If you look up Perth on Tripadvisor.com the number one attraction is Kings Park. It is the largest inner-city park in the world; at 4 square kilometres it is larger than Central Park in New York City. It is probably Perth’s most visited attraction and once you’ve been there you will understand why so many people rave about it.
As a public park it is totally free to go and visit, containing many great activities including tours and museums as well as having excellent views across the city. In this article we will briefly touch on some of these activities and get you excited about a walk in the park to remember.
Kings Park contains extensive botanical gardens and native bushland showcasing a massive variety of native plants from all over Western Australia and the world. Of interest is the 36-tonne boab tree; Gija Jumulu, which was transported more than 3000km from the Kimberley region to the park. Gija Jumulu is believed to be around 750 years old and some estimate that boab trees can live up to 2000 years.
Kings Park hosts the West Australian State War Memorial Precinct. It includes the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Pool of Reflection and Flame of Remembrance and is where the annual Anzac Day dawn service takes place. Underneath the Cenotaph is the honour roll for World War I, World War II, as well as the Korean, Vietnam, Boer, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
Kings Park also contains three honour avenues containing 1600 plaques describing acts of bravery, heroism and suffering.
Rio Tinto Naturescape
A beautiful place for kids to connect with nature and learn about the environment. Explore and enjoy a sense of ‘challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods.‘ Imaginations will be heightened with areas such as ‘The Prickly Thicket’, ‘Boomerang Bridge’ and ‘Kulunga Gully’ where you can splash, climb and wade your way through tunnels, waterholes and structures.
Great Views for a Stroll and a Barbeque
Kings Park is famous for panoramic views across Swan River to the Perth skyline. There’s also a very popular glass and steel fabricated treetop walk, to give you a birds-eye perspective of the native bush. Depending on your taste there are several cafes within the park and in addition a series of free to use barbeque grills so that you can bring and prepare your own hot meal. It’s a fantastic place to take a picnic rug and enjoy the sunset.
Holiday Inn Perth City is the Perfect Place to Relax after a Walk
When you’ve spent all day on your feet it’s great to have a nice place to relax. Holiday Inn Perth City is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Ivy and Jack is our friendly and comfortable restaurant bar, where you can expect a great dinner for the whole family or a quiet cocktail after the kids are in bed.
We offer complimentary access to swimming pools and a gym, so you can maintain your fitness regimen away from home. What’s more, we are offering an up to 30% off sale ending on the 10th April 2018 so get in quick. Call us today on 08 9261 7200 to take advantage of this special offer or book online.