Perth’s Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a must visit for tourists, especially families travelling with children.
The park is far more than lush lawns, native plants, wildflowers, and scenic views of the city. There are plenty of fun things to do for everyone, young and old. So, nobody is left out.
Best of all, it’s free to explore!
The World’s Biggest City Park
Even bigger than the famous Central Park in NY, Kings Park is the world’s biggest city park.
The park measures about 400 hectares, made up of natural bushland and manicured gardens. To be honest, I have difficulty grasping the numbers. Let’s just say that it’s really huge.
It was impossible to walk the whole park with the stamina of a four-year-old. When we wanted to get from one play area to another, we drove!
WA’s State War Memorial is in Kings Park
From the main entrance, we found the State War Memorial. This memorial holds a special place in West Australian’s heart. It has the Flame of Remembrance which burns continuously, despite strong winds blowing at it.
Kids love Kings Park’s Playgrounds
There are several play structures spreading across this enormous park. We visited two of them as we didn’t do our research before our trip.
Listed below are some play areas worth checking out!
- Lotterywest Family Area
- Rio Tinto Naturescape
- Saw Avenue Picnic Area and Variety Place
- Synergy Parkland (a.k.a The Dinosaur Playground)
And if you have time, here’s a list of other things you should check out. We definitely want to, the next time we visit!
- The Giant
Boab(It’s 750 years old!)
- Kings Park tree top walk
- DNA Tower
- Aboriginal Art Gallery
- Walking Track and Trails