King’s Park: An Oasis in the Heart of Perth

July 19, 2017

Perth has so much to offer every visitor looking to enjoy every second of their personalised Australia holiday. With beaches lying adjacent to skyscrapers and incredible national parks a short drive away, you won’t be disappointed if you choose to include Perth in your travel plans. You may think that visiting a city is all about seeing the sights and embracing the high life, but Perth has some wonderful spots to contemplate, reflect and chill out if you’ve had a busy day of shopping or visiting museums and galleries. One place to rest tired legs is King’s Park, an oasis in the heart of the city.

King’s Park: what’s so special about it?

If you talk to anyone who has visited Perth before, it’s highly likely that they will advise you to take a trip to King’s Park. This is an undisputed gem, and you’ll forget that you’re in the middle of a thriving city within seconds. King’s Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and it attracts more than 6 million visitors every year. People come here to take in the views, recharge their batteries and soak up the sun.

One of the best things about King’s Park is its location. As you recline on the perfectly manicured lawns, you’ll be able to cast your eyes over the Perth Hills, take in vistas of the city skyline and watch the boats bobbing up and down on the Swan River.

What to do at King’s Park

King’s Park is not just an idyllic spot to watch the world go by. There’s a range of activities on offer for all ages and there’s absolutely no risk of getting bored. The park is home to an impressive array of flora and fauna and if you’re interested in finding out more about the stunning floral displays on offer or the resident wildlife, it’s well worth booking a guided walking tour. You can discover the park in all its glory, ask questions and find out more about what goes on at the park, its importance to the city landscape and how it is maintained. There are over 70 species of birds living within the park boundaries and some incredible plants, flowers and trees. The boab tree, which is 750 years old, is a popular attraction for tourists.

For the best views of the city and surrounding area, stretch your legs and climb the 101 steps up the DNA Tower.

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