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"One of Perth's top attractions"
The botanical gardens, lawns and extensive natural bushland of Kings Park in Perth form a peaceful green oasis right in the very centre of the city. At 4.06km2, it's the world's biggest inner city park.
Kings Park occupies Mount Eliza, one of the highest points in Perth's mostly flat landscape. It soars high above the Swan River and the Perth skyline, with panoramic views to the east from the edge of a steep escarpment.
Looking down over the city from Fraser Avenue and the Botanical Gardens, you'll feel a calmness far removed from the hustle and bustle of the traffic below.
Kings Park Perth Views:
From this vantage point you can see right across the city - the tall buildings of the Perth skyline, the serene blue Swan River meandering through the suburbs, hundreds of tiny cars whizzing by over the narrows bridge and along the freeway, and the fuzzy blue line of the Darling Range far away on the horizon.
View from Kings Park: Perth Skyline
The sound of the traffic is surprisingly loud, but from this perspective it seems to sound more like the distant roar of the ocean than the engines of cars and trucks and buses.
Visiting Kings Park
Kings Park is one of Perth's top tourist attractions, and is a "must-see" for any visitor to Perth. It's a peaceful and pleasant place to wander around, with beautiful scenery, lots of things to see and do, and best of all - sweeping views of the Perth skyline, Swan River and suburbs all the way east to the Darling Range.
Views over the Melville Water section of the Swan River from Kings Park, taken along the pathway near Dryandra Lookout:
For locals, a visit to Kings Park will always remind you that no matter how much you wish you lived in Paris or Melbourne, living in Perth really does have one or two good points!
Explore the pages below to find out all about Kings Park's attractions, the best places to enjoy a picnic, how to get there and where to go once you're there:
Things to Do in Kings Park
Kings Park is a great place for enjoying Perth's outdoorsey life. Popular Kings Park activities jogging and cycling the bush tracks, taking a scenic walk overlooking the Swan River and picnicking in the grassy parks.
Kings Park Lawns, Picnic Spots and Playgrounds
In amongst the Botanic Gardens and the natural bushland are some beautiful lawns, lakes and parks just perfect for picnics.
Kings Park is also home to a couple of Perth's better-than-average playgrounds.
Where is Kings Park, and How Do You Get There?
If you're new in town, here's a page to help you get your bearings and find your way to Perth's number one attraction. Included are tips for getting there on foot, by public transport or by driving.
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