Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

Kings Park

Kings Park and Botanical Gardens are visited by over six million people a year, with good reason. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland and tranquil parkland the park is the most popular destination in Western Australia. It is said to be the largest city park in the world at 400.6 hectares and was first opened for public use in 1872.  It was originally called ‘Perth Park’, but in 1901 the name was changed to ‘Kings Park’ to mark the accession of King Edward VII to the British throne.

The total area of the park overlooks the Swan River and Darling Range and offers sweeping views of the city and Swan River, and showcases an outstanding collection of WA flora and fauna. It’s a popular place for picnics, walks and concerts. Dine in style at Frasers Restaurant or for something more casual, Botanical cafe or the kiosk. Browse Indigenous paintings at the Aboriginal Art Gallery, and stunning Australian made home wares and gifts at Aspects of Kings Park. Kings Park is also home to the State War Memorial, pictured in the photo.

Kings Park Perth State War Memorial