats on the river, the twinkling lights of the city, the distant Perth Hills and the endless blue skies for which Perth is so renowned.
The total area of Kings Park is 400.6 hectares and features both cultivated gardens and untamed bushland. You can picnic on grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland or attend one of the summer outdoor concerts under the stars. Children are also catered for with a number of excellent playgrounds suitable for children of all ages.
See thousands of extraordinary wildflowers from all over the vast state of Western Australia blooming all in one spot – in spectacular Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
State War Memorial, Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation and Flame of Remembrance
The State War Memorial Cenotaph is easily identified along Perth’s skyline and is one of Kings Park’s most iconic features. The site was selected on the bluff of Mt Eliza in 1926 after much negotiation with the Perth City Council, Premier and various committees, with the construction completed for the State’s Centenary in 1929. The Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance, Pool of Reflection and ANZAC Bluff feature within this precinct.
Pioneer Women’s Memorial
The bronze sculpture, ornamental lake and fountains of the Pioneer Women’s Memorial serve as a centre-piece for the Western Australian Botanic Garden. The iconic nine foot bronze sculpture was formally opened in January 1968, reputed to be the largest undertaken in Australia at the time. The figure represents a mother with an infant in her arms, stepping forth to meet her destiny. It stands on a stepping stone in the pond surrounded by five other stepping stones and fountains, and is the centre piece of the Water Garden.
Firefighters Memorial Grove
The Firefighters‘ Memorial Grove was unveiled in 2000 in memory of all Western Australian firefighters who have served and given their lives in protecting our communities.
The DNA Tower derives its name from the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) double-helix molecule, which is found in all cells and control the development of life. It is the highest viewing point in Kings Park with spectacular views throughout the climb. On a clear day you may even be able to see the Indian Ocean.