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Where Is Kings Park and How Do You Get There?
Where in Perth is Kings Park?
The 406 hectares of natural bushland, parks and gardens are bordered by the suburbs of West Perth, Subiaco, Shenton Park and Nedlands - and is less than a 1km walk up a steep hill from the city centre. The eastern edge (the Fraser Avenue precinct, War Memorial and Botanical Gardens) overlooks the Perth CBD, South Perth and the Swan River.
Being right in the middle of the city of Perth, it's not hard to find at all.
How Do You Get to Kings Park, Perth?
Public Transport, Walking and Cycling
There are many public transport options to get there, because it's right near the city centre where all roads lead to. It's within easy walking distance of the Perth CBD, Subiaco and the University of Western Australia.
From the City Centre
To walk from the city centre: It's a steep trudge up Mount Street or Malcom Street, both off which start at the western end of St George's Terrace.
Public Transport: Alternatively, catch the free catbus. The Blue Cat circles around the western end of Perth city centre and West Perth, including Kings Park. It leaves every 15 minutes throughout the day.
Map Showing How to Walk to There from the Perth CBD:
A. Fraser Avenue Precinct of Kings Park
B. Mount Street
C. Malcom Street
D. St George's Terrace
View Getting to Kings Park from Perth CBD in a larger map
From Subiaco or Shenton Park:
Walking from Subiaco train station: Walk in a southerly direction until you hit Bagot Road, then head in a south or easterly direction until you get to busy Thomas Street and can see bushland on the other side.
From here, take any path into the bushland until you reach May Drive. You can then follow May Drive...
- ... to the left to get to the Botanic Gardens, War Memorial and escarpment views ...
- ...or right to get to the Lotterywest parkland. You can then follow the grassy clearing up to the DNA Tower, Pioneer Womens Memorial, and eventually the Botanic Gardens.
There are more direct routes through the bush, but if you don't have a map it's best to stick to the suggestion above, or you'll likely get lost.
Walking into Kings Park from Shenton Park: Another option is to catch the bus or train to Shenton Park. Walk up Onslow Road or Aberdare Road (roughly 1km). Cross Winthrop Avenue at its intersection with Aberdare Road. Take the path leading straight into the park and in no time at all you'll be at the Lotterywest Parklands.
Driving to Kings Park and Finding Parking
Driving to Kings Park is pretty straight forward. Just head to the city centre from anywhere in Perth, then take one of the roads into Kings Park from either Winthrop Avenue or Kings Park Drive. Parking can be a real pain if you're fussy about where you want to park, but isn't a problem if you don't mind walking through the bushland from your car.
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