flora in kings park

Kings Park and Botanic Gardens – Largest inner City Park in World

It won’t be fair if you visit Perth and don’t visit Kings Park and Botanic Gardens which are visited by more than five million people each year. Covering an area of approximately 4.06 square km, it’s one of largest inner city parks in the world. It’s main attractions include botanic gardens, splendid view of Perth city skyline, several war memorials, walkways, parklands and restaurants.

In my opinion a full day is required to explore the park completely. However, due to shortage of time during our WA visit, we (me and my family) had to remain contended on few hours only but still we managed to stroll around the whole park.

Entrance of kings park and botanic gardens.

Entrance of kings park

Queen’s tree in kings park. It was planted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1954 during her visit to Perth. Of course, it was just a small plant then.

queens tree in kings park WA

Located on Mount Eliza, the State War Memorial comprises the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection. Underneath the Cenotaph is the roll of honour with the names of all servicemen and women from Western Australia to die in the Boer War, World War I, World War II, Korean War or Vietnam . There are more specific memorials to various battles distributed around the park.

The State War Memorial.

state war memorial in kings park

Overlooking Swan river is the Perth skyline.

perth skyline view from kings park

Peeping through trees, Perth city train.

view from kings park WA

South Perth – a splendid view from kings park.

south perth view from kings park

Another view of South Perth.

south perth

Ferry servicing between North and South Perth in calm waters of Swan river.

perth ferry in swan river

Aspects – Kings Park gallery shop.

aspects kings park gallery shop

Botanic Gardens  have over 2000 species of Western Australian flora.

botanic gardens in kings park

A beautiful photographic click.

flora in kings park

And one more.

beautiful flowers in kings park

The story of the Giant Boab ‘Gija Jumulu’ captured world-wide media coverage during July 2008 as it journeyed over 3,200 kms from Warmun in WA’s Kimberley region, to Kings Park in Perth. Never before had a mature tree of this nature been transported across such a distance on land. The iconic tree, estimated to be 750 years old, weighs 36 tonnes and stretches 14 metres high.

The famous Boab – the Giant Tree.

boab the giant tree in kings park

One can find numerous bird species in kings park. I couldn’t resist to capture this vivid colored parrot.

parrots birds in kings park WA

Built on the highest point of the park in 1966, the DNA-Tower is a white 15m high double helix staircase that has 101 steps. It gets its name due to its resemblance with DNA molecule.

DNA tower in kings park

View from top of DNA tower.

view from DNA tower top

Pioneer Women’s Memorial  – the bronze sculpture, ornamental lake and fountains serve as a centre-piece for the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

Pioneer Women's Memorial

The iconic nine foot bronze sculpture of Women’s memorial was formally opened in 1968, reputed to be the largest undertaken in Australia at the time. 

Pioneer Women's Memorial kings park

Lotterywest Federation Walkway – A 620 meters long tree-top walk amid botanic gardens.

Lotterywest Federation Walkway

Synergy Parkland – one of two children’s playground in the kings park.

Synergy Parkland in kings park

This crocodile model was one of many other animal models in Synergy parkland.

crocodile model kings park

A restaurant in the park.

Zamia Cafe kings park

 

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5 thoughts on “Kings Park and Botanic Gardens – Largest inner City Park in World”

  1. Perth has been my home town for many years and I love it. I cannot remember the number of times I’ve been to Kings Park. It is indeed so full of beauty that even one whole day won’t be enough to visit it. The view at night is simply stunning. It’s a place to visit for sure.

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